Alecia Beth Moore , known professionally as Pink , is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is known for her rock-influenced pop songs and powerful voice.
At the age of 15, Pink formed the short-lived girl group Choice, who signed with LaFace Records in 1995, although they disbanded without any major releases. Her first solo studio album, Can't Take Me Home was released to moderate success and received double platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America . The R&B-influenced album spawned two Billboard Hot 100 top-ten songs: "There You Go" and "Most Girls". Pink gained further recognition for her 2001 collaborative single "Lady Marmalade" for the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack, which peaked atop thirteen international charts including the US, and received her first Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. Pink shifted her sound to pop rock with her second studio album, Missundaztood . The album sold over 13 million copies worldwide and yielded the Billboard Hot 100-top ten singles "Get the Party Started", "Don't Let Me Get Me", and "Just Like a Pill".
Pink's third studio album, Try This , sold significantly less than her second studio album, but won her second Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Performance. Her fourth and fifth studio albums, I'm Not Dead and Funhouse , saw a commercial rebound and spawned the top-ten singles "Who Knew" and "U + Ur Hand", as well as the number-one single "So What". Pink's sixth album, The Truth About Love , became her first Billboard 200 number-one album and spawned her fourth US number-one single, "Just Give Me a Reason" . In 2014, Pink formed the collaborative folk duo You+Me with Canadian musician Dallas Green, whom released the album Rose Ave. in October of that year. Her following albums, Beautiful Trauma and Hurts 2B Human , saw continued success and likewise debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart, with the former becoming the third best-selling album of that year worldwide. Her ninth and latest studio album, Trustfall , peaked at number two on the chart.
Pink has been described as "pop royalty" for her distinctive raspy voice and acrobatic stage presence. She has sold over 135 million records worldwide , making her one of the world's best-selling music artists. Pink was also the second-most-played female solo artist in the United Kingdom during the 2000s decade, behind only Madonna, while Billboard named Pink the Pop Songs Artist of the 2000s Decade. Her accolades include three Grammy Awards, two Brit Awards , a Daytime Emmy Award and seven MTV Video Music Awards and two MTV Europe Music Awards. At the 63rd annual BMI Pop Awards, she received the BMI President's Award for "her outstanding achievement in songwriting and global impact on pop culture and the entertainment industry", and whe was honored with the People's Champion Award, the IHeartRadio Music Award Icon Award. Billboard also named Pink the 2013 Woman of the Year at the Billboard Women in Music and honored her with the Billboard Icon Award and the Billboard Legend of Live. VH1 ranked her 10th on its list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music.
Alecia Beth Moore was born on September 8, 1979, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, to emergency room nurse Judith Moore and insurance salesman James Moore. She has described herself as an "Irish-German-Lithuanian Jew"; her mother is Jewish. Although a healthy baby, she developed asthma that plagued her through her early years. When Pink was a toddler, her parents began having marital problems; they divorced before she was 10.
Pink was trained as a competitive gymnast between the ages 4 and 12. She attended Central Bucks High School West. In high school, Pink joined her first band, Middleground, but it disbanded upon losing a Battle of the Bands competition. As a teenager, she wrote lyrics as an outlet for her feelings, and her mother commented, "Her initial writings were always very introspective. Some of it was very black, and very deep, almost worrisome."
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