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P!nk (real name Alecia Beth Moore, born September 8, 1979) is a female pop singer/songwriter. She first gained popularity in 2000 as an R&B singer before switching to a more retro pop/rock sound, though her R&B origins can still be heard from time to time.


Discography as of 2011:
  • Can't Take Me Home (2000)
  • Missundaztood (2001)
  • Try This (2003)
  • I'm Not Dead (2006)
  • Funhouse (2008)

Compilations

  • Greatest Hits... (so far!) (2010)

Live

  • Funhouse Tour: Live in Australia (2009)
Videography:
  • P!nk: Live in Europe (2006)
  • P!nk: Live from Wembley Arena (2007)
  • P!nk: Live in Australia (2009)
Tours:
  • Party Tour (2002)
  • Try This Tour (2004)
  • I'm Not Dead Tour (2006-2007)
  • Funhouse Tour (2009)
  • Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour (2010)
P!nk provides examples of the following tropes:
  • Action Girl: "Trouble", especially in the music video.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: "U and Ur Hand"
    • Also "Fingers (W/30 Seconds of Silence)" for a female version.
    • Implied in Centerfold.
    • She also performed "I Touch Myself" live at a concert. While stretched out on a sofa. Wearing only underwear...
  • Artifact Title: An interesting case. She has said that she got her stage name from Mr. Pink of Reservoir Dogs, but she did have pink hair at the start of her career, possibly to explain where the name "Pink" came from. However, right after her first album, she starting going more toward blond with pink highlights, and is now fully blond, and has probably left a few newer fans wondering where the hell the name Pink came from.
  • Bath Suicide: Attempted in the "Perfect" music video.
  • Biker Babe: Reportedly in real life, as well as in many publicity shots and the video for "Funhouse".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's got a loud, foul mouth and disdain for authority, but became heavily involved in animal rights activism after shooting the video for "Just Like A Pill".
    • Many of her songs, ("Stupid Girls", "F*cking Perfect", "Conversations With My Thirteen-year old Self", etc.), are very empowering, especially to adolescent girls.
    • She also gives her money to various specific charities in her adopted country of Australia due to the environmental issues of the time.
  • Blowing a Raspberry: Does this at the end of her song "So What".
  • Bowdlerise: Her song "F***in' Perfect." Lyrics changed to "Less Than Perfect" on the radio.
    • Which is painfully obvious that they did some editing. Even to those who haven't heard the song before, when the line now goes, "Don't you ever, ever feel/like you're less than/less than perfect."
  • Breakup Breakout: Did you know she was in a band?...called Choice?
  • Break Up Song: "So What"...and the greater Funhouse album.
  • But Not Too White: When Pink first debuted, her deep tan, R&B style, and pairings with black romantic leads in her music videos made many viewers think she was a light-skinned black girl, or at least biracial. But her two white parents would say otherwise.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Hiccup on her debut discusses this.
  • The Cameo: She appears in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle as a motorcross race camp owner.
  • Cool Shades: She wears a pair on the Can't Take Me Home album cover.
  • Darker and Edgier: The "F*cking Perfect" music video.
  • Dye Hard: In her early appearances, she had pink hair to go with her name. Nowadays it comes and goes.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Can't Take Me Homes R N B focused sound stands out amongst the majority of her music which has pop rock, pop funk, pop country, and other pop elements.
  • Everything's Better with Sparkles: "Glitter In The Air" is this trope.
  • Fetish Fuel Station Attendant
  • Hollywood Style: Defied. In "Stupid Girls", Pink openly kicks Hollywood standards of femininity in the balls, clearly saying that any woman who accepts them and who refuses to use her brain over her body is indeed stupid and will end up as a pitiful caricature of herself in old age.
  • Hot Mom: She has a daughter, Willow.
  • Important Haircut: The actress in the "F*cking Perfect" video undergoes one.
  • Intercourse with You: A few of her songs, notably "Oh My God".
  • The Ladette: "I drink more than you/and I party harder than you/and my car's faster than yours,' the opening lyrics from "Cuz I Can"... and that's just the beginning of it.
  • Lucky Charms Title
  • Monster Clown: the lyrics and video for "Funhouse".
  • New Sound Album: Her first album had a very R&B sound to it. However, for her second album onwards, she switched to a more pop/rock style.
  • Parental Issues: "Family Portrait".
    • Mentioned in "F***kin' Perfect" too.
  • Parody: the video for "Stupid Girls" includes parodies of Britney Spears's video for "My Prerogative" and Jessica Simpson's Hood Ornament Hottie video for "These Boots are Made for Walking."
    • Not to mention Lindsay Lohan's frequent fender-benders, the Olsen Twin's bohemian fashion, and a general-but-directed-at-Paris Hilton mention of those miniature dogs that some girls use more as accessories than pets.
  • Ode to Sobriety: Type 1, "Sober."
  • Playing to The Fetishes: A few of her videos.
  • Rage Against the Reflection: In the video for "Don't Let Me Get Me".
  • Real Women Never Wear Dresses: Invoked. Although the song "Stupid Girls" has a point about women are over-sexualized in the media, the music video for that song makes it look like anything femimine is weak and pathetic.
  • Screw Yourself: The Music Video for "Sober".
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: "Lady Marmalade" was the first time she got sexy for a music video as opposed to her usual tomboyish look (Rolling Stone joked that Lil' Kim and Christina Aguilera would wear those outfits to the supermarket, but Pink and Mya needed some convincing). And when she did, daaaaamn...
  • Studio Chatter: Missundazstood, the song has a good half the song pure chatter and mistakes.
  • Slap Slap Kiss: "You Make Me Sick," both the song and the video. That poor Mall Santa...
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: Rough, tough, strong, and as you'll find out through listening to some of her songs, particularly sensitive to the sadness of others.
  • Take That: "Stupid Girls".
  • Throw It In: She burps in the middle of "Last To Know".
    • "Raise Your Glass": So raise your... aw, fuck.
  • Video Full of Film Clips: The video for "Feel Good Time", due to the song being featured on the soundtrack to Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.
  • Woman Scorned: "There You Go" and some parts of the video for "So What".
    • Ironically, it was her husband (whom she was in the middle of divorcing) appearing in "So What" that got them back together. The divorce was never finalised.