Tired of being marketed as another cookie cutter pop act, as well as eager both to be seen as a more serious songwriter and musician and to perform the type of music she wanted to, Pink took her sound in a new direction and sought more artistic or creative control during the recording of her second album, Missundaztood.
At the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards, its music video won in the categories of Best Female Video and Best Dance Video.
The album's other singles—"Don't Let Me Get Me", "Just Like a Pill", and "Family Portrait"—were also radio and chart successes, with "Just Like a Pill" becoming Pink's second number-one hit in the United Kingdom.
VH1 ranked her number 10 on their list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music, while Billboard awarded her the Woman of the Year award in 2013.
At the 63rd annual BMI Pop Awards, she received the BMI President's Award for "her outstanding achievement in songwriting and global impact on pop culture and the entertainment industry." In high school, Pink joined her first band, Middleground, but it disbanded upon losing a battle of the bands competition.
Pink's third album, Try This (2003), generated considerably low sales, but earned her the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.
She revived her popularity with multi-platinum studio albums, I'm Not Dead (2006) and Funhouse (2008), as well as a string of successful singles, including the US number ones "So What" and "Raise Your Glass".
In 2009, Billboard named Pink the Pop Songs Artist of the Decade.
Pink was also the second most-played female solo artist in the United Kingdom, during the 2000s decade, behind Madonna.
Faith Hill's 2002 album, Cry, features a song co-written by Pink and Perry (“If You’re Gonna Fly Away”).
In 2002, Pink headlined a tour of America, Europe and Australia, the Party Tour, as well as becoming a supporting act for Lenny Kravitz's American tour.
Her sixth studio album, The Truth About Love (2012), was her first album to debut atop the Billboard 200 and spawned her fourth US number-one single "Just Give Me a Reason".