- NAME: Pink
- OCCUPATION: Animal Rights Activist, Dancer, Singer
- BIRTH DATE: September 08, 1979 (Age: 34)
- Did You Know?: P!nk got her name from the character of Mr. Pink in the Quentin Tarantino film Reservoir Dogs.
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Doylestown, Pennsylvania
- Originally: Alecia Beth Moore
- AKA: Pink
- AKA: P!nk
- ZODIAC SIGN: Virgo
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Contrasting her edgy, tomboyish style with that of her female popstar peers, Pink has had huge success with hits like "You Make Me Sick" and "There You Go."
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M!ssundaztood, Pinks second rock-infused record, went on to sell more than 10 million copies worldwide with the powerhouse hit "Get the Party Started."
Pinks fifth album, Funhouse (2008), drew from the raw emotions she was feeling from her recent divorce which were evident in the hit song "So What."
In 2002 Pink collaborated with Christina Aguilera, Mya, and Lil' Kim in a soulful remake of Patti LaBelle's "Lady Marmalade" on the Moulin Rouge soundtrack.
In 2006, Pink issued her fourth album, I'm Not Dead, a record that seemed to be Pink's most honest lineup of songs to date. The record included the No. 1 hit single "Stupid Girls."
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Fearful of being lumped in with the glut of pretty singers who dominated the market, Pink set her sights on a deeper, edgier sound. "There was no blood, sweat or tears on my first album," she told London's Daily Mail. "And no emotional exchange between me and the musicians. R&B is on a conveyor belt."
She ended up finding a little more of what she was looking for in 2002 on the Moulin Rouge soundtrack. Pink collaborated with Christina Aguilera, Mya, and Lil' Kim in a soulful remake of Patti LaBelle's "Lady Marmalade." That same year, Pink released a single from her second album, "Get the Party Started", a powerhouse hit that climbed into the Top 5. It was the perfect launch for her sophomore record, M!ssundaztood, a rock-infused record that went on to sell more than 10 million copies worldwide.
A year later, Pink rewarded her fans with her third album, Try This, an even more rock-centric record that netted the singer a hit single ("Trouble") and a Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. Despite its critical success, the album failed to grab the kind of attention and sales that its predecessor did.
In 2006, Pink issued her fourth album, I'm Not Dead, a record that seemed to be Pink's most honest lineup of songs to date. The record included the No. 1 hit single "Stupid Girls", a pointed attack on the infatuation and celebrity surrounding people like Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. "It was more of a social commentary on these girls, who think they have to be stick thin and have the latest handbag," she explained. "There's nothing wrong with being sexy, but you have be sexy for yourself, not society."
Away from the record studio, Pink's life was also evolving. She married her boyfriend, Motocross star Carey Hart, in Costa Rica, after proposing to him during one of his races. But like her parents marriage, Pink's union with Hart proved to be tumultuous, and just two years after they exchanged vows, the couple separated. Her fifth album, Funhouse (2008), drew from the raw emotions she was feeling from her recent divorce. It also proved to be a huge commercial success, debuting at No. 2 on the Billboard chart, and inspiring a wild, worldwide tour that featured the artist performing blindfolded and—in some instances—singing upside-down on a trapeze.
As always, music helped Pink to heal, and the reflection on her crumbling relationship with Hart helped the couple reunite. After much speculation, Pink revealed in a February 2010 interview with Oprah Winfrey that she and her husband were back together. The singer told Winfrey that her separation from Hart taught her valuable lessons about herself, and how to better function in a marriage. The couple now resides in Malibu, California.
Despite her tough girl image, Pink has also shown a softer side to the public. An outspoken advocate for the better treatment of animals, Pink has put her celebrity behind campaigns sponsored by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animlas (PETA). In February 2009, Pink also donated a considerable sum of money toward a fund to help Australians affected by a large brush fire that swept through Victoria.
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