The progenitors of grunge, Nirvana are a rock band from Aberdeen, Washington. In the late '80s Nirvana established themselves in the burgeoning Seattle grunge scene with the line of up lead singer Kurt Cobain, bassist Krist Novoselic, and drummer Dave Grohl.
They released their first album, Bleach, in 1989 with independent label Sub Pop. In 1991, after signing to DGC Records, Nirvana found worldwide mainstream success with Smells Like Teen Spirit, the first single from their landmark second album Nevermind, produced by Butch Vig.
Nevermind sold 30 million copies worldwide and Nirvana have endured as one of the most powerful voices in '90s music culture. After Kurt Cobain's death in 1994 the seminal grunge outfit were hailed as a flagship band in rock history. Dave Grohl went on to form famous rock band Foo Fighters.