By Wonderwall.com Editors
12:01pm PDT, May 21, 2021
Alecia Beth Moore was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 9, 1979, the second child of an emergency room nurse mom and an insurance salesman dad. After her parents’ divorce when she was a pre-teen, she started to rebel. Some of her bad choices included getting arrested for petty theft, entering the club scene at 13 and dabbling in drugs. But for all her bad behavior, she was also a talented vocalist. At 16, her three-member female R&B group, Choice, got signed to LaFace Records by famed music executive L.A. Reid — their song “Key to My Heart” made it onto the 1996 soundtrack for the film “Kazaam” — but Alecia didn’t find true success until she went solo. She’s seen here at the First Annual Teen Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California, on Aug. 1, 1999 — nine months before the release of her debut solo album, “Can’t Take Me Home,” under her new stage name: Pink.
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It didn’t take long for the awards to start rolling in. Pink is seen here in December 2000 with her father, Air Force and Vietnam veteran Jim Moore (Pink’s older brother, Jason Moore, is also in the Air Force — he was even a member of the air demonstration squadron the Thunderbirds!), and her best pop new artist trophy at the 2000 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.
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Two months before she released her breakthrough sophomore studio album, the Grammy-nominated “Missundaztood” — which featured hit singles including “Get the Party Started” — Pink showed off her trademark wild style at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards that September.
In 2001, Pink joined Lil Kim, Christina Aguilera and Mya (seen here at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards) on a cover of “Lady Marmalade” for the “Moulin Rouge!” film soundtrack. The wildly popular radio hit gave Pink her first No. 1 song and, in 2002, her first Grammy Award. “When I won the Grammy I was happy and my parents were proud, but I felt like I was winning it for the team,” she said after the telecast.
Despite her colorful stage name, Pink often experimented with her hair color and hardly stuck to a pink hue. She later revealed that the origins of her stage had little to do with her hair color and more to do with an “inappropriate” inspiration. She did, however, confess that the character Mr. Pink from Quentin Tarantino’s film “Reservoir Dogs” was partly responsible. The singer is seen here with the music exec who gave her her first big break, L.A. Reid, at the Grammys in 2003.
Pink met professional motocross champ Carey Hart at the Summer X Games in Philadelphia in June 2001. By early 2002, the couple were by each other’s sides on red carpets from the Grammys to the ESPN Action Sports and Music Awards (seen here).
In 2003, Pink released the single “Feel Good Time” off her third studio album, “Try This.” The song was also featured on the soundtrack to the hit action film “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” in which the pop star had a cameo. She’s seen here in a motocross scene with star Cameron Diaz.
In 2003, Pink released the hit single “Trouble,” which was accompanied by a Western-themed video featuring actor Jeremy Renner. The pop star — seen here on the video set that September — won her second Grammy, for best female rock vocal performance, for the song a few months later in early 2004.
Pink and her extreme athlete boyfriend, motocross champ Carey Hart, briefly split in 2003. The pop star reportedly had a fling with Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee that year while single — they’re seen here that November at the First Annual In Touch Weekly Awards in New York City. Tommy’s ex-wife Pamela Anderson told Howard Stern that something went on. “Oh yeah, absolutely,” Pam confirmed when the radio host asked her if Tommy and Pink had been intimate. “I don’t know who dumped who.”
After four years of on-again, off-again dating, Pink decided to take control of her relationship with Carey Hart. While he was competing at the Pro 250 motocross finals in Mammoth, California, in June 2005, Pink planted herself in the middle of the race course with a sign that read, “Will you marry me? I’m Serious!” When Carey saw her, he rode off to accept his love’s marriage proposal. The couple are seen here showing off Pink’s engagement bling in September that year.
On Jan. 7, 2006, Pink and Carey Hart got hitched in Costa Rica. “We just love the beach, so we knew we wanted it to be at the beach,” Pink explained to People magazine of their choice of locale. Pink wore a white dress but the nuptials still had some quirks. “We wanted it very fun and non-traditional,” Carey added. “We’re spiritual, but we’re not religious. It was about being with our closest friends and family and having a very fun and loose party.” The newlyweds are seen here at an Emmys afterparty seven months after they exchanged vows.
Pink went by her real name, Alecia Moore, when she co-starred in the 2007 movie “Catacombs” with Shannyn Sossamon. The horror flick followed a woman as she tried to escape a killer pursuing her through the Paris catacombs.
Two years after saying “I do,” Pink announced that she and Carey Hart were taking some time away from each other. “This breakup is not about cheating, anger or fighting. I know it sounds like cliché bulls***, but we are best friends, and we will continue to be,” she wrote on her website. “All I know at this point, is that I want to make the best album I can, and Carey wants to do the best possible job he can with everything he has going on. He is a good man, so please support him as well… One never knows the future, but mine and Carey’s just might involve beach babies and sunshine one day. Just not right now. Thanks for the concern and caring.” A brunette Pink is seen here at a pre-Grammys party in February 2008 — minus her wedding ring — just days before publicly sharing the split news.
While Pink’s personal life had its challenges, her breakup album made for musical gold. 2008’s “Funhouse” earned a best pop vocal album Grammy nomination and delivered two Grammy-nominated singles: “Sober” and “So What?” Even more fun? Carey played himself in his estranged wife’s “So What?” music video, which chronicled some of their marital problems. Pink is seen here wielding a chainsaw for the clip as cameras rolled in August 2008.
Pink hit the road in 2009 for her “Funhouse” concert trek — her first North American headlining arena tour. She’s seen here at a hometown show at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia on Oct. 3, 2009.
It wasn’t over yet! After a year apart, Pink and Carey reconciled on New Year’s Eve 2008 after he invited her to perform at his club in Las Vegas. “I wanted to see him and I looked hot… after sound check I told him that he needed to come to my room. I had made him a photo album of all the cards he had ever given me, of all the photos of our entire relationship. I spent months on this album,” the singer later told Redbook of how they got back together. “On the last page, I pasted a photo of me from a really bad movie I made years ago with my neck slit and blood everywhere. Next to it I wrote, ‘This is me without you.’ On the next page, there was a picture of a baby. And I wrote: ‘The rest is unwritten.’ The divorce papers that we never signed were behind that page. I was like, ‘The rest is up to you.’ And I did all of this in his favorite bra and panties.” They’re seen here reunited on the red carpet at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
Pink made jaws drop when she delivered what’s since become one of the most talked-about Grammy Awards performances of all time: her aerial and acrobatics-filled version of “Glitter in the Air” on the Jan. 31, 2010, telecast. At the following year’s award show, she took home her third Grammy — for best pop collaboration with vocals — for her contributions to the song “Imagine” with Herbie Hancock, India.Arie, Seal, Konono Nº1, Jeff Beck and Oumou Sangaré.
In November 2010 while visiting “The Ellen DeGeneres show,” Pink announced that she was pregnant. She told the TV host, “My mom has always wished me a daughter just like me. I’m terrified one of us will go to jail.” A few days later, she and husband Carey Hart debuted her baby bump at the 2010 American Music Awards.
Pink and Carey Hart welcomed their first child, daughter Willow Sage Hart, into the world on June 2, 2011. “It’s more important than anything we’ve done,” she later told GQ Australia of motherhood. “I can use the word ‘happy’ and not flinch. I’m happier than I’ve ever been, but I’m also still living my life.” Pink and little 1-year-old Willow are seen here in July 2012.
Pink’s career was on fire in 2012. In August 2012, she became a spokesmodel for CoverGirl, signaling an exciting shift in the company’s mainstream marketing. “[She] is going to dare every woman to take more beauty chances and join her in kicking traditional conventions to the curb,” the beauty brand explained in a press release at the time.
Pink tried her hand at acting again when she shared the screen with Josh Gad — both played recovering sex addicts — in the 2012 dramedy “Thanks for Sharing.” A year prior, she voiced Gloria in the animated flick “Happy Feet Two” (she also sang the film’s theme song, “Bridge of Light”).
The year after she became a mom, Pink released her critically acclaimed sixth studio album, “The Truth About Love.” The project was nominated for a best pop vocal album Grammy and spawned the hit two-time Grammy-nominated single “Just Give Me a Reason,” a duet with fun.’s Nate Ruess. Pink hit the road in 2013 to promote her music, revealing a post-baby body honed by months of grueling acrobatics-filled tour rehearsals. The “The Truth About Love” tour was a huge success: According to Billboard, it was the third best selling tour of 2013 with $147.9 million in ticket revenue.
Pink returned to the Grammys stage in 2014 to deliver another epic high-flying acrobatic performance, this time delivering her double-nominated song “Just Give Me a Reason” with Nate Ruess at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles that January.
Another year, another huge hit: In April 2016, Pink released the earworm “Just Like Fire,” a track on the “Alice Through the Looking Glass” soundtrack. It would go on to be nominated for a best song written for visual media Grammy Award. Pink, husband Carey Hart and daughter Willow are seen here at the “Alice Through the Looking Glass” film premiere in Los Angeles on May 23, 2016. Pink was also concealing a happy secret under that voluminous dress…
Pink made an appearance on the wildly popular music competition show “The Voice” during season 10 in May 2016 to help coaches including Blake Shelton advise contestants for the semi-finals.
In November 2016, Pink surprised fans when she shared an Instagram post revealing a large baby bump. The next month, the pop star and husband Carey Hart welcomed their second child, son Jameson Moon, to the family. Pink — the queen of clapbacks whenever the Internet decides to attempt to mommy-shame — is seen here carrying her baby boy in London on Aug. 21, 2017.
Pink received a huge honor — the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award — at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Forum in Los Angeles on Aug. 27, 2017. Good friend Ellen DeGeneres presented the special Moonman trophy to the pop star after the singer — who’d given birth just nine months earlier — delivered an energetic medley of her greatest hits. Pink then dedicated her speech to her 6-year-old daughter, Willow, who was watching in the audience…
Pink, husband Carey Hart and daughter Willow wore matching menswear-inspired ensembles to the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, where Pink performed and honored her daughter in her emotional Video Vanguard Award acceptance speech. After relaying a story about how Willow had confessed that other kids called her “ugly” and said she looked like “a boy with long hair,” Pink said she got mad. “But I didn’t say anything. Instead I went home and I made a Powerpoint presentation for her. And in that presentation were androgynous rock stars and artists that live their truth,” she said. Pink told her little girl that people have long criticized her appearance too. “They say I look like a boy or I’m too masculine or I have too many opinions, my body is too strong,” Pink explained, sharing how she then asked her daughter, “‘Do you see me growing my hair?’ She said, ‘No, Mama.’ I said, ‘Do you see me changing my body?’ ‘No, Mama.’ ‘Do you see me changing the way I present myself to the world?’ ‘No, Mama.’ ‘Do you see me selling out arenas all over the world?’ ‘Yes, Mama.’ ‘OK! So, baby girl. We don’t change. We take the gravel and the shell and we make a pearl. And we help other people to change so they can see more kinds of beauty.’”
Pink brought mom Judith Moore to the Pre-Grammy Gala and Grammy Salute to Industry Icons Presented by Clive Davis and The Recording Academy in New York City on Jan. 27, 2018. The next night, Pink attended the Grammys with her family, where she was up for her 19th career Grammy — best pop solo performance for her hit single “What About Us.” (She was bested by Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You.”)
In March 2018, Pink kicked off her “Beautiful Trauma” world tour. By the time she’d wrapped up her initial North American run performing for more than 712,000 fans in 38 arenas, she’d brought in more than $100 million in ticket sales, Billboard reported. But once the tour ended in 2019, Billboard reported that Pink had grossed nearly $400 million and sold more than 3 million tickets during the concert trek, making it the 10th highest grossing tour in Billboard Boxscore’s history, not to mention the biggest for a woman in more than a decade. The music star is seen here onstage at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia, on Aug. 11, 2018.
In September 2018, Pink revealed a huge secret: She and her family had quietly been growing grapes and making wine at their private 25-acre organic farm in California. “Secrets out! Meet your maker,” she captioned this fun photo on the company’s Instagram page. “I’ve dedicated the better part of the last 10 years of my life (outside of raising children and touring) to my passion — winegrowing and farming organically. We are lovers of the land, hoping to leave this place better off than how we found it. In the spirit of experimentation, much like a child approaches every new task, in the quest for knowledge with all due respect to the past, and with every bit of fire that burns within us, we bring to you Two Wolves Wine.” Their first batch of 114 cases — a cabernet franc, a cabernet sauvignon and a petit verdot — sold out in less than a day when it launched in November 2018, Philadelphia’s The Inquirer reported.
Pink posed with both her kids, Willow and Jameson, and husband Carey Hart when she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Feb. 5, 2019. “This is surreal. It has been a trip lately thinking back over the course of this career I’ve somehow managed to have. I signed my first record deal 23 years ago… and I’m only 23 and a half so that’s crazy,” Pink quipped in her speech. “There is a power in believing in yourself. You may not be the best that ever did it, you may not be the prettiest or the tallest or the funniest or the most talented or whatever you tell yourself that you’re not. If you’re stubborn and you don’t give up and you work really hard — no one else can ever be you. Today is an absolute honor. Today proves that.”
In May 2021, Pink attended the premiere of her Amazon Prime Video documentary, “Pink: All I Know So Far,” at the Hollywood Bowl. The film chronicles her time on her “Beautiful Trauma” world tour, giving fans a glimpse into her life as she balances performing with raising her family on the road.