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Thursday 21 August 2014

Give husband credit for song: Pink

Singer Pink, the Woman of the Year honoree, arrives at the Billboard Women In Music Awards at Capitale on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Pink says she believes her husband deserves some credit for the success of Just Give Me A Reason, which has been nominated for the song of the year Grammy.

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, standing next to her motorcycle racer husband Carey Hart. "Our family is everything to us."

The 34-year-old often details 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 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 copies.

Just Give Me a Reason, which has sold four million tracks and features Nate Ruess of fun., is also nominated for best pop duo/group performance at the January 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 And Ryan Lewis.

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