Nirvana Tops 50 Million Mark In Worldwide Sales, 'Journals' Number One

By | November 18, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Nirvana’s self-titled “best of” collection has debuted in the top 10 in more than 11 countries, pushing the total sales of Nirvana’s catalog past the 50 million mark in worldwide sales. Nirvana’s groundbreaking Nevermind has sold 10 million albums alone in the U.S., and for that feat, it’s been certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Nirvana features the never-before-released song “You Know You’re Right,” which now stands at Number Two on the Billboard Modern Rock chart after four weeks at Number One. Ironically, this week the Foo Fighters, fronted by former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl, own the top spot with “All My Life.”

In related news, Journals, a book culled from the actual journal entries of late Nirvana singer/guitarist/songwriter Kurt Cobain, is set to make its debut at Number One on the New York Times’ Best Seller List for Hardcover Non-Fiction. That chart is published November 24.

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