Beau­ti­ful Trauma by Pink

The Philippine Star - - ENTERTAINMENT - BABY A. GIL

There are sev­eral rea­sons why I like lis­ten­ing to Pink. First off is she has an in­cred­i­ble voice whether she soars, she screams, roars or whis­pers. I have a feel­ing she will sound great singing any­thing and that means rock to disco to opera, and etc.

The sec­ond is, in to­day’s world awashed with R&B, she re­mains the rocker. Fe­male rock­ers are very special. Think Blondie, Pat Be­natar and Patti Smyth. Pink be­longs to this elite group. She may put va­ri­ety in her mu­sic through up­tempo pop or torchy bal­lads but her bot­tom line is al­ways rock.

And then, she is also a very good song­writer. She has this gift for com­ing up with the memorable turn of phrase in her songs that makes one think, this girl gets what is real. Her lat­est comes from

What About Us, a cut from her

new al­bum Beau­ti­ful Trauma: “What about us/ what about all the bro­ken happy ever af­ters?”

Ouch! bro­ken happy ever af­ters, in­deed.

Pink is a singer, song­writer, dancer and if you have watched any of her shows, also a dar­ing ac­ro­bat and gym­nast. She en­tered the mu­sic scene in the early 2000, al­ready fully de­vel­oped as an artist with a strong sense of what she wants. She be­gan to make hits like Most Girls and There You Go, right out of her first al­bum

Can’t Take Me Home. From then on, few where the times when a Pink song was not in the hit charts.

Pink has recorded seven stu­dio al­bums and sold 16 mil­lion of them, plus 47 mil­lion records. Most of these were Get The Party Started, Don’t Let Me Get Me, Just Like A Pill, Try This, I’m Not Dead, Fun­house, So What, Fuckin’ Per­fect, Raise Your Glass, Blow Me One Last Kiss, Try and Just Give Me A Rea­son. Beau­ti­ful Trauma, out in the mar­ket only three weeks ago, is al­ready show­ing a boun­ti­ful har­vest. Heart­break is the theme of Beau­ti­ful Trauma and Pink presents her views in var­i­ous styles. Most are in her trusty mid-tempo pop beat like What About Us, What Ever You Want and Re­venge, which features Eminem. She rocks a bit in

Where We Go and gets some elec­tronic in for Se­crets. My best bets though are I Am Here for which she puts out the gospel cho­rus, the acous­tic You

Get My Love and the ache-filled bal­lad, But We Lost It.

Pink’s Beau­ti­ful Trauma was the No. 1 sell­ing al­bum at the Bill­board Top 200 list but it dropped to the third slot with the ar­rival of

Flicker by One Di­rec­tion mem­ber Niall Ho­ran. This is a his­toric ac­com­plish­ment. Niall is now the third mem­ber of a group to re­lease a No. 1 sell­ing al­bum. He comes af­ter Zayn and Harry Styles. This only hap­pened pre­vi­ously with The Bea­tles and it took those guys years af­ter the band dis­banded. Let us wait and see if a fourth 1D will soon fol­low suit. Top 20 ti­tles Here now are the Top 20 ti­tles in the al­bums chart: Flicker by Niall Ho­ran; Su­per Slimey by Fu­ture & Young Thug; Beau­ti­ful Trauma by Pink; Stoney by Post Malone; Los­ing Sleep by Chris Young; Mr. Davis by Gucci Mane; Di­vide by Ed Sheeran; When Was The Last Time by Dar­ius Rucker; Luv Is Rage 2 by Lil Uzi Vert; Tell Me You Love Me by Demi Lo­vato. Evolve by Imag­ine Drag­ons; Lil Pump by Lil Pump; Amer­i­can Teen by Khalid; Damn by Kendrick La­mar; The Big­ger Artist by A Boo­gie Wit da Hoo­dle; Think­ing Out Loud by Young Dolph; Great­est Hits by Tom Petty And The Heart­break­ers; 17 by XXXTenta­cion; Ctrl by SZA; and A Long Way

From Your Heart by The Turn­pike Troubadours.

The Top 20 sin­gles in the Hot 100 are: Rock­star by Post Malone fea­tur­ing 21 Sav­age;

Bo­dak Yel­low by Cardi B; 1-800273-8255 by Logic feat. Alessia Cara and Khalid; Feel It Still by Por­tu­gal The Man; Thun­der by Imag­ine Drag­ons; Sorry Not

Sorry by Demi Lo­vato; Ha­vana by Camila Ca­bello feat. Young Thug; Mi Gente by J. Balvin and Willy Wil­liam feat. Bey­oncé; Too Good At Good­byes by Sam Smith; Per­fect by Ed Sheeran. Un­for­get­table by French Mon­tana feat. Swae Lee; What Lovers Do by Ma­roon 5 feat. SZA; Gor­geous by Tay­lor Swift; Gucci Gang by Lil Pump; Bank Ac­count by 21 Sav­age; At­ten­tion by Char­lie Puth; Des­pac­ito by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yan­kee feat. Justin Bieber; I Get The Bag by Gucci Mane feat. Mi­gos; Rake It Up by Yo Gotti feat. Nicki Mi­naj; and Be­liever by Imag­ine Drag­ons.

Out in the mar­ket, Pink’s lat­est al­bum is al­ready show­ing a boun­ti­ful har­vest. —AFP photo

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