Nirvana – Biography, Songs, Albums, & Facts

Nirvana Biography

Nirvana, known for Smells Like Teen Spirit, was formed in 1987 with original band members Kurt Cobain, and Krist Novoselic. Past members were Aaron Burckhard, Dale Crover, Dave Foster, Chad Channing, Dan Peters, and Jason Everman.

Nirvana released their first studio album, Bleach, in 1989. The album has sold more than 1,

900,000 million copies in the United States alone and 40,000 copies in North America. Bleach reached number 89 on the Billboard 200 and reached number 33 on the UK Albums Chart. They released three studio albums between 1989 and 1993.

Nevermind, released September 24th, 1991, was their commercially most successful album to date and highest selling album. The album has sold more than 30,000,000 copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums ever. Smells Like Teen Spirit is also among the best-selling singles of all time. The album reached number one on the US Billboard 200.

They have done over 6 tours between 1989 and 1994.

They released 3 albums between 1989 and 1993 and have done over 6 tours between 1989 and 1994. The band has sold over 75,000,000 copies worldwide. The band also has sold more than 28,000,000 RIAA-Certified units which making them one of the bes-selling bands in the United States. Nevermind released in 1991, was their highest-selling album which sold over 30,000,000 copies worldwide.

Nirvana had over 25 nominations for major awards and they have won 12. They also have won a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album (Nevermind) in 1995.

They had eight albums in the Top 40,( Nevermind, Bleach, Incesticide, In Utero, Unplugged In New York, From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah, Nirvana, and Live at Reading)

The album Nevermind peaked at No. 5 and it charted for 378 weeks.

The album Bleach peaked at No. 33 and it charted for 9 weeks.

The album Incesticide peaked at No. 14 and it charted for 11 weeks.

The album In Utero peaked at No.1 and it charted for 61 weeks.

The album Unplugged In New York peaked at No. 1 and it charted for 52 weeks.

The album From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah peaked at No. 4 and it charted for 9 weeks.

The album Nirvana peaked at No. 3 and it charted for 46 weeks.

The album Live at Reading peaked at No. 32 and it charted for 3 weeks.

They had also nine singles in the Top 100 ( Sliver, Smells Like Ten Spirit, Come As You Are, Lithium, In Bloom, Push/oh the Guilt, Heart-Shaped Box, and All Apologies Rape Me).

Their latest studio release, as of 1993, was In Utero which sold over 15,000,000 copies worldwide. The album is also certified 5 platinum. The album reached number one on the US Billboard 200 and UK Albums Chart.

Kurt Cobain was the lead singer of the band Nirvana until his death. Cobain has suffered from depression and he was user of heroin. After many suicide attempts and failures Cobain died of suicide by gunshot in 1994.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What Was Nirvana’S Biggest Hit?

Nirvana’s biggest hit was “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” It was released in 1991 and quickly rose to the top of the charts. The song helped to launch Nirvana into the mainstream and cement their place as one of the most popular rock bands of the 1990s. “Smells Like Teen Spirit” remains a classic today, and its iconic opening riff is instantly recognizable.

Why Is Nirvana So Popular?

Some argue that Nirvana is popular because they were able to tap into the zeitgeist of their generation. They were a voice for a generation that was tired of the status quo and were yearning for something different. Others believe that Nirvana’s popularity is due to their music, which was able to transcend genres and reach a wide variety of people. Whatever the reason, there is no doubt that Nirvana is one of the most popular bands of all time.

Is Nirvana Still Together?

Nirvana is not currently together as a band. However, the members have all remained friends and occasionally work together on various projects. In 2015, for example, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic reunited to play a Nirvana song at the Grammy Awards.

What Was The Last Song Kurt Cobain Wrote?

The last song Kurt Cobain wrote was “You Know You’re Right.” The song was written shortly before Cobain’s death in 1994. The song was released posthumously on Nirvana’s album, “Nirvana,” in 2002.

Who Owns The Rights To Nirvana Songs?

The rights to Nirvana’s songs are owned by the band’s publishing company, Primary Wave Music Publishing. The company acquired a 50% stake in the band’s catalog in 2006. Since then, the value of Nirvana’s catalog has skyrocketed, due in large part to the success of the band’s 1991 album Nevermind. In 2013, Forbes estimated the value of Nirvana’s catalog to be $80 million. Today, it is likely worth even more.

How Many Albums Did Nirvana Make?

Nirvana released three studio albums in their career: Bleach, Nevermind, and In Utero. They also released one live album, MTV Unplugged in New York, and a compilation album, Nirvana.

When Was Nirvana Formed?

Nirvana was formed in February of 1987, by vocalist and guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic, in Aberdeen, Washington.

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