Thursday, December 26, 2019

Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirit video hits 1 billion YouTube views

Nirvana’s 1991 smash, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, has passed 1 billion views on YouTube.

The band announced the milestone achievement on social media, with bassist Krist Novoselic sharing the news with a retweet, adding “Thanks to you all!!!!”

Posted to YouTube in June of 2009, the clip reached the landmark view milestone in ten and a half years.

Directed by Samuel Bayer, the video filmed on a soundstage in Culver City, CA on August 17, 1991, just a few weeks before the song would be issued as the lead single from the Seattle outfit’s second studio album.

“Smells Like Teen Spirit” would reach No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 while “Nevermind” would go on to become the group’s first US chart-topper when it knocked Michael Jackson’s ”Dangerous” out of the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 after that record sold four million copies in its first month following release.

“Nevermind” would sell 30 million copies worldwide, including earning diamond status for US sales of more than 10 million.

With sales of more than 75 million albums worldwide, Nirvana were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2014.

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