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Pink Tops Pop Charts with 'The Truth About Love'

This image released by Starpix shows singer Pink performing during an appearance on the "Today" show, Sept. 18, 2012 in New York. Pink was promoting her new album, "The Truth About Love."
This image released by Starpix shows singer Pink performing during an appearance on the "Today" show, Sept. 18, 2012 in New York. Pink was promoting her new album, "The Truth About Love."
Mary Morningstar
Pink is back on the charts with a new album that set a career record for the pop-rock singer. 

The Truth About Love is Pink’s first studio album since 2008.  She says the new songs show that she’s still the “feisty, angry girl she’s always been,” but admits they also give fans a look at her kinder and more vulnerable side.  Pink credits the softening of her emotions to the 2010 reconciliation with husband Carey Hart and birth of their daughter Willow the following year.

Mary Morningstar's album review of Pink's "The Truth About Love"
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The Truth About Love features a few guest vocalists, including Detroit rapper Eminem, British pop singer Lily Allen and Fun’s Nate Ruess.  Pink co-wrote each of the 13 tracks on the album, including its lead single, “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" which became a Top Five hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. 

Pink earned her first Number One album on Billboard’s Top 200 chart with The Truth About Love.  The album sold more than 280,000 copies its first week of release, which makes it the fourth highest-selling debut of 2012.  According to Nielsen SoundScan, only Justin Bieber, Madonna and Mumford & Sons had stronger first-week sales this year.  Pink responded to the news by posting on Twitter, “After 13 years and six records, I’m beyond floored to have a Number One album in the U.S.  I’m grateful for all the ears and all the hearts.  Thank you!!”

Pink recently announced that she’ll kick off her first U.S. tour in four years next February.  She’s scheduled to follow the North American trek with 27 European concerts and 12 shows in Australia.  Pink says she’s looking forward to showing her 15-month-old daughter the world.

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