"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are." — Kurt Cobain

  • Band Members: Kurt Cobain (Died April 8, 1994), Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl
  • Formed in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1987.
  • Nirvana's biggest hit came in 1991 with the Billboard Hot 100 No. 6 smash "Smells Like Teen Spirit." The song  has been certified platinum by the RIAA. They followed up with "Come As You Are," which hit the Top 40. Both songs were featured on their sophomore album, Nevermind, considered by critics as the cornerstone of the grunge subgenre.
  • Nirvana earned their first GRAMMY nomination at the 34rd GRAMMY Awards for Best Alternative Music Album for Nevermind. They won their first GRAMMY for 1995 in the same category for MTV Unplugged In New York.
  • Did you know? The band went through several name options, including Pen Cap Chew, Bliss, Ted Ed Fred, and Skid Row, before settling on Nirvana.

Nirvana

"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are." — Kurt Cobain

  • Band Members: Kurt Cobain (Died April 8, 1994), Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl
  • Formed in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1987.
  • Nirvana's biggest hit came in 1991 with the Billboard Hot 100 No. 6 smash "Smells Like Teen Spirit." The song  has been certified platinum by the RIAA. They followed up with "Come As You Are," which hit the Top 40. Both songs were featured on their sophomore album, Nevermind, considered by critics as the cornerstone of the grunge subgenre.
  • Nirvana earned their first GRAMMY nomination at the 34rd GRAMMY Awards for Best Alternative Music Album for Nevermind. They won their first GRAMMY for 1995 in the same category for MTV Unplugged In New York.
  • Did you know? The band went through several name options, including Pen Cap Chew, Bliss, Ted Ed Fred, and Skid Row, before settling on Nirvana.

GRAMMY Award Results for Nirvana

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Wins
Best Alternative Music Performance
MTV Unplugged In New York
 
Nominations
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
All Apologies (Track)
 
Nominations
Best Alternative Music Album
In Utero (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal
Smells Like Teen Spirit (Single)
Best Rock Song
Smells Like Teen Spirit (Single)
 
Nominations
Best Alternative Music Album
Nevermind (Album)