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Alecia Beth Moore - better known by her stage name, Pink or P!nk - is a pop singer/songwriter from the United States. Born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania (a small town about 55 miles north of Philadelphia), Pink discovered her artistic ability at an early age, learning to sing and play guitar from her father. She joined a local band called Middleground while enrolled at Central Bucks West High School, though the band soon dissolved due to creative differences. She then joined an R&B trio called Choice that signed to L.A. Reid's LaFace Records (Ciara, TLC). Though Choice broke up after producing only one single ("Key to my Heart", which appeared on the soundtrack to basketball superstar Shaquille O'Neal's motion picture debut Kazaam in 1996), she retained her contract with LaFace Records as a solo artist, releasing her first solo album Can't Take Me Home on the label in early 2000.

Can't Take Me Home proved to be a successful debut, selling well over four million copies worldwide and earning Pink a double-platinum certification in the United States. Though definitely a pop album, Can't Take Me Home leaned toward an urban R&B sound, evident in tracks like "You Make Me Sick" and "Most Girls". The urban flavor of her debut was met with some criticism in the music press, leading Pink to pursue a more edgy rock-oriented sound for her second album, M!ssundastood, which hit store shelves a year later in 2001. Her most successful album to date, M!ssundastood peaked at #6 on the Billboard 200, moving a grand total of five million copies domestically. Recorded alongside her childhood idol Linda Perry (formerly of 4 Non Blondes), M!ssundastood produced a number of successful singles, among them "Get the Party Started" and "Just Like a Pill".

Pink's third album (2003's Try This) was rushed into production by her label and received a good deal of negative press as a result. Unhappy with the way the album turned out, Pink put her recording career on hold for a time to dabble in acting, appearing in the hit flicks Rollerball and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. Tensions between her and her label soon dissipated, however, leading Pink to return to the studio to begin working on her fourth album, 2006's I'm Not Dead. I'm Not Dead proved to be a return to form for the pop starlet, producing the hits "Stupid Girls" and "Who Knew", as well as the controversial single "U Ur Hand".

Pink - an avid philanthropist who has worked with a number of charities and special interest groups, among them PETA, the New York Restoration Project, and UNICEF - released her most recent record, Funhouse, in late 2008. The album's lead single, "So What", has been her biggest hit to date, topping the charts in eleven countries around the globe.

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Born: September 8th, 1979 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA. She got her stage name from her rosy complexion, and the Steve Buscemi character Mr. Pink, from the movie Reservoir Dogs

From Lastfm:

There is more than one artist with this name: 1) Pink was a late 1980s new wave band from Japan. Members included Yutaka Fukuoka (vocals/guitar), hajime okano (vocals/bass), Atsunobu Yakabe (vocals/drums), Hoppy Kamiyama (vocal/keyboards), Steve Eto (vocals/percussion), and Hidehiro Shibuya (vocals/guitars) Osamu Sakasai (vocals/guitars). 2) Pink was an alias of Manfred Linzner, a computer game music composer/demoscene artist & co-creator of the AHX tracker format.

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Alecia Beth Moore (born September 8, 1979), better known by her stage name Pink (stylized as P!nk), is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Originally a member of the girl group Choice, she began her solo career with the 2000 single "There You Go" which was also included in her debut album, Can't Take Me Home, released later that year. The R&B album went on to be certified double-platinum in the United States. She gained further recognition upon collaborating with Lil' Kim, Christina Aguilera and Mýa for a cover of "Lady Marmalade" for the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack. That cover earned Pink her first Grammy Award (for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals) as well as her first number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100.

Although she originally faced opposition from her record label, Pink aimed to make her second album more personal and more pop rock-oriented. The product, 2001's Missundaztood, proved to be her most successful album to date, with sales in excess of 12 million copies. The album's biggest singles, "Get the Party Started", "Don't Let Me Get Me", and "Just Like a Pill", all charted in the top ten in the US and the UK, with the latter becoming her first UK-number one.

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