Born: 8 September 1979
Birthplace: Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Best known as: The singer of "Get This Party Started"
Name at birth: Alecia Moore
Pink -- or "P!nk" -- is the stage name of Alecia Moore, the feisty Philadelphia singer whose 2000 debut album Can't Take Me Home scored her first top-10 hit, "There You Go." She followed that with the album Missundaztood (2001), which featured the hit singles "Don't Let Me Get Me" and especially "Get This Party Started," a rowdy tribute to Saturday night that played up Pink's urban braggadocio. Her sassy snarl and outrageous fashion sense helped make Pink's music videos as popular as her records. For the soundtrack to the film Moulin Rouge (2001, starring Nicole Kidman), Pink teamed with singers Mya, Lil Kim and Christina Aguilera for a remake of the disco classic "Lady Marmalade." The tune won a Grammy Award for best collaboration with vocals, and helped Pink shift her image from rowdy punk kitten to more grown-up R&B singer. Her other albums include Try This (2003), I'm Not Dead (2006) and Funhouse (2008), and her other singles include the hits "So What" and "Glitter in the Air." She has also acted, with brief bits in Rollerball (2002) and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) and a leading role in the 2007 horror flick Catacombs.
Extra credit: Pink married motocross racer Corey Hart on 7 January 2006. According to a report in Us Weekly magazine, Pink "'wrote 'Will you marry me' on the pit board, which Carey saw on his third lap around" during a race in Mammoth Lakes, California... Pink is a vegetarian who has been an outspoken supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)... Pink says she got her nickname for blushing bright pink after a childhood embarrassment.
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