CSPC: Nirvana Popularity Analysis

Nirvana "Nevermind (The Singles)"

Physical Singles Sales

Not selling a thing in 1989, Nirvana sold a few singles from Smells Like Teen Spirit release, although obviously their main force was in the albums category. Many of their singles benefited a bit from the fans collecting the band products.

As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 10 to 3 ratio between one album and one physical single.

Bleach (1989) – 30,000 equivalent albums

About A Girl – 100,000

Nevermind (1991) – 1,155,000 equivalent albums

Smells Like Teen Spirit – 2,700,000
Come As You Are – 700,000
Lithium – 300,000
In Bloom – 150,000

In Utero (1993) – 105,000 equivalent albums

Heart-Shaped Box– 200,000
All Apologies / Rape Me – 150,000

Orphan Album – 15,000 equivalent albums

Sliver – 50,000

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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