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Alice in Chains’ ’Dirt’ returns to top 10 on ’Billboard’ 200 following 30th anniversary reissue

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Alice in ChainsDirt is back in the top 10 on the Billboard 200.

The grunge rockers’ 1992 breakout record re-enters the all-genre album chart this week at #9, moving a total of 26,000 equivalent album units. The resurgence was spurred by AiC’s new Dirt reissue, which dropped September 23 ahead of its 30th anniversary last week.

Upon its original release, Dirt debuted #6 on the Billboard 200. It marked the first new album from one of the “big four” grunge bands — Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Alice — since Nirvana’s Nevermind hit #1 on the Billboard 200 earlier in 1992, which is now seen as a flashpoint in the grunge explosion of the early ’90s.

Dirt, the sophomore Alice in Chains album, spawned the singles “Rooster,” “Them Bones,” “Down in a Hole,” “Would?” and “Angry Chair.” It’s now certified five-times Platinum by the RIAA.

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