Produced on September 8, 1979, in Pennsylvania, Pink is famous for her edgy pop music. She attained superstardom in the 2002 Moulin Rouge soundtrack with Christina Aguilera. Some claim that Pink has altered the range of pop music and paved the way for musicians like Katy Perry and Lady Gaga but has received little acknowledgement because of it. She’s a leading animal rights campaigner for PETA.
Vocalist and songwriter P!nk (marked Pink) was born Alecia Beth Moore on September 8, 1979, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Pink, as she is otherwise known, gets her name in the movie Reservoir Dogs, a picture she saw as a teen and whose character Mr. Pink is someone her friends all agreed she resembled.
Pink was the next child born to Jim and Judy Moore. She experienced a mostly typical middle class life in a suburb of Doylestown, Philadelphia. Her parents’ anxious relationship, nevertheless, induced the couple to divorce when Pink was 3. Their break as well as the subsequent death of the union started, in part, a rebellious mind-set from Pink. “I was never permitted to go over to some of my friends’ houses when I was little, because I used to be a bad effect,” she said of her early life. “None of their parents enjoyed me and my own parents were frightened to death of me— and for me.”
Instead, Pink seen comfort in music, so that as early as the age of 13 she was browsing the complex Philly club scene. From the time she was 14, she was already a seasoned vocalist and dancer, and began to compose her own tunes. She also had a routine singing job every Friday night in a Philly club. But it proved to be a hard life for her to handle, as she was consumed with a universe of drugs (she almost overdosed in the age of 15) and petty crime.
It was clear, nevertheless, that Pink had a gift for music. The group, known as Basic Instinct, welcomed Pink to the fold. Despite a record deal and a lot of studio time, the group never could find traction. Basic Instinct disbanded only two years after it had been gathered. An additional run with another R&B band, this one called Choice, also came to a swift ending in 1998.
For Pink, though, neither encounter was a catastrophe. Her gift was too difficult to not notice, and together with the support of LaFace, Choice’s former label, she struck out by herself. She changed her name from Alecia Moore to her stage name of Pink, and began recording her first solo album, Can Not Take Me Home. It ended up being a record that has been reinforced by her tour program, which found her opening up for popular boy band ‘N Sync.
Even with the newfound popularity and success, Pink, who was never one to conceal her real emotions, was far from fulfilled. Fearful to be lumped in with all the glut of pretty vocalists who controlled the marketplace, Pink set her sights on a deeper, edgier sound. “There was no blood, sweat or tears on my first record,” she told London’s Daily Mail. “And no mental exchange between me and the musicians.
She ended up discovering a little more of what she was searching for in 2002 around the Moulin Rouge soundtrack. The exact same year, Pink released a single from her second record, “Get the Party Started”, a powerhouse hit that climbed to the Top 5. It was an ideal start for her sophomore record, M!ssundaztood, a rock-infused record that went to sell more than 10 million copies globally.
Despite its critical success, the record did not capture the form of interest and sales that its predecessor did.
In 2006, Pink issued her fourth album, I am Not Dead, a record that appeared to be Pink’s most fair lineup of tunes to date. “It was more of a social commentary on those women, who believe they should be stick thin and possess the most recent handbag,” she clarified. “There is nothing wrong with being hot, but you’ve be hot for yourself, not society.”
But like her parents marriage, Pink’s union with Hart proved to be tumultuous, and only two years as soon as they exchanged vows, the couple split. Her fifth record, Funhouse (2008), brought from the raw emotions she was feeling from her recent divorce.
The vocalist told Winfrey that her parting from Hart taught her valuable lessons about herself, and the way to better function in a union.
Despite her tough girl picture, Pink has also revealed a softer side to the general public. An vocal supporter for the greater treatment of animals, Pink has set her star behind efforts sponsored by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animlas (PETA). In February 2009, Pink additionally contributed a significant amount of money toward a fund to help Australians changed with a big brush fire that swept through Victoria.