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On This Day in Pink History… 12th April 2013, The Truth About Love Tour started in Europe

On This Day in Pink History… 12th April 2013, The Truth About Love Tour started in Europe

  • 12th April 2013, The Truth About Love Tour started in Dublin, Ireland, at the O2 Arena.
  • There were a total of 30 shows in Europe
  • Support acts for Europe were Walk The Moon, Churchill, Redrama and Wafande
  • All shows (apart from Oslo, Norway, which sold 16,685 out of 17,967 tickets) were sold out.
  • Pink played four sold-out shows at the O2 Arena in London, where 69,162 tickets were sold over four nights
  • Pink was due to play two shows at the LG Arena in Birmingham, UK. However, the second night was cancelled due to illness.

Band/Backing singers/Dancers

  • Jason Chapman – Keyboards/Vocals
  • Justin Derrico – Lead guitar
  • Mark Schulman – Drums
  • Eva Gardner – Bass
  • Kat Lucas – Keyboards/Rhythm guitar/Vocals
  • Stacy Campbell – Backgound vocals
  • Jenny Douglas-McRae – Background vocals
  • Tracy Shibata – Dance Captain
  • Reina Hidalgo – Dancer
  • Colt Prattes – Dancer
  • Khasan Brailsford – Dancer
  • Janelle Ginestra – Dancer
  • Loriel Hennington – Dancer
  • Remi Bakkar – Dancer
  • Jimmy Slonina – Host/Rubix

On This Day in Pink History… 11th April 2007, Pink performed on American Idol [VIDEO]

On This Day in Pink History… 11th April 2007, Pink performed on American Idol

In 2007, Pink was due to perform U + Ur Hand on American Idol. However, because of the songs lyric content, Pink was asked to censor the lyrics. Who Knew was performed instead.

On This Day in Pink History… 5th April 2006, Pink played a Flashmob gig in New York

On This Day in Pink History… 5th April 2006, Pink played a Flashmob gig in New York

Setlist:

Cuz I can
Just like a pill
Trouble
Stupid girls
Who knew
Nobody knows
Long way to happy
I’m not dead
Leave me alone (I’m lonely)
I have seen the rain (with Jim Moore)
Get this party started

On This Day in Pink History… 4th April 2006, I’m Not Dead was released

On This Day in Pink History… 4th April 2006, I’m Not Dead was released

I’m Not Dead was Pink’s fourth studio album. It was released on 4th April 2006 in the United States, to coincide the same release date of Pink’s first album, Can’t Take Me Home.

Originally title Long Way To Happy, it was scheduled for release in September 2005, however the album was delayed and its title changed to I’m Not Dead in order to match the comeback nature of the album, and its heavy tone in terms of lyrical content, strong language and edgy sound. I’m Not Dead is majorly a pop rock album, but includes country, alternative rock and R&B influences.

The release of I’m Not Dead was preceded by its controversial lead single, Stupid Girls, a top 20 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 the video of which earned Pink an MTV Video Music Award. The album’s second and third singles, Who Knew and U + Ur Hand, reached the top ten and revived the album’s sales fortunes in the U.S., leading to a platinum certification from the RIAA for sales of one million. The two songs are also Pink’s first two singles to achieve Platinum certifications. Subsequent regional singles include Nobody Knows, Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely) and Dear Mr. President. A Platinum Edition of the album was issued with bonus tracks, remixes and a DVD.

In 2016, to celebrate 10 years of I’m Not Dead, we looked back over the I’m Not Dead era, visiting each song, top performances, I’m Not Dead tour and the b-sides. Click on the links below to see those posts:

 

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Click on the image above to see lyrics, videos and Pink’s thank you note.

On This Day in Pink History… 4th April 2000 Can’t Take Me Home was released

On This Day in Pink History… 4th April 2000 Can’t Take Me Home was released

On 4th April 2000, Pink’s debut album, Can’t Take Me Home was released by LaFace Records. The album produced three singles, There You Go, Most Girls and You Make Me Sick.

Click image to see track listing, lyrics, videos, album information and Pink’s Thank You note.

On This Day in Pink History… 27th March 2001, Lady Marmalade was released

On This Day in Pink History… 27th March 2001, Lady Marmalade was released

In 2001, Lady Marmalade was featured as part of a medley in the film Moulin Rouge!. For the film’s soundtrack album, Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mýa, and Pink recorded a cover version; it was released as the soundtrack’s first single in spring 2001. Produced by Missy Elliott and writing partner Rockwilder, it features an intro and outro from Elliott. A lyric was changed from the original version, with the song’s setting being transferred from New Orleans to the Paris nightclub Moulin Rouge. The song became a number-one hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for the second time, reaching number one in its eighth week and spending five weeks at the top of the chart. It was the third song in Billboard chart history (after Aaliyah’s 2000 single Try Again and Shaggy’s 2001 single Angel) to hit number one without being released in a major commercially available single format. Lady Marmalade was Aguilera’s fourth US number-one single and first-time number-ones for Kim, Pink, and Mýa in the US. For Aguilera, the song would be her last number one until 2011’s Moves Like Jagger collaboration with Maroon 5. It would be Pink’s only number-one hit until 2008, when her single So What reached the top. It remained in the top forty for seventeen weeks in the US, and topped the charts in fifteen different countries, including the United Kingdom and Australia. The song also holds the record for the longest reigning no.1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40 chart for an all female collaboration, topping the chart for nine consecutive weeks. Lady Marmalade is the best-selling single for Lil’ Kim and Mýa. Lil’ Kim also held the record for having the longest number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 for a female rapper, with Lady Marmalade being on the top of the charts for 5 consecutive weeks, until Australian female rapper Iggy Azalea’s Fancy held on to the number one position for 7 weeks in 2014.  Lady Marmalade was the top selling song of 2001 and has sold 5.2 million copies worldwide as of December 2001.

Allmusic’s Brand Kohlenstein praised the song by highlighting it, adding that the ladies “teamed up for a surefire hit with their naughtier version of Patti Labelle’s “Lady Marmalade.”” Slant Magazine editor praised the collaboration, too: “the track is simply an accolade to the performers’ various distinctive styles, with Lil’ Kim trashing it up and Aguilera caterwauling her way through the second half of the song.”

The music video, directed by Paul Hunter, features all four performers in lingerie (rapper Missy Elliott makes a couple of small appearances.) and was filmed at the end of March 2001 on sets (Los Angeles) built to resemble the actual Moulin Rouge night club around the turn of the century (1890–1910). The video won the MTV Video Music Award for “Best Video of the Year” and “Best Video from a Film”; it was also nominated for “Best Dance Video”, “Best Pop Video”, “Best Choreography” (Tina Landon), and “Best Art Direction”. The song won a 2002 Grammy Award in the category of “Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals”.

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