i wanna tell you about Pink [singer] Pink (there are a variety of stories about the origin of the nickname) grew up in a musical family. At age 14, she began writing and singing some of her own songs in clubs in Philadelphia. She was spotted by an MCA Records executive who asked her to audition for a group. She made it into Basic Instinct, but they quickly folded. She was then recruited into a group named Choice signed to the LaFace label. When they disbanded, she was offered a solo contract.