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Christened Alecia Moore, Pink was born September 8, 1979, to parents James and Judy. While growing
up in Philadephia, her father played Bob Dylan and Don McLean songs on the guitar, which served as inspiration to Pink's pursuit
of a musical career.
A young Pink proclaimed her love for music by running through her house singing songs, and creating
her own fantasies by doing so. While growing up, the Philly club scene provided her the venue to express herself by both singing
and dancing. At the age of 13, Pink met a popular Philly club dancer named Skratch, who she started dancing with. This led
to her singing backup in his rap group, Schools of Thought.
By the time she was 14, Pink had penned her first song. Songwriting became a way for the future
R&B/pop singer to express her feelings and thoughts on her Philly childhood and adolescent experiences, in a therapeutic
As one of the lead singers of Choice, Pink was asked by Darryl Simmons to contribute to the
songwriting of the group's song, "Just To Be Loving You". It was her contribution to the song that triggered her love for
songwriting -- once a childhood hobby and now part of her job.
Pink's debut album, Can't Take Me Home, was released in Spring 2000, and has since garnered
critical and commercial praise. Her first single, "There You Go", became a Top 40 Pop chart staple, and was even named the
number 2 breakup song of all-time by US magazine.
The second single, "Most Girls", is seeing the same success as its predecessor, if not more,
by shedding light on the money-grubbing tendencies of "most girls." As opposed to most female artists, Pink, who cites Madonna,
Mary J. Blige, Janis Joplin, and The Supremes as inspiration, prefers to sing about real moments in life and personal experiences,
rather than sing romantic ballads. As a result, her experiences from her native Philadelphia are showcased in her debut album.
Hot off the trails of a summer tour opening for 'N Sync, Pink is definitely seeing the world
through rose-colored glasses.
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