He was also the winning contestant on NBC's reality show Celebrity Apprentice 3 and also featured in his own reality docu-series Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It, which inspired his highest charting album as a solo artist, Custom Built, reaching No. He is also known for hosting on the Travel Channel.In 2006, Hit Parader ranked Michaels at #40 on their list of greatest Heavy metal singers of all-time.The album went platinum, and the band became famous.In March of that year, Poison headlined a show at Madison Square Garden.On July 6, 2010, Michaels released his new album Custom Built.The album became Michaels highest charting solo album to date peaking at No. On August 4, 2010, Michaels appeared in the fifth season of America's Got Talent and performed "Every Rose Has Its Thorn", accompanying himself on acoustic folk guitar.In early 1984 the band tired of playing the Pennsylvania bar circuit, changed their name to Poison and moved west to Los Angeles to seek fame in the Sunset Boulevard scene.
In 2010, Michaels released a new single called "Nothing to Lose" from his upcoming new studio album, Custom Built.
Michaels has appeared in several movies and TV shows, including as a judge on the talent show Nashville Star which led to his country influenced rock album Freedom of Sound in 2005.
He starred in the hit VH1 reality show Rock of Love with Bret Michaels and its sequels, which inspired his successful solo album Rock My World.
Bret Michael Sychak (born March 15, 1963), professionally known as Bret Michaels, is an American singer-songwriter and musician.
He gained fame as the lead singer of the glam metal band Poison who have sold over 40 million records worldwide Besides his career as lead singer, he has several solo albums to his credit, including the soundtrack album to the movie A Letter from Death Row in which Michaels starred, wrote and directed in 1998, and a Poison-style rock album, Songs of Life, in 2003.
Michaels recorded his first solo album in 1998 titled A Letter from Death Row which was the soundtrack to the same-titled movie he directed, wrote, and starred in.