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Kurt Cobain makes first Billboard chart appearance as solo artist

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Over two decades after his death, Kurt Cobain earned a new Billboard distinction. The late Nirvana frontman appeared on the charts for the first time as a solo artist. 

Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings, a soundtrack complement to April’s documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, was released Nov. 13 and features various demos and rarities the mercurial artist created and stored. The Home Recordings hit No. 1 on the Soundtracks chart after selling 5,000 copies, according to Billboard.

Nirvana itself struck No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart with studio records Nevermind and In Utero, in addition to posthumous live albums MTV Unplugged in New York and From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah.

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The collection includes his cover of “And I Love Her” by The Beatles, heard in the documentary and 30 other tracks on the deluxe version. EW’s Kyle Anderson gave the soundtrack an A, while Chris Nashawaty gave the doc the same grade.