P!nk To Be Honoured With Outstanding Contribution To Music Award At BRITs

After an absolutely mahoosive week, P!nk must be feeling well and truly tickled pink.

The 39-year-old singer had as good a Tuesday as you can possibly have, when she was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Now, it has been announced that her chart-obliterating career in pop will be recognised this side of the Atlantic with the Outstanding Contribution to Music award at this year's BRIT Awards.

The honour means Alecia Beth Moore (no, P!nk isn't her actual name) will become the first international recipient of the award, joining a prestigious list including the likes of Sir Elton John, David Bowie, Queen, Spice Girls, U2, Sir Paul McCartney, Oasis, Robbie Williams and Blur.

For die-hard P!nk fans (Pinkies/Pinkanites/Pink Panthers?), the award may seem a little overdue, but to the rest of us, it may come as a bit of a surprise. However, she's been an integral part of the pop scene for two decades now, selling more than 90 million records and winning three Grammys, a Brit, an Emmy, a MTV Video Music Award and being been named Pop Artist of the Decade by Billboard.

P!nk will be the first international artist to be honoured with the Outstanding Contribution to Music award at the BRITs. Credit: PA
P!nk will be the first international artist to be honoured with the Outstanding Contribution to Music award at the BRITs. Credit: PA

BRITs Chairman and CEO of Sony Music UK and Ireland, Jason Iley, described the 'Just Like A Pill' singer as 'one of the greatest artists of our time'.

He 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.

"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 will accept the honour and perform at the BRIT Awards, which will be held at the O2 Arena in London on 20 February. She will return to the country for slightly longer in June, while on her 'Beautiful Trauma' world tour.

The singer paid tribute to her British fans and said she was 'humbled' to receive the award.

She 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."

I suppose, considering all she's done, we can forgive her for spelling her name with an exclamation mark in the middle of it.

... However, Ke$ha, you are well and truly not excused.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University before going to live in Australia and New Zealand for a few years, where he wrote a travel blog. He has previously written for the Eastern Daily Press, Giggle Beats, CALM and Front Magazine. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.

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