10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD LOVE PINK (the artist)
Pink is recognized for her strong vocals and has definitely made her mark in the music industry. She is known for her name, music, style, influence, awards and achievements,actress, activist and family woman. She has contributed to music industry by escalating the expectations of pop music fans and influencing and inspiring new artists.
She has remained a positive role model for young women by showing her strength and commitment to herself, family and various social causes.
Alecia Beth Moore was born on September 8, 1979, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, to nurse Judy and insurance salesman Jim Moore, a Vietnam War veteran. She has described her background as “Irish-German-Lithuanian-Jew”. Although a healthy baby at birth, she quickly developed asthma that plagued her through her early years. Pink attended Central Bucks High School West.
Pink began performing in Philadelphia clubs when she was about 14. She adopted her stagename, “Pink”, around this time. She had that nickname for quite some time by that point, and initially it had been “a mean thing”. She had gotten that name from the character “Mr. Pink” in Quentin Tarantino‘s film Reservoir Dogs. Pink has said, “I was extreme. I went through phases from skateboarder, to hip-hopper, to rave child, to lead singer in a band. I did it all, and all at the same time.” At 14, she was convinced to audition to become a member of the all-female group Basic Instinct, and earned a spot in the lineup.
In November 2010, Pink announced on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she and Hart were expecting their first child.] In June 2011, she gave birth to their daughter. In December 2016, she and Hart welcomed their second child, a son.
Pink was honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award and after performing a medley of her hits atop a car suspended from cables and riding around on a lawnmower, Pink sent her daughter Willow a message.
The Grammy-winning singer said her daughter told her recently she felt like she was ugly. Pink responded that many artists, from Jackson to Prince to David Bowie and even herself, were regularly made fun of, but pressed ahead with their art to inspire others.
“We don’t change,” Pink said. “We take the gravel in the shell and make a pearl. And we help other people to change so they can see more kinds of beauty.”
And in closing, she reminded her daughter: “You my darling are beautiful.”
Pink is a supporter of attachment parenting.
Attachment parenting is a parenting style that believes a child’s need for attention and closeness to their parents must be completely fulfilled in the first six years of life in order to keep it from becoming a disruptive preoccupation. In other words, if a child is given attention freely from the start, they will not spend time seeking it out. Parents who form a strong bond with their children in their earliest years set a foundation for independence, because a child who trusts in their parental attachment will feel safe enough to branch out on their own.
“If a child is deeper attached through sameness, through significance, through a sense of belonging, of loyalty, emotionally through intimacy, or feels known, they have many ways of holding on when physically apart,” says Dr. Gordon Neufeld, a renowned developmental psychologist and author. The term “attachment” in this instance means an intimate bond, fostered through physical, emotional, and psychological closeness. Attachment parenting operates on a six stage framework, where the parent must achieve a new type of closeness with their child each year. These stages correspond with the level of physical and emotional development that the average child is expected to reach as they grow from infant to toddler to kindergartner.
ANIMAL RIGHTS ADVOCATE
Pink is an animal-rights activist and a prominent campaigner for PETA, contributing her voice toward causes such as the protest against KFC. In conjunction with PETA, she criticized the Australian wool industry over its use of mulesing. In January 2007, she stated that she had been misled by PETA about mulesing and that she had not done enough research before lending her name to the campaign. Her campaigning led to a headlining concert called PAW (Party for Animals Worldwide) in Cardiff, Wales on August 21, 2007. In 2015, she posed nude for PETA’s “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur”, campaign
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Pink has deservedly won a plethora of awards and honors. Not to mention the multitudes of awards that she has been nominated for.
List of awards and nominations:
- 1ACM Awards
- 2American Music Awards
- 3ARIA Music Awards
- 4Billboard Music Awards
- 5Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
- 6BMI Awards
- 7Brit Awards
- 8Channel V Thailand Music Video Awards
- 9Country Music Association Awards
- 10Emmy Awards
- 11Grammy Awards
- 12Helpmann Awards
- 13International Dance Music Award
- 14Juice TV Awards
- 15Juno Awards
- 16Meteor Music Awards
- 17MTV Awards
- 18Much Music Video Awards
- 19Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards
- 20NRJ Music Awards
- 21People’s Choice Awards
- 22Pollstar Awards
- 23Q Awards
- 24Radio Music Awards
- 25Satellite Awards
- 26Smash Hits Poll Winners Party
- 27Swiss Music Awards
- 28Teen Choice Awards
- 29The Music Factory Awards
- 30TMF Awards — Belgium
- 31My VH1 Music Awards
- 32World Music Awards
INSPIRATION TO OTHER ARTISTS
Pink has named Janis Joplin and Madonna as two of her biggest musical influences. She said “[Joplin] was so inspiring by singing blues music when it wasn’t culturally acceptable for white women, and she wore her heart on her sleeve.
Pink is also involved with several charities, including Human Rights Campaign, ONE Campaign, Prince’s Trust, New York Restoration Project, Run for the Cure Foundation, Save the Children, Take Back the Night, UNICEF and World Animal Protection. As of May 2008, Pink has been officially recognized as an advocate for the RSPCA in Australia. On February 16, 2009, Pink announced she was donating $250,000 to the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal to aid the victims of the bushfires that swept through the Australian state of Victoria earlier that month. Pink stated that she wanted to make “a tangible expression of support”. Pink also donated money to Autism Speaks.
In August 2012, Pink became a spokesmodel for CoverGirl, featuring in a fall 2013 advertising campaign themed “beauty with an edge”
MUSIC AND VOICE
Pink has a Mezzo-soprano vocal range, spanning from A2 to E6. Throughout her career, she has received applause from critics for her powerful vocals. Her voice has been described as “raspy”, “husky”, and “distinctive.” James Montgomery of MTV calls her “a deceptively good singer … who can out-sing almost anyone”. The Guardiandescribes her voice as “prodigious”. Ann Powers of the Los Angeles Times labelled her as “a powerhouse vocalist”. Pink has also received acclaim for her “raw”, “soulful” voice and her ability to emote. The Inquirer defined her voice as “husky” and “gutsy”, further complimenting her for developing into a “powerfully emotive vocalist”, while comparing her to Janis Joplin. The Star Tribune commends her by writing, “Her slightly raspy, slightly soulful voice made you feel the dysfunction in ‘Family Portrait‘, the longing of ‘Who Knew‘ and the empowerment in ‘Perfect‘.” CNN has said that Pink is known for singing “with the right level of emotion”. Fellow pop artist Kelly Clarkson believes that Pink’s voice is “the best of our generation”.
Pink, aside from her musical feats, has also become known for her style and work outside of music. She has often been seen as “adventurous” with her hair, and has had styles such as fluorescent spikes to pink-streaked dreadlocks to a pitch-black skater cut. Regarding her style, she told InStyle, “I’m eclectic. I’m a tomboy, but I’m kind of a hippie and kind of a gangster […] I don’t know if that’s a good thing, but it is my thing.
Pink is able to wear soft and feminine, androgynous, and masculine clothes and still maintain her strong feminine qualities and exude a great deal of sex appeal.
Pink has displayed her acting skills in several movies and performed voice-overs for some popular animated movies. She has a strong film presence and we can only hope that she will entertain us again on the big screen.
Below is a llist of films that Pink has been associated with.
|2000||Ski to the Max||Brena||Credited as Alecia Moore|
Credited as Alecia Moore
|2003||Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle||Coal Bowl M.C.|
|2007||Catacombs||Carolyn||Credited as Alecia Moore|
|2009||SpongeBob SquarePants||Herself||Episode: “Truth or Square“|
|2010||Get Him to the Greek||Cameo|
|2011||Happy Feet Two||Gloria||Voice
Credited as Alecia Moore
|2013||Thanks for Sharing||Dede||Credited as Alecia Moore|
|2015||Billy on the Street||Herself|
|Janis: Little Girl Blue|
|2016||Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping|