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Tickled P!nk: Tribute to a 21st Century Trailblazer

Updated on November 15, 2012
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Bursting on the Scene

Pink is arguably one of the most commercially and critically lauded artists of the 21st Century. Her music is fueled by attitude, confidence, heartbreak, and passion. There are very few things she does not sing about.

Her life did not start out so easily. Born Alecia Beth Moore on September 8, 1979 to Jim and Judy Moore, she was a troublemaker and trailblazer from the start.

Growing up in Philadelphia she did not fit in with most girls her age. She would hang out with the rougher skateboard crew and frequently got in trouble. In fact it was so bad, she would run away from home, use drugs, and sneak into clubs to sing with in house groups.

Eventually, Alecia overdosed and decided to clean up her act by teaming up with two other aspiring singers to form the all female group Choice.

After doing some promos around the country, they caught the attention of iconic label LaFace and executive L.A. Reid.

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P!nk Fun Facts

  • Her favorite video director is noted visionary, Dave Myers who has directed eleven of her videos including her very first single, "There You Go" and her latest single, "Blow Me One Last Kiss."
  • It's estimated she has between 22-25 tattoos, including Mr. P!nk after the inspiration for her stage name.
  • P!nk has done several tours, her first as opening act on the famous No Strings Attached Tour with N'Sync and most recently the Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour
  • Her primary musical influences are Janis Joplin and Madonna. Her voice has often been compared to that of the late Joplin and she was rumored to be considered for a biopic of the iconic singer.
  • She's on the same label as Britney Spears- whom she famously name-checked in "Don't Let Me Get Me."
  • P!nk has an older brother, Jason who followed her father's footsteps and joined the Air Force.

A Pop of Color

P!nk was courted by L.A. Reid but was quickly told that she would be the only one offered a deal. Although she had long dreamed of a performing career, she did not want to abandon her friends. But in the long run she made the decision to go solo.

In doing so, she decided not to go by her birth name as an artist. One of her nicknames was P!nk after Mr. Pink from the iconic film Reservoir Dogs and decidedly, she went with that.

Her initial offering would not be up to personal input, but label guidance. As with many popstars in the late 90s and early 2000s it was more of a demand than an option.

Her first album Can't Take Me Home still had hints of her attitude as she co-wrote some of the tracks. But as she later revealed, she was not completely happy with the mostly R&B-flavored record. It went on to sell six million copies.

So instead of trying to play by the rules, she decidedly confronted her label and asked for creative control on the next album.

In 2001, she took a break from her own work to work on a collaborative track for the Moulin Rouge soundtrack. Working with fellow songstresses Mya and Christina Aguilera as well as female MC Lil' Kim the song was an instant smash. Produced by Missy Elliott it won a Grammy for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals and Video of the Year at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards.

That period was not without controversy as P!nk butted heads with Christina Aguilera and her label over who sung what parts on the record. The two would go back and forth on several issues before eventually calling a truce several years later.

After this, P!nk went to work on her follow up to her debut record with one of her favorite childhood artists, Linda Perry. As it was later recounted, P!nk sung a message on Perry's answering machine and they agreed to meet to see if something would work.

Not only did they bond musically, they formed a partnership that was one of a kind. Their first offering presented to the world in 2001 soon after the tragic 9/11 attacks. "Get The Party Started" became one of P!nk's first signature songs and sell millions of copies.

Following this new, more authentic introduction to music audiences her career took off and the album spun several hit singles including "Don't Let Me Get Me", "Family Portrait", and "Just Like a Pill." The album sold twelve million copies.

Rough Patches

Even though Missundaztood had taken off, P!nk knew that the success of this record meant following up with a solid third album. Instead of rushing, she took some time off to live and fall in love with now-husband and Motocross star Carey Hart.

By 2003, she was ready to re-emerge and she did with the more hard-rock sound of Try This. While it sold four million copies worldwide, it was not the smash like the previous album was. Featuring singles such as "Trouble" and "God Is A DJ" the momentum was not there.

Unfortunately she had other issues such as a continuing feud with Christina Aguilera. It was alleged that P!nk claimed the Linda Perry written "Beautiful" but it went to Aguilera instead. Even though Perry said the song was not ready when P!nk commissioned it for her record, the controversy strained the relationship between P!nk and Perry.

They collaborated on Try This but the magic wasn't there. However, she became more focused on her personal life and married Corey Hart after a four year courtship in 2006.

In 2006, she released her fourth album I'm Not Dead... which featured hit singles such as "Stupid Girls," "Who Knew?" and "U+ Ur Hand." Sales reached platinum in the States but this record did especially well in Australia, selling over eleven million copies.

Still not entirely satisfied, P!nk retreated to work even harder on her next record.

Awards Won

Awards
Number Won
Billboard Music Awards
3
Grammys
3
MTV Video Music Awards
5
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards
2
Teen Choice Awards
1
World Music Awards
1

Bolder Horizons

By 2008, P!nk was at a crossroads. She wanted her career to go well but it was coming at the cost of her marriage. She and Carey Hart decided to separate after only two years together. With her personal life in the background, she decidedly went in the studio bolder and more empowered than ever.

What came out was Funhouse which essentially represents the best of P!nk in her most vulnerable form. The debut single, "So What" ironically featuring the recently separated P!nk and Corey in the video was P!nk's first number one smash since the days of "Lady Marmalade".

In short order other hit singles followed, "Sober" and "Please Don't Leave Me" were among them. As another worldwide smash, it sold several million copies around the world.

In 2010, she released a Greatest Hits compilation featuring two new smash singles "Raise Your Glass" and "(Bleep) Perfect."

P!nk did manage to take time off as she and Carey Hart called off their separation and pending divorce in 2010. The couple welcomed their first child, daughter Willow Sage Hart.

But that didn't stop her from doing what she does best. in 2012, P!nk returned and will release her sixth studio album, The Truth About Love on September 18, 2012. The first single from that project, "Blow Me One Last Kiss" was released in July 2012.

It was also recently announced that P!nk will be the latest spokesperson for iconic makeup brand, CoverGirl. Her first commercial debuted on the same night she performed on the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.

There is also word that she is due to star in her first feature film Thanks for Sharing alongside Mark Ruffalo and Gwyneth Paltrow. She previously voiced Gloria in the animated film, Happy Feet Two.

Social Media Impact

Social Media (Account Name)
Numbers
Facebook (Official P!nk Page)
1,437,948 Likes
Twitter (@pink)
10, 507,282 Followers
YouTube (PinkVevo)
364,457 Subscribers

Why Fans Love P!nk

Personally I love P!nk because she is not the most politically correct artist, she is herself and speaks from the heart no matter how heartbreaking it may be. It may have cost her a few millions in sales but she did it her way.

Another reason fans love P!nk is that she is unafraid of politicians, fellow pop stars, or princes- that's right I said princes. P!nk wrote a letter to Prince William criticizing his love of fox hunting.

She also said what many of us were thinking on Twitter when Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift. Unafraid to court controversy she also wrote and performed one of the most endearing protest songs of the past twenty years "Dear Mr. President."

P!nk is also to be admired for her honesty. When she sings, we all feel it as her trademark rasp hits us in the heart. But she is also a brilliant songwriter who pours her tragedies through her intelligent way with words.

And she's an excellent role model, in how she is upfront about who she is and how she feels. Most of all, she is an artist of the people always thankful and giving to her fans.

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      Alecia Murphy 3 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Thank you Doris!

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      Doris H. Dancy 3 years ago from Yorktown, Virginia

      While I love Pink's music, I am always fascinated when I see her on silks. That always adds something very unique to her brand. This is a great article, and I enjoyed reading it.

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      Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Thank you tillsontitan! And thanks to the SS Times :)

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      Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Hope you find your cd's Nell!

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      Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Thanks Cyndi!

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      Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Happy Belated indeed!

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Thank you Sunshine Times for bringing this great hub to my attention.

      I love P!nk for all the reasons already listed. Talent and guts make for a great entertainer and the fact that she's good looking and athletic don't hurt either.

      Another wonderfully informative hub Alecia.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Came back for another read! I haven't listened to Pink for ages, now I am going to forage around in my cd drawer to find her! lol!

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      You put an impressive about of research into this article. Very well done and interesting.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Happy Birthday to P!NK!!

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      Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Hi Leah,

      I agree. She's very refreshing to music in general. I never doubt her intentions. Thanks for coming by and commenting!

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      Leah Wells-Marshburn 4 years ago from West Virginia

      Voted up and awesome! P!nk definitely is my favorite pop star. I'm not a big pop music fan, but there is something very special about her. She seems open and honest. I don't get the feeling she is trying to put on a show to her fans to get their money. I get the feeling she is performing her art because she loves it and if the fans love it too, then great! I admire her tenacity, her talent, and her strength as a woman and an artist. Kudos to you for this fantastic article!

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      Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Thanks Carl!

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      Alexander Okelo 4 years ago

      Pink is one of my favorite artist and there is a lot that I didn't know about her until today. Nice work Alecia.

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      Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Hi KoraleeP,

      I think you said it best- P!nk's not a sheep. Thanks for coming by and commenting.

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      Koralee Phillips 4 years ago from Penticton British Columbia Canada

      I love Pink. Thank you for compiling this great biography of her life and career. I was so happy when her and Carey decided not to get divorced and start a family. Pink is definitely an artist that I admire, especially for not being a sheep.

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      Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Hi Express10,

      I agree- she's her own person for a reason! Thanks for coming by and commenting.

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      H C Palting 4 years ago from East Coast

      I also love Pink. She is talented and honest and does things that are not expected but not for the sake of being different. I really enjoyed this hub.

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      Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Thank you Maria on behalf of Alecia and Alecia! Happy 2013 to you as well :).

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Thanks to you, Alecia...I keep my Alecia (Pink) in my car at all times.

      You could not have selected a better title, Tickled Pink, to describe how I feel about both of you. Happy 2013... Hugs, Maria

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      Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Thanks MIchelle!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Alecia, this lady is an edgy musician, and a hardworking one I enjoy listening to. Thanks for sharing these facts about her and as usual, your music hubs rock. Looking forward to Justin Timberlake!

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      Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      I don't think you can mention it enough either!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Have I mentioned lately that I love Pink? One could never mention it enough...I LOVE PINK!

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Thanks for the re-visit!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Love me some Pink!

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Thank you so much for coming by and commenting, shiningirisheyes!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      I applaud youf or choosing such a stellar artist such as Pink. I have been familiar with her personal background and hold her in high respect for overcoming so much adversity while continuing to produce awesome music. She is a mega talent with a wonderful attitude.

      Great hub

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Hi Lady_E,

      I completely agree with you she's her own person and a dynamic talent. Thanks so much for coming by and commenting. I will look for your request on FB as well :).

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks for a lovely Hub. I didn't know she would last this long in Showbiz but I have observed - she is her own person and doesn't care what people think. Comfy in her own skin. So sweet she has a baby now.

      Cheers and keep safe from Sandy in America. (Ps. I think I have seen you on Facebook, I hope to follow you - the request will come from Elena Akin)

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Okay. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Hi SkeetyD,

      I'm glad you enjoyed reading this! Thanks for coming by and sharing your thoughts!

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Hi thewritingowl,

      Thanks for coming by and commenting!

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Hi Minnetonka Twin,

      I agree the music industry can be very fake and P!nk is a wonderful breath of fresh air. I'm looking forward to what she continues to bring us in the coming years. Thanks so much for reading and commenting!

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Hi Denise,

      I agree- P!nk seems not to follow any instincts except her own. And I enjoy the fact that she's been open about what she's gone through. Thanks for coming by, commenting, and sharing :)!

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      SkeetyD 5 years ago from Barbados

      I love love love love love Pink. She is so gutsy and fearless. One of my all-time favourite artist. Excellent hub, voted up!

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      Mary Kelly Godley 5 years ago from Ireland

      Great article, I love pink too as you say she definitely has her own unique style.

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      Linda Rogers 5 years ago from Minnesota

      You wrote a fantastic tribute of Pink and how she came into the music business. I find her so unique and incredibly talented. I too like her for being so authentic in an industry that can be very fake. What she shows to us is very real to who she is in everyday life. I love her music and what she stands for. You did a marvelous job writing her story.

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      Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Well written hub, Alecia, on one of my favorite artists. I've followed her since 2002 and was wowed by her ability to maintain her own individuality. I know she's had her bumps along the way, but I enjoy her spunk, energy and musical talent. Thanks for sharing. Rated this hub Up/A/I/U and sharing.

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Hi suzettenaples,

      I think P!nk represents all women so well and I think that's something that she should be proud of. And I agree- she is gutsy and bold for what she does. Thanks so much for coming by and commenting!

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      Suzette Walker 5 years ago from Taos, NM

      I'm not anywhere near your age, but I love Pink. I think she is a gutsy singer and just enough attitude to make her songs really good. Thanks for this article; I didn't know much about her and now I do. Thanks for your expertise!

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Hi daisydayz, P!nk will always be cool to me- she has a song for every mood possible! Thanks so much for coming by and commenting!

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 5 years ago from Cardiff

      I love pink, she was one of the first people that really drew me into music. i had never really been that much of a music listener until her. She was cool to my teenage self. Brill hub

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Thank you so much K9keystrokes! Your appreciation means as a fan means a lot!

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      India Arnold 5 years ago from Northern, California

      You have really given us an in-depth look at the P!nk lady herself, Alecia! I am a long time fan of hers. Thanks for putting this one together. A little FB hublove is a must for this one!

      HubHugs~

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Good for you Maria! Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great weekend as well :).

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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Thank you, girlfriend...I am the proud new owner of the new PINK and I THINK I'm in love...What a super tip and my hubby is a little scared (I like that too...)

      Have a happy weekend. Hugs, Maria

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Thank you Docmo! I'm glad you enjoyed reading it :).

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Thanks rcrumple! I'm looking forward to hearing the new tunes and thanks for the tip about Amazon!

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      Mohan Kumar 5 years ago from UK

      One of my favorite singers with attitude and harmony. I love her songs and the energy she brings to them- I haven't really known much about her personal life.. this is a great bite sized bio and an intro to her canon. thank you Alecia- voted up and tweeted!

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      Rich 5 years ago from Kentucky

      Downloaded mine this morning from Amazon.com. It's only $5 on sale all week long. Only 13 tracks, but my wife will never know if you don't tell her. Don't forget about last week's releases worth getting, The Dave Matthews Band "Away From The World" and Little Big Town "Tornado." Bob Dylan's "Tempest" was also released, but have yet to listen to is so I can't vouch for it yet. Enjoy!

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Let me know what you think of it Sunshine!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I'm sooooo excited for new tunes from Pink! I'm on my way to Target to buy my CD with xtra tracks! :)

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Thanks Cogerson! I don't know what's going on with the doggone YouTube capsules- I'm just going to have to look elsewhere for vids or something.

      I agree P!nk is an artist who somehow captures everyone's attention but I really do enjoy her style and her willingness to take chances.

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      Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia

      A nice tribute to Pink and her career and her life....I have enjoyed her music for many years now.....one of the few current singers that has been able to break through my 1980s musical barricade.....lol. I tried to listed to Blow Me More Kiss but it says the video player is too small....not sure if this is on my end or the hub's end.....but I thought I would let you know.

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Hi Manthy,

      I would love to see P!nk live! Maybe when she tours the states, I'll find a way to see her. From what you describe it sounds pretty awesome. Thanks for coming by!

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      Mark 5 years ago from Alabama,USA

      Pink is an amazing performer and a true entertainer, I saw her in concert on TV and she was singing upside down 50 ft above the stage and never missed a note, TY for this awesome hub...lets network... Mark

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Thank you Nell! I agree what makes her great is she's unafraid to be herself.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Love Pink, in fact I have one of her albums, what I like about her is that she doesn't go for the typical girl type records or look, she is what she is and that's great, brilliant tribute! voted up! cheers nell

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Hey Cyndi,

      Thanks so much! I don't remember when she started having the exclamation in her name but I didn't learn that until a few years ago. I am glad I can help keep you up to date musically :)!

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Hey Vellur,

      I agree her music has great qualities. I am glad you enjoyed reading :).

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Hi Maria,

      It is pretty funny how her name is Alecia as well :). Sometimes I forget how much musical history Philadelphia has. Thank you so much for coming by and commenting!

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      Cynthia Sageleaf 5 years ago from Western NC

      I never knew all this about P!nk. In fact, I didn't even know she had an exclamation in her name. Sheesh, I'm out of the loop, hehe. I live where we get 4 NPR stations, but nothing else, really. So, I depend on people like you to keep up with what's going on in the musical world. :D Awesome writing and interesting read!

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      I have heard her songs and they are very good. speaking from her heart and speaking the truth are great qualities that she has and this endears all her fans to her even more and more. Great hub, enjoyed reading.

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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Alecia,

      Thanks to the Sunshine Times I found this much quicker... I also love that Pink's name is Alecia.

      I learned so much about this gutsy and gifted lady thanks to you. I thoroughly love her sound, that she is from Philadelphia as well.

      To be a mix of Joplin and Madonna, I don't think she can miss.

      Voted UP and UABI. Hugs, Maria

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Thank you so much Janine for helping share and promote it. P!nk has a lot to be proud of and so do her fans :)!

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Thank you Kai0224liu! I'm glad you enjoyed reading it.

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      kaikai 5 years ago from TX

      I voted you " Interesting, I do not know a lot of Pink, but it's interesting to read your article.

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Finally sitting down tonight after such a busy day to get to comment on your article. First off enjoyed it immensely. I knew of Pink's music of course, but did not know all about her personal life so I totally appreciate your article delving into that. I do very much enjoy Pink's music and no have even more respect from her after indeed reading your article. Have of course voted and shared too!

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      You should definitely look her up Dianna, I think you will enjoy her music. Thanks!

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      I'm sorry to hear that alocsin, I think YouTube is finnicky like that. I'm very glad you enjoyed the hub!

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I'm not familiar with Pink, so thanks for the intro. I was wanting to hear her music from your videos, but every time I clicked on one, it said "Video Player too small" even when I maximized my screen size.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I have heard the band name mentioned but not really heard her before. She has an interesting background and certainly her honesty is to be admired. I will have to catch her on you tube some time.

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      As always, thank you so much effer :)! P!nk is definitely a woman's woman (I like that phrase). I agree that she definitely has a lot to be proud of because she could have easily given up but she kept going. I'm glad she did- she's an inspiration to others and especially to women.

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Alecia.....Aha! Yet another of my favorite females artists. I love Pink....her outward appearance, her music (and as you put is so well.....her ATTITUDE!) She is a woman's woman for sure!

      I'm impressed with her bio (background) which I read a while back. She's got style, class and mammoth talent. I thank you for featuring her in this brilliant hub!!............UP+++ and shared

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      She's definitely worth a listen, Bill. Thanks for coming by!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Maybe I have heard her and didn't even realize it, but she does not sound familiar to me...but then, I don't have a radio or television so that might make a difference. :) Now that you highlighted her, I'll go check her out.

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Very well said mary615! Thank you very much!

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Thank you Jools for coming by, commenting, and sharing! She definitely has her own beat going and I do appreciate how she's her own person.

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      I agree Sunshine, she's quite special in that way and I love how she takes chances with her music. And she's definitely a talent that will last for a very long time. I'm glad we have the same first name as well! Thanks so much :)!

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Great Hub about a great entertainer. She is original, that's for sure.

      I voted this Hub UP

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      Alecia, great tribute to P!nk; she will always bang the drum in her own way and that's why her fans love her - she is an original, always bringing something new to the musical party. Great hub, voted up, shared and pinned.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      What I love about P!NK is that she's fearless. She's the real deal. She appreciates her roots, where she came from and how she got where she is now. She appreciates her fans. No matter what P!NK touches it turns to gold. She has a gift of entertainment and I look forward to her entertaining me for many, many years.

      Fabulous tribute Alecia! I think it's so cool that you and P!NK have the same first name! Woot!

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      I agree MelChi. Her music is awesome and not dated which is why I think she'll be one of the biggest stars of the 21st century. Thank you so much for coming by and commenting!

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      Melanie Chisnall 5 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      This is an awesome tribute to a fantastic singer! I love her music, it never dates and is always catchy with some sort of important message.

      Great job in highlighting her in your hub! Voted up - awesome - interesting :)