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Friday, 13 October 2017 06:00

Just Like Fire: How Pink Has Made a Career Out of Telling It Just Like It Is

Written by  Billy Nilles

That quote, which so perfectly distills the singer's entire approach to her career in one thesis statement, actually comes from one of her earliest interviews, as she sat down with LAUNCH (now Yahoo! Music) in 2000 to discuss her debut album, Can't Take Me Home.

From the minute Pink burst onto the scene at the start of the new millennium, it was abundantly clear that she wouldn't be following in the footsteps of her pop star predecessors—neither in sound nor in soundbites. Over the course of a 17-year career, which has seen the release of seven studio albums, the singer, born Alecia Beth Moore, has remained resolutely committed to speaking her truth on her terms.

"My thing is, I write my own music. I'm a hands-on person, I make what this is, you know what I mean," she said in that same 2000 interview. "Nobody came to me and said, 'OK, we're going to call you Pink. Here, throw on some pink hair, get some pink shirts and here you go. Just be you.' No, this is me. This is who I am, my music. I don't try to be candy-coated. I don't try to walk on eggshells. I am what I am, love me or hate me.

Read more at EOnline

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