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Pink is an American singer and actress best known for her songs like Sucker in a Deep End and Sugar Pie. She started out as a member of the girl group Choice. Later, she signed a contract with LaFace Records as a solo artist. Pink is one of the most successful pop stars of her generation. She has sold over 60 million albums around the world.

Alecia Beth Moore (Pink) was born on September 8, 1979, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Her father was a Vietnam War veteran, and her mother was a nurse. After her parents split up when she was young, she  lived with her mother. However, growing up, Pink was a problematic child; she eventually fell out with her mother and moved out at 15.

Pink developed her musical skills at an early age. She started writing songs at 12 and joined a rap group, School of Thought, prompting her music career at 13. She got her stage name, “Pink,” because whenever her peers would make fun of her, she would turn pink from shyness. Despite her rogue lifestyle, Pink was determined to become a music artist. She had to do odd jobs to support herself while performing with the band, Choice.

In 2008, Pink released her fifth studio album, Funhouse. The album went on to chart at the top of ARIA. There were several hit singles on the album, including So What, which she wrote with songwriter record producers, Shellback and Max Martin. The song was subsequently leaked online, resulting in widespread fan exposure and success.

Pink’s singing style reflects her love for music, and her career was influenced by several successful singers, from Janis Joplin to Whitney Houston. She also grew up listening to Madonna, who she considered a mother.

She learned how to sing and write her own lyrics at a young age. Pink’s father, Jim Moore, is also a talented singer and songwriter. He wrote the song I Have Seen The Rain, which is included on the album, I’m Not Dead. The two have also performed the song live.

Pink released I’m Not Dead, her fourth studio album, in 2006 and it includes the single Stupid Girls, a song that takes aim at celebrities such as Britney Spears, and Paris Hilton, who think they need to be thin or have the latest handbag to be sexy. It went on to sell over 10 million copies worldwide.

In February 2010, Pink was considered one of the most popular pop stars at that time. Her favorite song is Get the Party Started.

Pink married professional racer Carey Hart in 2006 and welcomed her first child, Willow Sage, in June 2011. Pink and Carey later split up. Their relationship was problematic, but the singer says her kids were the source of her happiness and satisfaction.

Besides music, Pink has also appeared in movies like Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003), Thanks for Sharing (2012), and voiced Gloria in the animated movie Happy Feet Two (2011). She is referred to as “pop royalty” for her acrobatic stunts on stage and hoarse voice. Pink has bagged three Grammy Awards, one MTV Video Music Award, and a Daytime Award. She got the BMI President’s Award for “her outstanding achievement in songwriting and global impact on pop culture and the entertainment industry.”

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