HOLLYWOOD — Grammy-winning pop singer Pink became the latest honoree on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, five days before the Grammys, where she is nominated for best pop vocal album for “Beautiful Trauma.”
“I feel like a lot of people probably only ever thought that I’d make it to the walk of shame, but here I am,” the singer joked during the ceremony in front of the Hollywood & Highland complex on Hollywood Boulevard.
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and singer-turned-actress Kerri Kenney-Silver were among those joining Pink at the ceremony. Pink wrote and performed, “Today’s the Day,” which has been the theme song for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” since 2015. Pink received a Daytime Emmy Award for outstanding promotional announcement for the song.
“I thought I could have a hit record, but I never thought in my wildest dreams that I could have two decades of this insane fun with a family of people that I love traveling the world with, and experiences I have with each of you guys,” Pink told the cheering crowd.
Since her debut in 2000, Pink has released seven studio albums, one greatest hits album, sold more than 50 million albums, 75 million singles and 2.4-million DVDs and has had 15 singles in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including four at No. 1.
Pink has received 20 Grammy nominations, winning three Grammys, three Billboard Music Awards, seven MTV Video Music Awards, including the 2017 Michael Jackson Vanguard Award, two MTV Europe Awards, two People’s Choice Awards and was selected Billboard’s Woman of the Year in 2013.
Born Alecia Moore in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 8, 1979, Pink got her start in the music business as a member of the girl group Choice, who signed with LaFace Records in 1995.
Shortly after signing, LaFace saw unique potential in Pink and offered her a solo recording contract. Drawing from her rhythm and blues musical influences, Pink released her first solo studio album “Can’t Take Me Home” in 2000. The record was certified double-platinum in the United States and featured two Billboard Hot 100 top 10 songs, “There You Go” and “Most Girls.”
Pink’s second album, “Missundaztood,” released in 2001, reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200. It featured three Top 10 singles, “Get The Party Started,” “Don’t Let Me Get Me” and “Just Like A Pill.”
Pink received her first Grammy in 2002 for best pop collaboration with vocals for “Lady Marmalade,” recorded for the soundtrack for the film “Moulin Rouge.”
Pink’s other Grammys were won in 2004 for best female rock vocal performance for “Trouble” and in 2011 for best pop collaboration with vocals for a cover of the John Lennon song “Imagine,” recorded for Herbie Hancock’s 2010 album “The Imagine Project.”
Pink’s latest studio album, “Beautiful Trauma” was released Oct. 13, 2017, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s 200 chart and marked a career-high for first-week sales. The album’s first single, “What About Us” is also certified platinum and reached No. 1 on the adult pop songs chart. Pink received a best pop solo performance Grammy nomination in 2017 for “What About Us.”
Pink will begin the 2019 portion of her 2018-19 “Beautiful Trauma” world tour March 1 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. It includes stops at Honda Center April 13, Staples Center April 15 and The Forum April 19.
Pink’s stage name is derived from the character Mr. Pink, played by Steve Buscemi, in the 1992 film, “Reservoir Dogs.”