List of awards and nominations received by Nirvana

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Nirvana awards and nominations

Cobain and Novoselic at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards
Awards and nominations
Award Wins Nominations
American Music Awards
1 2
Brit Awards
1 3
Grammy Awards
1 7
MTV Video Music Awards
5 10
NME Awards
2 3
Totals
Awards won 10
Nominations 25

Nirvana was an American rock band formed by singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington. The band went through a succession of drummers and eventually settled on Dave Grohl, who joined the band in 1990.[1] They have released three studio albums: Bleach (1989), Nevermind (1991), and In Utero (1993). The first album was released on the Sub Pop record label, while the remaining albums were released by DGC Records.[2]

The band received several awards and nominations in their debut year in 1992, including nominations for Favorite New Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist from the American Music Awards, Best Alternative Music Performance for Nevermind from the Grammy Awards, and Video of the Year and Viewer's Choice for "Smells Like Teen Spirit" from the MTV Video Music Awards. They received the Best Alternative Video award for "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and Best New Artist from the MTV Video Music Awards in the same year. The song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was also nominated for Best Rock Song at the 1993 Grammy Awards, but it lost to "Layla" by Eric Clapton. Clapton's win over Nirvana would later be named one of the "10 biggest upsets" in Grammy history by Entertainment Weekly.[3] After receiving five nominations from the Grammy Awards without winning any of them, the band finally received the Best Alternative Music Performance award for MTV Unplugged In New York in 1996. Overall, Nirvana has received ten awards from twenty-four nominations.

American Music Awards[edit]

The American Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony created by Dick Clark in 1973. Nirvana has received one award from two nominations.[4][5][6]

Year Recipient Award Result
1992 Nirvana Favorite New Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist Nominated
1995 Nirvana Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist Won

BRIT Awards[edit]

The BRIT Awards are the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards. Nirvana has won one award from three nomination.[7][8]

Year Recipient Award Result
1993 Nirvana Best International Newcomer Won
1993 Nirvana Best International Group Nominated
1994 Nirvana Best International Group Nominated

Grammy Awards[edit]

The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States. Nirvana has received one award from a total of seven nominations.[4][9][10][11][12][13]

Year Recipient Award Result
1992 Nevermind Best Alternative Music Performance Nominated
1993 "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Best Hard Rock Performance Nominated
Best Rock Song Nominated
1994 In Utero Best Alternative Music Performance Nominated
1995 "All Apologies" Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group Nominated
Best Rock Song Nominated
1996 MTV Unplugged in New York Best Alternative Music Performance Won

MTV Video Music Awards[edit]

The MTV Video Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony established in 1984 by MTV. Nirvana has received five awards from ten nominations.[4][14][15][16]

Year Recipient Award Result
1992 "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Video of the Year Nominated
Best New Artist in a Video Won
Best Alternative Video Won
Viewer's Choice Nominated
1993 "In Bloom" Best Alternative Video Won
1994 "Heart-Shaped Box" Video of the Year Nominated
Best Alternative Video Won
Best Art Direction in a Video Won
Best Cinematography in a Video Nominated
Viewer's Choice Nominated

NME Awards[edit]

Founded by the British music magazine NME, the NME Awards are awarded annually. Nirvana has won two awards from three nominations.[17][18][19]

Year Recipient Award Result
2005 With the Lights Out Best Music DVD Nominated
2008 MTV Unplugged in New York Best Music DVD Won
2010 Live at Reading Best DVD Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harrington, Richard; Leiby, Richard (1994-04-09). "Nirvana Singer Found Dead". The Washington Post. 
  2. ^ "Main Albums". allmusic. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  3. ^ Endelman, Michael (2007). "Grammy's 10 Biggest Upsets". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  4. ^ a b c "Nirvana". Rock on the Net. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  5. ^ "19th American Music Awards". Rock on the Net. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  6. ^ Hilburn, Robert (1995-02-01). "Pret-a-Pop Comes to the Shrine Pop music". Los Angeles Times. 
  7. ^ "The Brit Awards". Everyhit.com. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  8. ^ http://www.brits.co.uk/history/shows/2011
  9. ^ "34th Grammy Awards - 1992". Rock on the Net. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  10. ^ "35th Grammy Awards - 1993". Rock on the Net. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  11. ^ "36th Grammy Awards - 1994". Rock on the Net. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  12. ^ "37th Grammy Awards - 1995". Rock on the Net. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  13. ^ Grein, Paul; Hilburn, Robert (1996-02-25). "Grammy Carey-Over?". Los Angeles Times. 
  14. ^ "1992 Video Music Awards". MTV. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  15. ^ "1993 Video Music Awards". MTV. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  16. ^ "1994 Video Music Awards". MTV. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  17. ^ "NME awards winners". BBC Online. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  18. ^ Smart, Gordon (February 28, 2008). "Who won what at NME Awards?". The Sun (London: News International). Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  19. ^ "Muse & Kasabian win big". BBC Online. February 25, 2010. Retrieved August 23, 2010.

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