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Pink (born Alecia Beth Moore, 08.09.1979) Pink is an American singer and songwriter who first rose to fame in 2000. She is possibly best known for her hit 'Get the Party Started' which was released in 2001 and later covered by Dame Shirley Bassey.
Childhood: Pink was born and raised in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Her parents are Judy and James Moore. Her mother is a nurse and her father is a Vietnam War veteran.
As a child, Pink attended Kutz Elementary School, Klinger Middle School and Central Bucks West High School. Whilst she was at high school, her father used to write songs for her to sing along to and she formed her first band, Middleground. The band had a rivalry with another local band, The Jetsists. Pink has claimed that Bette Midler and Janis Joplin are among her biggest musical influence.
At the age of 16, Pink joined another band, Choice. Choice signed to LaFace Records and their song 'Key To My Heart'. When the group disbanded, she continued to record for Laface under the stage name Pink. She also worked as a backing vocalist for Dian Ross and Tevin Campbell.
Musical Career: In 2000, Pink released her debut album, Can't Take Me Home. Produced by Babyface and Steve Rhythm, the album was awarded double platinum status. The singles 'There You Go', 'Most Girls' and 'You Make Me Sick' were all released from the album. That year, Pink worked performed as the opening act for 'N Sync's American tour.
In 2001, Pink recorded a single with Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Missy Elliott and Mya. Their cover of Labelle's 'Lady Marmalade' was featured on the soundtrack of Moulin Rouge!, the Baz Luhrmann film that starred Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman.
Pink's second studio album was entitled Missundaztood and was released in 2001. She enlisted the help of Linda Perry as songwriter for the album. Perry was formerly a member of the band 4 Non Blondes. The album was co-produced by Perry, Dallas Austin and Scott Storch. 'Get The Party Started' was the lead single for the album. Other singles to follow were 'Don't Let Me Get Me' and 'Just Like A Pill'. In 2002, Faith Hill used a song written by Pink and Perry for her album Cry. Later that year, Pink was chosen to support Lenny Kravitz on his tour.
In 2003, Pink's song 'Feel Good Time' was chosen for the soundtrack of Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. The film starred Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu. The song was co-written by Beck and was produced by William Orbit.
Pink's third album, Try This was less financially successful than her previous two full-length releases. Among the songwriters on this album was Tim Armstrong of Rancid. The album featured the singles 'Trouble' and 'God Is a DJ'. Pink won a Best Female Rock Vocal Performance Grammy Award for 'Trouble'.
In 2005, Pink appeared on Lisa Marie Presley's album Now What.
Pink chose a number of new producers to work on her fourth album, including Max Martin, Butch Walker and Christopher Rojas. Entitled I'm Not Dead, the album was released in 2006. 'Stupid Girls' was the lead single from the album and was her biggest hit since 2002. The song makes a mockery of female starlets such as Paris Hilton, Jessica Simpson and Lindsay Lohan.
In 2006, Pink toured with Justin Timberlake on his FutureSex/LoveShow tour. She also collaborated with Indigo Girls on their Despite Our Differences album. She later recorded the track 'Sing' with Annie Lennox and 22 other female singers for Lennox's Songs of Mass Destruction.
2007 saw the release of Pink Box, a collection of albums two to four, as well as her Live in Europe DVD.
Pink's next studio album, Funhouse was released in 2008 and featured the singles 'So What', 'Sober' and 'Crystal Ball'.
Personal Life: In 2005, Pink proposed to her partner, the motocross racer Carey Hart. They married in January 2006, in Costa Rica. By February the following year, however, they had separated. In March 2009, it was reported that the pair had attended marriage counseling and were attempting a reconciliation.
It's fully nineteen years sine the release of Pink's breakthrough album 'Missundaztood' and high time for a celebration.
On the 20th November 2001 Pink released her second album, Missundaztood. It remains her best selling album to date having shifted more than thirteen million physical copies globally. It is widely seen as Pink's breakthrough album, following her 2000 debut, Can't Take Me Home.
The shift in her style from a more overtly RnB influenced sound to an edgier pop-rock sound made for a great transition and a strong audio statement full of sassy intent. The up-front delivery and more energised performance from Pink on Missundaztood is carried through from beginning to end, even on the more soulful, slower numbers.
This article is dedicated to Caroline Flack.
The last few days have been difficult for a lot of people as we come to terms with the loss of British TV presenter Caroline Flack. She took her own life following a relentless assault against her character by the tabloid press as she struggled to deal with her relationship, a court case and losing her job.
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Now social media has been flooded with messages urging people to "Be kind", because we never know exactly what someone else is going through. If you ever feel low enough that you are considering taking your own life, we believe that music can help you reconsider...
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In honour of the arrival of the royal baby...
With much of the world celebrating the arrival of a new royal baby, we're feeling ultra broody. Thus, here's a playlist for all the parents (or indeed expectant parents) out there who need a lift...
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Released in 1976, this ode to Stevie Wonder's daughter Aisha Morris criminally under-charted even in spite of the fact it wasn't initially released as a single - though his iconic Diamond-certified Motown album Songs in the Key of Life did not.
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Marina, The Cranberries and Pink are getting us excited for the coming weeks.
Another exceptional month is coming up where we'll be welcoming back veterans, saying farewell to a beloved group and enjoying the debut albums of our some of our favourite artists' latest musical projects. Here are seven of the most eagerly anticipated releases April has in store for us.
Marina - Love + Fear
Marine and the Diamonds is set to drop her first album under her new mononym and it's quite the psychological exploration. It consists of two eight-track sides dealing with 'Love' and 'Fear' respectively as a nod to psychologist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross' theory that these are the two dominant human emotions.
Continue reading: Upcoming Releases: What We're Looking Forward To In April 2019
The BRITS 2019 will be one to remember.
The BRITS are over for another year and what a memorable show it was. Some well-deserved winners, performances of epic proportions and some hilarious moments made the 2019 Brit Awards one of the best events in recent history - which is just as well because Britain needs something to smile about right now. Here are the seven greatest moments from the show:
Matt Healy's speech
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Perfect tunes for setting the mood.
Happy Valentine's Day! Lots of couples will celebrating this cheesy AF but lovely day, and will most likely celebrate well into the night too. To help you get your evening off to a good start, we've come up with a playlist of some of the steamiest songs to be played in the bedroom.
Sexy Boy - Air
From the French electronica duo's 1998 debut album Moon Safari, this classic appeared in the film 10 Things I Hate About You. Few things are sexier than the French language, and paired with a feminine croon and a psychedelic synth line it's a perfect bedroom theme.
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Will she be headlining the UK's biggest music festival next year?
Weeks after Pink got back on the road after having to cancel the remainder of her summer dates due to illness, she has now announced a 6-date UK and Ireland stadium run on her 'Beautiful Trauma' world tour scheduled for next summer. Plus there are rumours that she may headline a very important event.
Pink at the Grammy Awards
The singer will kick off her stadium tour at Dublin's RDS Arena on June 18th 2019, before travelling to Cardiff, Glasgow, Liverpool and finally London's Wembley Stadium for two dates in a row. Eagle-eyed fans have noticed that the dates strangely seem to fall around the week for Glastonbury Festival - June 26th-30th. Could we have our first headliner?
Continue reading: Pink Hits The UK In June 2019 Sparking Glastonbury Rumours
The global popstress has taken her family on her 128-day tour
Global popstar Pink is in the middle of an epic 128-day international tour with fans flocking from all over the world to see her show. But the superstar hitmaker still continues to prove why she’s one of the most popular singers in the business: because she’s so relatable.
Pink and her husband, Carey Hart with seven-year-old daughter, Willow
Pink's husband Carey Hart has revealed their two children - daughter Willow, seven, and son Jameson, 20 months, have fallen ill during her Beautiful Trauma Tour.
Continue reading: Pink Soldiers On With International Tour Despite Both Kids Being Unwell
Dehydration and stomach illness has forced the singer to seek medical attention.
Days after being forced to defend herself against critics slating her for cancelling a recent Australia tour date, Pink has been hospitalised twice in two dates for further illness. That means her concert tonight (August 6th) will not take place as she remains under observation for the night.
Pink at the Grammy Awards
Pink initially cancelled her show at Sydney's Qudos Bank Arena on August 3rd due to an upper respiratory infection, and is now being treated in hospital for a gastric virus. A statement by Live Nation Australia gave the full story in a Facebook post today.
Continue reading: Pink Cancels Another Sydney Date As She Recovers In Hospital
The 38 year old singer clapped back at somebody on Twitter who had called her "old".
Pop star Pink proved once again that she’s the queen of clapbacks, entertainingly shutting down a Twitter user who trolled her about her appearance and called her “old”.
Reacting to a newly published picture, one tweeter wrote that the 38 year old singer “looks so old that [she] should be named Purple instead”. It didn’t take Pink long to respond, and when she did so, it was pretty brutal.
“You must be from L.A.,” she wrote. “Well, there are a few people left in the world that choose to age naturally. And I’ve earned every f**king minute of my 38 years. How you lookin' though? Cause I never heard of ya til you put my name in your mouth. I shall call you little purple troll.”
Continue reading: Pink Hilariously Burns Twitter Troll Who Criticised Her Appearance
Pink - The Autism Speaks to LA Celebrity Chef Gala - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 8th October 2015
Pink , P!nk - Fans gathered to wish P!nk a happy birthday as she exits her hotel and heads to NBC Studio - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 8th September 2015
Pink and Alecia Beth Moore - Thousands of fashion editors and buyers from around the world who are converging in Manhattan for New York Fashion Week will be greeted by a massive billboard showing singer P!nk wearing nothing but a smile in PETA US' newest "Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" campaign. The 90-foot-wide billboard, which will be erected in New York's busy, iconic advertising district this evening, just before New York Fashion Week kicks off on February 12 at New York Fashion Week - New York City, United States - Tuesday 9th December 2014
Pink and Alicia Moore - Pink (real name Alicia Moore) arrives at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) wearing dark aviator style sunglasses and with a trolley full of luggage - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 9th July 2014
Pink - Celebrities attend 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Sunset Plaza. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 2nd March 2014
Date of birth
8th September, 1977
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