Believe it or not, Pink has never had a #1 album before. I know. What parallel universe reality have we been living in where Missundaztood wasn’t a #1 album again?!
Her latest album The Truth About Love is the singer’s sixth studio album and finally her first Billboard 200 chart topper, debuting at a solid #1.
It features the single “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” and ultimately beat out Kanye West’s GOOD clique-team record Cruel Summer, Carly Rae Jepsen’s Kiss, and The Killers’ Battle Born. Pink sold 280,000 copies in her first week, making it the third strongest debut this year, behind Justin Bieber and Madonna.
Every one knows homegurl can blow some powerful notes, yet from always being so consistent, she’s consequently always kind of looked over. Under that train of thought, insiders expected the album to do well, but not this well—originally projecting a 220,000 sales debut, which she blew past by 30,000 copies.
Pink’s been working hard lately, performing on NBC’s “Today” show, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” and the MTV Video Music Awards, where she wowed us all again by performing suspended in the air like a Cirque du Soleil segment.
To recap: Pink can swing 15 stories off the ground, upside-down, and still sing live and perfectly in tune, and I can barely put on a jacket and walk at the same time over here. Yeah, she deserves this #1 title.
Whenever an artist who’s been in the game this long—over a decade for this particular pop rocker—hits a certain career peak, I like to go CD-player skip back to that song that put them on the map and your Walkman years, years, years ago.
With no further introduction needed, watch a 21-year-old Pink in “There You Go” from 2000 rocking a flip phone cell (with an LOL antennae!) here: