An album widely acclaimed to be one of the most influential in the history of rock music turns 25 on Saturday.
Nirvana��s ��Nevermind�� was released on Sept. 24, 1991, ushering in a wider acceptance of alternative music, grunge style and leaving an indelible mark on the rock landscape.
Here��s a look at some of the numbers inside Nirvana��s iconic album:
9 �C It took nine weeks for ��Nevermind�� to ��go platinum�� in the United States �C sell 1 million copies tracked by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album debuted at No. 144 on the Billboard 200 list and quickly gained popularity as ��Smells Like Teen Spirit�� became a smash hit, largely on the back of its music video and frequent play on MTV.
10,000,000 �C ��Nevermind�� has sold more than 24 million copies worldwide �C including more than 10 million in the United States, earning the elite RIAA-certified Diamond status. The album was the 40th album in RIAA history to go Diamond, reaching the milestone in March 1999.
0 �C Despite the album��s massive success, Nirvana was shut out from the Grammys in 1992. ��Nevermind�� was nominated for best alternative rock album, but lost to R.E.M.��s ��Out of Time.�� ��Smells Like Teen Spirit�� was nominated for best rock song, but lost to Eric Clapton��s unplugged version of ��Layla.��
118 �C ��Nevermind�� places No. 118 on Billboard��s running chart for the top 200 albums of all-time. To be fair, the Billboard chart may not be the most effective measurement of Nirvana��s success. The chart takes into account how long an album spent atop the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 charts. Not one, but two Mumford and Sons albums currently sit higher than ��Nevermind.�� (Not that there��s anything wrong with Mumford and Sons. I��m just saying��)
435,000,000 �C The music video for Nirvana��s ��Smells Like Teen Spirit�� has more than 435 million views on YouTube.
$450,000,000 �C A 2014 report from CNBC said Kurt Cobain��s estate was valued at $450 million. The estate �� mostly controlled by Kurt Cobain��s widow, Courtney Love, and their daughter, Frances Cobain �C has rocketed in value because the estate holds more than 98 percent of the publishing rights to Nirvana��s music and Cobain��s image and name.
12/69 �C The original pressings of ��Nevermind�� included 12 tracks, excluding ��Endless, Nameless.�� According to a biography on the album, an audio engineer accidentally left the track off of the first 20,000 pressings before the band realized the mistake. Following releases include ��Endless, Nameless�� as a hidden song that plays after 10 minutes of silence on the album��s final track, ��Something in the Way.�� Nirvana released a ��super-deluxe�� version of ��Nevermind�� on the album��s 20th anniversary in 2011. That package included 69 tracks, including the original album, B-sides, rare mixes and live performances.
1 �C The phrase ��never mind�� is only uttered once on the album, at the end of the third verse on ��Smells Like Teen Spirit.��