Pink Scores First Ever Billboard 200 Chart Number One With 'The Truth About Love'

27 September 2012, 14:13 | Updated: 27 September 2012, 14:21

The 'Funhouse' singer denies Kayne West the top spot with her new studio album.

Pink has achieved her first ever number one on the US Billboard 200 chart with new album 'The Truth About Love'.

The 'So What' singer's latest record debuts at the top spot on the chart, keeping Kanye West's latest effort 'Cruel Summer' from the summit.

The female star has claimed the third biggest debut of the year with sales of 280,000 copies, just behind Madonna's 'MDNA' on 359,000 and Justin Bieber's 'Believe' on 374,000.

Pink's previous highest chart position was number six back in 2011 with 'M!ssundaztood'.

The Killers' latest album 'Battle Born' is at number three with last week's chart toppers, Dave Matthews Band' falling to four.

Elsewhere on the chart, there were strong performances from Carly Rae Jepsen, with 'Kiss' heading straight into the top ten at six. 

Easton Corbin, Ben Folds Five and Little Big Town also all featured in the top ten this week.

Meanwhile, Pink recently announced details of her new world tour, which will head to the UK in April.