Pink’s Music Extends Beyond R&B Classification

Cynthia Fuchs of gave her thoughts on Pink’s move to breaking her R&B classification on her latest album. Fuchs said, “In a perfect world, this designation might mean that years of crossover marketing and politics have come to a logical and progressive end, such that hybrid categories no longer signal race or more precisely, limitations assigned to race, but a variety of musical distinctions and fluidities. To an extent, this is true, but it is also true that Pink, who is decidedly more like Destiny’s Child than Mandy Moore, is able to move across industry categories more easily than most minority acts precisely because she is white.” Read more.

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