Poison has sold over 15 million records worldwide and remains one of America's most notable heavy metal bands of the 20th and 21st century. In addition to impressive record sales, the band has charted ten singles in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, and three consecutive multi-platinum albums in the U.S. Even with the overwhelming shift to the grunge movement of the 1990s, the band was still able to release an album that achieved Gold status and then another that went double-platinum. After 30 years, the band is still recording music and performing, and since their debut in 1986, they have released seven studio albums, four live albums, five compilation albums, and have issued 28 singles to radio. In 2012, VH1 noted them at #1 on their list of the "Top 5 Hair Bands of the '80s".