Alecia Beth Moore, professionally known as Pink, was born in 1979 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Her parents divorced when Pink was three years old. Due to this, Pink always had a rebellious side to her when she was growing up. As an early teenager, she got involved with drugs and in trouble with the law. But Pink used music as an outlet. By the age of 13 she was singing in clubs in Philadelphia. One night when she was performing in Philadelphia, an executive from MCA convinced her to audition for a girl group called Basic Instinct. Pink made the cut but the band disbanded after only two years. When Pink was 16, she and two other female singers started a group called Choice. Choice was signed by LaFace Records’ L.A. Reid. In 1998, Reid gave Pink and an ultimatum to either go solo or leave the label. Choice disbanded and Pink was signed to LaFace Records as a solo artist.
Can’t Take Me Home
Pink’s debut studio album with LaFace Records was titled Can’t Take Me Home. The album peaked at number 26 on the Billboard 200 and eventually became certified double Platinum by the RIAA. Can’t Take Me Home featured three singles including “There You Go”, “Most Girls”, and “You Make Me Sick”. “Most Girls” was the most successful single, peaking at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. At the 2000 Billboard Music Awards Pink was awarded Female New Artist of the Year. She also went on tour with popular boy band NCYNC as their opening act. That same year Pink joined Christina Aguilera, Mýa, and Lil’ Kim on the hit track “Lady Marmalade”, which became Pink’s first number one single. The music video for the song won Video of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards. “Lady Marmalade” also won Pink her first Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.
Pink didn’t want to be like every other pop star and decided to change her sound moving forward. She wanted her music to reflect her true talent and personality. Pink recruited Linda Perry and together the two females co-wrote Pink’s second album: Missundaztood. The album peaked at number 6 on the Billboard 200, topping the status of her previous album. Missundaztood is also now certified 5X Platinum by the RIAA. “Get the Party Started” was the lead single for the album and became an international hit. It peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 but became number 1 in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Romania, and Spain. The music video for the single won Best Female Video and Best Dance Video at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards. To date, Missundaztood is still Pink’s bestselling album.
Try This and I’m Not Dead
On November 11, 2003, Pink dropped her third album called Try This. Many of the songs were cowritten with Tim Armstrong from the band Rancid and Linda Perry was credited as a writer and musician for the album. The album cracked the top ten by peaking at number 9 on the Billboard 200. “Trouble” was one of the singles from the album and won Pink a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance in 2004. A few years later, Pink released her fourth studio album, I’m Not Dead. Pink was quoted saying, “It’s about being alive and feisty and not sitting down and shutting up even though people would like you to.” The albums’ lead single was “Stupid Girls” which was a track about how young girls do not have good female role models in this generation. The single earned a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Even though all her works had been quite successful, Pink did not wait long before releasing more new music.
Funhouseand The Truth About Love
Pink released the lead single for her new album on August 19, 2008. The single was called “So What” and became an international hit. It reached number 1 on the charts in eleven countries including the US. “So What” was also Pink’s first solo track to peak at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Then on November 3, 2008, Pink released Funhouse which peaked at number 2 on the Billboard 200. The album is now certified 3X Platinum by the RIAA. Pink performed “Glitter in the Air” at the 2010 Grammy Awards. She sang the song while on aerial silks and the performance received a standing ovation from the crowd. It was an iconic performance in Grammy Awards history. Two years later in July 2012, Pink released the lead single for her next album. The single was “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” and peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single was proceeded by the official release of the album which was titled The Truth About Love. The Truth About Love was Pink’s first album to debut at number 1 on the Billboard 200. The album featured guest artists Eminem, Lily Allen, and Nate Ruess. “Just Give Me a Reason” (feat. Nate Ruess) was the albums fourth official single and was wildly popular. The single became Pink’s fourth song to peak at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was also nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Song of the Year at the Grammy Awards in 2014. To top off the success of The Truth About Love, Billboard named Pink Woman of the Year in 2013.
Pink’s seventh, and most recent album, was released on October 13, 2017 and titled Beautiful Trauma. It immediately reached the top of the Billboard 200 and became the third global best-selling album of 2017. Singles featured on the album included “What About Us”, “Beautiful Trauma”, “Whatever You Want”, and “Secrets”. Pink fulfilled her dream of singing the national anthem before Super Bowl LII in 2018. Shortly after, she announced that she would be going on tour to promote Beautiful Trauma. The Beautiful Trauma World Tour has already begun and is set to run until 2019. If you want to see Pink perform live now is the time! TicketNetwork as your access to all Pink tickets. Experiencing the female rock/pop star live is an experience unlike any other so make sure to get your Pink tickets today!