Alecia Beth Moore (born September 8, 1979 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania), better known by her stage name P!nk, is an American singer-songwriter who gained prominence in early 2000. She has so far sold over 10 million albums in the United States, and over 32 million worldwide, and has won two Grammy awards.
P!nk began her career as an R&B artist, signed to the predominately urban label, LAFACE RECORDS. She has since complained that because she chose to relinquish creative control to her record label, she did not like the type of music she was making at that time, and did not like her image, which included bright Pink hair. Her first album, Can’t Take Me Home was a substantial success, going platinum, due to the huge pop and urban radio hit singles “There You Go” and “Most Girls”.
Towards the end of 2001, P!nk decided to take her career in a new direction and have more creative control. Tired of being marketed as a another cookie-cutter pop act, and eager to become a more serious singer-songwriter and musician, P!nk sought the help of former 4 Non Blondes vocalist, Linda Perry. Together, P!nk and Perry co-wrote and co-produced most of the tracks on P!nk’s sophomore album, M!ssundaztood, which was released in November 2001. The album’s more pop rock sound could be heard immediately with its first single, the Linda Perry penned “Get The Party Started”. “Get The Party Started” was a huge, commercially successful single, topping the charts in many countries. The album’s other singles, “Don’t Let Me Get Me”, “Just Like a Pill”, and “Family Portrait” were also radio and commercial successes.