P!nk performs at the 45th American Music Awards

P!nk performs at the 45th American Music Awards


P!nk keeps outdoing herself. No longer contained by gravity or the confines of an arena space, the pop-rocker took to the Los Angeles skies for her most daring, dare-devilish performance yet. Strapped into her body gear, Alecia Moore scaled LA Live, an entertainment center in L.A.  situated in the South Park District, and was joined by a fleet of acrobats from the Vanderbilt Aerial Dancers. "Beautiful Trauma" never sounded so emotional, so fearless and so completely insane all at the same time.

Earlier in the night, she opened the show with a stunning version of R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts" with Kelly Clarkson.

P!nk made quite the comeback last month with the release of her new studio set, also titled Beautiful Trauma. The politically-charged record bowed at No.1  on the Billboard 200 with 408,000 units. On the set's arching themes and messages, she told NPR,  "I think life is really traumatic, and it feels — even though it makes me sound like my parents to say this — like it's getting more so. But I also think that there's really beautiful people in the world, and there's more good than bad, and there's love to be made and joy to be had. I try to hold on to the beautiful part."

She also turned to her husband Carey Hart for much of the album's inspiration. “There are moments where I look at [Hart] and he is the most thoughtful, logical, constant … he’s like a rock. He’s a good man. He’s a good dad. He’s just the kind of dad I thought he’d be and then some. And then I’ll look at him and go: I’ve never liked you. There’s nothing I like about you. We have nothing in common," she explained in another interview. "I don’t like any of the shit you like. I don’t ever wanna see you again. Then two weeks later I’m like, things are going so good, you guys. Then you’ll go through times when you haven’t had sex in a year. Is this bed death? Is this the end of it? Do I want him? Does he want me? Monogamy is work! But you do the work and it’s good again.”

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