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The Evolution of P!nk

The Evolution of P!nk from a punk teen to an Oscar night stunner

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    P!nk (who’s real name is: Alecia Beth Moore) was born on September 8, 1979 in Pennsylvania.

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    Before P!nk was famous, she had a job serving burgers and fries at McDonald's.

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    As a young teen, P!nk was already performing at local spots in the Philly club scene and became a member of the female R&B group, Choice.

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    P!nk struggled with drugs through her teen age years, but was given a singing opportunity by DJ Storm after she wowed him by singing Mary J. Blige at a club. She quit the drugs and never looked back.

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    When P!nk later became a solo artist, she rocked her pink hair.

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    P!nk released her first solo single, "There You Go" in 2000 off her debut album Can’t Take Me Home.

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    "Can't Take Me Home" was certified double-platinum in the U.S.
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    In 2001, P!nk collaborated with Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim & Maya for a cover of "Lady Marmalade" for the 2001 Moulin Rouge!

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    The soundtrack, which received a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collab w/ Vocals & became P!nk's first #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100.

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    Although she originally faced opposition from her record label, P!nk aimed to make her second album more personal and more pop rock-oriented.

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    Her second album, M!ssundaztood, was released in 2001 and proved to be her most successful album to date.
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    P!ink's first single off M!ssundaztood, "Get the Party Started," was released in October 2001 and was a worldwide hit.

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    Other singles off M!ssundaztood include "Don’t Let Me Get Me," "Just Like a Pill," and "Family Portrait".

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    In 2002, P!nk headlined her 'The Party Tour'.

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    In 2003, P!nk had a cameo as a motocross race ramp owner in the film Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle and her song, "Feel Good Time" was featured on the soundtrack.

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    Try This is the third studio album by recording artist P!nk. It was released on November 11, 2003.
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    "Trouble," released off P!nk's third studio album Try This, took home the Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance in 2004.

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    In 2006, P!nk released an open letter titled "Dear Mr. President" directed towards George W. Bush. It criticized a lot of his decisions he made during his term.

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    "Stupid Girls" was the first single off P!nk's fourth studio album I'm Not Dead. In the music video she mocks celebrities such as Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton and Jessica Simpson. It won the MTV VMA for Best Pop Video in 2006.

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    In 2007, P!nk married motocross racer Carey Heart. The pair met in 2001 at the X Games in Philadelphia.

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    Other singles off I'm Not Dead, "Who Knew" and "U + Ur Hand" both were top ten singles in the U.S. in 2007.
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    In September 2009, P!nk performed "Sober" at the MTV VMAs while doing a trapeze act. This was her second single (following "So What") off of her fifth studio album, Funhouse which went 2x Platinum in the U.S.
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    "Raise Your Glass" was released in 2010 and was the first single from her first compilation album, Greatest Hits... So Far!!! The song was made to celebrate a decade since Pink's debut in 2000.
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    In 2010, she performed "Glitter in the Air" at the Grammy Awards while swinging from aerial silks… and received a standing ovation.

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    In June 2011, she and Hart gave birth to their daughter, Willow Sage Hart.

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    P!nk got back to work and released her sixth studio album, The Truth About Love in September 2012. She performed her first single off the album, "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" live at the 2012 MTV VMAs.
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    In 2013, P!nk teamed up with Nate Ruess of fun. for the pop ballad featured on her album The Truth About Love titled, "Just Give Me a Reason," which held the number 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks.

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    Billboard honored P!nk in 2013 with the title of "Woman of the Year."

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    At the 2014 Oscars, P!nk looked absolutely stunning, wearing a shiny red dress and wowed the crowd during her emotional performance of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" for The Wizard Of Oz tribute.

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