Nirvana discography
Nirvana discography

The discography of Nirvana, an Aberdeen, Washington-based American rock band, consists of three studio albums, twenty-one singles, 5 reside albums, two prolonged performs, 4 compilation albums, and two field units.

Nirvana was shaped in 1987 by vocalist and guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic, with the place of drummer being crammed by numerous musicians. The band launched its debut album, Bleach, in 1989 on impartial label Sub Pop. After being joined by remaining drummer Dave Grohl and signing to Geffen Data subsidiary DGC Data, the band launched its second studio album, Nevermind, which grew to become the most effective promoting various albums of the Nineteen Nineties[1][2] and popularized the Seattle grunge motion and various music.[3] The band’s third album, In Utero, was additionally a business and demanding success, although it didn’t match the gross sales precedent set by Nevermind—because the members of the band anticipated.[4] Nirvana disbanded in 1994 after the dying of Cobain; since then a number of posthumous releases have been issued from the band, which as soon as resulted in a authorized battle between Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, and the surviving members of the band over the discharge of the tune “You Know You are Proper”.[5] In 2006, Love offered a big share of the rights to Cobain’s tune catalog to Major Wave Music Publishing.[6] Since its debut, the band has offered 27.6 million albums in the USA alone,[7] and over 75 million information worldwide.[8]

Albums

Studio albums

Title Album particulars Chart positions Gross sales Certifications
(gross sales thresholds)
US
[9]
AUS
[10]
AUT
[11]
CAN
[12]
FIN
[13]
NLD
[14]
NZ
[15]
SWE
[16]
SWI
[17]
UK
[18]
Bleach
  • Launched: June 15, 1989
  • Label: Sub Pop (SP-34)
  • Codecs: CD, cassette (CS), LP
89 34 26 22 30 33
  • US: 1,900,000[7]
  • RIAA: Platinum[19]
  • ARIA: Platinum[20]
  • BPI: Platinum[21]
  • MC: Gold[22]
Nevermind
  • Launched: September 24, 1991
  • Label: DGC (24425)
  • Codecs: CD, CS, LP
1 2 2 1 1 3 2 1 2 5
  • US: 10,640,000[7][23]
  • Worldwide: 30,000,000[24]
  • RIAA: Diamond[19]
  • ARIA: 5× Platinum[20]
  • BPI: 6× Platinum[21]
  • GLF: 2× Platinum[25]
  • IFPI AUT: Platinum[26]
  • IFPI FIN: Gold[27]
  • IFPI SWI: Platinum[28]
  • MC: Diamond[22]
  • NVPI: Platinum[29]
  • RMNZ: 7× Platinum[30]
In Utero
  • Launched: September 13, 1993
  • Labels: DGC
  • Codecs: CD, CS, LP
1 2 8 3 6 4 3 1 16 1
  • US: 5,000,000[31]
  • Worldwide: 15,000,000[32]
  • RIAA: 5× Platinum[19]
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum[20]
  • BPI: 2× Platinum[21]
  • GLF: Gold[25]
  • IFPI AUT: Gold[26]
  • MC: 6× Platinum[22]
  • NVPI: Gold[29]
  • RMNZ: 3× Platinum[33]

Reside albums

Title Album particulars Chart positions Gross sales Certifications
(gross sales thresholds)
US
[9]
AUS
[10]
AUT
[11]
CAN
[12]
FIN
[13]
NLD
[14]
NZ
[15]
SWE
[16]
SWI
[17]
UK
[18]
MTV Unplugged in New York
  • Launched: November 1, 1994
  • Labels: DGC, Geffen (24727)
  • Codecs: CD, CS, LP
1 1 1 1 3 2 1 2 3 1
  • US: 5,100,000[7]
  • RIAA: 8× Platinum[19]
  • ARIA: 5× Platinum[20]
  • BPI: 3× Platinum[21]
  • GLF: Gold[25]
  • IFPI AUT: 2× Platinum[26]
  • IFPI FIN: Gold[27]
  • IFPI SWI: 2× Platinum[28]
  • MC: 9× Platinum[22]
  • NVPI: Platinum[29]
  • RMNZ: Platinum[34]
From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah
  • Launched: October 1, 1996
  • Labels: DGC, Geffen (25105)
  • Codecs: CD, CS, LP
1 1 3 1 2 14 2 6 9 4
  • US: 1,300,000[7]
  • RIAA: Platinum[19]
  • ARIA: Platinum[20]
  • BPI: Gold[21]
  • IFPI AUT: Gold[26]
  • MC: 2× Platinum[22]
Reside at Studying
  • Launched: November 3, 2009
  • Label: Geffen (B0013503-02) (B0013501-00)
  • Codecs: CD, CD+DVD, 2×LP
37 28 17 64 33 97 32
  • US: 148,000[7]
  • BPI: Silver[21]
Reside on the Paramount
  • Launched: April 5, 2019[35][36]
  • Label: DGC
  • Codecs: 2×LP
Reside and Loud
  • Launched: August 30, 2019[37]
  • Label: DGC
  • Codecs: 2×LP

Compilation albums

Title Album particulars Chart positions Gross sales Certifications
(gross sales thresholds)
US
[9]
AUS
[10]
AUT
[11]
CAN
[12]
FIN
[13]
NLD
[14]
NZ
[15]
SWE
[16]
SWI
[17]
UK
[18]
Incesticide
  • Launched: December 14, 1992
  • Labels: Sub Pop, DGC (24504)
  • Codecs: CD, CS, LP
39 22 10 21 16 31 27 18 14
  • US: 1,400,000[7]
  • RIAA: Platinum[19]
  • BPI: Platinum[21]
  • MC: 2× Platinum[22]
Nirvana
  • Launched: October 29, 2002
  • Labels: DGC, Geffen (25105)
  • Codecs: CD, CS, LP
3 1 1 2 9 12 2 10 2 3
  • US: 2,400,000[7]
  • RIAA: Platinum[19]
  • ARIA: 5× Platinum[38]
  • BPI: 3× Platinum[21]
  • GLF: Gold[39]
  • IFPI AUT: Platinum[26]
  • IFPI FIN: Gold[27]
  • IFPI SWI: Platinum[28]
  • RMNZ: Platinum[40]
Sliver: The Better of the Field
  • Launched: November 1, 2005
  • Labels: DGC, Geffen (000561702), Common (1190)
  • Format: CD
21 95 26 87 56
  • US: 376,000[7]
Icon
  • Launched: August 31, 2010
  • Label: Common
  • Format: CD
  • MC: Gold[22]
“—” denotes releases that didn’t chart or weren’t launched in that territory

Field units

Title Album particulars Chart positions Gross sales Certifications
(gross sales thresholds)
US
[9]
AUT
[11]
CAN
[12]
DEN
[41]
FRA
[42]
JPN
[43]
NLD
[14]
NZ
[15]
SWI
[17]
UK
[18]
Singles
  • Launched: December 1995
  • Labels: DGC, Geffen (24901)
  • Format: 6×CD field set
5 17 101
With the Lights Out
  • Launched: November 23, 2004
  • Labels: DGC, Geffen (000372700), Common (9864838)
  • Codecs: 3×CD+DVD field set
19 34 10 20 16 65 39 28 56
  • US: 546,000[7]
  • RIAA: Platinum[19]
  • BPI: Silver[21]
Nevermind: The Singles
  • Launched: November 25, 2011
  • Label: Common
  • Format: 4 x 10″ vinyl field set
“—” denotes releases that didn’t chart or weren’t launched in that territory

Prolonged performs

Title EP particulars Chart positions Feedback
AUS
[10]
JPN
[43]
UK
Indie
[44][45]
Blew
  • Launched: December 1989
  • Label: Tupelo
  • Codecs: 12-inch, CD
15 Blew was supposed to be launched to advertise an upcoming European tour, however this plan was scrapped, and the EP ended up being launched solely within the UK shortly after its completion.[46]
Hormoaning
  • Launched: February 5, 1992
  • Labels: DGC, Geffen
  • Codecs: 12-inch, CD, CS
2 67 Hormoaning was launched solely in Australia and Japan, with two completely different covers accompanying the discharge in every nation, to advertise the band’s tour of the Pacific Rim.[47] Hormoaning was re-released for Report Retailer Day 2011, as a restricted version.
“—” denotes releases that didn’t chart or weren’t launched in that territory.

Singles

Retail singles

Music Yr Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[48]
AUS
[10]
BEL
[49]
FIN
[50]
FRA
[42]
IRE
[51]
NZ
[15]
PT
[52]
SWE
[53]
UK
[54]
“Love Buzz”[A] 1988 Bleach
“Sliver”[B] 1990 [C] [D] 23 77 Non-album single
“Smells Like Teen Spirit” 1991 6 5 1 8 1 15 1 2 3 7
  • RIAA: Platinum (bodily)[19]
  • RIAA: Gold (digital)[19]
  • ARIA: 9× Platinum[57]
  • RMNZ: Gold[58]
  • GLF: Gold[59]
  • BPI: 3× Platinum[21]
Nevermind
“Come as You Are” 1992 32 25 15 8 12 7 3 8 24 9
  • ARIA: 4× Platinum[57]
  • SNEP: Gold[60]
  • BPI: Platinum[21]
“Lithium” 64 53 28 1 5 28 4 11
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum[57]
  • BPI: Gold[21]
“In Bloom” [E] 73 16 7 20 10 30 28
  • ARIA: Platinum[57]
  • BPI: Silver[21]
“Coronary heart-Formed Field” 1993 [F] 21 31 9 37 6 9 4 16 5
  • BPI: Gold[21]
In Utero
“All Apologies”/
“Rape Me”[G]
[H] 58 43 20 20 32 32
  • BPI: Silver[21] / —
“Pennyroyal Tea” 1994 [I] 121[J]
“A couple of Lady”[K] [L] 4 13 8 23 20 185[M]
  • BPI: Silver[21]
MTV Unplugged in New York
“You Know You are Proper”[N] 2002 45 Nirvana
“—” denotes releases that didn’t chart or weren’t launched in that territory.

Notes

Promotional singles

Music Yr Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US Air
[62]
US Most important
[61]
US Alt
[68]
BEL
[49]
[69]
CAN
[70]
CAN
Alt.
[71]
EU Air
[72]
FIN Air
[13]
FRA
[42]
UK
Rock
[73]
“On a Plain”[A] 1991 25 Nevermind
“Molly’s Lips”[B] 1992 Incesticide
“Dumb” 1994 37 In Utero
“All Apologies”[74][75][76] 45 MTV Unplugged in New York
“The Man Who Offered the World” 1995 39 12 6 40 22 29 149 13
  • BPI: Silver[21]
“The place Did You Sleep Final Night time”
“Lake of Hearth” 22 17
“Aneurysm” 1996 63 11 13 49 1 40 From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah
“Drain You” 44
“—” denotes releases that didn’t chart or weren’t launched in that territory.

Notes

Break up singles

Single Yr Different artist Peak positions
AUS
Alt
[77]
EU
[78]
UK
[79]
“Sweet/Molly’s Lips” 1991 The Fluid
“Right here She Comes Now/Venus in Furs” Melvins
“Puss/Oh, the Guilt” 1993 The Jesus Lizard 3 36 12
“A couple of Lady/Blind Man”[A] 1994 Aerosmith
“The Man Who Offered the World/Stroll on Water”[B] 1995
“—” denotes releases that didn’t chart or weren’t launched in that territory.

Notes

Different charted and licensed songs

Music Yr Peak positions Certifications Album
US
Digital
[80]
US Rock
Digital
[81]
US Different
Digital
[82]
SCT
[83]
UK
Obtain
[84]
UK
Gross sales
[85]
WAL
[86]
“Been a Son” 2018
  • DEN: Gold[87]
Blew
“One thing within the Means” 2020 45 2 5 42 50 51 39 Nevermind
“—” denotes releases that didn’t chart or weren’t launched in that territory.

Music movies

Record of music movies, displaying yr launched and director
Title Yr Director(s) Album
“In Bloom” (Sub Pop model) 1990 Steve Brown[88] Sub Pop Video Community Program 1
“Smells Like Teen Spirit” 1991 Samuel Bayer[89] Nevermind
“Come as You Are” 1992 Kevin Kerslake[90]
“Lithium”
“In Bloom”
“Sliver” 1993 Incesticide
“Coronary heart-Formed Field” Anton Corbijn[91] In Utero
“You Know You are Proper” 2002 Chris Hafner[92] Nirvana

Video albums

Title Video album particulars Chart positions Certifications
US
[93]
AUS
[94]
NZ
[95]
Reside! Tonight! Offered Out!!
  • Launched: November 15, 1994
    • Format: VHS, Laserdisc
  • Launched: November 7, 2006
    • Format: DVD
  • Label: Geffen
1 9 6
  • RIAA: 3× Platinum[19]
  • ARIA: Platinum[96]
  • BPI: 2× Platinum[21]
  • MC: 2× Platinum[22]
  • RMNZ: Platinum[97]
With the Lights Out
  • Launched: November 23, 2004
  • Labels: DGC, Geffen (000372700), Common (9864838)
  • Codecs: 3×CD+DVD field set
3
  • RIAA: Platinum[19]
Basic Albums: Nirvana – Nevermind
  • Launched: March 22, 2005
  • Label: Eagle Rock Leisure
  • Format: DVD
4 13
  • RIAA: Platinum[19]
  • ARIA: Platinum[98]
  • RMNZ: Gold[97]
MTV Unplugged in New York
  • Launched: November 20, 2007
  • Label: DGC
  • Format: DVD
6 3
  • RIAA: 7× Platinum[19]
  • ARIA: Platinum[96]
  • BPI: Platinum[21]
  • RMNZ: Platinum[97]
Reside at Studying
  • Launched: November 2, 2009
  • Label: DGC
  • Format: DVD
1 4
  • ARIA: Platinum[99]
  • RMNZ: Gold[97]
Reside on the Paramount
  • Launched: September 27, 2011
  • Label: DGC
  • Format: DVD, Blu-ray
1 1 4
  • ARIA: Gold[100]
Reside and Loud
  • Launched: September 24, 2013
  • Label: DGC
  • Format: DVD
1 2
“—” denotes releases that didn’t chart or weren’t launched in that territory.

Different appearances

Music Yr Album Feedback
“Spank Via”[101] 1988 Sub Pop 200 A re-recording of a tune first carried out on the 1985 Illiteracy Will Prevail demo by members of Nirvana as Fecal Matter.
“Mexican Seafood”[102] 1989 Teriyaki Bronchial asthma, Vol. 1 Later launched on Incesticide.
“Beeswax”[103] 1991 Kill Rock Stars
“Dive”[104] The Grunge Years
“Do You Love Me?”[105] 1990 Laborious to Consider: Kiss Covers Compilation Cowl of a 1976 Kiss tune.
“Right here She Comes Now” Heaven & Hell: A Tribute to The Velvet Underground Cowl of a 1968 Velvet Underground tune. Beforehand launched on the cut up single “Right here She Comes Now/Venus in Furs” in 1991, it was later launched on With the Lights Out in 2004 and on the Nevermind twentieth anniversary deluxe editions in 2011.
“Return of the Rat”[106] 1993 Eight Songs for Greg Sage and The Wipers Cowl of a 1979 Wipers tune. Later launched on With the Lights Out.
“Sappy”[107] No Different Nirvana’s contribution to the Pink Sizzling AIDS Profit Sequence was an uncredited and a secret observe.[108] The tune was initially titled “Sappy”, however was renamed previous to launch on No Different. It was later launched on With the Lights Out in 2004 as “Sappy” and on the In Utero twentieth anniversary deluxe editions as “Sappy” in 2013 .
“I Hate Myself and Need to Die”[109] The Beavis and Butt-head Expertise Recorded throughout the periods for In Utero. This model of “I Hate Myself and Need to Die” was included as a B-side on the cancelled “Pennyroyal Tea” single however is completely different from the model discovered on With the Lights Out.
“Pay to Play”[110] 1994 DGC Rarities Vol. 1 That is an early model of “Keep Away” which was a tune on Nevermind. “Pay to Play” was later launched on With the Lights Out in 2004 and on the Nevermind twentieth anniversary deluxe editions in 2011.
“Radio Pleasant Unit Shifter”[111] 1996 Residence Alive: The Artwork of Self Protection Reside model from a Grenoble, France live performance in 1994.
“Rape Me”[112] 1999 Saturday Night time Reside: The Musical Performances Vol. 2 Reside model from an look on Saturday Night time Reside.

Unreleased songs

Courtney Love said in Could 2002 that she owned 109 unreleased tapes made by Cobain, with or with out the opposite members of Nirvana.[113] Of those songs, many had been launched on the 61 tune field set With the Lights Out in 2004, with three “freshly unearthed” songs showing on the compilation Sliver: The Better of the Field in 2005.[114] Extra unreleased Nirvana tracks had been launched on the deluxe and tremendous deluxe twentieth anniversary editions of the Nevermind and In Utero albums in 2011 and 2013 respectively.[115][116][117] Many extra unreleased songs had been launched on Montage of Heck: The Residence Recordings in 2015 which was the companion soundtrack to the movie Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.[118] Morgen said that in Cobain’s archive he found over 200 hours of audio on over 108 cassettes and that he thought the solo album “can be a pleasant complement to the movie”.[118]

See additionally

  • Foo Fighters discography

  • Nirvana official web page
  • Nirvana Reside Information
  • Reside Nirvana
  • Nirvana discography at Discogs
  • Nirvana at AllMusic


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