CSPC: Nirvana Popularity Analysis

NIRVANA Career CSPC Results


So, after checking all figures, how many overall album sales equivalent each Nirvana album achieved? Well, at this point we barely need to do the addition of all figures defined all over this article!

In the following table, all categories display figures that way, e.g. in equivalent album sales. For example, Bleach singles released in digital format sold the equivalent of 240,000 albums – 2,400,000 downloads with a 10 to 1 weighting.


This is it! Nevermind made it, crossing the mind blowing 50 million sales equivalent barrier. If nobody doubted this album was a very successful album, it is actually even more, a true big all-time blockbuster.

In Utero will be up to the 20 million mark within’ a couple of years, while Bleach is pushing strong to get into the 10 million area. The Orphan Album represents is relevant segment of the band, once again mostly thanks to MTV Unplugged In New-York unreleased songs.

As for the band overall total, the cumulative tally of Nirvana is up to 87,6 million album sales equivalent, an unreal total for an act that issued the tiny number of three original albums.

As usual, feel free to comment and / or ask a question!

Sources: IFPI, Spotify, Chartmasters.org.

3 thoughts on “CSPC: Nirvana Popularity Analysis”

  1. thanks a lot. Nirvana is my favorite rock band all time. of course they are not the best technical rock band but, No rock band or artists did the same things as they did. their musics remain the same.

  2. They are the real cultures of Youth. Nirvana is not typical rock band. I think a lot of people today still miss the band. they are loved by generation.

  3. Hello Guillaume Vieira, I have a question. like Nirvana and other popular musicians worldwide, how can you check the sales data? is it easier to track sales data in these day?

    I think there are not so much press factory like old days. because in these day I bought Nevermind because it was pressed in the U.S.A(FBI logo) but there are some sticker in front of cover(made in Germany).

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