The video for the song “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by the band Nirvana has exceeded the threshold of 1 billion views on YouTube, becoming the second in the 1990s to achieve this performance.
Released in 1991, the video for the song included on the album “Nevermind”, the second of the American grunge band, was uploaded to the video platform in June 2009. So, in a decade, it has managed to garner over 1 billion views.
Following the “November Rain” track by Guns N ‘Roses, with 1.3 billion views, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” is the second most-watched video of the 1990s.
He is followed by “Zombie” by the Irish band The Cranberries, with just under 1 billion views.
In the Vevo list, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” is the sixth most-watched video of the last decade.
Nirvana was founded by soloist and guitarist Kurt Cobain with bassist Krist Novoselić in 1987 in Aberdeen. The band later settled in Seattle, and in 1990 drummer Dave Grohl joined the two founding members. Nirvana released three studio albums – “Bleach” (1989), “Nevermind” (1991) and “In Utero” (1993) – and was included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.
On April 8, 1994, Kurt Cobain was found dead in his Seattle home. The tests determined that his death occurred three days before, by gunfire, and the weapon and a farewell ticket were found on the spot.