Pop singer Pink named Billboard's Woman of the Year
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Pop singer Pink has been named Billboard's Woman of the Year after scoring her first ever No. 1 album this year, the music industry trade magazine said on Monday.
Pink, 34, who emerged on the pop scene in 2000 as a self-styled antidote to the girl-next-door image presented by young pop singers Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, released her sixth album The Truth About Love last September.
The Grammy-winning singer, whose real name is Alecia Moore, scored hits in the past year with Blow Me (One Last Kiss), Try, and Just Give Me A Reason, a duet with Nate Ruess of rock band Fun. that topped the Billboard Hot 100 song chart.
"It's been an incredible year and I feel so grateful to radio for sticking by me, and to the fans and friends and all of the incredible talent that I was fortunate enough to work with for this album," Pink said in a statement.