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PINK SAYS TROU­BLED LOVE LIFE MADE HER WOMAN OF THE YEAR

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While she’s ex­cited her bal­lad Just Give Me a Rea­son is nom­i­nated for the song of the year Grammy, Pink says she be­lieves her hus­band de­serves some credit for its suc­cess. The track, which topped the Bill­board Hot 100 chart for three weeks, is about hold­ing on to a trou­bled re­la­tion­ship.

“It means ev­ery­thing be­cause it’s a con­ver­sa­tion be­tween lovers fight­ing the good fight and that’s been our life,” Pink said in an in­ter­view Tues­day, stand­ing next to her mo­tor­cy­cle racer hus­band, Carey Hart. “Our fam­ily is ev­ery­thing to us.”

The 34-year-old of­ten de- tails their rocky re­la­tion­ship in her mu­sic.

“At the end of the day I crawl onto his lap and com­plain, so if some­one wants to award me for that, they should give him the award,” she said.

Pink was in great spir­its Tues­day in New York City, where Bill­board named the pop star its woman of the year.

“It’s been a long road,” she said. “It’s been a roller coaster and I’m on board for the rises and the falls of it all.”

Pink’s suc­cess­ful year in­cludes a top-gross­ing in­ter­na­tional tour and awards, an MTV Video Mu­sic Award among them. The Truth About Love, her sixth al­bum re­leased last year, has sold 1.8 mil­lion units.

Just Give Me a Rea­son, which has sold 4 mil­lion tracks and fea­tures Nate Ruess of fun., is also nom­i­nated for best pop duo or group per­for­mance at the Jan. 26 Grammy Awards.

Pink, who has won four Gram­mys, said be­ing up for the cov­eted song of the year is un­real.

“That’s a new thing for me,” she said. “It’s a pinch-me mo­ment. I’m afraid to cross the street.”

Her hit will bat­tle an­thems from Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Lorde and Mack­le­more & Ryan Lewis.

But at the Bill­board event, ca­ma­raderie was key: Pink con­grat­u­lated R&B singer Janelle Monae, who was hon­oured as mu­sic’s ris­ing star, while sis­ter duo Te­gan and Sara and Scot­tish band Chvrches per­formed. Deb­bie Harry, Kim­berly Perry of the Band Perry, Andy Co­hen, Matt Lauer and Me­lanie Fiona at­tended the event.

Pink’s The Truth About Love Tour wraps Jan. 31 in Las Ve­gas.

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Pink per­forms dur­ing her The Truth About Love Tour. It wraps up Jan. 31 in Las Ve­gas..

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