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Alecia Beth Moore (born September 8, 1979), known by her stage name P!nk (pronounced Pink), is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. She was signed to her first record label with original R&B girl group Choice in 1995. The label, LaFace Records saw potential in only P!nk, offering her a solo deal. Choice disbanded in 1998. P!nk rose as an artist with her debut solo album, Can't Take Me Home (2000). It was certified double-platinum in the United States and spawned two Billboard Hot 100 top-ten hits: "There You Go" and "Most Girls." She gained further recognition with the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack "Lady Marmalade," which gave P!nk her first Grammy Award as well as her first number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100. P!nk took more artistic control and pursued a pop rock direction for her second album, M!ssundaztood (2001). It sold more than 12 million copies worldwide and yielded three US top-ten singles, "Get the Party Started," "Don't Let Me Get Me," and "Just Like a Pill."
P!nk's third album, Try This (2003), generated considerably lower sales, but earned her the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. P!nk revived her popularity with her fourth and fifth studio albums, I'm Not Dead (2006) and Funhouse (2008), with the latter containing her second US number-one hit, "So What." P!nk concluded the first decade of her career with the compilation album Greatest Hits... So Far!!! (2010), which featured "F**kin' Perfect" and the chart-topping single "Raise Your Glass." Her sixth studio album, The Truth About Love (2012), debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and spawned the top-ten singles "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)," "Try," and "Just Give Me a Reason," with the latter becoming her fourth US number-one single. In 2014, P!nk recorded a collaborative album, rose ave., with Canadian musician Dallas Green under a folk music duo named You+Me.
Recognized for her strong signature vocals and acrobatic performances, P!nk has sold over 47 million albums worldwide, including over 16 million albums in the United States. Her career accolades include three Grammy Awards, a Brit Award, a Daytime Emmy Award and seven MTV Video Music Awards. In 2009, Billboard named P!nk the Pop Songs Artist of the Decade. P!nk was also the second most-played female solo artist in the United Kingdom during the 2000s decade, behind Madonna. VH1 ranked her number 10 on their list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music, while Billboard awarded her the Woman of the Year award in 2013. At the 63rd annual BMI Pop Awards, she received the BMI President's Award for "her outstanding achievement in songwriting and global impact on pop culture and the entertainment industry."
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