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05.20

Many people can only dream of the chance to sing their favorite artist’s song right in their presence. For 12-year-old Victoria Anthony, that dream came true at Pink’s concert in Vancouver on Saturday (May 12).

Back on May 1, Anthony shared a video of herself on Twitter directed to the “Beautiful Trauma” singer: “when you come here, I really want to sing at your concert,” she wrote. Anthony then gave a few examples of her incredible singing voice, including the hashtag #vicandpink in the caption to help gain traction and — hopefully — the attention of her idol.

After being picked up by Canadian news outlets, Pink recognized the young pop star in the making in the crowd at the show. While Anthony didn’t get to go on stage, Pink did hand her the mic — and was instantly floored.

Anthony belted out a flawless solo version of Pink’s hit “Perfect,” drawing a roaring applause from the crowd and a stunned response from the singer. Judging by her reaction, it’s safe to assume Pink thought Anthony was pretty “perfect” herself.

“Thank you for that,” the still-amazed Pink said after returning onstage. “How do you follow that?”

Watch Anthony give Pink a run for her money below, and see the video she tweeted that made it all happen.

 

04.29

She might be a Grammy-winning pop star known for her brazen attitude and tomboyish style, but Alecia Moore — professionally known as Pink — admits she’s just taking it “day by day” when it comes to being a mom to her two kids Jameson Moon, 15 months, and Willow Sage, 6½, with husband Carey Hart.

“The thing about parenting is you never know if anything you’re doing is working,” she tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “That’s been the most humbling thing for me. In my head, I sound amazing and then I turn around and her eyes are completely glazed over. I have no idea. We’ll see.”

Currently on her Beautiful Trauma tour, Pink, 38, describes her own upbringing in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, as “free range, I guess.”

“My mom worked full time and went to school full time. My dad was an insurance salesman,” she says. “My brother and I rode bikes to school and played in the woods all day. Lots of rescuing animals, tree climbing, sports, gymnastics. I had a good childhood.”

With her own kids, she has embraced more of an attachment parenting style. “Yeah, I believe in affection,” she says. “I believe in needs being met and faith being implemented, and I believe in letting your kids know they can count on you, and that you’ll be there. My parents obviously did not believe in that and I worked out okay. I always tell Willow, ‘I’m going to teach you the rules so that you’ll know how and when to break them.’ ”

The singer also strives to create a gender-neutral environment for her brood. “Absolutely. [But] I feel like gender-neutral is in itself a label and I’m label-less,” she says. “I don’t like labels at all so I believe that a woman and a girl can do anything.”

More than anything,  Pink says she believes in “fairness and justice. And I believe that a boy can do anything. So I have boys that flip dirt bikes and I have boy friends that wear dresses. It’s all okay to me. It’s whatever floats your boat. So that’s the kind of house that we live in.”

As for her children’s future, Pink is more concerned with “just the world that we live in,” she says. “I have so many worries and fears as a parent. I’m such a worrier. They’re going to be fine. They chose this family. They know what they’re doing. But the world, I don’t know if the world’s going to be fine, and so I pray a lot. I cry a lot. I talk to them a lot. I hope a lot. I curse a lot.”

For now, she and Hart, 42, “try not to take life too terribly seriously,” Pink adds. “We laugh a lot. It’s all about our family unit and time spent together, and much less about external stuff.”

03.16

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is debuting a new exhibit that has a little something for everyone.

The exhibit, “Shine a Light: New Acquisitions and Spotlight Artifacts,” is showcasing the Rock Hall’s newest acquisitions.

The space features items from a wide variety of artists. Fans can now enjoy seeing Jerry Lee Lewis’ baby grand piano, a Notorious B.I.G outfit, and snare drum heads personalized by Tré Cool of Green Day. Also on display is an outfit worn by P!nk during her performance at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards.

The exhibit will continuously be updated to highlight touring artists, national holidays, important dates in music history and inductee birthdays.

It occupies the space previously held by the Inductee exhibit in the Ahmet Ertegun main exhibition hall.

The new exhibit opened to the public Friday, March 16.

 

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03.16

Elton John has announced a brand new album called Revamp, which will see some of his best known hits re-imagined by some of today’s biggest artists.

Celebrating Elton’s 50 year partnership with Bernie Taupin, Revamp – released April 6 – features 13 of Elton’s classic tracks reinterpreted by some of the biggest names in pop, rap, hip hop and rock music.

Ed Sheeran has recorded a new version of Candle in the Wind, while Lady Gaga will deliver a fresh take on Your Song. Elton himself appears on Bennie & The Jets featuring P!nk and Logic, while Miley Cyrus will give a modern twist to Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me.

The first track from the album, Q-Tip and Demi Lovato’s cover of Don’t Go Breaking My Heart will be available this week, and received its first UK radio play on BBC Radio 2 earlier today (March 15).

“It’s always a huge compliment when an artist loves your song enough to take the time and effort to rework it,” explained Elton. “As songwriters, Bernie and myself are thrilled when singers we admire and respect as much as those on Revamp choose to add their own unique twist in the process. It means that our music is still relevant and ultimately that our songs continue to reach new audiences. We’re humbled and thank them all for their generosity.”

Also on the album is Sam Smith, who will revamp Daniel, plus Grammy-winning Best New Artist Alessia Cara will give her own unique touch to I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues. Coldplay, Florence + The Machine, The Killers, Queens of the Stone Age, Mary J. Blige and Mumford and Sons also appear on the album.

Revamp will be accompanied by another new album, Restoration, a Nashville-influenced equivalent featuring big names in country music such as Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson.

Elton John recently announced his retirement from live performing, but not before her completes a final, three-year long world tour. View Elton John’s full UK chart history here.

The tracklist to Elton John’s Revamp:

1. Bennie And The Jets – Elton John, P!nk and Logic
2. We All Fall In Love Sometimes – Coldplay
3. I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues – Alessia Cara
4. Candle In The Wind (2018 Version) – Ed Sheeran
5. Tiny Dancer – Florence + The Machine
6. Someone Saved My Life Tonight – Mumford & Sons
7. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word – Mary J. Blige
8. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – Q-Tip featuring Demi Lovato
9. Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters – The Killers
10. Daniel – Sam Smith
11. Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me – Miley Cyrus
12. Your Song – Lady Gaga
13. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Queens of the Stone Age

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03.12

Check-in to a P!nk concert on Facebook and get ready for a stampede of comments and text messages of jealousy. And lucky for the city of Chicago, ensuing jealousy was curbed as P!nk delivered not one, but two, performances at the United Center this weekend (her 2nd and 3rd Chicago shows of the past year), giving more fans a chance to witness her critically acclaimed performances live and in person.

A woman that needs no introduction, and a tour than needs no opener, P!nk got the party started on Saturday night in Chicago, of course with her 2001 Grammy-nominated hit, ‘Get The Party Started’. And what better way, than in total P!nk fashion, high flying throughout the sold-out arena, hanging from a giant chandelier. With just one song, the performance was more entertaining than any other show that the United Center had seen in 2018.

From there on out, the hits, entertainment and energy levels never stopped for the Beautiful Trauma Tour. Through the 21-tracks that P!nk performed throughout the night, the ‘Raise Your Glass’ singer moved left-to-right, up-and-down, and all around her heart-shaped stage (complete with cat-walks and two wild fan pits) to make sure that no one in the audience felt left out and everyone got to enjoy their favorite P!nk record.

What was maybe most impressive is the different type of risks P!nk took throughout the night. With the Cirque Du Soleil type moves that she pulls off in the middle of her tracks, P!nk would easily get a pass for lip synching. Yet P!nk’s vocals were real and on-point for the entire night. It’s unrealistic to put on that much of a physically demanding show and still sound great, and yet she manages to do it.

The other major risk P!nk takes on her tour is a literal one, as she essentially risks her life with the acrobatics. At a point, P!nk was raised above her fans, hanging from her back-up dancer with no noticeable safety harness. While other pop artists in her shoes only float throughout arenas with slow-moving platforms, even they have safety belts attached, just in case all goes wrong. How P!nk finds someone to insure her tour is beyond me, but irregardless her show is definitely high-risk high-reward, and her audience is the beneficiary.

And although most of P!nk’s singles are very fun and upbeat, the Pennsylvania singer took a moment on stage to get serious and share a conversation she has with her 6-year-old daughter. After her daughter had been teased by children over her appearance, and after P!nk had to contemplate whether she was allow to kick a child’s a**, the singer told her daughter that despite the fact that many people feel the need to critique P!nk’s appearance and body, she still stands confident and sells out arenas throughout the world. And the United Center and all fans in attendance this weekend can obviously attest to that.

Too often, high production in a tour can come off as gimmicky and borderline desperate, but not in this case. The reason for P!nk’s elaborate and immensely entertaining performance is, if not for no other reason, to truly give back to her fans and ensure that they have the best night possible.

If you haven’t seen P!nk live, chances are you know someone who has and who has told you that you need to as well. Take their advice, because P!nk’s Beautiful Trauma Tour is like none other.

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