In 1995, the band released its first LP, Cheshire Cat, The album was recorded with Cargo Music and Grilled Cheese Records. After the release, many producers started noticing the group. Tom and his friends started getting offers from numerous labels. A year after the release, they signed a contract with MCA, which later turned into Geffen Records.
The second LP came out two years later, in 1997. The artists called it Dude Ranch. The album was commercially successful, earning platinum certification in the USA, Australia, and Canada. Singles “Josie” and “Dammit” became hits. Many organizers tried to book Blink-182 for private events, but they rarely agreed due to a tight schedule.
Two more years later, the artists presented a new LP, Enema of the State. The producer of the album was Jerry Finn, who used to work with such artists as Rancid and MxPx. The album featured such hits as "What’s My Age Again", "All the Small Things", and "Adam's Song". It earned a huge variety of platinum certifications, five of which came from RIAA (USA).
In 2001, Blink-182 released a new album, Take off Your Pants and Jacket, which earned positive reviews from fans and critics. After the release, the band went on a tour of Europe but had to cancel it due to 9/11 terrorists attacks. The concerts were rescheduled for next year but then canceled again due to Tom’s health problems.
The fifth album came out in 2003. It was called Blink-182. The LP featured such hits as "Feeling This", "Always", and "I Miss You". It reached high spots on the charts and sold seven million copies worldwide.