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On March 8th 1994, grunge band Soundgarden released their 4th studio album Superunkown. With hit songs Black Hole Sun, Spoonman, and The Day I Tried To Live, Superunknown instantly became a critical and commercial success that shot the band into fame. The band formed in 1984, and ten years later they finally received the acclaim they deserved with this breakthrough album.
It did not take long for Superunknown to reach multi-platinum certifications and by 1996, just two years after its release, it had sold over five million copies.
Superunknown has proved to be as relevant as ever in modern times. Fans are just as eager about Soundgarden as they ever have been, even since the death of vocalist and guitarist Chris Cornell in 2017. This week, almost thirty years since its release, Superknown has officially been certified 6x platinum! This is proof that rock is still alive and well today.
Watch Soundgarden perform Black Hole Sun live at The Wiltern in 2013 here: