I’m Not Dead
I’m Not Dead is the fourth studio album by the American recording artist and songwriter Pink. The album was released on April 4, 2006, in the United States, to coincide the same release date of Pink’s first album, Can’t Take Me Home (2000).
The album marks Pink’s comeback to music after a three-year break which followed the poor commercial and critical performances of her previous album, Try This. Originally titled Long Way to Happy, a song on the album, and scheduled for release on September 20, 2005, the title was changed to I’m Not Dead, also a song on the album, in order to match the comeback nature of the album, and its heavy tone in terms of lyrical content, strong language and edgy sound. I’m Not Dead is majorly a pop rock album, but includes country, alternative and R&B influences.
The release of I’m Not Dead was preceded by its controversial lead single, “Stupid Girls”, a top 20 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 the video of which earned Pink an MTV Video Music Award. The album’s second and third singles, “Who Knew” and “U + Ur Hand”, reached the top ten and revived the album’s sales fortunes in the U.S., leading to a platinum certification from the RIAA for sales of one million. The two songs are also Pink’s first two singles to achieve Platinum certifications. Subsequent regional singles include “Nobody Knows”, “Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely)”, “Dear Mr. President” and “‘Cuz I Can”. A Platinum Edition of the album was issued with bonus tracks, remixes and a DVD.