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CSPC: Nirvana Popularity Analysis
Records & Achievements
At 89,2 million equivalent album sales, Nirvana is the highest selling act ever with 4 albums or less. In fact, they did it in spite of issuing only 3.
In terms of equivalent album sales, Nevermind will soon become the highest selling album released since 1990.
With over 16 million pure sales, MTV Unplugged In New York is among the Top 3 highest selling Live albums ever, only topped by Eric Clapton‘s Unplugged and virtually tied with Serious Hits Live by Phil Collins.
Nevermind is the first pre-2000 album ever to crack 1 million equivalent album sales from streams. It tops Michael Jackson‘s Thriller which is the runner up.
On its way to reaching 10 million European sales, Nevermind is the highest selling album ever by an American band in the old continent.
Thanks to catalog sales that pushed its pure album sales to 27,75 million, Nevermind has now passed Backstreet Boys‘ Millennium and Santana‘s Supernatural to become the second best selling studio album of the 90s by a group. It is topped by Metallica‘s Black Album.