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All their pretty songs: Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ scores sales & streaming boost following 30th anniversary

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Nirvana‘s sales and streaming numbers are certainly “In Bloom” in the wake of Nevermind‘s 30th anniversary.

The grunge icons’ seminal 1991 album skyrocketed up the Billboard 200 to number 44 after hitting the big 3-0 on September 24. That’s the highest Nevermind has been on the chart since 2011, when it was celebrating is 20th anniversary.

Nevermind also saw a 10 percent bump in on-demand streaming during the September 24-30 tracking week, as well as a 327 percent jump in sales.

In total, the RIAA Diamond-certified Nevermind has spent 543 weeks on the Billboard 200 — over a third of its entire lifespan.

Nirvana is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Nevermind with a deluxe reissue, due out November 12. The expanded collection includes the full live recordings of four Nirvana concerts from 1991 and 1992.

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