Originally a member of the girl group Choice, Pink began her solo career with her first single, “There You Go” off her debut album, Can’t Take Me Home in 2000. The R&B album was certified double-platinum in the United States and launched Pink’s career. However, she gained further recognition alongside Lil’ Kim, Christina Aguilera and Mýa covering “Lady Marmalade” for the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack; the collaboration earned Pink both her first Grammy Award and first number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100.
Although she originally faced opposition from her record label, Pink aimed to make her second album more personal and more pop-rock oriented. The product, 2001’s M!ssundaztood, proved to be her most successful album to date, with sales in excess of 12 million copies. The album’s biggest singles, “Get the Party Started”, “Don’t Let Me Get Me” and “Just Like a Pill”, all charted in the top ten in the US and the UK, with the latter becoming her first UK-number one. In November 2003 Pink released her third album, Try This, preceded by the single “Trouble”. Although not her most successful album, Try This earned Pink her first solo Grammy Award. After a short hiatus, her fourth studio album, I’m Not Dead, was released in April 2006. With the help of successful singles “Stupid Girls”, “Who Knew” and “U + Ur Hand”, I’m Not Dead marked a revival in Pink’s popularity both in the US and worldwide. Pink’s fifth album, Funhouse, was released in late 2008 and was preceded by her first solo number one on the Billboard Hot 100, “So What”.
The album was certified double-platinum in the US and prompted Pink to go on the record-breaking Funhouse Tour. Her first compilation album was released in November 2010, Greatest Hits… So Far!!!, and produced two chart topping singles “Raise Your Glass” and “Fuckin’ Perfect”. Her latest album, The Truth About Love, was released in 2012 and became her first number one album in the United States. The album’s three singles, “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”, “Try” and “Just Give Me A Reason”, all have reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100, with “Just Give Me a Reason” becoming her 4th number-one single.
Pink has become one of the most successful artists, having sold over 40 million albums and 70 million singles across the globe, as of January 2012. Her career accolades include three Grammy Awards, a Brit Award and five MTV Video Music Awards; additionally, Pink has had 19 top-twenty hits on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2009, Billboard magazine named Pink the #1 pop musician of the decade, and in 2012 VH1 named Pink #10 on their list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music.