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Kurt Cobain Makes First Solo Appearance on Billboard Charts

The soundtrack to the Cobain-focused 'Montage of Heck' documentary debuts on multiple Billboard charts.

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.