P!nk

P!nk

Philadelphia, PA
  • Pop

Biography

The prolific and iconic American singer P!nk, born Alecia Beth Moore, hit the ground running at the turn of the millennium with her debut solo album, “Can't Take Me Home”. The album went double platinum and featured two top-ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, “There You Go” and “Most Girls”. Moore was born in the small town of Abington, Pennsylvania in 1979. Her musical life started with her father, a guitar player and singer in his spare time, who inspired Moore to become a musician. She started performing at clubs in Philadelphia at the tender age of fourteen, shocking some audiences with her dark and introspective lyrics. Always working, P!nk's first break came when legendary producer L.A. Reid heard “Key to My Heart”, a track released by Choice, her band at the time. Neither Choice nor “Key to My Heart” took off, but P!nk got a solo record deal with LaFace Records and began working on her first album. “Can't Take Me Home” hit the twenty-sixth spot on the Billboard 200 and sold millions of copies worldwide. P!nk took home the award for Best Female New Artist of the Year at the Billboard Music Awards in 2000. Taking control of her artistic direction, P!nk holed up for several months to write songs for her next album, “Missundaztood”. The album's lead single, “Get the Party Started”, hit the number-one spot on charts worldwide, and “Missundaztood” remains P!nk's highest-grossing album to date. A few years of chart-topping singles preceded P!nk's next album, “Try This”, in 2003, which became a global hit, going platinum ten times and earning P!nk a bevy of awards, including a Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. P!nk topped her success with “Funhouse” in 2008, promoting the album with a worldwide tour for her millions of global fans and then released “The Truth About Love” in 2012. P!nk's latest project is a folk duo with Dallas Green called You+Me. They released their first album entitled “Rose Ave.” in October 2014.