Grammy winner Rick Springfield has secured his highest chart debut position in more than 20 years with his latest album, Venus in Overdrive. Coming in at No. 28 on the Billboard chart,...Expand
Grammy winner Rick Springfield has secured his highest chart debut position in more than 20 years with his latest album, Venus in Overdrive. Coming in at No. 28 on the Billboard chart, Springfield's first CD of all new material in almost 5 years is also his debut album on New Door Records/UMe. Within the first few days, the album had tremendous momentum and did well at all retailers, including iTunes and Amazon.com where it was among their Top 10 sellers.
The singer was highly visible last week with a string of national television appearances including: "Good Morning America," "Live with Regis and Kelly," "The Early Show," "FOX and Friends," "On the Record With Greta Van Susteren," "Entertainment Tonight" and the week before street date re-airing of "Oprah." Springfield also returned to "General Hospital" in the recurring role as Dr. Noah Drake, as well as the rock star Eli Love who performed the current single, "What's Victoria's Secret?"
Comments Springfield, "We worked really hard on these new songs and I haven't been this excited about a new record since the 80's. Yep, still call it a 'record'." Billboard magazine says Venus in Overdrive "demonstrates the strengths that keep Springfield in the game," saying the album has "broad stylistic range and pure emotional energy."