Streaming Masters – Nirvana

Despite only three studio album released, Nirvana is often considered as one of the most influential and cult rock band ever. Do their streaming figures agree with that? Is their blockbuster Nevermind as massive as we can imagine?


As detailed in the Fixing Log articleSpotify represents 157 million of the 272 million users of streaming platforms, while YouTube is pretty much the only video platform generating some revenue for the industry. Below is the equivalence set on the aforementioned article:

Audio Stream 1500 plays equal 1 album unit
Video Stream 11,750 views equal 1 album unit

Equivalent Albums Sales (EAS) = 272/157 * Spotify streams / 1500 + YouTube views / 11750


Total: 3,189,534 EAS

Most streamed tracks (EAS)

1. Smells Like Teen Spirit [Nevermind]672,000
2. Come As You Are [Nevermind]411,000
3. Lithium [Nevermind]218,000
4. Heart-Shaped Box [In Utero]216,000
5. The Man Who Sold The World [Orphan]153,000
6. About A Girl [Bleach]136,000
7. In Bloom [Nevermind]110,000
8. Rape Me [In Utero]90,000
9. All Apologies [In Utero]89,000
10. Where Did You Sleep Last Night [Orphan]74,000
11. Polly [Nevermind]70,000
12. Dumb [In Utero]61,000
13. Drain You [Nevermind]58,000
14. Lake Of Fire [Orphan]58,000
15. Something In The Way [Nevermind]56,000
16. Breed [Nevermind]52,000
17. Pennyroyal Tea [In Utero]41,000
18. On A Plain [Nevermind]40,000
19. Lounge Act [Nevermind]31,000
20. Territorial Pissings [Nevermind]29,000

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