Pink: Christened Alecia Moore, Pink was born September 8, 1979, to parents James and Judy. While growing up in Philadephia, her father played Bob Dylan and Don McLean songs on the guitar, which served as inspiration to Pink’s pursuit of a musical career.
A young Pink proclaimed her love for music by running through her house singing songs, and creating her own fantasies by doing so. While growing up, the Philly club scene provided her the venue to express herself by both singing and dancing. At the age of 13, Pink met a popular Philly club dancer named Skratch, who she started dancing with. This led to her singing backup in his rap group, Schools of Thought.
Pink performing live during her Truth About Love Tour in April 2013
|Born||Alecia Beth Moore|
(1979-09-08) September 8, 1979
Abington Township, Montgomery County,
|Spouse(s)||Carey Hart (m. 2006)|
Noted for having “a strong signature voice and a literally acrobatic ability on stage”, Pink has received mostly positive reception from music critics.
She has sold over 16 million albums in the United States, while accumulating record sales of over 100 million records worldwide. Her career accolades include three Grammy Awards, a Brit Award, and six MTV Video Music Awards. In 2009, Billboard recognized Pink as the Pop Songs Artist of the Decade.
Pink was also the second most-played female solo artist in the United Kingdom during the 2000s decade, behind Madonna. VH1 ranked her number 10 on their list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music, while Billboard awarded her the Woman of the Year in 2013.