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Why is Pink so big in Australia? The American singer is one of the country’s favourite artists

She left Australia on Thursday after a series of sold-out shows. 

And it’s long been evident that Pink is one of Australia’s most beloved stars, with the American singer breaking records for concert and album sales. 

After multiple tours down under since 2007, Pink has two million cumulative ticket sales, making her the most successful touring artist in Australian history.

She’s huge: She left Australia on Thursday after a series of sold-out shows. And it’s long been evident that Pink is one of Australia’s most beloved stars, with the American singer breaking records for concert and album sales

She broke that record on this most recent visit for her Beautiful Trauma tour. 

The What About Us singer have even pipped homegrown favourites like Kylie Minogue and John Farnham to the post.

Her 2009 Funhouse tour had 58 dates, breaking the record set by John Farnham for most shows played on a single Aussie tour. 

 Wow! After multiple tours down under since 2007, Pink has two million cumulative ticket sales, making her the most successful touring artist in Australian history

 Wow! After multiple tours down under since 2007, Pink has two million cumulative ticket sales, making her the most successful touring artist in Australian history

The 38-year-old also beat Kylie Minogue’s record of being the biggest selling live act to perform in Sydney, with 12 sold out shows at the Sydney Entertainment Centre and the Qudos Bank Arena.   

The Australian leg of her 2013 The Truth About Love tour was the biggest selling tour for a female artist in the country’s history.

Pink has also broken records for her album sales with four making number one on the ARIA charts – I’m Not Dead, in 2006, Funhouse in 2008, The Truth About Love in 2012 and Beautiful Trauma in 2017.

 Love her: Many think pieces have pondered why the So What singer is so popular with Aussies, with many citing her down to earth nature and authenticity

 Love her: Many think pieces have pondered why the So What singer is so popular with Aussies, with many citing her down to earth nature and authenticity

As well as being number one, The Truth About Love clocked in as the highest selling album in Australia for two consecutive years, with her sales in Melbourne alone making the city her biggest international market. 

Many think pieces have pondered why the So What singer is so popular with Aussies, with many citing her down to earth nature and authenticity.   

On Friday, The Guardian’s Brigid Delaney wrote that the majority of the performer’s fans are white mothers in their late 30s just like Pink is. 

 Love her downunder: Pink has also broken records for her album sales with four making number one on the ARIA charts - I'm Not Dead, in 2006, Funhouse in 2008, The Truth About Love in 2012 and Beautiful Trauma in 2017

 Love her downunder: Pink has also broken records for her album sales with four making number one on the ARIA charts – I’m Not Dead, in 2006, Funhouse in 2008, The Truth About Love in 2012 and Beautiful Trauma in 2017

She wrote: ‘Perhaps we’re as suburban, hard-working, fun-loving and – yes – as daggy as Pink. And that’s not a bad thing’.   

Prior to leaving the country on Thursday, Pink thanked her Australian fans for their support throughout her troubled tour Down Under.

During her time in the country, the singer has been plagued by illness, resulting in several Sydney concerts being rescheduled for next month.  

Pink was struck down with a gastric virus earlier this month while in Sydney and admitted to St. Vincent’s Hospital.   

 Thank you! Prior to leaving the country on Thursday, Pink thanked her Australian fans for their support throughout her troubled tour Down Under. Pink is pictured with husband Carey Hart and daughter Willow 

 Thank you! Prior to leaving the country on Thursday, Pink thanked her Australian fans for their support throughout her troubled tour Down Under. Pink is pictured with husband Carey Hart and daughter Willow 

PINK’S RESCHEDULED SHOWS

Four of Pink’s Sydney concerts have been postponed. If you have tickets, here is what you need to know:

  • If you are holding tickets for the Monday August 6 performance your rescheduled date is Monday September 17
  • If you are holding tickets for the Tuesday August 7 performance your rescheduled date is Tuesday September 18
  • If you are holding tickets for the Thursday August 9 performance your rescheduled date is Wednesday September 19 

Fans’ current tickets are VALID for the rescheduled dates and do not need to be exchanged. Simply present them on arrival.

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