Pink Talks 2013 Woman of the Year Title in Billboard

Posted Monday December 9, 2013 3:23 PM GMT

She snagged 2013's Woman of the Year title, and now Pink opens up about her memorable year in the latest issue of Billboard magazine.

During her Q&A session, the 34-year-old singer shared details about her success over the past 12 months and shared the struggles she faced to get her hit single "Just Give Me A Reason" into the recording studio.

Check out GossipCenter's recap of Pink's interview below. For more, be sure to visit Billboard!

On her reaction to the title:
"It's been the best year I've ever had. I feel like I'm finally at the an age when I can take it in. When really good stuff was happening around [2001 album] M!ssunderaztood, I was too young to understand it. I felt ancient but in actuality I was kind of you. I wasn't really taking anything in - I've been sort of an observer. Willow has opened me up a lot. But this year, by far, it's like a culmination of a lifetime of work has all just settled this year - everything has just been positive and enormous and wonderful. It just feels really awesome because I don't know what I'm going to after this, if I'm going to be anything. It just feels like perfect timing. I wish Willow was 14 to see me like this. Unfortunately she won't be old enough to remember I was cool."

On her year's biggest highlights:
"The American Music Awards [in 2012] was awesome because I've always had really fun performances there. It was one of the first times, aside from maybe Billboard, that I ever did a TV awards show. And it was just a really fun thing- 'Try' is my favorite thing to do. We did the whole choreography and it was awesome. And Australia, the whole tour was just a bucket of love. Just ne thing after the next, it was so fun."

On her song "Just Give Me A Reason":
"I wrote that song, I fought for that song, I fought to have Nate do that song, I fought for the entire thing. And it took many, many months to make that song happen. And I just didn't give up. When I f***ing want something I go after it. Nate wasn't sure that he wanted to be on a collaboration with a pop star. Their label is an independent label, they weren't sure. And I just kept telling them - well, I kind of tricked him into doing it."

On her past career woes:
"I'm used to being s**t on. I'm used to being the underdog. I'm used to being looked at as a corporation. It's like every year I'm constantly having to prove myself. I'm not complaining - it keeps me motivated."

Photo Credit: Andrew MacPherson for Billboard

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