Courtney Love discography

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Courtney Love performing with Hole in July 1995.

This is a comprehensive listing of official releases by Courtney Love, best known as the lead vocalist of the alternative rock band Hole. Aside from her numerous releases with Hole, Love has released one solo studio album and two singles.

Love's musical career started with a brief position as a singer in Faith No More.[1] Love also founded the all-female group Babes in Toyland with Kat Bjelland, though she was kicked out of the band.[2] Love formed Hole in 1989, and the band released their debut album Pretty on the Inside in 1991. Love married Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain in 1992, and the same year their child Frances Bean Cobain was born. The band's next album, Live Through This, was released in 1994 a week after Cobain's death. Live Through This became the band's best-selling album, topped the annual Village Voice Pazz & Jop critic's poll[3] and was listed by Time in a 100 best albums list.[4] Hole's third album, Celebrity Skin, had lower U.S. sales than Live Through This, but received critical acclaim, and the album's title track garnered them their first No. 1 single on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.[2]

In 2001, Love formed the band Bastard with Hole drummer Patty Schemel, though the group quickly dissolved after recording several demos.[2] Love and guitarist Eric Erlandson disbanded Hole in 2002 amidst a lawsuit from Universal Music Group against the band for breach of contract.[5] Love released her first solo album, America's Sweetheart, in 2004 to underwhelming sales.[6] In 2009, Love re-formed Hole with new members, releasing the album Nobody's Daughter, which had originally been conceived as a solo album in 2006. In 2013, Love stated that she was again abandoning the Hole moniker, and was returning to recording and performing under her own name as a solo artist. She revealed she had recorded a total of twelve new songs, including the tracks "This Is War", "Wedding Day", and "California", all of which she plans to release on her upcoming album, Died Blonde.[7][8]


Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
America's Sweetheart 53 40 62 85 49 26 13 56


Single Year Peak chart

"Mono" 2004 18 41 America's Sweetheart
"Hold On to Me" 39
"This Is War" 2014 Died Blonde
"Wedding Day/California"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Album appearances[edit]

Song Year Album
"I Stalked Him" 2004 Mayor of the Sunset Strip[18]
"Love, Love, Love"
(duet with Roddy Bottum)
2005 Adam & Steve[19]
"Rio Grande"
(duet with Michael Stipe)
2013 Son of Rogue's Gallery[20]
"Rat a Tat"
(duet with Fall Out Boy)
Save Rock and Roll[21]


Music videos[edit]

Song Year Director
"Mono" 2004 Chris Milk

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Faith No More biography". Retrieved on 4 November 2007.
  2. ^ a b c Sutton, Michael and Torreano, Bradley. "Courtney Love > Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved on 4 November 2007.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Hegemony Sez Who?". Village Voice, 28 February 2007. Retrieved on 4 November 2007.
  4. ^ Tyrangiel, Josh. "The All-TIME 100 Albums: Live Through This by Hole". Time, 13 November 2006. Retrieved on 4 November 2007.
  5. ^ Saraceno, Christina. "Hole Call It Quits". Rolling Stone, 24 May 2002. Retrieved on 5 November 2007.
  6. ^ Friedman, Roger. "Courtney Love: Did Virgin Records Use Her?". Fox News, 20 May 2004. Retrieved on 5 November 2007.
  7. ^ Horowitz, Steven J. (2012-10-16). "Stevie Nicks Headlines Elton John's AIDS Foundation Gala in New York". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-10-16. 
  8. ^ LoBasso, Randy (2013-06-19). "Love Child: Grunge goddess Courtney Love opens up". Philadelphia Weekly. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  9. ^ "Courtney Love Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  10. ^ " - Australian charts portal". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  11. ^ " - Austria Top 40". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  12. ^ " - French charts portal". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts - German Albums". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  14. ^ " - New Zealand charts portal". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  15. ^ " - Swedish charts portal". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  16. ^ a b "Chart Stats - Courtney Love". Archived from the original on July 30, 2012. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Courtney Love Album & Song Chart History - Alternative Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  18. ^ Campbell, Al. "Mayor of the Sunset Strip". Allmusic. Retrieved on 6 November 2007.
  19. ^ Prato, Greg. "Bottum, Courtney Love Go To The Movies". Billboard, 16 March 2005. Retrieved on 5 November 2007.
  20. ^ Battan, Carrie (2012-12-05). "Tom Waits Teams With Keith Richards, Patti Smith Teams With Johnny Depp, Courtney Love Teams With Michael Stipe for Depp-Helmed Compilation". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  21. ^ "Fall Out Boy Will 'Save Rock and Roll' With Help From 'Courtney, Bitch'". Spin. 

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