In a week filled with big name new releases, P!nk finally came out on top with her first chart-topping album, The Truth About Love. The singer's sixth studio album debuts at #1 with 280,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking her best first-week sales yet. It's also the third-highest sales debut this year following Justin Bieber's Believe and Madonna's MDNA. The Truth About Love becomes P!nk's sixth top 10 set, following M!ssundaztood (#6), Try This (#9), I'm Not Dead (#6), Funhouse (#2) and Greatest Hits . . . So Far!!! (#5), according to Billboard.com.
P!nk managed to fare better than Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Music crew, as their album, Cruel Summer, bows at #2 with 205,000 sold. The Killers debut at #3 with Battle Born, shifting 113,000 copies, and last week's #1, Dave Matthews Band's Away From the World, falls to #4 this week with 62,000. Little Big Town's Tornado is in the #5 spot with 50,000.
Meanwhile, Pop songstress Carly Rae Jepsen sees her new album, Kiss, bow at #6 with 46,000 sold. Jepsen owns the year's second-biggest selling digital single with the ubiquitous "Call Me Maybe," which has sold 5.7 million, second only to Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" (6.4 million). Indie rockers Grizzly Bear enter the chart at #7 this week with Shields, shifting 39,000. It's the band's highest chart position and best sales week yet.
Bob Dylan's Tempest is #8 this week with 35,000, The Avett Brothers are in the #9 spot with The Carpenter, selling 30,000, and Ben Folds Five returns to the chart by scoring their first top 10 album with The Sound of the Life of the Mind, debuting at #10 with just under 30,000 sold. It also marks the first top 10 effort for Ben Folds overall, with or without the Five.