Album artist 55 - Nirvana

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This page lists the album chart runs of Nirvana. A list of songs by Nirvana can be found here. The albums are listed with the most widely successful first.

An American rock band that was formed in 1987. The band consisted of Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and a succession of drummers, the longest lasting being Dave Grohl. Despite the fact that the band ceased to exist in 1994 (with the death of Cobain) it continues to have a major influence.

There was also a British band (formed in 1965) called by exactly the same name. The song Pentecost Hotel was, of course by this Nirvana rather than the more famous one.

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Nirvana Nevermind 1991 Billboard 1 - Oct 1991 (328 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (28 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1992, Library of Congress artifact added 2004 (1991), Canada 1 for 10 weeks - 1992, Sweden 1 - Dec 1991 (45 weeks), Holland free40 1 of 1991, Belgium 1 of all time (1991), BEA 1 of 1991, US 10 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1999), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in May 1993), France Diamond (certified by SNEP Nov 1997), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1998), Canada Diamond (certified by CRIA in Mar 2001), Switzerland 2 - Jan 1992 (25 weeks), Norway 2 - Dec 1991 (25 weeks), RS Reader's 2, US 3 of 1992, Germany 3 - Dec 1991 (78 weeks), Austria 3 - Jan 1992 (7 months), Channel4 3, Acclaimed 3 (1991), US CashBox 4 of 1992, France (InfoDisc) 4 of 1992 (peak 1, 71 weeks), DMDB 4, UK 5 - Oct 1991 (197 weeks), US BB 5 of 1992, PopVortex 5 (1991), Melody Maker 5 of 1991, US sales 10 M (according to RIAA), NARM 10, Defin200 10 (1991), US Longest Running Album 16 1991 (260 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 17 of 1992, Rolling Stone 17, Virgin 17, WTMD 19, German RS100 19, Vinyl Surrender 24 of all time, WXPN 31 (1991), Global 41 - 19 M claimed, Italy 46 of 1992, Worldwide 55 - 15 M, Guiness 57, Internet 108 - 14 M claimed (1991), Billboard200 118, Radio Caroline 164 (1991), RYM 9 of 1991, KEXP 4
2 Nirvana Unplugged In New York 1994 UK 1 - Nov 1994 (39 weeks), Billboard 1 - Nov 1994 (91 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (12 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Nov 1994, Canada 1 for 5 weeks - 1994, Australia num 1 for 3 weeks - Nov 1994, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Nov 1994, US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1997), France 2 X Platinum (certified by SNEP Nov 1997), Canada 9 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Mar 2001), Europe 2 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1996), Sweden 2 - Nov 1994 (22 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1994), Austria 3 - Nov 1994 (8 months), Switzerland 3 - Nov 1994 (44 weeks), BEA 4 of 1994, France (InfoDisc) 5 of 1994 (peak 1, 65 weeks), Germany 6 - Nov 1994 (16 weeks), Norway 6 - Nov 1994 (31 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 7 of 1994, Holland free40 11 of 1994, Melody Maker 11 of 1994, Belgium 13 of all time (1994), US BB 15 of 1994, US CashBox 19 of 1995, US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), Italy 23 of 1994, RS Reader's 55, Global 103 - 10 M claimed, WXPN 154 (1994), WTMD 224, Acclaimed 286 (1994), Rolling Stone 311, RYM 7 of 1994, KEXP 105
3 Nirvana In Utero 1993 UK 1 - Sep 1993 (41 weeks), Billboard 1 - Oct 1993 (94 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (6 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Oct 1993, Sweden 1 - Sep 1993 (31 weeks), BEA 1 of 1993, US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1996), Canada 6 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Mar 2001), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Oct 1995), Holland free40 4 of 1993, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1993), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1995), Norway 7 - Sep 1993 (3 weeks), Austria 10 - Sep 1993 (5 months), Germany 14 - Oct 1993 (5 weeks), Switzerland 16 - Sep 1993 (9 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 16 of 1993 (peak 2, 36 weeks), US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), RS Reader's 22, Melody Maker 26 of 1993, US BB 27 of 1993, US CashBox 32 of 1994, Italy 69 of 1993, Guiness 83, Belgium 90 of all time (1993), Global 131 - 8 M claimed, Acclaimed 135 (1993), WXPN 357 (1993), WTMD 420, Rolling Stone 439, RYM 14 of 1993, KEXP 212
4 Nirvana From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah 1996 Billboard 1 - Oct 1996 (21 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (3 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Oct 1996, Canada 1 for 3 weeks - 1996, Australia num 1 for 1 week - Oct 1996, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1996), France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Nov 1997), Austria 3 - Oct 1996 (4 months), UK 4 - Oct 1996 (6 weeks), Sweden 6 - Oct 1996 (5 weeks), Norway 8 - Oct 1996 (4 weeks), Switzerland 9 - Oct 1996 (5 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 29 of 1996, US BB 44 of 1996, France (InfoDisc) 69 of 1996 (peak 1, 15 weeks), Italy 75 of 1996, Acclaimed 2016 (1996)
5 Nirvana Nirvana's Greatest Hits 2002 Austria 1 - Nov 2002 (5 months), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Nov 2002, Switzerland 2 - Nov 2002 (15 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 2002), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 2002), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2002), UK 3 - Nov 2002 (11 weeks), Billboard 3 - Nov 2002 (37 weeks) (2 weeks in top 10), France Gold (certified by SNEP Dec 2002), Germany 5 - Nov 2002 (10 weeks), Norway 5 - Nov 2002 (13 weeks), Sweden 10 - Nov 2002 (10 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 38 of 2002 (peak 2, 39 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 60 of 2002, US BB 72 of 2002, Italy 72 of 2002
6 Nirvana Bleach 1992 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1995), France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Nov 1997), BEA 5 of 1989, Austria 28 - Apr 1992 (2 months), UK 33 - Mar 1992 (7 weeks), Billboard 89 - Jan 1992 (20 weeks), Acclaimed 998 (1989), RYM 105 of 1989, KEXP 57
7 Nirvana Incesticide 1993 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1995), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1993), France Gold (certified by SNEP Oct 1992), Austria 10 - Jan 1993 (4 months), UK 14 - Dec 1992 (11 weeks), Switzerland 18 - Jan 1993 (6 weeks), Sweden 27 - Jan 1993 (6 weeks), Billboard 39 - Jan 1993 (25 weeks)
8 Nirvana With The Lights Out 2004 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 2004), Billboard 19 - Dec 2004 (9 weeks), Switzerland 28 - Dec 2004 (3 weeks), Norway 31 - Dec 2004 (1 week), Austria 34 - Dec 2004 (1 month), UK 56 - Dec 2004 (1 week)
9 Nirvana Live At Reading 2009 Norway 28 - Nov 2009 (2 weeks), UK 32 - Nov 2009 (3 weeks), Billboard 37 - Nov 2009 (2 weeks), Switzerland 97 - Nov 2009 (1 week)
10 Nirvana Sliver - The Best Of The Box 2005 Billboard 21 - Nov 2005 (12 weeks), UK 56 - Nov 2005 (1 week)
11 Nirvana Nevermind (Super Deluxe Edition) 2011 Billboard 131 - Oct 2011 (1 week)
12 Nirvana In Utero: 20th Anniversary Super Deluxe 2013 Billboard 112 - Oct 2013 (1 week)
13 Nirvana The Story of Simon Simopath 1967 RYM 91 of 1967

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23 Sep 2016

Double Listing - Nirvana (Nirvana's Greatest Hits)

#5 & #11 are the same. Simply called 'Nirvana' in most countries; it is a "Greatest Hits' collection (per Wikipedia).

Data fixed, thanks


1 Dec 2014

Double Listing -Nirvana(Greatest Hits)

#5 & #8 are the same album. Simply called "Nirvana" in most countries; it is a "Greatest Hits" collection (per Wikipedia).

That seems correct, we've changed the data, thanks