If the phrase "in your face" means anything to you, then you'll understand how it can also be used to sum up the top of the charts performer known simply as "Pink". She is tough, she is sentimental, she is acrobatic, and she has a serious set of pipes that makes it impossible to stop listening to what she has to say. If you are one of the millions of fans who adore everything to do with Pink, you can still catch her on her major world tour, the "Truth About Love Tour" that kicked off in February and runs through December of 2013. With 139 shows on three continents, it is one of the hottest tickets around.
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More than a singer or songwriter, Pink is a major force in the world of entertainment. She has done some acting and is now just as famous for the impressive muscularity and acrobatics that she uses in her shows as for her music. She could easily be called a world class dancer as well, and is truly original in every sense of the word.
Her vocal styling is impossible to ignore or even to dislike. Her voice is remarkable and has been the recipient of an endless list of critical acclaim. One MTV critic labeled it as "deceptively good" and capable of out singing almost anyone else in the industry. She is known for refusing pitch correction and is instead a self-styled communicator that seems to tap right into the consciousness of all who hear her music.
She names some pretty obvious influences if you think of her soulful expressionism and originality. As an example, she cites Madonna (not as a vocal inspiration but professional one) and points to Janis Joplin as her most significant musical influence.
She has made six albums since 2000, with most hitting the tops of the charts. She has also done six tours, and recreated herself and the stage performance format for each one. She is the recipient of many awards and nominations that range from teen and kids' choice awards to Grammy awards and MTV recognition. She has also been in a handful of films playing herself or some over the top characters.
While she had already garnered enough fame for her talent and originality, her personal life drew a lot of attention too. She proposed to her boyfriend, wed him, separated, wrote a few songs about it, got back together, and have since had a child together. She clearly does things her own way and it is such fun to watch her do just that!
Montgomery, James. "Pink: The World's Most Underrated Superstar." 2009. MTV. 2013 <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_%28singer%29#cite_note-bubble-98>.