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Pink performing in July 2006
Alecia Beth Moore
Also known as
September 8, 1979 (1979-09-08) (age 27)
Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA
Pop, pop rock, R&B
Singer, songwriter, record producer, actress
Alecia Beth Moore (born on September 8, 1979), known professionally as Pink (often stylized as P!nk), is an American singer-songwriter who gained prominence in 2000.
Pink released her first record, the R&B based Can't Take Me Home, in 2000 via LaFace Records. Her pop rock-based second studio album, M!ssundaztood, was released in 2001 and is her biggest seller to date, producing three top ten hits in the U.S. 2003's Try This, her third album, failed to match the success of M!ssundaztood. After taking a break, Pink released her fourth studio album, I'm Not Dead, in 2006, which has been successful worldwide, going gold/platinum in more than sixteen countries.
Pink is known for her unorthodox fashion sense and soulful sound.
1.1 Childhood and discovery
1.2 Music career
1.2.1 2000–2001: Can't Take Me Home era
1.2.2 2001–2002: M!ssundaztood era
1.2.3 2003–2004: Try This era
1.2.4 2006–present: I'm Not Dead era
1.3 Acting career
2 Personal life
4.2 As supporting act
5 Awards and nominations
5.1 Grammy Awards
6 See also
8 External links
 Childhood and discovery
Alecia Beth Moore was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania to Vietnam veteran James Moore and nurse Judy Kugel. She is of Jewish ancestry on her mother's side, and is Irish, German and Lithuanian on her father's. Moore has identified herself as Jewish. She grew up in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, where she attended Central Bucks West High School. Her father played guitar and sang songs for her, and from an early age she aspired to be a rock star. While in high school, Moore joined her first "official" band, Middle Ground, but the band never took off. According to Moore, her biggest influences are Janis Joplin, Steven Tyler, Bad Religion, Mary J. Blige, Bob Marley, Billy Joel, Indigo Girls, Don McLean, 2Pac, and The Notorious B.I.G..
Moore developed her voice early on in her life. An asthmatic, she learned to breathe from her lower abdomen instead of her chest on doctor's advice, and started singing lessons to learn this technique. She began performing in Philadelphia clubs when she was fourteen years old. At age sixteen, she joined an R&B Atlanta-based trio called Choice, which included Chrissy Conway of the Christian girl group ZOEgirl. The group signed with LaFace Records and contributed "Key to My Heart" to the soundtrack of the 1996 film Kazaam. Choice eventually disbanded after recording an unreleased album; Moore remained at LaFace as a solo act under the stage name Pink. Daryl Simmons took her to recordings where she sang backing vocals for artists such as Diana Ross, 98 Degrees, Kenny Lattimore and Tevin Campbell. Pink's debut single, the dance track "Gonna Make Ya Move (Don't Stop)", was released in the UK in 1998 by Activ Records and appeared on the UK top 200.