During the dawn of the new millennium a new pop star emerged from Pennsylvania who immediately got everyone’s attention with her soothing voice and edgy, tomboyish style. She introduced herself to the world as Pink and released her first song, There You Go in 2000. This track was extensively played on the radio and made her the talk of town. It became popular in the United States and went gold. Since then, there has been no stopping her as she went on to change the scope of pop music.
Since her debut in 2000, Pink’s career took off to great heights. She has been ranked at the tenth spot on VH1’s list of the ‘100 Greatest Women in Music’ and also named Billboard’s Women of the Year. Moreover, she won three Grammy Awards. Pink is scheduled to hit the road soon. She plans to take the stage in your city next, so book your Pink tickets today and enjoy the live version of her hits like, Raise Your Glass, True Love and Try.
Early Life & Influences
Pink cites Madonna has her biggest inspiration.
“Madonna has always been an inspiration for me... I was a fan right from the first time I heard 'Holiday'’
In addition, Pink is influenced by Janis Joplin, Joan Jett, Billy Joel, Whitney Houston and Mary J. Blige.
Alecia Beth Moore, popularly known by her stage name, Pink, was born in 1995 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. She discovered her vocal talents early in life and soon started to write songs as an outlet to express her feelings. At the age of fourteen, Pink began to perform gigs in clubs around her hometown and was later asked to audition for a spot in an all-female group, Basic Instinct. She was ultimately recruited in the band but it later disbanded.
Two years later, she met with Chrissy Conway and Stephanie Galligan and together they formed a group, Choice. The trio recorded their debut song, Key to My Heart and sent it to LaFace Records where the company’s founder, L.A. Reid heard it. Impressed by the group’s talent, he signed the girls to his record label. Choice then relocated to Atlanta and started to work on their first studio project. The album however was never released and the group broke-up in 1998. As for Pink, she was given the choice to go solo by L.A. Reid and soon the singer hit the studio to record her debut studio effort.
Breakthrough & Recognition
On April 4, 2000, Pink’s first album, ‘Can’t Take Me Home’ was released. With this, Pink had arrived, as the record enjoyed multi-platinum level sales in the United States, Canada and Australia. It also dominated the European markets and went on to sell more than a million copies in the United Kingdom. The album featured thirteen tracks out of which, You Make Me Sick and Split Personality appeared in the films, ‘Save the Last Dance’ and ‘The Princess Diaries’ respectively.
For her next record, Pink contacted the lead singer of 4 Non Blondes, Linda Perry. She was a big fan of her music and stated,
“Literally this woman spoke to me. Being in pain and being on drugs and being misunderstood and, yeah she spoke my language. Without having to say anything, she could sing a note and it was what I was feeling. I used to sit at three or four o' clock in the morning, tripping on whatever, screaming 4 Non Blondes out the window until the cops were called”
Linda Perry co-wrote six songs with Pink for her sophomore album, ‘Missundaztood’ and also helped in the production of the record. It hit the stores on November 20, 2001. The album became an even bigger hit than ‘Can’t Take Me Home’ as it not only went on to sell more than twelve million copies globally but also earned her a Grammy nomination for ‘Best Pop Vocal Album.’ It also made the Billboard’s list of the ‘Top 200 Albums of All Time’ and received four and a half stars out of five from All Music.
‘Missundaztood’ spawned four hit singles, Get the Party Started, Don’t Let Me Get Me, Just Like a Pill and Family Portrait. These singles won accolades, including Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award, MTV Europe Music Award, Q Award and MTV Video Music Award. In the same year, Pink released a cover song, Lady Marmalade with Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim and Mýa, which featured in the Hollywood blockbuster, ‘Moulin Rouge!’
Since 2001, Pink has been releasing records influenced by pop rock and pop punk sounds. Her later albums, ‘Try This,’ ‘I’m Not Dead’ and ‘Funhouse’ all received great response from the critics. So What, a single from ‘Funhouse’ made it to the Rolling Stone’s list of the ‘100 Best Songs of 2008.’ The track also won her MTV Europe Music Award in the category of ‘Most Addictive Track.’ In addition, it appeared in multiple video games like, ‘Dance Dance Revolution,’ ‘Just Dance 4’ and ‘Guitar Hero: World Tour’ and topped the Billboard Hot 100.
Album Releases and Notable Work
Twelve years later since her debut, Pink finally released her first chart-topping album, ‘The Truth About Love’ in 2012. The record set the world on fire as it went triple platinum in the United States and New Zealand, whereas in Australia it went on to sell in excess of six million copies. It was included in the list of ’50 Favorite Albums of 2012’ by NPR Music and was also placed at the eleventh spot on Spin’s list of the ‘Best Pop Albums of 2012.’
Five years later, Pink made headlines once again when her latest record, ‘Beautiful Trauma’ hit the stores in 2017. It marked her second album to reach the top of Billboard 200. The album proved that the five-time Billboard Music Award winner can still produce hit music as ‘Beautiful Trauma’ was loaded with addictive songs including, What About Us, which became a top 10 hit in 26 countries.
Apart from coming out with seven studio albums, Pink has also released three live and five compilation records. She has also released thirty four music videos so far.
Pink Tour Tickets
From performing sold out shows to winning multiple accolades, Pink has done it all. She has gone on to sell over forty seven million records around the world and has acted in films, ‘Thanks for Sharing,’ ‘Happy Feet Two’ and ‘Catacombs.’ On top of that, she was honored with the BMI President’s Award at the 63rd BMI Pop Awards.
Pink now plans to kick off, ‘Beautiful Trauma World Tour’ in 2018 to promote her seventh studio effort, ‘Beautiful Trauma.’ She is scheduled to perform forty eight shows in North America, so if you want to watch her live then grab your Pink tour tickets here.