Van Halen and Warner Bros. release the band's debut, Van Halen. The record jumps all the way to #19 on the US Billboard charts and will sell two million copies in its first year of release, and stay on the charts for over three years. Musicians and fans agree that the album single-handedly changed the face of rock and roll forever. As of 2005, this album remains the band's highest selling release, with sales around 12 million worldwide.