She is brash, she is edgy, and a real bad chick. Pink is one of the most talented musicians to hit the scene. Pink’s been getting the party started since she crashed onto the airwaves in 2000. Reared in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Pink latched onto a tomboyish style that has helped her establish the persona that has catapulted her into stardom. Pink tickets are some of the most sought after around the globe.
Pursuing the Dream
As a kid, Pink made it clear that music was her passion, and music was what she wanted to do with her life. Some of Pink’s musical influences include:
- Mary J. Blidge
- 4 Non Blondes
- Janis Joplin
- Whitney Houston
One of the ways that Pink pursued her dream of becoming a mega star was to throw herself into the club scenes in Philadelphia singing guest spots and performing for talent shows. At the very young and impressionable age of 13, a local D.J. Asked Pink to sing back-up for his rap group Schools of Thought. Shortly after that Pink was discovered by a record executive, and became a member of a female R&B group, which did not pan out, but she shortly there after signed with LaFace Records, and that launched the beginning of her solo career. In the spring of 2000 Pink released her debut, “Can’t Take Me Home”, a talented writer, she co-wrote many songs and watched her creation go mufti-platinum before the end of the year. Her debut included the Top 10 hit “There You Go”, which was certified a gold single.
With a Little Help From Her Friends
In 2001, Pink collaborrated with singers Christina Aguilera, Mýa, and rapper Lil’ Kim for the soundtrack of the film Moulin Rouge. “Lady Marmalade” which was produced by hip-hop producers Rockwilder and Missy Elliott, the topped the charts in the United States, and a host of other countries including New Zealand, the UK, and Australia. Lady Marmalade became so successful in the United States that it became the most successful airplay-only single in history, and also became Pink’s first #1 single and helped to sell tons of concert tickets. The music video was smart edgy, and wildly popular, and Lady Marmalade won Pink her first Grammy.
Finding Her Own Voice
A true original, Pink was not satisfied allowing herself to be marketed as just another pop performer turned out of a mold, and her desire to be seen as a more serious songwriter and musician took her sound into a new direction. Pink wanted to perform the type of music that she wanted to perform, and she fought for more creative control of her second album, Missunderstood.