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Pink (singer)

Pink (singer)
Pink performing in London 2008
Personal information
Birth nameAlecia Beth Moore
BornSeptember 8, 1979(age 37)
Doylestown, Pennsylvania United States
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, United States
GenresPop, pop rock, alternative rock, dance
OccupationSinger-songwriter, musician, record producer, dancer, actress
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano, keyboard, drums
Years active2000 present
LabelsArista, LaFace
SpouseCarey Hart

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Alecia Beth Moore (born September 8, 1979), better known by her stage name Pink (stylized as P!nk), is an American singer-songwriter and musician.

After her short, 3-year career with the contemporary R&B girl group Choice, in 2000 she released her first single "There You Go", from her debut album "Can't Take Me Home". The song gathered commercial success, peaking at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100.

In 2001, she released her second, more pop rock-oriented, studio album, "M!ssundaztood". The album went on to become a critical and commercial success, with estimated sales of 13 million. It produced 4 singles, "Get The Party Started", "Don't Let Me Get Me", "Just Like A Pill" and "Family Portrait", each entering the Top 20, with "Just Like A Pill" being her highest charting solo single until "So What" in 2008, peaking at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100. In November 2003, Pink released her third album "Try This". The album was, commercially, less successful than her previous album, but still managed to sell around 3 million copies, making it Pink's least successful album to date. It produced 3 singles, "Trouble", "God Is A DJ" and "Last To Know", with the first receiving a Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. On April 4, 2006, she released "I'm Not Dead", her fourth studio album. It marks her comeback after the poor success of her previous album. The album debuted and peaked at #6 on the Billboard 200, Pink's highest debut on the chart. It was preceded by the controversial single "Stupid Girls" which gathered commercial success. The second single, "Who Knew", was virtually ignored on American radio, and after the huge success of "U + Ur Hand", was re-released, peaking at #9 on the charts. "U + Ur Hand" is credited to have revived Pink's career in the US, and also to have brought the album back to the charts. Her fifth album, Funhouse, was released in late October 2008. It was preceded by her first solo number one on the Billboard Hot 100, "So What". The album notched three other Top 20 hits: "Sober", "Please Don't Leave Me" and "Glitter in the Air". On November 15, 2010, she released her first compilation album, Greatest Hits... So Far!!!, preceded by her second solo number one hit, "Raise Your Glass".

According to Billboard, Pink was rated No.13 on the list of Artists of the Decade and No.1 Pop Song Artist of the Decade (2000 2009). She has also scored eleven Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 US hits, including eight as a solo artist, and has won three Grammy Awards, 5 MTV Video Music Awards and 2 Brit Awards. Pink was also voted best recording artist of 2009. The People's Chart, announced through BBC Radio 1, declared Pink as the 11th Most Played Artist on UK Radio of the decade 2000 to 2009. Forbes Magazine in 2010 named Pink the 27th most powerful celebrity, with $44 million earned between June 2009 and June 2010.

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