Bruce Springsteen is a New Jersey-born musician, singer, and songwriter. He is widely recognized for the accompaniment of the E Street Band. Nicknamed "The Boss", Springsteen is known for his working class, heartland rock lyrics and themes. Bruce became a showman icon through his career, performing with endless energy and grit, allowing his shows to last over three hours to date. Born to Run (1975) and Born in the U.S.A. (1984) are his most successful albums, and center around the heartland rock theme. He is one of the world's best-selling artists of all time.