This is so exciting and so well deserved! P!nk received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  P!nk’s star is “adjacent to Jackie Chan and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in front of the Dolby Theatre,” according to Variety and P!nk recieved her star with good friend Ellen Degeneres and Kerry Kinney-Silver officiating.

 

 

Alecia Moore, better known as P!nk began her career almost two decades ago.  Since then, she has gone on to sell more than 60 million albums worldwide, win three GRAMMYs and averaged over $3.6 million per stop on her last tour.  And we can’t forget, in March P!nk will return on the road for an extended 37-date North American leg of her tour plus two countries.

 

 

Upon receiving the star honour, P!nk says, “This is surreal. It has been a trip lately thinking back over the course of this career I’ve somehow managed to have. I signed my first record deal 23 years ago.”  According to Billboard, “P!nk went on to reflect on the obstacles she overcame in her long career, including her decision to drop out of an unsuccessful girl group and get clean from drugs.”

P!nk continues, “I have achieved exactly what I wanted to achieve. Because I always knew what my strong points were. I don’t sell sex, I don’t sell perfume, I’m not the prettiest, I’m not the best. I’m f–king hard-looking and I have enough talent and I work on my f–king craft and I put my head down and I win. And I charge and I charge and I charge. And I don’t give up. So when I wasn’t selling records, I was still selling out arenas. I didn’t need to win any popularity contests; I wanted to be a f–king touring artist and I wanted to be great at what I did. And at almost 40 years old, I can say I’m great at what I do.”

 

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Throw up Thursday. I am the same girl I’ve always been. I have always admitted when I am wrong. I have apologized many times. I’m a big believer in apologies, when you’re wrong. I was raised by a Vietnam Veteran who taught me to stand up for what I believe to be right. Even if that means standing alone. I do not now, nor have I ever apologized for some of my very polarizing opinions. If you are surprised by this, or offended, you have every right to unfollow me, as you really don’t know who I am. I am mostly peace and love, with a little bit of go f*ck yourself. So when you keyboard warriors (anonymous toughguys) threaten me? that middle finger is pointed at you. Again: the unfollow button is (I think) top right of your screen. It lets you unfollow people you find make you uncomfortable. It’s great. It really works. This country is broken right now in a lot of ways. It makes me very angry and sad. We all remind me of my parents right before their divorce when they could no longer even speak to each other with anything less than hatred and vitriol. It’s tragic. And we’re all to blame. There are many beautiful people in the world and in this country who want equality for all. Justice. For people to be paid for their work. For their leaders to communicate in productive ways. For children to have respect for others, for veterans to be honored and treated with respect. These are the ideals my father raised me with. And you all cannot talk me out of it. No matter what vile things you say about me and my husband and my children. Onwards and upwards. Keep fighting the good fight.

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Prior to the star ceremony, P!nk explained, “My whole family is coming out for it. It’s funny because I was looking at the list of names [of other star recipients] a little while ago and Boyz II Men is there — that’s who almost signed me to my first record contract almost 25 years ago. And it’s following people like Lucille Ball and Gene Autry and Fred Astaire. Oh, my God. So rad.  I moved to Venice Beach when I was nineteen and I didn’t know anybody — or anything.  I came out here by myself and I used to go to Hollywood Boulevard to buy stripper heels. I just remember seeing all those stars and thinking: ‘God, I hope this happens for me.’ And here we are.”

 

 

Once again, congratulations, P!nk!

 

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