Three events on January 11, 1992 proved that Nirvana had completely made the unprecedented transition from underground punk band to universally beloved supergroup.
1. Nevermind was #1 for the first time on that day’s Billboard 200 Albums chart.
2. Nirvana made their Saturday Night Live debut performing “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and one other song.
3. And while they were in New York City preparing to perform, they got an unexpected phone call in their dressing room. ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic wanted to do one of their songs. As Dave Grohl put it, “You know you've arrived when [you hear from] ‘Weird Al.’”