Get the party started because Pink turns 40 today.
And while you are probably familiar with the three-time Grammy winners slew of infectious hits, there are some things about the pop diva that will leave you saying who knew!
So raise your glass for the birthday girl and check out these fun facts about the artist formerly known as Alecia Moore. (That was a bonus!)
1 She was in a girl group
Prior to making it big as a solo artist, Pink was part of a ‘90s R&B trio called Choice. Although they didn’t garner much success, the group’s song, “Key to My Heart” was featured on the soundtrack to the 1996 Shaquille O’Neal film “Kazaam.” Soon after LaFace Records offered the singer her own solo record deal and the rest is history.
2 She wasn’t named for her hair color
While Pink initially rose to fame rocking fuchsia locks, the singer has admitted the nickname wasn’t for the color of her tresses. After watching Steve Buscemi’s smartass character Mr. Pink in Quentin Tarantino’s 1992 film “Reservoir Dogs” her friends jokingly gave her the moniker and it stuck.
3 She has nearly 2 dozen tattoos
The “So What” singer allegedly got her first tattoo at the age 12 and has been going strong ever since. Included in her collection of body ink are tributes to her beloved bulldog Elvis, dog tags to honor her Vietnam veteran father, a barcode, music notes, a dragon, a guardian angel and the words “Tru Luv” for husband Carey Hart.
4 She proposed to her husband
Speaking of which, after dating for a few years, Pink took matters into her own hands and popped the question to Hart during one of his motocross races in 2005. While he was on his bike, Pink held up a sign in the crowd that said, “Will you marry me?” When he failed to get off his bike, she added the word “Serious!” Six months later the pair married in Costa Rica. They celebrated their 13th anniversary in January.
5 She’s also a movie star
Pink has had cameos in several films like “Rollerball,” “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” and “Get Him to the Greek,” voiced a character in “Happy Feet Two,” and played herself in “Popstar: Never Stop Stopping.” But her most substantial role to date was opposite Shannyn Sossamon in the 2007 horror film “Catacombs,” for which she was credited by her real name, Alecia Moore.
6 A pop diva inspired her acrobatics
Believe it or not, there once was a time when Pink wasn’t known for doing aerial stunts. While she took gymnastics as a child, it wasn’t until seeing aerialists perform at a Cher concert that the “Glitter in the Air” songstress was inspired to incorporate it into her tours and videos. Legends helping legends!