Nirvana Album Back on the Charts! But Hang On…

First, the good news: the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s In Utero debuted at #106 on the Billboard Top 200 album charts.

Now, the bad news.  It only sold 3,835 copies.  And after all that hype…

In Canada, it debuted at #143.  That was good for a whooping 368 copies in the entire country.

That’s everything you need to know about the music industry today.

Alan Cross

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2 thoughts on “Nirvana Album Back on the Charts! But Hang On…

  • October 6, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Worth noting: the 3,835 copies were just the Super Deluxe version. The other versions sold about 10,000 copies (re-entering the chart at #46). Not amazing, but not quite as bad as it seemed.

  • October 7, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Take into account that this is a reissue. I already have the CD. Have had it for about 20 years now, and I still enjoy it.

    After the bland and sub-par extras featured on the 20th anniversary Nevermind reissue, I felt the In Utero reissue just wasn't worth the effort.


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