Pink (sometimes known as P!nk), born Alecia Beth Moore, is an American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress from Pennsylvania. She is one of the most successful and influential female artists, topping Billboard charts since 2000. Pink is known for her amazing vocals, catchy pop tunes, and one of a kind personality. Here are 25 outrageous facts about Pink.
25. Swing High, Swing Low
Pink frequently incorporates acrobatics and gymnastics into her concerts and performances. At the 2017 American Music Awards, she scaled a building while singing her hit song, “Beautiful Trauma.”
24. Hart on for Carey
Carey Hart is a professional motocross competitor. He and Pink have been married since 2006 and have two children together.
23. Dedicated Wife, Schoolgirl Crush
Although happily married, Pink is very open about her celebrity crushes. On an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, she admitted that she has a huge crush on Michael Keaton and Johnny Depp. Her crush on Johnny Depp was hard to hide when Kimmel surprised Pink by bringing the Pirates of the Caribbean actor on stage during the show. She turned beet red and was visibly uncomfortable about the whole situation.
22. Unlikely Collaboration
Pink’s most recent chart-topping single, “Beautiful Trauma,” featured actor Channing Tatum in the music video. The pair played a married couple who have some very particular issues. Arguably, the best part of the video was their dancing numbers. They said they had a lot of fun shooting and are now great friends. We should all be so lucky!
21. Eminem Fan
Pink is eager for a rap Grammy and asked rap artist Eminem to create another song with her on Beautiful Trauma. She sent him an email asking him to work with her, and his reply to do the song was a simple, “yes.” They reunited and recorded the song “Revenge.” The duo has previously collaborated on other songs together, including “Need Me,” and “Won’t Back Down.”
20. Before P!nk was P!nk
Her first steps into the music industry began with an R&B band known as Basic Instinct. That group never managed to make it big, and they separated after two years. She had a second chance with her music career when she joined another R&B band named Choice, but that also ended shortly after it started. Her talent did not go unnoticed, however, and she was signed by the same record label as Choice, and she changed her name from Alecia to Pink as a stage name. She debuted her first album, Can’t Take Me Home, in 2000. It was a smash hit.
19. Lady Marmalade
Pink, Christina Aguilera, Mya, and Lil’ Kim collaborated on the remake of Patti LaBelle’s soulful song “Lady Marmalade.” The song was a hit, and the music video is one of the most iconic of its time. It won MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year in 2001.
18. Pink and Blue
Pink and her husband Hart have a daughter named Willow Sage and a son named Jameson Moon. She is very open about her family and shares photos of them on her social media.
17. P!nk Has Ink
With several tattoos covering various parts of her body, Pink is known to not like a lot of her tattoos. “If I had an eraser, woosh…If I could start over, I’d do just one big back piece and have a clean [front]. I’m into balance” says the singer. One of her tattoos is matching red ribbons on the upper parts of her two legs. Pink says she got them because she’s sure she would make a great stripper.
16. Triple threat
Pink can sing, dance, and act. She has been featured in films such as Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, Get Him to the Greek, Thanks for Sharing, Happy Feet Two, Rollerball, and Catacombs.
Pink in Catacombs
15. Early Start
She wrote her first song when she was just 14 years old.
14. Family Portrait
Her parents divorced when she was only three years old, and many of her early hit songs such as “Family Portrait” were inspired by her childhood. Her family said they cried when they first heard the song.
13. Fan Girl
Brooke Shields was the first celebrity Pink ever met. The singer-to-be was five years old at the time, and the model signed her hat. Neither Shields nor Pink knew that one day Moore would be equally as (if not more) famous and successful.
12. Record Selling Artist
In her career, Pink has sold over 40 million albums and 50 million singles internationally; she is one of the most influential and successful pop artists of this generation.
11. Relationship Woes
Although still very much in love and still happily married, Pink and her husband Hart briefly separated in 2008. They are said to have a very fiery and passionate relationship, and at one point felt it was best to call it quits. After going through marriage counseling, they reunited in 2010.
10. Super Bowl Performance
Pink sang the national anthem at the 2018 Superbowl—all while battling the flu. This was her first musical appearance at the world’s most anticipated sporting event. Before she absolutely nails her performance, she can be seen spitting out a cough drop.
Pink had a bulldog named Elvis, which was given to her by the real Elvis Presley’s daughter Lisa.
8. Award-Winning Singer
Pink has had, and continues to have, a very successful career, and has earned herself three Grammy awards, a Brit Award, a Daytime Emmy Award, and seven MTV Video Music Awards, an MTV tally that includes the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Billboard has named her Pop Songs Artist of the Decade, as well as Woman of the Year in 2013.
Ms. Moore has named Janis Joplin and Madonna as two of her biggest musical influences and was inspired by their original personas and vocal talent. Their music spoke to her on a different level than other artists, and they have influenced the artist she is today.
6. Lucky Number Seven
She has released seven albums: Can’t Take Me Home, Missundaztood, Try This, I’m Not Dead, Funhouse, The Truth About Love, and her most recent, Beautiful Trauma.
5. A Loving Proposal
Pink actually proposed to her now-husband Hart during one of his motocross races. She wrote a sign saying, “Will You Marry Me? I’m serious!” He got off the track to accept, and then she told him to finish the race because she didn’t “marry losers.”
4. Pink to Red
In the earlier stages of her career, Pink had a brief feud with singer (and collaborator) Christina Aguilera. This began when the pair, along with Mya and Lil’ Kim, recorded “Lady Marmalade.” Aguilera’s agent advocated for her to get the lead signing part, and Pink wasn’t having any of this idea. A rebel at heart, Pink stood up to the exec and put her foot down for the lead part, angering Aguilera. The two pop stars have since mended their issues.
3. Name That Artist
Pink was nicknamed after a character in Quentin Tarantino’s movie Reservoir Dogs named, Mr. Pink. Her friends agreed that her personality strongly resembled his, and the name has stuck ever since.
2. Rebel at Heart
The singer dropped out of high school at a young age, and she experimented with drugs and was involved with petty crimes. At 15, she nearly overdosed. In 1998, however, she returned to school to earn her G.E.D.
1. Dry Spell
Pink recently opened up about her marriage to Hart and the difficulties they’ve faced. She went so far to confess that there’s been a time where they went a year without having sex, but they’ve seemingly recovered from the dry spell and are still going strong! Following the confession, her husband posted a super complimentary Instagram post praising his brave wife.