Although it hardly deserved it, Try This -- P!nk's 2003 sequel to her 2001 artistic and commercial breakthrough, M!ssundaztood -- turned out to be something of a flop, selling considerably less than its predecessor and generating no true hit singles. Perhaps this downturn in sales was due to the harder rock direction she pursued on Try This, perhaps the songs she co-wrote with Rancid's Tim Armstrong weren't quite pop even if they were poppy, perhaps it was just a matter of timing, but the album just didn't click with a larger audience, through no fault of the music, which was the equal to that on M!ssundaztood. When faced with such a commercial disappointment, some artists would crawl back to what made them a star, but not P!nk.
Pink, aka 26-year-old Alecia Moore, is no stranger to a fight. There are documented-in-song skirmishes with her parents and run-ins with her record company (the latest over her last single, Stupid Girls). But now she's facing a bigger battle - saving her career. Her brand of chick rock has been hijacked by the likes of Kelly Clarkson and Ashley Simpson, her last album, 2003's Try This was a flop, and Pink's recent walk down the aisle to the strain's of Billy Joel's She's Always a Woman can't have helped her credibility.