Each Friday night at 10pm Miss Naiya Marcelo and Syndee broadcast LIVE on Blog Talk Radio. One of the segments they choose their indvidual "Iconic One of the Week." Last Friday Syndee's pick was Pink and here is why.
How do I describe Pink? Strong, Independant, Confident and yes Missunderstood. I'm sure a lot of us can see a small piece of ourselves in Pink. She is not someone you can stereotype. Pink came on the scene with the crazy pink hair and wild persona. The media was waiting for her to make a wrong move with getting into drugs, fights and more. She has done the complete and total opposite. You just don't hear any bad press about her which makes her a role model girls can really look up to. She shows you can be different, be yourself, have confidence in doing so. Even when Pink and Carey Heart divorced Carey showed up in her video "So What" which really showed the public even tho they were not married they were still able to be friends.
Pink's birth name is Alecia Beth Moore and she was born September 8, 1979 in Abington, Pennsylvania. Her father played guitar and sang so from a very early age Pink knew exactly what she wanted to do. Pink has credited both Madonna and Janice Joplin as her musical influences which doesn't surprise me. Both artists are strong, independent woman. Her first girl band she joined when she was 16 in 1995 went by the name "Choice" and was signed with L.A. Reid. They never released an album before the band broke up in 1998.
Pink went solo soon after and opened for 'N Sync in 2000. In 2001 her first hit single, "Lady Marmalade"topped the charts in countries including New Zealand, the UK, Australia and the U.S and included the collaboration of Christina Aguilera, Mýa, and rapper Lil' Kim.
She has never wanted to be marked as another cookie cutter pop star so for her second album M!ssundaztood she recruited Linda Perry from 4 Non Blonds to collaborate with. Even moving into Perry's LS home for several months writing songs for the album that was released in November 2001.
Pink met professional motocross racer Carey Hart at the 2001 X Games.She proposed to Hart in June 2005 during a Mammoth Lakes motocross race by holding up a "Will you marry me?" sign on her pit board. Heart said he almost crashed his bike reading the sign. After a bref seperation,in February 2010 Pink confirmed that she and Hart were back together, and announced the following November that they were expecting their first child. On June 2, 2011, Pink gave birth to their daughter, Willow Sage Hart.
Pink is a big activist for PETA and many different charities.She contributed her voice toward causes such as the protest against KFC. In 2003, she sent a letter to Prince William criticizing him for fox hunting, and in 2006 wrote to Queen Elizabeth II protesting the use of real fur in the bearskins of the Foot Guards and the Honorable Artillery Company. In conjunction with PETA, she criticized the Australian wool industry over its use of mulesing. Also many of the charities she supports are 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 Society for the Protection of Animals.
|2000||Ski to the Max||Brena|
|2003||Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle||Coal bowl promoter|
|2009||SpongeBob's Truth or Square||Herself|
|2010||Get Him to the Greek||Herself|
|2011||Happy Feet Two||Gloria|
|2012||Thanks for Sharing||Dede|
Pink has been described as an artist who has changed the scope of pop music, but has hardly received recognition for it. Referring to her as a "powerhouse vocalist", Ann Powers of the Los Angeles Times asked, "Why isn't she an even bigger star?" Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone commented: "I think people respond to her sense of independence and dedication. It inspires people ... This is a prolific pop artist who is sometimes famous and successful, sometimes obscure, who nonetheless keeps making her own kind of music. Every few years, the spotlight comes back around to her—but her fans can trust that when the spotlight moves along, Pink will keep on writing Pink songs." Powers adds that her mix of rock-style rebellion, emotional rawness, humor and "infectious" dance beats created "a model for the mashup approach of latter-day divas such as Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and even Rihanna."James Montgomery of MTV describes her as "a fabulously fearless pop artist" who can "out-sing almost anyone out there. She can out-crazy Gaga or Lily. She's the total pop-star package, everything you'd want in a singer/entertainer/icon. And still, she remains oddly off the radar. Such is the price of busting borders, I suppose."
British soul singer Adele considers Pink's performance at Brixton Academy in London as one of "the most defining moments" in her life, saying "It was the Missundaztood record, so I was about 13 or 14. I had never heard, being in the room, someone sing like that live. I remember sort of feeling like I was in a wind tunnel, her voice just hitting me. It was incredible."
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