Born Alicia Beth Moore on September 8, 1979, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Pink began composing her own songs and establishing herself as a skillful singer at the mere age of 14. Though a talented vocalist, Pink struggled to separate herself from the drug scene and in result dropped out of high school prior to earning her G.E.D. in 1998. Her luck seemed to turn around when a MCA executive decided to add her to the group Basin Instinct, but after failing to gain attention, the group broke up.
The setback did little to effect Pink’s obvious talent, which led to a record deal with LaFace and the release her debut solo album Can’t Take Me Home (2000) under the name Pink. The album went double platinum shortly after its release with the help of its three Top 10 singles, “Most Girls,” “You Make Me Sick” and “There You Go.” Though gaining an immense following, Pink was very aware of the possibility that she would typecast along with the other “pretty” musicians on the market and decided to uncover her own unique sound.
In 2002, Pink found that sound when she collaborated with Mya, Christina Aguilera and Lil’ Kim on the remake of Patti LaBelle’s “Lady Marmalade” off of the Moulin Rouge soundtrack. The Top 5 hit transitioned into her rock-inspired album M!ssundaztood, which sold over 10 million copies. Going off her newfound rock-centric sound, Pink released her third album Try This (2003) and later won a Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.
Pink released her most ingenious album to date I’m Not Dead (2006) along with its No. 1 hit single “Stupid Girls,” which pointed out the absurdness of idolizing celebrities like Paris Hilton. The album’s immediate success continued with her fifth album Funhouse debuting at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart - an album derived from her real-life grief stemming from her deteriorating relationship with then-ex husband Motocross star Carey Hart.
In September 2012, Pink’s sixth album The Truth About Love debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with first-week sales of 281,000 copies and its 2013 hit single “Just Give Me a Reason” reaching the Top 10 position on over fourteen countries’ charts, including No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Pink Husband, Boyfriend & Dating History Timeline
2003 – 2004
Pink and Tommy Lee were reportedly hooking up in 2003, during the time Pink and on-and-off boyfriend Carey Hart were separated. They were once spotted making out in December, but Pink later stated, “We were never really together.”
January 2006 – Present
Pink and motocross star Casey Hart first laid eyes on each other at the 2001 X Games in Philadelphia, but broke up for a short time in 2003 before getting back together in hopes of strengthening their love. In 2006, the two got married in Costa Rica prior to announcing their separation in 2008. However, history repeated itself and the two joined forces once again in early 2009.
On June 2, 2011, Pink gave birth to daughter Willow Sage Hart at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center via Caesarean section.
Did You Know . . .
- According to the singer, the name “Pink” came from the movie Reservoir Dogs (1992) in which her friends came to the conclusion that she resembled Steve Buscemi’s character Mr. Pink
- Pink attended Central Bucks West High
- On some occasions, Pink spells her name P!nk
- Pink is a big supporter of animals and has campaigned for PETA
- In 2009, Pink donated a large sum of money to a fund helping Australians tormented by a brush fire that hit Victoria
- Pink was ranked #36 in Stuff magazine’s 2002 “102 Sexiest Women the World”
- Pink is a good friend of Lisa Marie Presley and Avril Lavigne
- Pink’s brother is named Jason Moore
- Pink is vegan
- Pink is not a fan of horror films
- Pink was named #57 on VH1’s “100 Sexiest Artists”
- Pink is of Lithuanian and German descent (father’s side)
- Pink has earned two Grammy Awards; Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for “Lady Marmalade” in 2002 and Best Female Rock Performance for “Trouble” in 2004
- On November 17, 2010, Pink announced that she was 3 months pregnant with her first child with Carey Hart on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She didn’t want to confirm the pregnancy due to the fact that she previously had a miscarriage and didn’t want to jinx it
- Pink is the daughter of Judith and Jim Moore