The transformation of pink from 21 to 41 years old
Pink’s debut album “Can’t Take Me Home” saw the singer make her stage debut as an R&B artist, which she didn’t want to continue to be. During Pink’s VH1 documentary “Behind The Music”, she admitted that she wanted to make music more “timeless” and that she didn’t want to “repeat” herself with future material.
For Pink’s second album in 2001, “Missundaztood”, she worked with 4 Non Blondes singer Linda Perry. When Pink came up with the idea of collaborating with Perry, her record manager, Antonio “LA” Reid, was not crazy about choice. However, Pink was adamant about reinventing herself and wasn’t going to compromise. “Missundaztood” separated Pink from his previous sound and was much more rock than his first album. Reid was concerned that Pink would lose fans or that listeners might not identify with her new personality. After handing over her album to her label, Pink explained in her documentary that Reid called her saying, “OK, I’m going to give you the opportunity to fail”, to which she replied, “Thank you, I can not wait.”
Pink (pictured above at 23) proved Reid wrong, as “Missundaztood” turned her into a global star. The new material has helped the “There You Go” hitmaker win and connect with fans like she has never done before. According to Chart Masters, “Missundaztood” was far from a failure and remains Pink’s most successful album to date, selling over 11.5 million copies worldwide.