Pink: Snapshot

Name
Pink
Date of Birth
September 08, 1979
Birth Place
Doylestown, Pa.
With her in-your-face rebelliousness and pointed social lyrics, Pink lifted herself above the pop princess genre with driving alt-rock songs like "Get the Party Started" and ''Stupid Girls''.

Starting out as a Philly club rat, the budding pop star (born Alecia Moore) used her vocal skills to get herself a contract with LaFace Records as part of the trio Choice. She soon went solo, releasing her R& B-ish debut album Can't Take Me Home. It got her foot in the door, but her bratty 2001 follow-up Missundaztood made her a rocker to be reckoned with.

The two-time Grammy winner made titillating headlines with her penchant for kissing famous women, but insists her real love is husband, motocross racer Carey Hart, with whom she welcomed her first child, daughter Willow Sage Hart in June 2011.

Pink: Five Fun Facts

  1. Brooke Shields was the first celebrity Pink ever met. The future singer was five, and Shields signed her hat.
  2. As a child, Pink marched on Washington, D.C., with her father, Jim Moore. "He's a full-contact-karate, Vietnam-vet, guerrilla-warfare-type dude," she told Newsweek. "He taught me how to shoot guns, how to use knives, how to break wrists. When boys chased girls in kindergarten, no one chased me or I'd beat 'em up."
  3. Pink attended Christina Aguilera's 22nd-birthday party wearing nothing but body paint from the waist up. She gave her friend a full-lip kiss before she left.
  4. Pink tattooed the likeness of her late bulldog, Elvis, on her inner arm. The pooch, who drowned in Pink's pool in 2007, was a gift from pal Lisa Marie Presley. The inking also includes, "A time to weep, a time to mourn, sleep in peace."
  5. Shortly after marrying motocross racer Carey Hart, Pink counted baking cupcakes and working in the yard among the virtues of wedded bliss. "I suppose that all the time, inside me, there was a little housewife just desperate to get out," she told The Mail.

Pink: Biography

1979

September 08

A Not-So-Pink Beginning

Jim and Judy Moore welcome their second child, Alecia. Though Alecia (who will become known to the world as Pink) enjoys a middle-class upbringing in Doylestown, Pa., outside Philadelphia, family dynamics are tense. By 3, she is already drawn to the rebellious stance of a rock star. "I've never fitted in," she tells The Mail in 2006. "I just wanted to get the hell out of that town and get on with my life."

early 90s

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Troubled Teen

After her parents' divorce, Pink becomes an angry child. "I was never allowed to go over to any of my friends' houses when I was little, because I was the bad influence," she tells the Sunday Telegraph in 2007. "None of their parents liked me and my own parents were scared to death of me – and for me." By 13, as a regular in the Philly club scene (writing songs, dancing and singing backup), Pink is into drugs, drinking, and heavy partying. At 15, she takes a near-fatal overdose of crystal meth, angel dust, ecstasy, cocaine and marijuana. Arrests for petty theft and trespassing follow.

1995

Pink

Precocious Talent

At 16, Pink gets her first record deal. Antonio "L.A." Reid (right) of LaFace Records, signs her as part of Choice, a female R& B/pop trio. Two years later, without much success in the studio, Choice disbands and Reid encourages Pink to go solo. It is around this time that she dyes her sometimes-green hair pink and chooses the name to match.

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Photo Credits

BIOGRAPHY (top to bottom): Splash News Online; Steve Granitz/WireImage

Edited by Julia Wang

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