Powered by the success of her first solo No. 1 hit "So What", Pink's fifth album Funhouse debuts at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 albums chart, the highest showing of her career. "Pink has always worn her insecurity like diamond-studded armor, and this emotional slalom can be a fun ride," says Blender of the album, largely inspired by Pink's separation from her husband Hart. "Happiness makes me useless," Pink tells PEOPLE. "Anger and sadness are inspiring."
After ringing in the New Year together in Las Vegas, it becomes clear that Pink and her estranged husband Hart have reunited. At the time of their separation in early 2008, the singer wrote on her blog, "One never knows the future, but mine and Carey's just might involve beach babies and sunshine one day. Just not right now." Hart goes on to tell PEOPLE, "We're rebuilding. You take a couple of steps backward to move forward."
"Magazines have told me in the past, 'We don't want you on the cover. You're not pretty enough,' " says Pink, who proves naysayers wrong with her June cover of Cosmo. "And that's okay. I'm unique ... and I dig it." And apparently hubby Carey Hart digs her too, Tweeting, "Life is amazing with Pink."
Following weeks of speculation, Pink confirms she and hubby Carey Hart are expecting their first child during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "I didn't want to talk about it because I was just really nervous and I have had a miscarriage before," she says, adding, "I worked for it...It was not an 'oops.'"
Pink gives birth to her first child, Willow Sage Hart. "We are ecstatic to welcome our new beautiful healthy happy baby girl, Willow Sage Hart," Pink, 31, writes on Twitter of her daughter with hubby Carey Hart. "She's gorgeous, just like her daddy."
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