Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam’s Ten, one of the landmark grunge rock albums of the early ‘90s, just turned 25 years old. The album dropped on Aug. 27, 1991, and went on to score numerous rock hits in “Alive,” “Evan Flow” and, of course, "Jeremy.”

While Ten didn’t top the charts when it first came out, by the summer of 1992, as grunge went more mainstream, the album climbed to No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Since then, 13 million copies of Ten have been sold in the U.S.

Another Pearl Jam album also just celebrated a milestone. The band’s fourth studio album, No Code, is now 20 years old. As with Ten, No Code was also released on Aug. 27, but five years later. No Code entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 1 but didn’t go on to sell nearly as many copies as Ten. Many Pearl Jam fans will likely tell you Ten is the band’s real opus. No Code‘s main singles were “Hail Hail” and “Who You Are.”

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