Kurt Cobain Makes First Solo Appearance on Billboard Charts

Frank Micelotta
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana during the taping of MTV Unplugged at Sony Studios in New York City on Nov. 18, 1993.

The late rocker's "Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings" opens on multiple charts, marking his first chart entry apart from Nirvana.

The first album attributed solely to late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain debuts on multiple Billboard charts, including at No. 1 on the Soundtracks survey.

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Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings, a soundtrack accompaniment to the documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck released earlier this year, starts at No. 1 on Billboard's Soundtracks chart (dated Dec. 5) with 5,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen Music.

The album also begins at No. 6 on Alternative Albums, No. 11 on Top Rock Albums and No. 121 on the Billboard 200.

The 13-track release, expanded to 31 on the deluxe version, boasts multiple demos and recordings from Cobain's life, much of them of lower sound quality, including a cover of the Beatles' "And I Love Her" and an early version of the Nirvana song "Been a Son." Some of the songs on the set appear in the documentary, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last winter, was given a theatrical release in April and aired on HBO in May.


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