Feb 27, 2014 11:31 PM EST
Contrasting her edgy, tomboyish style with that of her female popstar peers, Pink has had huge success with hits like "You Make Me Sick" and "There You Go." She's a Grammy-award winning singer, wife, mother and talented performer.
Her full name is Alecia Beth Moore.
She was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
Her parents divorced when she was three years old. Their split and the subsequent demise of the marriage sparked, in part, a rebellious attitude from Pink. "I was never allowed to go over to any of my friends' houses when I was little, because I was a bad influence," she said of her early life. "None of their parents liked me and my own parents were scared to death of me- and for me."
She wrote her first song when she was 14.
She became a regular singer at a nightclub in Philadelphia when she was 15 years old.
The partying swallowed her into a world of drugs (she nearly overdosed at the age of 15) and petty crime.
She eventually dropped out of high school before returning to earn her G.E.D. in 1998.
Pink attended Moore College of Art and Design for a year before dropping out.
She has worked at Pizza Hut, McDonald's, Wendy's, and a gas station.
She got a contract with LaFace Records as part of the trio Choice. However, the band fizzled and she went solo.
She got the name Pink after friends picked her as the Quentin Tarantino character, Mr. Pink, in the 1992 crime drama, "Reservoir Dogs."
She wanted to reclaim it as a power color, especially since she was a tomboy and "token white girl."
Pink released her R& B-ish debut album Can't Take Me Home. It got her foot in the door, but her 2001 follow-up Missundaztood made her a rocker to be reckoned with.
Pink was the opening act for N'Sync.
She gained superstardom in the 2002 Moulin Rouge soundtrack with Christina Aguilera.
Pink attended Christina Aguilera's 22nd-birthday party wearing nothing but body paint from the waist up. She gave her friend a full-lip kiss before she left.
Pink (sometimes as Alecia Moore) has appeared in the films "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle," "Get Him to the Greek," "Thanks for Sharing," "Happy Feet Two," "Rollerball," and "Catacombs."
Pink briefly dated "Motley Crue" drummer Tommy Lee.
She alluded to Britney Spears in her song "Don't Let Me Get Me."
Her parents cried after hearing her song "Family Portrait" and realized the effect their divorce had on her upbringing.
Brooke Shields was the first celebrity Pink ever met. The future singer was five, and Shields signed her hat.
She is a vegetarian.
She got married to motocross rider Carey Hart on January 7, 2006.
They briefly separated in 2008 and worked things out after doing marriage counseling and later renewed their vows in 2009.
She wrote "Please don't leave me" about Carey Hart while they were going through a rough patch.
In 2010, she amazed the crowd at the Grammy Awards when she sung Glitter in the Air while being twisted in the air, as if she was performing during a circus.
Gave birth to her first child, daughter Willow Sage, on June 2, 2011. In an interview with PEOPLE Magazine, Pink said she named her daughter after her favorite tree, the willow, which is known to be the most flexible in nature and able to withstand nearly anything.
Her favorite color is black.
In an interview with 'Spinner' in 2010, Adele said that seeing Pink live when she was younger was one of the "most defining moments of her life."
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