Buzz Bites (9/27/12): Pink Scores Her First No. 1 Album With ‘The Truth About Love’

Pink’s “The Truth About Love” bows at No. 1 on Billboard 200.

+ Congrats to Pink, who earned her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with The Truth About Love. She had stiff competition, topping Kanye West/G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer (No. 2), and The Killers‘ Battle Born (No. 3). (Billboard)

Christina Aguilera opened up to MTV News about her forthcoming Lotus album. ”I wanted to make a record that speaks to those fans who grew up listening to my music and yet reintroduce new fans… watching me on ‘The Voice’ at 6 years old who don’t know about my first record,” she said. “This is a really exciting time to show them both sides.” (MTV News)

+ On Tuesday night, Prince and Jennifer Hudson, who joined him onstage at the second of his three-night residency in Chicago, duetted on “Nothing Compares 2 U.” BTW, the whole show was AWESOME. (Rap-Up)

+ Speaking of Jennifer Hudson, she, Usher, and R. Kelly are slated to perform during a Whitney Houston tribute concert. The show tapes on Oct. 11 from L.A.’s Nokia Theater, and the set will air on CBS in November. (Idolator)

+ Get a sneak peek inside the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn. It officially opens tomorrow with Jay-Z‘s sold-out concert, but “RapFix Live” takes us inside the new space. (MTV News)

+ Bruno Mars is readying his sophomore album, due out in December. In the meantime, his reported next single, “Locked Out of Heaven,” is planned for early October. (Rap-Up)

+ Andy Williams, who was well known for his rendition of the standard “Moon River” and his TV specials and show, passed away Tuesday. He was 84. (NPR)

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