Pink Is Ridiculously Underrated

She can out-sing all those pop starlets, so why isn't she getting the same hype?
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 7, 2009 11:32 AM CDT
Pink Is Ridiculously Underrated
Pink performs during the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009 in New York.   (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

After watching Pink dangle from a trapeze 60 feet above the Radio City Music Hall stage—while belting out "Sober" perfectly—James Montgomery had a revelation: "Pink is totally underrated." She's "the total pop-star package,” he writes for MTV: tattooed, clever, confrontational, and a damn good singer who has sold 30 millions albums. So why isn’t she getting as much love as Britney or Miley? Probably because “she's multifaceted, an amalgamation of many things and many eras, not easily categorized or digested.”

Part rock star, part party girl, part R&B diva, Pink has “created a particular niche in the pop universe that somehow manages to combine all those things,” Montgomery continues, and with Funhouse, she managed to do what so many have tried and failed at: "releasing a deeply personal, out-of-left-field album, without fear and with total conviction, and making it stick. So, please: Can someone give her the respect she's due?” (More Pink stories.)

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