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Today, Pink turns 36, and the artist who provided the soundtrack for your angsty years has an impressive career to look back upon.

But it's not just her songs that endear Alecia Moore to her fans (though, "Family Portrait" has been on my iPod for over a decade). The Grammy winner rocks interviews just as well as she can pull off an incredible performance. Ahead, 10 reasons we love colorful pop star.

1. She has no time for body-shamers.

As the artist explained to Entertainment Tonight, "I think people have gotten it wrong. They think their opinion matters and holds weight, and I don't know where or why they're giving themselves so much credit, you know?"

2. She's a fearless acrobat.

Totally held my breath for basically this whole performance.
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3. She invited her ex to be in her music video.
This is the kind of post relationship-relationship (and love story) we can all aspire to.

4. This adorable exchange with her daughter.

At 2:16, she proves she's not afraid to make fun of herself.
5. She didn't enjoy the VMAs any more than you did.
And she stood by her her angry tweets.

6. Her integral part in the anthem of the early 2000s.

Working that top hat.
7. She had pink locks before everyone went rainbow-hair crazy.
So intense, but it worked.

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8. She's an accomplished hairdresser.
Rivaled only by Chris Pratt.

9. She's a supporter of Planned Parenthood.


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10. Her songs have a message.

Be better. You'll be okay.
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