We love P!nk, so we ranked our 15 favorite music videos the eccentric singer and songwriter has come out with since her 2000 debut album, Can’t Take Me Home. For the last 20 years, she’s given us hits like “Get the Party Started,” “There You Go” and “So What.” P!nk, whose real name is Alecia Beth Moore Hart, celebrates her birthday on September 8. The acrobatic firecracker of a popstar has given different explanations about how she came to the nickname of Pink, which she has had since she was a child growing up in Pennsylvania. At 14 years old, she was convinced to audition to join the all-female group Basic Instinct and earned a spot in the lineup. However, the group disbanded without releasing any material.
P!nk’s Early Music Career
Two years later, P!nk and two other teenage girls, Sharon Flanagan and Chrissy Conway, formed the R&B group Choice. A copy of their first song, “Key to My Heart,” was sent to LaFace Records in Atlanta, Georgia, where composer and producer L.A. Reid overheard it and arranged for the group to fly there so he could see them perform. After that, he signed them to a record deal. The girl group relocated to Atlanta and recorded an album, which was never released, but “Key to My Heart” appeared on the soundtrack to the 1996 family comedy film Kazaam. During a Christmas party, Reid gave Pink an ultimatum: go solo or go home, so Choice disbanded in 1998.
One year later, Pink signed a recording contract with LaFace Records and released her first solo album, Can’t Take Me Home, which found commercial success. In 2001, she joined singers Christina Aguilera and Mýa and rapper Lil’ Kim, for a cover of “Lady Marmalade” for the soundtrack of Moulin Rouge!. In the US it became the most successful airplay-only single in history, as well as Pink’s first No. 1 single. The success of the single was helped by the music video, which was popular on music channels at the time.
Take a look below at our top 15 P!nk music videos ranked.