Nirvana was the leader of the rise of grunge in the nineties. They are best known for their diamond-certified album Nevermind. Their other two albums went platinum. They are also known for their gold single Smells Like Teen Spirit, considered the definitive grunge song. They received one Grammy. They were inducted their first year of eligibility. They broke up in 1994 after frontman Kurt Cobain's suicide. They were a part of the Seattle sound, the main bands of the new grunge sound. Other examples include Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, and Pearl Jam. Nevermind was preserved in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress. They were parodied by Weird Al Yankovic with his song Smells Like Nirvana. Sirius XM station Lithium, which plays a mix of nineties grunge and alternative metal, was named after a Nirvana song. They were inducted by Michael Stipe of R.E.M.

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