Alecia Beth Moore, known professionally as P!NK, is an American singer and songwriter. She was originally a member of the girl group Choice. In 1995, LaFace Records saw potential in P!NK and offered her a solo recording contract. Her R&B-influenced debut studio album Can’t Take Me Home, released in 2000, was certified double-platinum in the United States and spawned two Billboard Hot 100 top ten songs: “There You Go” and “Most Girls”. She gained further recognition with the collaborative single “Lady Marmalade” from the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack, which topped many charts worldwide. Refocusing her sound to pop rock with her second studio album Missundaztood, released in 2001, the album sold more than thirteen million copies worldwide and yielded the international number-one songs “Get the Party Started”, “Don’t Let Me Get Me”, and “Just Like a Pill”.
While P!NK’s third studio album, Try This, released in 2003, sold significantly less than her previous work, it earned her the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. She returned to the top of record charts with her fourth and fifth studio albums, I’m Not Dead in 2006 and Funhouse in 2008, which spawned the top-ten entries “Who Knew” and “U + Ur Hand”, as well as the number-one single “So What”. P!NK’s sixth studio album, The Truth About Love, released in 2012, was her first Billboard 200 number-one album and spawned her fourth US number-one single, “Just Give Me a Reason”. In 2014, P!NK recorded a collaborative album, Rose Ave., with Canadian musician Dallas Green under a folk music duo named You+Me. Her next studio albums, Beautiful Trauma in 2017 and Hurts 2B Human in 2019, both debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart, with the former becoming the world’s third best-selling album of the year.
Noted for her distinctive raspy voice and acrobatic stage presence, P!NK has sold over ninety million records worldwide as of 2020, making her one of the world’s best-selling music artists. Her career accolades include three Grammy Awards, two Brit Awards, a Daytime Emmy Award, and seven MTV Video Music Awards, including the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. 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 only Madonna. VH1 ranked her at number ten on their list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music, while Billboard awarded her the Woman of the Year award in 2013. At the sixty-third 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”.