That's the best debut sales week for the singer, whose previous highest start came when "M!ssundaztood" launched with 220,000 at No. 6 in 2001.
Also, "The Truth About Love's" opening is the third-biggest debut this year, following Justin Bieber's bow with "Believe" (374,000) and Madonna's "MDNA" (359,000). P!nk's new album performed stronger than anticipated, as some industry sources last week were initially thinking that it would sell around 220,000 to 230,000.
However, the set kept on blowing past expectations on a daily basis, and by the weekend, was on its way to passing up 250,000.