But P!nk wasn’t satisfied with her musical direction. It wasn’t until the following year that she found her groove with the rock-oriented, outcast-themed Missundaztood, which sold 13 million copies and made her a star. “[It] gave me a sense of freedom and purpose,” she explained, “and allowed me to exorcise a lot of my demons.” P!nk then delved deeper into rock with Try This and political songs on I’m Not Dead. She rounded out the decade with Funhouse, featuring the hit “So What” about her troubled relationship with motocross star Carey Hart (with whom she’s now happily married and has a daughter), and a circus-themed world tour featuring her show-stopping trapeze act.
P!nk’s colorful life is now reflected through The Album Collection, a five-CD box set of her entire discography. Featuring 73 songs, ranging from the fun-filled “Get the Party Started” and the rebellious “Cuz I Can” to the outspoken “Dear Mr. President” and the admirably honest “Sober,” it’s an impressive body of work from one of pop’s most fascinating personalities.