She’s been a badass artist on the musical scene since 1995, but does Pink write her own songs?
Pink does indeed write her own songs. Not only that, but she has also penned tracks for other artists. She’s been writing her own lyrics since she was a teenager, using the outlet to portray her emotions.
Read on to learn more about Pink’s musical history.
Pink found her performance instinct as a competitive gymnast when she was young. However, at the age of twelve she essentially retired from this venture, and took to music. As her voice developed, she formed a band with friends in high school.
As she grew up, Pink would write lyrics to express her inner emotions. Her mother explained in an interview that she expressed concern at the nature of some of these lyrics. On record, she said: “Her initial writings were always very introspective. Some of it was very black, and very deep, almost worrisome.”
From her own perspective, Pink has explained that she had a turbulent upbringing. She claims that, “I was extreme. I went through phases from skateboarder, to hip-hopper, to rave child … I did it all, and all at the same time.” She jumped from topic to topic, unable to lock anything down.
It was at age fourteen that Pink discovered her stage name. Up until that point, she went by Alecia Beth Moore. She began performing in clubs around Philadelphia at the same time, using Pink on the billing.
In a glimpse of early success, Pink and two friends formed a small R&B group at the age of sixteen. Their first original track, Key To My Heart, was reviewed by a record label in Georgia, who offered them their first deal.
However, the fledgling band never released any music officially, and the record label didn’t want to keep them on. Although, they did want to retain Pink, but as a solo artist. She re-signed with the label on a solo contract, and began working on her debut.
In 2000, There You Go was released, written by Pink herself. The song hit the top ten instantly, and two months later an album was released. The first album, Can’t Take Me Home, was a financial success.
As she transitioned into adulthood, Pink continued to wow fans and critics alike. Her songwriting skills, unique voice and explosive persona made for a compelling mixture. She lived life with a ‘take no crap’ attitude, offering herself up as a true, strong independent woman.
This personality aspect might be best explained by her 2009 track, So What. In the music video for this song, Pink is seen starting fights, riding motorcycles, and baring herself brazenly in front of the press.
By 2019, Pink had released eight studio albums. She was regarded as one of the world’s best-selling musical artists, having sold over fifty million singles and forty million albums worldwide. In 2020, her net worth was estimated to be a whopping $200 million.
In a 2017 article, Pink discusses her favorite songs that she has ever written. In one of these listings, she goes back to her youth, offering up a song she wrote when she was eighteen, called Stop Falling. On this song, she says: “It’s from my very first record. I wrote it all myself, basically, with the help of a piano player. I was 18. I loved singing that song, and I love that vocal.”
Pink remained outwardly spoken on social media as time went on. She was an advocate for equality, human rights and charity, and became quite the philanthropist. There are many posts on her Instagram portraying her support of LGBTQ+ rights, and for causes such as Black Lives Matter.