MTV Unplugged in New York is an acoustic performance recorded at Sony Music Studios in New York City on November 18, 1993, for the television series MTV Unplugged. In a break with MTV Unplugged convention, Nirvana played mainly lesser-known material and covers of songs by the Vaselines, David Bowie, Lead Belly, and Meat Puppets, whose members Cris and Curt Kirkwood joined Nirvana onstage. Following the cancellation of another live album, Verse Chorus Verse, MTV Unplugged in New York was the first Nirvana album released following the death of Kurt Cobain. It debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, and is Nirvana's most successful posthumous release, having been certified 5x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 1997. It won the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album at the 38th Grammy Awards and has been ranked one of the greatest albums of all time.
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