It is one of the biggest weeks of the year so far for new pop album releases. The group is led by Pink with an effort to earn her first #1 album.
Despite topping the pop singles chart three times, Pink has not yet earned a #1 album. Her last studio release Funhouse peaked at #2. Four of her five studio albums have been certified platinum for sales. The Truth About Love includes the top 10 pop hit single "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)".
Nelly Furtado has released a widely diverse set of music in her career. She won a Grammy Award in 2002 for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for her first hit single "I'm Like a Bird." She had a #1 pop hit single in 2006 with the song "Promiscuous." The Spirit Indestructible is her fifth studio album and includes the single "Big Hoops (The Bigger the Better)."
Rapper and music video director Kreayshawn caused a stir in 2011 with her debut single "Gucci Gucci." It climbed into the top 10 on the rap singles chart and earned her a nomination for Best New Artist at the MTV Video Music Awards. Somethin' 'Bout Kreay is her first full-length album.
Aimee Mann first gained pop fame as lead vocalist for the group 'Til Tuesday. They had a top 10 pop hit with the single "Voices Carry" in 1985. She released her first solo album Whatever in 1993. Aimee Mann's solo work has received strong critical acclaim. Charmer is her eighth solo album.
Alternative band Grizzly Bear reached the top 10 with their 2009 album Veckatimest. Their new collection is reportedly more adventurous than their past work.
Ben Folds Five released three critically acclaimed studio albums in the 1990s. They also reached the top 10 of the modern rock chart with the single "Brick" in 1998. It was one of four top 40 alternative hit singles by the group. After the group disbanded in 2000, Ben Folds went on to a successful solo career. The group reunited to record their first new music in over a decade in 2011. The Sound Of the Life Of the Mind is the first studio album by the group since the breakup.