Winning: Pink Scores First US #1 Album / Exceeds Sales Expectations

Published: Wednesday 26th Sep 2012 by Sam

Reaching six albums is a feat few artists ever achieve; a fact which renders Pink‘s performance on the Billboard 200 this week even more remarkable.

For, the Pop rebel has hit the #1 spot for the for first time in her 12 year career with her sixth studio album, ‘The Truth About Love’.

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Initially earmarked for opening sales in the region of 220,000, the set blazed past expected estimates to shift a hefty 280,000 units in its premiere week according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Not only does the LP earn the honor of serving as her first chart-topper on home soil, it also stands as her biggest first week debut. Prior to now,  2001’s ‘M!ssundaztood’ held that title after selling 220,000 copies first week to land at #6.

And as if that wasn’t enough, ‘The Truth About Love’ now becomes the third-biggest debut this year, following Justin Bieber‘s  ‘Believe’ (374,000) and Madonna‘s ill-fated ‘MDNA’ (359,000).

Led by ‘Blow Me (One Last Kiss)’, the album was also preceded by a major promotional push from the likes of Target, who    cultivated an “exclusive special edition” of the LP – which they also plugged with a television spot. Amazon also sold the album at a special discount price of $5.

On the performance front, Pink rocked out on the 2012 MTV VMA’s, Today Show, Ellen, and the iHeart Radio Festival. 

The moral of story? When great talent, meets great songs that are handled by a great team, great things happen!

Congrats to Pink!

Sidenote: In other chart news, G.O.O.D Music‘s much-hyped ‘Cruel Summer’ bowed at #2 with impressive sales of 205,000.

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  1. Burmy September 26, 2012

    Hold up…I thought you were supposed to cheer on GOOD Music “Cruel Summer”!

    You ARE a hip-hop site, right?

    • QZ September 26, 2012

      B**** stop no one is here for that hipty hop mess.

  2. Virtuoso Intellect September 26, 2012

    Well deserved. Pink is an album artist. It’s about time she had a bb 200 number 1.

    • Yea i said it September 26, 2012

      and yall talk about rihanna and took pink 12 years!

      • alex September 27, 2012

        when rihanna sells out 50 shows in australia, you can talk!

  3. kimberly September 26, 2012

    This is what happens when you stay away for a while people are hungry and happy to crop your music.

    • Mob: TeamBreezy Always b!+@#es September 26, 2012

      YAWN….this is what happens when the fake ass media props you up even though you are a TRUE EXAMPLE OF A VIOLENT DOMESTIC ABUSER! Must be nice to have white skin and femiNAZI backing.?….

      • QZ September 26, 2012

        Racist alert!

  4. Jay Jay September 26, 2012

    Carly Rae did 41k and people dragged ciara from the ground to hell and back on earth for her 37k.

    • Mob: TeamBreezy Always b!+@#es September 26, 2012

      WOW you mean the NEW SAINTED GOLDEN GIRL, Carley Rae Jesup only sold 41k? Well I guess that beats the 13k Jason Da-HELL-NO did with ‘Futrue History ‘or some sh*t ,even tho he was one of the media’s FAVORITE SONS!

      Funny I wonder why the media doesn’t harp on their low numbers but completely go off on other folks when the don’t reach some fake ass marker of 1st week CD success?

      • AmbeRussell September 27, 2012

        only black ppl were doggin Ciara for her album sales. white media were not reporting on it, but bloggs like thegrapejuice.

    • AmbeRussell September 27, 2012

      Carly Rae is a brand new artist from Canda, on her 1st album with 1 catchy song. Ciara was on album #4, been out since goodies in 05 and had a larger, loyal fan base, while Carly is just hot now because of a cathy song.

  5. Shine bright haters cuz Ri’s coming 4 ur faves lacefronts September 26, 2012

    and soon you’ll be writing a post about rihanna’s 1st #1 album in the US. i know it will be hard but prepare yourself sam. get started writing “rihanna scores first US #1 album” right now to get over the pain of having to post that in a couple of months!

    • ADC143 September 26, 2012

      You idiots said that about Talk That Flop too. Didn’t happen.

    • Sabian September 26, 2012

      Give it up and let it go. Pink is respected; Rihanna is not.

      In short: F*** Rihanna.

  6. Nahjee September 26, 2012

    Congrats P!nk that album was crazy I like it. Good music did there thing to I just like pink album a little better tho.

    Oh guys I saw kreayshawn first week album sells to on a site she had the lowest sales of 2012 this far she only sold 3k lol

    Anyway congrats again pink

    • Kangarilla September 26, 2012

      Aw, really? Poor Kreay. I actually gave it a listen and only liked 2 songs… but I don’t know if she had any promo for it. I always thought she should’ve struck while the iron was hot last year with Gucci Gucci.

      • Nahjee September 26, 2012

        Yeah she should have drop last summer when Gucci Gucci was popping maybe her album would have sold 80k at least cuz 3k is not good at all for kreayshawn

  7. BLUE The Real HIVE September 26, 2012

    Amazing!!! I’m sooo happy for Pink!!! This is DEFINATLY something r**** will never achieve

  8. christinastherealtalent September 26, 2012

    I’m definitely eating my words Ms. Pink and i am truly sorry i underestimated your new music. Very well done and truly deserved!

    I love that REAL talent is making a comeback to the charts.

    @ Jay Jay

    I knew Carlys album wasn’t going to sell well. Yes her song broke all kinds of records and hit #1, your lead single is always either an indication of the kind of artist you are, the direction of your album, or if you’re just going to be a singles artist. Call Me Maybe is a cute song but did we really expect the album to do well with that kind of song preceding the release?

  9. JJFan1814 September 26, 2012

    I’m so glad. It truly is an amazing album with a great body of work. One of the better Pop records recently released….

  10. Monstarebel September 26, 2012

    Congrats pink you really CANT hate on them numbers..!!

    Man I feel bad for Nelly tho I still can’t get over her selling less than 7000 copies she’s like the big flop now she makes Ciaras basic instinct numbers look good

    • Nahjee September 26, 2012

      She was not the only one who flop bad kreayshawn only did 3k now that’s bad she got the lowest sales of 2012. So nelly is alright to me but kreayshawn that’s bad I wonder where white girl mob is at

    • Ren September 26, 2012

      You’re a f*****.

  11. Suicide Blonde September 26, 2012

    Congrast to her.

  12. JOHNVIDAL September 26, 2012

    I want No Doubt to at least do these numbers

    “When great talent, meets great songs that are handled by a great team, great things happen”
    Ok I can accept great talent and great team… but great songs?? I´d say ok songs, nothing impressive at all

    • Mob: TeamBreezy Always b!+@#es September 26, 2012

      Both pAnk and No Doubt (a group I actually like) songs suck this go around unfortunately!


      • JOHNVIDAL September 26, 2012

        No Doubt´s new material is great to me. Pink just sounds generic everytime

  13. JER September 26, 2012

    Very happy for Pink

  14. DOSSOME September 26, 2012

    Congrats Pink.Even tho this is her 1st charttopper in U.S,Her other albums have been doin strong sales worldwide,hope she continues with the trend….as for Nelly Furtado,for strange reasons i really applaud her for putting out this album,its obvious she wasnt going for commercial success but rather putting out music she wants,kinda reminds me of icon Prince’s last 10 studio albums

    • Suicide Blonde September 26, 2012

      Love your avi, i love Prince.

    • MC September 26, 2012

      Hey!!! We both have Prince avis!!! We are now related.

  15. Mob: TeamBreezy Always b!+@#es September 26, 2012


    So DOMESTIC VIOLENCE is acceptable as long as it’s a WHITE femiNAZI SLORE (s***-w****) doing the abusing? You have got to love the sheer HYPOCRISY! So the disgusting feminist WHORES at that college in the UK didn’t apply stickers to this dumb c**** CD? RACISM & SEXISM IS A FUNNY THING……

    • RichnBlack11(Beyonce keep em MAD September 26, 2012

      I understand where your coming from but why be mad at Pink If anything be mad at the company that put the sticker on his product

  16. B_STANNING (BEY STAY WINNING) September 26, 2012

    Pink album is Great. She always delievers to me. She deserves this success.

  17. RichnBlack11(Beyonce keep em MAD September 26, 2012

    This is a good Album , Way to go pink

  18. theman September 26, 2012

    BB said that Carly Rae Jepsen actually sold 46k. If she can keep getting hits, then gold should be certain, and may’be even platinum.

  19. theman September 26, 2012

    Pink is very deserving of her success. She is amazing and so is her album. Nelly Furtado is talented to, atleast it seemed like she could muster up 50k. Hopefully her song becomes a success.

  20. MC September 26, 2012

    Congrats Pink! I knew you could do it 🙂

  21. Speechless September 26, 2012

    Rihanna could never lol

    • Yea i said it September 26, 2012

      yet took pink 12 years! YES rihanna never in 12 but 7!

  22. Mad-On-Her September 26, 2012

    There’s nothing more I’d love to see than P!nk’s album do an ‘Adele’ and just keep going and going… She deserves it in the US for being overlooked for so many years in favour of FAR less talented singers. All megastars have their moment where they are untouchable – even crap people like Ashanti, Kesha and Nelly Furtardo (I did like Nelly, just hated her Loose era loads). I hope this will be P!nk’s long overdue golden moment, where she can do no wrong. It’s a shame it’s not with her actual best album though. I am loving The Truth About Love but it can’t compete with Mizunderstood and I’m Not Dead.

  23. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! September 26, 2012

    The music event of the year is apon us!

    Taylor swifts new album is out on Oct. 22

    Lets make it number 1

    Taylor is number 4 in the midweek charts in the Uk of her single “we’re never getting back together” and about to spen her 6th week in the top 10

    #Team Taylor

  24. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! September 26, 2012

    wow at M!ssundaztood’ selling 220,000 in 2001 and only making number 6.. Shows how album sales are down..

    • theman September 26, 2012

      Wll u gotta look at when it came out as well. That could have easily been the holiday season as well.

  25. Kyle September 26, 2012

    I can’t even describe how happy I am for P!NK. She deserves this more than any other pop artist out there right now. Why? Because she actually as talent just as much as she has a great personality. She has been one of the most consistent pop artists of the past decade and her music is catchy and fun. Her sales always remain consistent too so I’m sure this album will continue to sell strongly throughout the holidays. GO P!NK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. Yea i said it September 26, 2012

    it took her 12 YEARS! but now she can shine bright like diamonds!

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  28. bibi93 September 26, 2012

    Great Pink!!

  29. charmingdate September 26, 2012

    So s*** you are!

  30. Casual September 27, 2012

    Last week, Blow Me One Last Kiss was #1 airplay and only #7 in sales. Now it all makes sense. People were actually buying her album instead of just the single.

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