The group relocated to Atlanta and recorded an album, which was never released, and "Key to My Heart" appeared on the soundtrack to the 1996 film Kazaam.During a Christmas party, Reid gave Pink an ultimatum: go solo or go home. In April, Pink's debut album, Can't Take Me Home, was released to commercial success.The album, named Missundaztood because of Pink's belief that people had a wrong image of her, "Get the Party Started" was released as the lead single and peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100.It also became a worldwide hit, reaching number one in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Romania, and Spain, as well as spending four weeks at the top of the European Hot 100 Singles chart.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.
In 2001, Pink, alongside singers Christina Aguilera and Mýa as well as rapper Lil' Kim, performed a cover of "Lady Marmalade" for the soundtrack of the film Moulin Rouge! In the US it became the most successful airplay-only single in history, as well as Pink's first #1 single.
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.
Featuring electronic music artist William Orbit, it became Pink's first single to miss the top 40 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, although it was a hit in Europe and in Australia. Eight of the 13 tracks were co-written with Tim Armstrong of the band Rancid.
Linda Perry was featured on the album as a writer and musician.