There’s a bloody awesome week going on for P!nk!
In the last 24 hours, Alecia Beth Moore, known professionally as Pink, has revealed she has a new single and album on the way, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and now she’s to be awarded as the first international winner of Outstanding Contribution To Music gong at the 2019 BRIT Awards. This means P!nk will also become the first ever female solo artist to scoop the award.
The American singer, songwriter, and dancer will be flying in from LA, where she lives with her husband and two children, to accept the award and perform at the Brit Awards. The show will take place on February 20 at the O2 Arena in London.
After the announcement of the award winner, BRITs Chairman and Chairman & CEO of Sony Music UK and Ireland Jason Iley said:
P!NK is a trailblazer, a phenomenally talented singer and songwriter, and truly one of the greatest artists of our time.
It is a real pleasure to honour her at this year’s BRIT Awards with the Outstanding Contribution To Music Award.
They also considered P!nk one of the most successful artists in the world, saying:
With her remarkable career spanning nearly 20 years, P!NK is one of the most successful artists in the world, consistently releasing multi-million-selling albums and selling out tours all over the globe.
I am really excited to welcome her back to The BRITs and to recognise her prodigious success.
P!nk is receiving the award based on a solid successful background that covers 10 years in the U.K., with achievements like being one of the country’s best-selling female artists, receiving 9 BRIT nominations, and winning a BRIT Award for ‘International Female Solo Artist’ in 2003, followed by MTV awards and the British LGBT Awards.
Speaking about the award, P!nk said:
I am so honoured to be recognised with the Outstanding Contribution To Music award at the Brits.
Since the start of my career, British fans have been some of the most fierce and loyal in the world. I am humbled to receive this honour.
Some of the previous BRIT Awards Outstanding Contribution to Music winners also include Sir Elton John, Queen, David Bowie, Oasis, Spice Girls, U2, Blur, Sir Paul McCartney, and Robbie Williams.
All that is left to say is congratulations to the first non-British artist to receive the prize!
See also: P!nk Has Just Received A Star In The Hollywood Walk Of Fame