Alecia Beth Moore (born on September 8, 1979), known professionally as P!nk or Pink, is a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter who gained prominence in 2000, and has since sold over 20 million albums. She is known for her unorthodox clothing fashion and harsh, yet soulful, sound. P!nk was born in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania to Vietnam veteran James Moore and nurse Judy Kugel. She is of Jewish ancestry on her mother's side, and is Irish, German and Lithuanian on her father's. She grew up in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, where she attended Central Bucks West High School. Her father played guitar and sang songs for her, and from an early age she aspired to be a rock star. Her parents divorced when she was seven years old. While in high school, P!nk joined her first "official" band, Middle Ground, but the band never took off. She has said that they "really sucked". According to Pink, her biggest influences are Janis Joplin, Steven Tyler, Bad Religion, Mary J. Blige, Bob Marley, Billy Joel, Indigo Girls, Don McLean, 2Pac, and The Notorious B.I.G.. P!nk developed her voice early on in her life. She had asthma and needed to learn to breathe from her lower abdomen instead of her chest on doctor's advice, and started singing lessons to learn this technique. She began performing in Philadelphia clubs when she was 14-years-old. At age 16, she joined an R&B Atlanta-based trio called Choice, which included Chrissy Conway. The group signed with LaFace Records, and contributed "Key to My Heart" to the soundtrack of the 1996 film Kazaam. Choice eventually disbanded before having recorded an album, Moore remained at LaFace as a solo act.
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