Genre: Pop, Rock, Dance
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Albums: Can't Take Me Home (2000); Missundaztood (2001); Try This (2003); I'm Not Dead (2006); Funhouse (2008); The Truth About Love (2012);
Awards: 2 Grammys; 5 VMAs;
Hits: "Get the Party Started," "So What," "Raise Your Glass"
Other: Billboard's #1 Pop Song Artist of the Decade for the 2000's.
She was born Alecia Beth Moore, but now she is best known as Pink. The pugnacious singer has been among the most popular musicians in the last 10 years, and has become a mainstay on the radio. With two Grammy Awards under her belt and a long line of popular hits, Pink remains a powerful force within the music industry.
Pink got her start in the early 1990s as a member of the fledgling girl group Choice. Although the group recorded several songs, one of which even appeared on the soundtrack for the 1996 film Kazaam, the band broke up not long after its founding. Though Choice did not last long, it freed Pink to embark on a solo career, which proved to be a smart move.
Her debut album, Can't Take Me Home, was released in 2000 and was an immediate hit. The record featured a trio of popular singles, "There You Go," "Most Girls" and "You Make Me Sick." With the first two breaking into the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 charts, the album was well-received by critics and fans alike, and eventually sold more than 2 million copies in the United States and 5 million across the globe.
Encouraged by the success of her debut, Pink was tapped to be included in the much ballyhooed cover of "Lady Marmalade" in 2001 along with Christian Aguilera, Lil' Kim and Mya. The 2001 single earned the quartet a Grammy Award - Pink's first. Soon after, she released her sophomore album Missundaztood in 2001. The record far surpassed her debut, selling 13 million units worldwide and reaching number six on the Billboard 200. The release also included a number of popular songs including "Get the Party Started" and "Don't Let Me Get Me," with the former reaching number one on charts across the globe.
Pink continued her string of success throughout much of the 2000s including her third album Try This, which peaked at number nine on the charts, and 2006's I'm Not Dead. The latter included an incredible amount of popular singles, most notably "Stupid Girls" and "U + Ur Hand." In 2008, she released her most recent album, Funhouse, which was still earning significant radio play at the end of 2010.
After headlining a widely attended tour throughout much of 2009 and 2010, Pink is still a large draw for a wide swath of fans. In just 15 years, she has certainly come a long way since her girl group beginnings, to be one of the most iconic artists of the 2000s.