On This Day in Pink History… 30th April 2009, Pink attended the filming of the T-Mobile Advert in London

On This Day in Pink History… 30th April 2009, Pink attended the filming of the T-Mobile Advert in London

Pink makes surprise appearance as thousands gather in London for T-Mobile advert

Pink, the American pop star, made a surprise performance in London as thousands of people gathered in Trafalgar Square to sing on the new T-Mobile advert.

Around 13,000 people congregated to take part in the mobile phone operator’s new commercial by singing hits such as The Beatles’ Hey Judeand Britney Spears’s Hit Me Baby One More Time.
But the crowd got a shock when Pink broke into an impromptu rendition of her hit single So What from the middle of the mob.
Speaking after the event on Thursday evening, the 29-year-old singer said: “What a fantastic experience.
“Everyone singing along together in the middle of London – it was incredible. I was thrilled to be a part of such an amazing event and to share it with so many people.”
The new advert, called Sing, is a sequel to T-Mobiles last television commercial, Dance, which featured 350 dancers performing a choreographed routine among commuters at London’s Liverpool Street Station.
Described as a “mass karaoke singalong”, the latest offering was captured by handing out 2,000 microphones to members of the crowd, and was filmed by 24 cameras.
During the event, compèred by presenter Vernon Kay, the crowd belted out versions of the Grease hit Summer Nights, Total Eclipse of the Heart, and I Say a Little Prayer.
Pink joined in halfway through the crowd’s rendition of the Erma Franklin hit Piece of my Heart.
Daniella Kostic, 18, from King’s Cross, London, said: “It is amazing. We came down to film the advert but we did not expect anything like this.”
Jamilla Gibbs, 63, from Clapham, South London, added: “We loved the first advert and really wanted to get involved in the second. It’s not dancing but we’re still having fun.”
T-Mobile spokeswoman Lysa Hardy said: “We wanted to get everyone to have a really good time. People really enjoyed the Dance campaign and we have had an amazing response to this one.
“The first advert is a really tough act to follow.”
The previous T-Mobile advert has become an online sensation on YouTube, attracting more than 11 million hits.
Fans organised a re-enactment of the advert in January at Liverpool Street Station, through the social networking website Facebook.
However, police were forced to close the station due to safety concerns when it was swamped by around 12,000 people who turned up to dance in the “silent disco”, listening to music through headphones.
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On This Day in Pink History… 29th April 2007, Pink attended MTV Video Music Awards Australia

On This Day in Pink History… 29th April 2007, Pink attended MTV Video Music Awards Australia

Pink was nominated for four awards, and won two.

  • ‘Best Pop Video’ – U + Ur Hand (nominated)
  • ‘Album of the Year’ – I’m Not Dead (nominated)
  • ‘Female Artist of the Year’ (won)
  • ‘Download of the Year’ – Who Knew (won)

On This Day in Pink History 16th April 2006, Pink was on the set of the Who Knew music video

On This Day in Pink History 16th April 2006, Pink was on the set of the Who Knew music video

The Who Knew video was directed by Dragon, a team comprising Sam Bayer, Robert Hales and Brian Lazzaro. It was filmed in April 2006 in Los Angeles, United States, and it was released to the internet and to UK music channels in early May 2006. The video reached number one on MTV Germany’s top ten and on TRL Italy. “Who Knew” was voted number one on TRL Germany twenty times, allowing Pink to earn the “Golden Tape”. In the U.S.

It features a young couple visiting a fairground and going on the rides, and at one point the boy puts a necklace on the girl. The video flashes back to the boy secretly injecting himself with drugs on a previous night while the girl is sleeping. At the carnival, when the girl is playing a game, the boy walks away. The girl realizes he’s gone and follows him, but when she tries to get him to stay with her he gets violent. He goes to the back of the fairground to inject himself with drugs and breaks into a sweat. His girlfriend wanders around looking for him, and finds him unconscious; he has overdosed. She gives him a kiss, gives back the necklace and phones for an ambulance; after it has arrived, she walks away crying. The video is inter-cut with shots of Pink singing the song at the entrance to the fairground.

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On This Day in Pink History… 15th April 2016 Just Like Fire was released

On This Day in Pink History… 15th April 2016 Just Like Fire was released

  • Just Like Fire was co-wrote by Pink, Max Martin, Shellback and Oscar Holter for the soundtrack to the 2016 film Alice Through The Looking Glass.
  • The song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media.
  • Pink performed Just Like Fire at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards using acrobatic stunts. She also performed the song, along with White Rabbit, on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • The music video was directed by Dave Meyers and released in May 2016.
  • The video features Carey and Willow.

On This Day in Pink History… 12th April 2013, The Truth About Love Tour started in Europe

On This Day in Pink History… 12th April 2013, The Truth About Love Tour started in Europe

  • 12th April 2013, The Truth About Love Tour started in Dublin, Ireland, at the O2 Arena.
  • There were a total of 30 shows in Europe
  • Support acts for Europe were Walk The Moon, Churchill, Redrama and Wafande
  • All shows (apart from Oslo, Norway, which sold 16,685 out of 17,967 tickets) were sold out.
  • Pink played four sold-out shows at the O2 Arena in London, where 69,162 tickets were sold over four nights
  • Pink was due to play two shows at the LG Arena in Birmingham, UK. However, the second night was cancelled due to illness.

Band/Backing singers/Dancers

  • Jason Chapman – Keyboards/Vocals
  • Justin Derrico – Lead guitar
  • Mark Schulman – Drums
  • Eva Gardner – Bass
  • Kat Lucas – Keyboards/Rhythm guitar/Vocals
  • Stacy Campbell – Backgound vocals
  • Jenny Douglas-McRae – Background vocals
  • Tracy Shibata – Dance Captain
  • Reina Hidalgo – Dancer
  • Colt Prattes – Dancer
  • Khasan Brailsford – Dancer
  • Janelle Ginestra – Dancer
  • Loriel Hennington – Dancer
  • Remi Bakkar – Dancer
  • Jimmy Slonina – Host/Rubix