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.
Singer Pink has landed a glamorous new job.
The “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” diva is one of the new faces of CoverGirl cosmetics, the brand has announced, and the timing couldn’t be better for Pink.
“I have a lot to celebrate,” the mom of one said in a statement. “I called my new album ‘The Truth About Love,’ and the truth is that I have my beautiful family and baby girl, my new music, and now my partnership with CoverGirl to love.”
Pink joins famous names such as Christie Brinkley, Cheryl Tiegs, Tyra Banks, and Molly Sims – not to mention contemporaries like Taylor Swift, Queen Latifah, Drew Barrymore and Sofia Vergara, – and being among “a group of women who have always inspired me – to laugh out loud, let my guard down, or play around with my beauty look – is such an honor.”
The Vice President and General Manager of CoverGirl Cosmetics, Esi Eggleston Bracey, said in the statement that it’s Pink’s attitude that drew them in.
“Pink is a powerful and provocative role model, who has always been an advocate of individualism and making no apologies for who you are,” Bracey said. “That combination of irreverence and integrity is exactly what the COVERGIRL brand loves about her and identifies with. We have admired P!nk’s art and her attitude for years! We love the energy and confidence that she radiates, and the fact that inside and out she’s as cool as she looks. She’s an awesome addition to our COVERGIRL family.”
Pink’s CoverGirl campaign will kick off this fall, around the same time she’s releasing her upcoming album. “The Truth About Love” will arrive September 18.