Nirvana’s iconic hit “Smells Like Teen Spirit” is set to reach one billion views on YouTube. The record-breaking song opened Nirvana’s break-through album Nevermind, which hit No. 1 in multiple countries and sold more than 30 million copies worldwide. The band’s frontman Kurt Cobain’s biography Heavier Than Heaven written by Charles R. Cross discussed the massive success of the record to Today.com, stating “It’s an incredible album. It would have been a hit whenever it was released. But at the same time, the timing was right for there to be a superstar act like Nirvana.
He continued to say “It came right at the end of the death knell of hair metal and the world was screaming for rock music that would be meaningful again. And the timing for a new generation wanting a voice was also ideal. It just so happened that everything came together at the exact right moment when rock needed a revolution.”
Nevermind had become one of the most successful and influential albums of all time. It returned rock ’n’ roll integrity and passion to the top of the charts and continues to be a singular inspiration to fans and musicians alike over the last three decades–and generations to come. Earlier this year, they recently released their 1993 MTV Live and Loud performance on vinyl and all streaming platforms.