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Alecia Beth Moore (born September 8, 1979), better known by her stage name Pink (stylized as P!nk), is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actress. Pink released her first single, There You Go and her debut album, Can’t Take Me Home in 2000. They were followed by two further singles, Most Girls and You Make Me Sick. Although it was not her most successful album, it was still certified platinum in the United Kingdom and 2× Platinum in the United States. In 2001 she released her second album M!ssundaztood. Just Like a Pill, one of four singles from the album, became Pink’s first number-one single reaching the top of the UK Singles Chart. In November 2003, Pink released her third album, Try This. Although the album charted highly in most countries, its single releases Trouble, God Is a DJ and Last to Know did not fare as well, as her run of top-ten hits in the United States ended. Her fourth studio album, I’m Not Dead, was released in April 2006; it generated seven hit singles, including Stupid Girls, U + Ur Hand and Who Knew. Pink’s fifth album, Funhouse, was released in late 2008 and was preceded by her first solo number one on the Billboard Hot 100, So What. In 2012 Pink released her sixth album The Truth About Love which debuted at number one in multiple countries including the US and Australia the album was a huge success worldwide. The album was preceded by the release of three singles; Blow Me (One Last Kiss) released in July 2012 and Try released in October 2012 and Just Give Me A Reason in February 2013.Pink has contributed several songs to film soundtracks. In 2001, she collaborated with Lil’ Kim, Christina Aguilera and Mýa on the title song for the film Moulin Rouge!, entitled Lady Marmalade. The song was a worldwide success; it charted in the top three in several countries, including Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the United States. Pink also recorded a song, Feel Good Time, for the 2003 film Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. It achieved the most success in the UK, where it charted at number three. Since her debut in 2000, Pink has appeared 15 times on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100.Pink has sold over 50 million albums and 80 million singles worldwide making her one of the world’s best selling artists.  Her career accolades include three Grammy Awards, two Brit Awards and five MTV Video Music Awards, in addition to having eighteen Top 20 Hits on the Billboard charts and three #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2009 Billboard magazine named Pink the #1 pop musician of the decade, and in 2012 VH1 named Pink #10 on their list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music.Pink, aside from her musical feats, has also become known for her style and work outside of music. She has often been seen as "adventurous" with her hair, and has had styles such as fluorescent spikes to pink-streaked dreadlocks to a pitch-black skater cut. On her style, she told In Style "I’m eclectic. I’m a tomboy, but I’m kind of a hippie and kind of a gangster […] I don’t know if that’s a good thing, but it is my thing."Pink is a prominent campaigner for PETA, contributing her voice toward causes such as the protest against KFC. In conjunction with PETA, she criticized the Australian wool industry over its use of mulesing. In January 2007, she stated that she had been misled by PETA about mulesing and that she had not done enough research before lending her name to the campaign. Her campaigning led to a headlining concert called PAW (Party for Animals Worldwide) in Cardiff, Wales on August 21, 2007.In June 2012, Pink told Cosmopolitan magazine that her diet is mostly vegan, but she occasionally eats chicken and fish.