Here’s Why P!nk Doesn’t Care About ‘Popularity’ in the Music Industry


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P!nk doesn’t care what you think about her — but she does care that fans feel safe at her shows.

The star sat down with Cecilia Vega for this weekend’s episode of 60 Minutes, and in an exclusive clip shared with Billboard ahead of the full interview, the “What About Us” singer opened up about how she feels about “never winning the popularity contest” in the music industry.


“We sold 3 million tickets in the last six months, but you don’t really hear about it unless you went,” she says of her impressively sold-out tours. “So at the end of the day, do I give a sh– who talks about me?”

She continued, “As long as the mom and the daughter, or the dad who’s in the pink T-shirt, as well as his daughter and her three friends, had a fantastic time, or the gay couple that came together and felt super safe at my show because no one heckled them — that’s what really matters.”

According to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, P!nk’s recent Summer Carnival stadium tour has grossed an impressive $257.6 million and sold 1.8 million tickets across 41 shows. She played two shows at London’s Hyde Park on June 24-25, earning $20.9 million and selling 130,000 tickets. Just behind The Rolling Stones’ $22.4 million, it’s the biggest gross by an American act or by a soloist in the venue’s history. She just launched her Trustfall Tour this past weekend, but was forced to postpone four shows (two in Tacoma, Washington, and two in Vancouver, Canada) this week due to a respiratory infection.

The full 60 Minutes interview with P!nk will air this Sunday (Oct. 22) after NFL football at 7:30 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT on CBS and will also be available to stream on Paramount+. Watch Billboard‘s exclusive clip above.

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