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The American singer Pink was born in 1979 under the real name Alecia Beth Moore in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. She has been married to American motocross rider Carey Hart since 2006 and they have a daughter who was born in 2011 and a son who was born in 2016. Pink achieved her international musical breakthrough in the early 2000s with the single ‘Get this party started’ and the album ‘M!ssundaztood’. With over 40 million albums sold and 70 million singles sold in her 20-year career, Pink is one of the most successful pop musicians of our time.
The singer initially grew up in a sheltered family environment. While her father, Jim Moore, is of Irish descent and a Vietnam veteran who ran an insurance company, Pink’s mother, Judith Kugel, was a registered nurse. Her younger brother was born in 1977 just before the parents divorced in 1979. In her hometown of Doylestown, Pink last attended Central Bucks High School West, where she did not graduate from high school, which she later did. During her childhood and adolescence, Pink suffered greatly from the divorce of her parents and the loss of her father that came with it. Her relationship with her mother became increasingly difficult until Pink rebelled against her. She began taking drugs and drinking alcohol and had to seek therapeutic treatment at the age of 14, but this was unsuccessful. When Pink finally dropped out of school at the age of 16, her mother kicked her out of the apartment they shared and from then on she had to earn her own living. She worked for a short time in a snack chain and wrote poems in which she worked through her experiences. She later worked through her problematic family past in songs like ‘Family Portrait’.
After all, Pink got her first points of contact with music in her early childhood. Here, because of her severe asthma, she had to take dance and singing lessons to improve her breathing technique. This increased her vocal abilities enormously, so that she joined a gospel choir at an early age. She also learned to play the guitar from her father, who sang her songs and initially accompanied her on this instrument. She also had small appearances in a band while still in high school and was hired by a DJ in Philadelphia as a dancer and backing singer for his hip-hop group ‘Schoolz of Thought’. At the age of 14, Pink was finally allowed to perform once a week as a singer in Club Fever, where she sang her first songs.
At the age of 16, Pink moved to Atlanta, which was a center of the American music industry in the 1990s thanks to music greats like Usher and Outcast. Here she founded the music group ‘Choice’ with two girlfriends at the time, whose demo tape of the song ‘Key to my heart’ reached the music producer LA Reid. He signed the trio to his label LaFace Records. The song ‘Key to my heart’ finally appeared in 1996 on the soundtrack to the movie ‘Kazaam’. However, the band split again in 1998 due to musical differences before their first album, which had already been recorded, could be released.
After working with producer Daryl Simmons during this period, Pink began working on her own songs again, leading to LA Reid signing her as a solo artist.
Finally, in the spring of 2000, Pink’s debut album ‘Can’t take me home’ was released. At that time, she was able to increase her level of awareness, especially as the support act for the boy band N*Sync on their No Strings Attached tour. This was followed by collaboration on the soundtrack for the film Moulin Rouge, for which Pink recorded the classic ‘Lady Marmalade’ together with Christina Aguilera, Mýa and Lil’ Kim at the beginning of 2001. This topped the charts worldwide, which also helped Pink to international fame and her first of three Grammy Awards in 2002. Pink then had her greatest musical successes with her albums ‘M!ssundaztood’ and ‘Try this’. The albums ‘I’m not dead’ (2006), ‘Funhouse’ (2008), ‘Greatest Hits … So Far!!!’ followed at regular intervals. (2010), ‘The Truth About Love’ (2012), ‘Beautiful Trauma’ (2017) and most recently ‘Hurts 2B Human’ (2019).
“You only get as much respect as you ask for.”
“We’re all p!nk on the inside.”
“I hate racism. White, black, yellow or red – it doesn’t matter at all. What is this nonsense? I’m pink – and that’s a good thing!”
On the one hand, music is a kind of therapy for Pink, on the other hand she says of herself that she couldn’t write lyrics if she were really happy. As a member of the animal welfare organization, she also fights for animal rights. After all, her stage name can be traced back to blushing shamefacedly at a summer camp when she was eight and the character ‘Mister Pink’ in the movie ‘Resevoir Dogs’.