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Date of birth : 1979-09-08
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-06-03
Credited as : Pop rock singer, and songwriter, Can't Take Me Home

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Pink is an American singer-songwriter and musician. She released her first single "There You Go", on her first album, the R&B-oriented Can't Take Me Home, in 2000 via LaFace Records, which garnered commercial success.

Raised in Philadelphia not long after her birth on September 8, 1979 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania with the name Alecia Beth Moore, Pink has been familiar to music since she was merely a little child, a result of the influence her father, James Moore, had given her constantly through either his guitar lessons or plays of tunes from the likes of Bob Dylan and Don McLean as she grew up. Later also driven by the work of Madonna, Janis Joplin, Shirley Murdock, plus The Supremes, it really did not require such a long time for the girl to develop a profound interest in the field which led her to eagerly perform onstage whenever possible. A good offer then came from a local Philly DJ to provide back vocals for his rap group, School of Thought, at age 13 and nabbing this chance quickly, she delightfully found herself holding weekly guest appearances at the city's Club Fever.

Much to Pink's surprise, one of her stints there attracted an MCA Records representative who immediately attached her to a newly-developed R&B group, Basic Instinct, but the project did not run well so that she shifted to another called Choice, this time under LaFace Records, only to witness the disbanding of the troupe without any single released. Nonetheless, her alliance with Choice at least had brought her to the realization of her knack in writing songs upon being asked by Darryl Simmons to write the bridge for the trio's composition of "Just to be Loving You." Relying on this skills plus her great vocal range, she boldly approached the label's co-founder, L.A. Reid, and successfully retained her place in the company to finally begin her solo career. Helped by notable names, like She'kspeare, Babyface, Kandi Burruss, and 112, she persistently worked on her materials which then resulted in 'Can't Take Me Home" by April 2000.

Officially using the stage name she derived from both Steve Buscemi's character of Mr. Pink in "Reservoir Dogs" (1992) and her rosy complexion, Pink joyously embraced her initial achievement for the debut instantly soared to the 26th rank on The Billboard 200 while spawning two top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hits of "There You Go" and "Most Girls." Coupled with the multi-Platinum status she received at the end of the year, all the attainment unquestionably catapulted her to widespread popularity and so gave this originally blonde great exposure to make collaboration alongside Lil' Kim, Christina Aguilera, also Mya on a remake of "Lady Marmalade." Launched in spring 2001, the single fabulously turned out to be a huge hit across the States, securing the top spot of Billboard Hot 100 for 5 weeks while going number one in U.K, Australia, Ireland, Brazil, New Zealand and Argentina as well.

The success of "Lady Marmalade" wonderfully still continued in the following year when its singers eventually nabbed a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, no doubt boosting Pink's career several notch higher consequently. Challenged to score more brilliantly in her next step, she recklessly decided to take her sound in a new direction and thus recruited Linda Perry, former vocalist of 4 Non Blondes, to support her in composing the tunes for her second album. Entitled "M!ssundaztood", this sophomore effort amazingly managed to surpass what its predecessor had reached when being released on November 20, 2001. Enhanced by its 4 tracks namely "Get the Party Started", "Don't Let Me Get Me", "Just Like a Pill", plus "Family Portrait" which all were the top 5 songs of Billboard Top 40 Mainstream, the record effortlessly rocketed to the sixth place of The Billboard 200, even later became one of the biggest selling LPs of that year with millions of copies sold to in the end be certified 5 times Platinum by 2003.

The year also delightfully saw the coming up of her next album, "Try This", of which outcome was satisfying enough as it could generate modest hits, like "God is a DJ", "Feel Good Time", and "Trouble" though was unable to repeat the accomplishment of her previous work. Even so, the latter two singles surprisingly earned her two Grammy Award nominations in the categories of Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, once again, and Best Female Rock Vocal Performance that she eventually won by 2004.

Aside from her career in music, Pink has also developed another profession as an actress since 2002 and starred in several big screen productions which included "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" (2003), "Catacombs", and "If I Had Known I Was a Genius", the latest two released in 2006. In addition, she has been known to take deep concern on world's matters and actively support organizations of PETA, Greenpeace, plus NetAid among others. As for her love life, she once dated Motley Crue drummer, Tommy Lee, before finally gaving her heart to motocross racer Carey Hart thus married him on January 7, 2006 in Costa Rica.

In 2006, Pink nicely marked her comeback through her fourth studio album "I'm Not Dead". Released in April through LaFace Records, the album was a substantial success as it reached the top ten in the U.S. and the top five in the UK. Through the album's lead single, "Stupid Girls", she also earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

To follow up the success of her 2006 effort, Pink will release another studio album entitled "Funhouse". Set to be released in North America on October 28, 2008, the record is led by single "So What" taking aim at the singer's separation and divorce from freestyle motocross racer Hart. Teaming up with Max Martin, Shellback, and Billy Mann among others to write the new materials, she recorded approximately 30 to 35 songs for the effort. Yet, only twelve out of 35 new songs that are confirmed to be listed on the album. One of the singles is entitled "Sober" and it narrates about the party at her house where everyone was drunk except for her.

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