Just in time for it’s 30 year anniversary coming up this September, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” recently celebrated its milestone of surpassing 1,000,000,000 streams on Spotify. The news comes after Bassist Krist Novoselic teased that there could be a “potential reissue” of the album, but is keeping the details a secret for now.
The music video on Youtube was able to reach the 1 billion milestone back in 2019, and today totals at over 1.2 billion views with nearly 9 million likes. Despite the video being published 17 years after its initial release in 1991, it sits comfortably within the 150 most viewed music videos of all time according to Popsonner.com.
Smells Like Teen Spirit is currently the only song by Nirvana that has passed the ten-figure stream mark, but other tracks have passed the 100 million count; some even several times. The band has amassed over 18.6 million monthly listeners on the streaming network. Although not within the top 20 artists on the platform, we can assume they are one of the most streamed bands in the world.