Alecia Beth Moore, better known as Pink, was born on September 8, 1979, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania in a Vietnam veteran’s family. She is the second cousin of singer/actress Mandy Moore. Raised in a musical family, she was destined to become an artist. Pink started as a dancer, then as a backing vocalist for the local rap group Schools of Thought. She was reluctant to sing somebody’s songs for it was important to her to express what she really felt. Thus, aged 15, she decided to write and perform her own songs. Her next step to glory was joining the group called Basic Instinct, and, later, a female R&B trio called Choice. Pink’s talent and attitude made her an outstanding figure among the other members of the group, which motivated the LaFace Records to offer her a solo contract. Pink paid much attention to her style choosing the bright pink color for her hair and extravagant dressing. In 2000, she delivered her debut album, Can't Take Me Home. It contained Top Ten singles There You Go, and Most Girls. The album collected praiseful reviews and quickly earned the double-platinum status.
While working on her second album, Pink participated in recording the song Lady Marmalade for the musical Moulin Rouge, which also featured such divas as Christina Aguilera, Mya and Lil Kim. The song appeared a huge hit and topped the charts in both the U.S. and the U.K. It climbed the first position in Billboard Hot 100 and won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals. In November 2001, Pink released her second album, Missundaztood. She co-wrote and co-produced most of the tracks along with former 4 Non Blondes vocalist Linda Perry. The album revealed a wider spectrum of music genres, including rock, blues, hip-hop, R&B and pop. It included such hits like Get the Party Started, Don't Let Me Get Me, Just Like a Pill, and Family Portrait. Missundaztood was a much better seller than its predecessor. More than 5 million copies of this album were sold in the U.S. alone. Another big song from Pink was Feel Good Time, featured on the soundtrack to Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, where. Pink also played a bit part.
Pink’s third album, Try This, was released in November 2003. Pink co-wrote most of its lyrics and music in collaboration with Tim Armstrong from the punk rock band Rancid. All the three singles Trouble, God is a DJ, and Last to Know gained much more success in Europe, than in the States, which promoted Pink to tour mostly in Europe. Her next album was originally entitled Long Way to Happy, but was eventually released as I’m Not Dead in April 2006. Its first single Stupid Girls raised hot disputes due to the video parodying a number of Hollywood celebrities. One of the songs from the album, Dear Mr. President, appeared an open letter to President George W. Bush. In May 2006, Pink’s DVD containing concert footage of her Try This European Tour was released. After having a cameo in Charlie’s Angels, Pink had one of the leading roles in the horror Catacombs (2007). In October 2008, she released her fifth album, Funhouse. Much of the new studio album's subject matter alluded to the fact that Pink recently divorced her husband Carey Hart. Funhouse was a balanced blend of upbeat pop gems and midtempo ballads. In 2010 Pink released a very strong compilation album of her best works entitled Greatest Hits... So Far!!!. That record was well received all around the world, which did not turn out to be a surprise: Family Portrait, Please Don't Leave Me, and several new songs, among which Raise Your Glass and Fuckin' Perfect were not left ignored by anyone.
With her several Grammy, BRIT and MTV awards, remarkable image and abundant discography, Pink remains one of the most prominent artists in the modern music world.