Hurts 2B Human

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Hurts 2B Human
Pink - Hurts 2B Human.png
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 26, 2019 (2019-04-26)
GenrePop[1]
Length47:03
LabelRCA
Producer
Pink chronology
Beautiful Trauma
(2017)
Hurts 2B Human
(2019)
Singles from Hurts 2B Human
  1. "Walk Me Home"
    Released: February 20, 2019

Hurts 2B Human is the eighth studio album by American singer Pink. It was released on April 26, 2019, by RCA Records. "Walk Me Home" was released as the lead single on February 20, 2019. The album features guest artists Wrabel, Khalid, and Cash Cash, as well as Chris Stapleton.

Promotion[edit]

Pink announced the album and its lead single "Walk Me Home" in an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on February 6, 2019.[2] "Walk Me Home" was released on February 20; that same day, she performed the song as part of a medley at the 2019 Brit Awards.[3] It was called a "foot-stomping anthem" as well as an "optimistic departure" from the content of her previous album, Beautiful Trauma.[4] Pink revealed the full cover art of the album on February 28, after having it teased it for several days.[5] On March 21, 2019, the "Walk Me Home" music video was premiered.[6] On March 28, she released "Hustle", alongside the album's pre-order. On April 11, the Cash Cash collaboration "Can We Pretend" was released.[7] On April 22, 2019, the album’s title track was released.[8] That same day, she performed "Walk Me Home" on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.[9] On April 26, she was interviewed on Today Show.[10]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic71/100[11]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[12]
Entertainment WeeklyB[1]
The Guardian3/5 stars[13]
Idolator4.5/5 stars[14]
Los Angeles Times4/5 stars[15]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[16]
Slant Magazine2.5/5 stars[17]

Hurts 2B Human received generally positive reviews from contemporary music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 71, based on nine reviews.[11]

Commercial performance[edit]

Hurts 2B Human debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, with 115,000 album-equivalent units, of which 95,000 were pure album sales. It is Pink's third consecutive US number-one album.[18] In its second week, the album dropped to number six on the chart, earning an additional 36,000 album-equivalent units that week.[19]

In the United Kingdom, Hurts 2B Human debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, outselling its closest competitor, The Balance by Catfish and the Bottlemen by 22,000 units. It became her third chart-topping album there.[20] The following week, the album remained at the summit of the chart, and was certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), denoting 60,000 sales, and becoming her first album to spend more than one week at the top in the country.[21][22]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Hustle"
  • Odegard
  • Reynolds[a]
2:55
2."(Hey Why) Miss You Sometime"
  • Shellback
  • Martin
3:23
3."Walk Me Home"
  • Peter Thomas
  • Kyle Moorman
2:59
4."My Attic"The Struts3:02
5."90 Days" (featuring Wrabel)
  • Robson
  • Wrabel
  • Simon Gooding[a]
3:50
6."Hurts 2B Human" (featuring Khalid)Odegard3:22
7."Can We Pretend" (featuring Cash Cash)
  • Cash Cash
  • Tedder
3:44
8."Courage"Kurstin4:19
9."Happy"3:01
10."We Could Have It All"
Kurstin4:33
11."Love Me Anyway" (featuring Chris Stapleton)
  • Pink
  • Sal Oliveri[a]
  • Simon Gooding[a]
3:08
12."Circle Game"
  • Pink
  • Kurstin
Kurstin4:54
13."The Last Song of Your Life"
  • Mann
  • Pink
3:53
Total length:47:03

Notes

  • ^a signifies an additional producer
  • ^b signifies a vocal producer

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[24] 1
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[25] 2
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[26] 1
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[27] 6
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[28] 1
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[29] 4
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[30] 16
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[31] 1
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[32] 10
French Albums (SNEP)[33] 7
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[34] 2
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[35] 10
Irish Albums (IRMA)[36] 1
Italian Albums (FIMI)[37] 28
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[38] 54
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[39] 1
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[40] 7
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[41] 12
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[42] 8
Scottish Albums (OCC)[43] 1
Slovak Albums (ČNS IFPI)[44] 12
South Korean Albums (Gaon)[45] 67
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[46] 14
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[47] 8
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[48] 1
UK Albums (OCC)[49] 1
US Billboard 200[18] 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[50] Gold 35,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[22] Silver 60,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

List of regions and release dates, showing formats, label, editions and references
Region Date Formats Label Editions Ref.
Various April 26, 2019 RCA
  • Explicit
  • clean
[51]
United States June 21, 2019 Vinyl [52]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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