P!nk received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday (Feb. 5). The singer-songwriter (née Alecia Moore) was joined by her two children and husband Carey Hart for the special event.
“This is surreal. It has been a trip lately thinking back over the course of this career I’ve somehow managed to have. I signed my first record deal 23 years ago,” said the Grammy-winning artist to the crowd watching her accept the honor. She went on to reflect on the obstacles she overcame in her long career, including her decision to drop out of an unsucessful girl group and get clean from drugs.
“I have achieved exactly what I wanted to achieve. Because I always knew what my strong points were. I don’t sell sex, I don’t sell perfume, I’m not the prettiest, I’m not the best. I’m f–king hard-looking and I have enough talent and I work on my f–king craft and I put my head down and I win. And I charge and I charge and I charge. And I don’t give up. So when I wasn’t selling records, I was still selling out arenas. I didn’t need to win any popularity contests; I wanted to be a f–king touring artist and I wanted to be great at what I did. And at almost 40 years old, I can say I’m great at what I do,” she added
Ellen DeGeneres and comedian Kerri Kenney-Silver also spoke at the ceremony, which can be watched in full below. P!nk’s new star is located next to Jackie Chan’s and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s in front of the Dolby Theater, according to Variety.