Pink scores Billboard No 1 with ‘Beautiful Trauma’


P!nk scores her second Billboard 200 No. 1 debut with her seventh studio album, Beautiful Trauma (RCA Records) and marks a career high for first week sales for the singer selling over 407,500 units in total activity. The album also debuts No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart and Digital Albums Chart and is the highest selling debut for a female artist in 2017.

Overseas, Beautiful Trauma debuts at No. 1 in ten additional markets including Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, France, New Zealand, Ireland, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria and the Netherlands and Top 5 in 14 markets. The album is certified double platinum in Australia, gold in New Zealand and is the biggest international debut of 2017 in the United Kingdom. In Ireland, P!nk is the first and only female to debut at No. 1 in 2017.

P!NK kicked off promotion with a profile on CBS Sunday Morning followed by an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. She returned to the Saturday Night Live and Good Morning America to perform her hit single, “What About Us” and “Beautiful Trauma.” She capped off her television appearances on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen.

Following features with The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Huffington Post, Vulture and so much more, Beautiful Trauma was received to rave reviews. People Magazine voted the album No. 1 on their coveted People Picks list while Entertainment Weekly graded the album with an A- and stated, “Pink leaves other pop stars in the dust on Beautiful Trauma.” Nylon called the album, “one of the best pop albums of the year,” while the Huffington Post claimed it’s “the mega-star’s most seamless, consistently fulfilling body of work.”

The first single, “What About Us” has over has over 150 million streams worldwide and is currently No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs Chart, No. 2 at Adult Top 40 and according to Billboard is the eighth most played song in the country.

P!NK will hit the road starting March 1st in Phoenix, AZ for her Beautiful Trauma World Tour 2018. Before tickets hit the general public, second shows were added in New York City, Boston, Washington DC, Houston, Toronto, Chicago, Oakland and Dallas.

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

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