12 years in, Pink notches first No. 1 album
September 27th, 2012
10:15 AM ET

12 years in, Pink notches first No. 1 album

Excuse us while we raise our glasses to Pink - the singer has just scored her first No. 1 album with her newest release, "The Truth About Love."

Billboard reports that the new Cover Girl's record sold 280,000 in its first week, taking first place on the Billboard 200 albums chart. This marker of success has been a long time coming for the hit-maker.

While she's landed in the top 10 on the Hot 100 with anthems like "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)," "Raise Your Glass" and "F****n' Perfect," "The Truth About Love" is her first No. 1 album since she arrived on the Billboard 200 chart more than 12 years ago. Her last strong debut week was with 2001's "M!ssundaztood," which entered at No.6, according to Billboard.

With her first No. 1, Pink also sold more albums than anticipated. Industry observers were initially estimating that "Truth About Love" would open somewhere between 220,000 and 230,000.


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soundoff (25 Responses)
  1. kim

    I love pink , but her music lately sucks

    September 30, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. like your style..

    September 30, 2012 at 7:03 am | Report abuse |
  3. suit

    what a delusional lifestyle...

    September 29, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Michael Calaizzo

    We love Mr. Kotter.

    September 29, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Michael Calaizzo

    hey gang we need Horshack.

    September 29, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. mark

    Loved this lady for years. Kudos to Pink for all her success. And yes a very creative and talented singer.

    September 28, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Pink's dick

    Ugly untalented FLOP!!!!!!!!

    September 28, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. good idea.

    your not 1....150 maybe but not 1

    you gotta love the confidence...

    September 28, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Richard Wright

    When its #1 for 14 years, I'll be impressed
    To the real Rick Wright – RIP, we miss you

    September 28, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. reblogged:

    insults to women over 45
    insults to women who want to parents at 50

    September 28, 2012 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  11. Pink

    He really should spend time with pink and get to know her..its a better route for him once in awhile

    September 28, 2012 at 5:58 am | Report abuse |
  12. Eirlys

    Well number 1 in America, what about the rest of the world? I'm fairly certain she's had no 1 albums in the UK and Australia and elsewhere. But good to see the US recognising she has talent.

    September 28, 2012 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  13. burt ward

    How do you measure album sales today? I mean aren't music stores a thing of the past? Is is by download?

    September 28, 2012 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  14. Mike

    Was hoping this would happen and it did! So haappy and proud of Ms. Moore. Just bought my tix to see her in San Jose 2-18-13. Can't wait to see her live for the first time!!!

    September 28, 2012 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  15. pink

    strong woman...doesn't give a crap about what anyone thinks of her. i like her.

    September 27, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Dan

    It's always great to see someone who is actually talented hit number 1.

    September 27, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Hollywood

    A truly talented young woman finally gets the accolades she rightly deserves.

    September 27, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • PinkInside

      Talented, yes. Hot, yes. Young ... not so much.

      September 27, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pink --

      doesn't care about young or old.

      September 27, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Plus..

      most are on their way to her age also...once you hit 40 your not young.

      September 27, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • reblogged

      reblogged:

      insults to women over 45
      insults to women who want to be parents at 50

      September 28, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • this is the one

      insults to women over 45
      insults to women who want to be parents at 50

      September 28, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  18. Mark

    I love when she sings this song:

    I'm goin' up the country, baby don't you want to go?
    I'm goin' up the country, baby don't you want to go?
    I'm goin' to some place where I've never been before

    I'm goin' where the water tastes like wine
    I'm goin' where the water tastes like wine
    We can jump in the water, stay drunk all the time

    I'm gonna leave this city, got to get away
    I'm gonna leave this city, got to get away
    All this fussin' and fightin' man, you know I sure can't stay

    Now, baby pack your leavin' trunk
    You know we've got to leave today
    Just exactly where we're goin' I cannot say
    But we might even leave the U.S.A.
    'Cause it's a brand new game and I want to play
    No use in your runnin', or screamin' and cryin'
    'Cause you got a home as long as I've got mine

    September 27, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Marjorie

    good to hear..she has a terrific voice.

    September 27, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  20. Steve

    That's weird. I would have thought one of her albums would have done this before.

    September 27, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |

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