Pink's Career Through the Years

Pink's career spans over two decades and includes three Grammy wins, successful tours and even acrobatics (not to mention, several PEOPLE covers!)

01 of 15

In the Beginning

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Born on Sept. 8, 1979 as Alecia Beth Moore, the star started singing in Philadelphia nightclubs when she was just 14 years old.

Before going solo, the star was part of two R&B groups: First there was Basic Instinct (which never released music) and then the girl band Choice, when she was 16.

02 of 15

Home Girl

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In 2000, Pink released her first solo record, Can't Take Me Home, and she earned two Top 10 singles: "There You Go" and "Most Girls." Soon after, the singer started opening up for the wildly popular boy band *NSYNC.

03 of 15

Hey Ladies

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In 2001, Pink collaborated with Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim and Mya on the remake of "Lady Marmalade," originally sung by Patti LaBelle. The cover earned the women a Grammy for pop collaboration with vocals.

04 of 15

Second Time's a Charm

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In 2001, the singer released her single, "Get the Party Started," from her sophomore record, M!ssundaztood. She followeed up the album's success with her first turn on the big screen in the 2002 film Rollerball.

05 of 15

>Try Hard

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Her third album, Try This, was released in 2003. She was nominated for two Grammys in 2004, taking home the award for best female rock vocal performance for her song "Trouble."

06 of 15

Another Album

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In 2006, the singer released another album, I'm Not Dead, which included the No.1 single "Stupid Girls." In the video, the singer parodied the popular starlets at the time. The song earned her another Grammy nod for best female pop vocal performance. Other notable songs off of the album included, "Who Knew," and "U + Ur Hand."

In 2006 and 2007, the singer opened up for Justin Timberlake on his FutureSex/LoveShow Tour. On the tour, the star showed off her aerial skills, performing stunts above the crowd.

07 of 15

Living in the Funhouse

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In 2008, Pink released her fifth album, Funhouse, with deeply personal songs like "Sober," and "Please Don't Leave Me," and hits like "So What," which all catapulted to the top of the charts.

At the time, Pink had separated from her husband, Carey Hart, after marrying in 2006.

The tour for the album saw Pink continuing to perform incredible stunts. She showed off her moves at the 2009 MTV VMAs, doing a trapeze routine while performing "Sober."

08 of 15

Raising a Glass

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In 2010, the star released another album, this one a compilation of her greatest hits, entitled (you guessed it) Greatest Hits... So Far!! The album included two more of the star's greatest hits, "F---- Perfect" and "Raise Your Glass." The latter became her tenth Top 10 hit and third number one song on the Billboard Hot 100.

That year, the singer also announced that she and Hart were back together, and she gave birth to their first child, Willow Sage, in June 2011. The pair then welcomed their son, Jameson Moon in 2016.

09 of 15

Here's The Truth

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In 2013, Pink was showing no signs of slowing down, releasing another hit album, The Truth About Love, which included songs like "Blow Me (One Last Kiss), "Just Give Me a Reason," "Try" and "True Love." Her tour was the third highest-grossing of that year.

And she didn't stop there: She was named Woman of the Year by Billboard, and she managed to flex her acting muscle in the film Thanks for Sharing alongside Gwyneth Paltrow.

10 of 15

The Hits Keep Coming

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In August 2017, Pink released "What About Us," her first single off of her seventh studio album, Beautiful Trauma. The single would go on to earn her another Grammy nomination for best pop solo performance. In December of that year, she collaborated with Eminem on "Need Me," and that song was also nominated for a Grammy, bringing her total nomination tally up to 20.

She also received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards, which was presented to her by Ellen DeGeneres.

11 of 15

Born to Perform

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In January 2018, the singer performed her song "Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken" at the Grammys, and followed it up by singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl. Casual.

12 of 15

The Most Beautiful

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In 2018, the star was named PEOPLE's Most Beautiful, and posed with her kiddos on the cover.

13 of 15

She's a Star!

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In February 2019, the artist received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She also released her eighth album, Hurts 2B Human, and was awarded with the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award at the 2019 BRIT Awards.

14 of 15

Taking a Break...but Not for Long

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In December 2019, Pink revealed that she would be taking a break from music to spend time with her family, but by February 2021, she had released a duet with her daughter, Willow, called "Cover Me in Sunshine," and announced the release of a live album and documentary, both titled All I Know So Far, in May 2021.

15 of 15

She's an Icon

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In May 2021, Billboard announced that it would give the singer the Icon Award at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards. She's the youngest recipient of the award to date, and her predecessors include Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Prince and Celine Dion.

"As a little girl, I always dreamed about being a singer and sharing my love of music with the world," the singer said in a statement. "Years later, to receive the Billboard Music Awards Icon Award is hard to fathom! I feel so honored to join the ranks of music idols like Cher, Garth Brooks, Janet Jackson and Stevie Wonder. It's a true 'pinch me' moment and I feel humbled and blessed."

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