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Alecia Beth Moore, stage name Pink was born on September 8, 1979 to Judith and Jim Moore in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Her brother Jason Moore was born in 1977. She went to Kutz Elementary School, Lenape Middle School, and Central Bucks High School and joined the Band, “Middleground,” which folded after their defeat at a “Battle of the Bands” competition. At 14, Pink performed in clubs across Philadelphia and went through phases from skateboarder to hip-hopper to rave child and finally rock band lead singer. At 16, Pink formed the R&B group “Choice” along with two other teenage girls Chrissy Conway and Sharon Flanagan.
They send their first song “Key to My Heart” to LaFace Records in Atlanta, Georgia, where L.A. Reid signed a record deal with them. The girls relocated to Atlanta to record an album. “Key to My Heart” was made soundtrack for the 1996 film of the same name, but Choice disbanded in 1998.
“Can’t Take Me Home was Pink’s debut album, produced by Terence “Tramp-Baby” Abney, She’ksphere, Dallas Austin, The Specialists and Steve Rhyme. It was released in April 2000 and was certified double Platinum in the U.S., selling five million copies worldwide. In 2000, Pink performed the opening act for ‘N Sync’s American Tour in the summer, and 2001 she became part of ensemble production of “Lady Marmalade” for the movie “Moulin Rouge!” alongside Lil Kim, Maya and Christina Aguilera. The music video won a Grammy Award for “best pop collaboration with vocals.”
Pink recruited Linda Perry to co-write and co-produce her second album along with Dallas Austin and Scott Storch. The album “Missundaztood” was released in November 2001. The video for the single “Get the Party Started” won two awards at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards. Missundaztood went Gold or Platinum in over 20 countries, with 30 million in sales. The album and the lead single “Get the Party Started” were nominated at the 2003 Grammy Awards. In 2002 Pink and Perry co-written Faith Hill’s album “Cry,” and Pink headlined the “Party Tour” that went across America, Europe and down under to Australia. She would also perform as the supporting act in Lenny Kravitz’s “America” tour.
On November 11, 2003, Pink’s third album “Try This” was released. It was certified Platinum in the U.S., selling more than five million copies worldwide. The single “Trouble” won Pink a Grammy Award at the 2004 Grammy Awards, and “Feel Good Time” was nominated. Pink toured Europe and Australia for the “Try This” Tour.
In 2005, Pink collaborated with Lisa Marie Presley for Presley’s album “Now What.” Then in April 2006, Pink’s fourth album “I’m Not Dead” was released through LaFace Records, and it ranked 96th in the U.S. in 2007. The album’s lead single “Stupid Girls” earned a Grammy Award nomination and won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Pop Video. The album was certified ten times Platinum, and Pink embarked on the globetrotting “I’m Not Dead” Tour, selling about 307,000 tickets in Australia. The DVD “Pink: Live From Wembley Arena” was released, which was taped at one of the London Shows of the tour. In 2006 Pink sang “Waiting All Day” for Sunday Night for NBC Sunday Night Football, contributed to soundtrack of the animated feature film “Happy Feet” and promoted the PSP (PlayStation Portable) by lending her name to Playstation.
In Justin Timberlake’s FutureSex/LoveShow Tour Pink was the opening act. She also did some songwriting, crafting “I Will” for Natalia Druyts’s album. She co-wrote “Outside of You” which was recorded by Hilary Duff and released on Duff’s album “Dignity.” Pink also recorded song along with other females artists including Annie Lennox’s “Songs of Mass Destruction” album. Then in Decembet 2007 Pink Box special edition was released in Australia and was certified Gold. In October 2008 at the ARIA Music Awards in Sydney, Australia, Pink was the guest of honor. Then on November 3, 2008 her album “Funhouse” debuted and was certified double Platinum. The Funhouse Tour begun on February 24 in France. And on November 23, 2008 at the American Music Awards Pink performed “Sober,” and released a four-CD set of albums Can’t Take Me Home/Missundaztood/Try This/I’m Not Dead.
At the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards on September 13, 2009, Pink did a trapeze act while singing “Sober,” and won a nomination for Best Female Video. Then on January 31, 2010 Pink performed another trapeze act at the 2010 Grammy Awards, singing “Glitter in the Air” to a standing ovation. Finally, on October 4, 2009 Pink’s music became the theme of Australian Idol.
Pink’s “Gatest Hits… So Far!!!” album was released on November 12, 2010 by LaFace Records to celebrate her first decade in the music industry, which is set to go on for many decades yet to come.