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Bands/Musicians The Best Selling Grunge Bands  

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Grunge Bands were everywhere in the 90's. From Nirvana to Pearl Jam, grunge music was the most popular among teens and young adults across America and the world.

Grunge originated in the Seattle area of Washington state in the early 90s with bands like Green River, Mudhoney and Alice in Chains. Known for it's heavy rhythms and bleak lyrics it was popular among high school and college students. It was also noted that the approved uniform for grunge music lovers was a flannel shirt and wallet chain. There were a few bands that came into grunge from outside Seattle as well, most notably Stone Temple Pilots, L7 and Hole.

This is a list of the best selling grunge bands from 1990 to 1996 as that was the height of the movement.
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1
Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Selling Grunge Bands
Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge
Total Albums Sold: 21.6 Million
2
Nirvana is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Selling Grunge Bands
Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock
Total Albums Sold: 20.7 Million
3
Alice in Chains is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Selling Grunge Bands
Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal
Total Albums Sold: 9.7 Million
4
Soundgarden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Selling Grunge Bands
Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal
Total Albums Sold: 7.1 Million
5
Temple of the Dog is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Selling Grunge Bands
Blues-rock, Rock music, Grunge
Total Albums Sold: 1.9 Million
6
Screaming Trees is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Selling Grunge Bands
Grunge, Neo-psychedelia, Stoner rock
Total Albums Sold: 488K
7
Mother Love Bone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Selling Grunge Bands
Glam metal, Rock music, Grunge
Total Albums Sold: 389K
8
Mudhoney is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Selling Grunge Bands
Punk blues, Garage punk, Garage rock
Total Albums Sold: 94K