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Nine Inch Nails discography

Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock band formed in 1988 by Trent Reznor. Nine Inch Nails has released eight major studio releases, as well as numerous remix albums, singles with extensive b-sides, music videos, and tour documentaries. Nine Inch Nails has also contributed to numerous film soundtracks as well as the soundtrack to the video-game Quake.[1] Initial ambitions for Nine Inch Nails in 1988 were to release one 12-inch single on a small European label.[2] With the addition of future singles "Head Like a Hole" and "Sin", many of these demo tracks would later appear in revised form on Pretty Hate Machine in 1989, an album co-produced by Adrian Sherwood and Mark "Flood" Ellis which peaked at number 75 in 1990. In response to pressures from TVT Records for a follow-up to Nine Inch Nails' commercially successful debut, Reznor began recording the Broken extended play in secret–the EP was released in 1992 and reached the Top 10 on the Billboard 200.[3] Nine Inch Nails' second full-length album, The Downward Spiral, entered the Billboard 200 in 1994 at number two, sold over four million copies worldwide[4] and remains the highest-selling Nine Inch Nails release in the United States.[5]

Five years elapsed before Nine Inch Nails' next major album, The Fragile, a double album that debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling 228,000 copies in its first week, but dropped from the top ten afterward.[1] Another six years elapsed before Nine Inch Nails' next full-length album, With Teeth, which also debuted at the top of the Billboard 200.[6] In 2007, the band released Year Zero alongside an accompanying alternate reality game.[7] Reznor announced in late 2007 that Nine Inch Nails had fulfilled its contractual obligations with Interscope Records, and would distribute its next major album independently. The last Interscope release from Nine Inch Nails was a remix album based on material from Year Zero.[8] The first Nine Inch Nails album released independently was the instrumental Ghosts I–IV in 2008, followed two months later by The Slip. Hesitation Marks was released through Columbia Records on August 30, 2013.

Studio releases

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[9]
AUS
[10]
AUT
[11]
CAN
[12]
FIN
[13]
FRA
[14]
GER
[15]
NOR
[16]
SWE
[17]
UK
[18]
NZ
[19]
1989 Pretty Hate Machine 75 67 US: 3× Platinum[5]
UK: Silver[20]
1994 The Downward Spiral 2 12 13
[21]
33 9 23 US: 4× Platinum[5]
CAN: 3× Platinum[22]
UK: Gold[20]
1999 The Fragile
  • Released: September 21, 1999
  • Label: Nothing Records
1 2 14 2 10 27 17 9 18 10 28 US: 2× Platinum[5]
CAN: 2× Platinum[22]
UK: Silver[20]
2005 With Teeth 1 10 4 2 9 12 9 14 6 3 13 US: Gold[5]
CAN: Platinum[22]
UK: Gold[20]
2007 Year Zero
  • Released: April 17, 2007
  • Label: Interscope Records
2 5 4 3 5 17 6 8 7 6 20
2008 Ghosts I–IV 14 15 58 3 60 60 26
The Slip
  • Released: May 5, 2008
  • Label: The Null Corporation
13 22 45 12 24 177 33 38 35 25 23
2013 Hesitation Marks 3 3 2 1 17 22 5 23 37 2 7 CAN: Gold[22]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

^ I The Fragile is considered double platinum since it is a double album with length exceeding 100 minutes–the album shipped upwards of 1,200,000 units, which equals 2,400,000 discs total.

EPs

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[9]
CAN
[23]
FRA
[14]
UK NZ
[19]
1992 Broken (EP) 7 18 46 US: Platinum[5]
CAN: Platinum[22]
1992 Fixed (EP)
  • Released: December 7, 1992
  • Label: Nothing Records
  • Features remixes of material originally released on Broken.
25 UK: Platinum[20]
2013 Live 2013 (EP)
  • Released: September 10, 2013
  • Label: Self-released
2014 Seed Eight (EP)
  • Released: January 21, 2014
  • Label: Self-released
  • Features remixes of material originally released on Hesitation Marks.
2014 Recoiled (Bootleg)
  • Released: February 24, 2014
  • Label: Cold Spring
  • Features remixes of NIN material produced by members of Coil

Remix albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[9]
CAN
[23]
FRA
[14]
UK NZ
[19]
1995 Further Down the Spiral
  • Released: June 1, 1995
  • Label: Nothing Records
23 46
US: Gold[5]
UK: Gold[20]
2000 Things Falling Apart
  • Released: November 21, 2000
  • Label: Nothing Records
67 98
[24]
2007 Year Zero Remixed
  • Released: November 20, 2007
  • Label: Interscope Records
77 183 160
[25]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums

Year Release details Peak chart positions Content
US
[9]
AUT
[11]
FRA
[14]
GER
[15]
UK
[18]
2002 And All That Could Have Been
  • Released: January 22, 2002
  • Label: Nothing Records
  • Format: CD, DVD, VHS
26
37
21 29 45 54 Live recordings from the 2000 Fragility v2.0 Tour. The limited-edition CD was packaged with a bonus disc titled Still, which has also been sold separately through Nine Inch Nails' website.

Live videos

Year Release details Peak chart positions Content
US
[9]
AUT
[11]
FRA
[14]
GER
[15]
UK
[18]
1997 Closure
  • Released: November 25, 1997
  • Label: Nothing Records
  • Format: VHS, ISO image
Live and backstage recordings from the 1994–1996 Self Destruct Tour, as well as all music videos from 1989–1997 except "Burn."
2002 And All That Could Have Been
  • Released: January 22, 2002
  • Label: Nothing Records
  • Format: CD, DVD, VHS
26
37
21 29 45 54 Live recordings from the 2000 Fragility v2.0 Tour. The limited-edition CD was packaged with a bonus disc titled Still, which has also been sold separately through Nine Inch Nails' website.
2007 Beside You in Time
  • Released: February 27, 2007
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • Format: DVD, HD DVD, Blu-ray
1

[26]
99 Live recordings from the 2006 Live: With Teeth Tour, as well as two music videos and several rehearsal clips from 2005.
2009 Another Version of the Truth
  • Released: December 25, 2009
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: DVD, Blu-ray
Live recordings from the 2008 Lights in the Sky Tour, as well as several rehearsal clips and making-of featurettes.
2014 Tension
  • Released:?[27]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital
Live recording of a performance at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on November 8 during the Tension 2013 tour.

^ III Beside You in Time charted on Billboard's Top Video Charts, as it was a video release.

Singles

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US
[28]
US
Alt.

[29]
AUS
[30]
AUT
[11]
CAN
[31][32]
CAN
Alt.

[33]
DNK
[34]
FIN
[35]
IRL
[36]
SWE
[17]
UK
[18]
NZ
[37]
1989 "Down in It" 16 Pretty Hate Machine
1990 "Head Like a Hole" 109[A] 28 45
"Sin" 35
1994 "March of the Pigs" 59 98 20 45 The Downward Spiral
"Closer" 41 11 3 5 5 12 25
1997 "The Perfect Drug" 46 11 48 2 2 13 7 48 43 32 Lost Highway OST
1999 "The Day the World Went Away" 17 31 1 15 The Fragile
"We're in This Together" 11 39
2005 "The Hand That Feeds" 31 1 41 1 15 15 28 36 7 With Teeth
"Only" 90 1 87 23 45 12
2006 "Every Day Is Exactly the Same" 56 1 1
2007 "Survivalism" 68 1 63 1 15 7 29 Year Zero
2013 "Came Back Haunted" 109[A] 7 94 Hesitation Marks
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.[38]

Promotional singles

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US
Alt.

[29]
CAN
[39][32]
CAN
Alt.

[40]
UK
[18]
1992 "Happiness in Slavery" 13 Broken
1993 "Wish" 25
1994 "Burn" Natural Born Killers OST
"Piggy" 20 The Downward Spiral
1995 "Hurt" 8 8
1999 "Into the Void" 11 The Fragile
2000 "Starfuckers, Inc." 39
2001 "Deep" 18 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider OST
2007 "Capital G" 6 89 140[25] Year Zero
2008 "Discipline" 6 The Slip
"Echoplex"
2013 "Copy of a" Hesitation Marks
"Everything"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.[38]

Chronology

Each official Nine Inch Nails release is chronologically ordered with a sequential number prefixed by the word "Halo". For example, the fifth Nine Inch Nails release, Broken, is identified with the phrase "Halo Five". These numbers are sometimes modified for alternate versions of a release, such as the multiple releases of The Downward Spiral. Promotional-only releases do not have their own numbers, although the promotional singles for "Piggy" and "Hurt" were both labeled as "Halo Ten", a title later officially used for Further Down the Spiral. A U.S. promo for "Into the Void" is mislabeled as Halo 16 because this number actually belongs to the Things Falling Apart remix album.
Pretty Hate Machine era (1989–1990)
Broken era (1992)
The Downward Spiral era (1994–1997)
The Fragile era (1999–2002)
With Teeth era (2005–2007)
Year Zero era (2007)
Ghosts era (2008)
  • Halo 26: Ghosts I–IV, digital download
    • Halo 26 CD: Ghosts I–IV, 2× CD
    • Halo 26 V: Ghosts I–IV, 4× vinyl
    • Halo 26 DE: Ghosts I–IV, Deluxe Edition
    • Halo 26 LE: Ghosts I–IV, Ultra-Deluxe Limited Edition
The Slip era (2008)
  • Halo 27: The Slip
    • Halo 27 CD-LE: The Slip, Limited Edition CD with bonus DVD
Hesitation Marks era (2013)

Music videos

Year Song Director(s) Notes
1989 "Down in It" Eric Zimmerman
Benjamin Stokes
1990 "Head Like a Hole" Eric Zimmerman The audio is the remix "Head Like a Hole (clay)".
"Sin" Brett Turnbull
1992 "Pinion" Eric Goode
Serge Becker
"Wish" Peter Christopherson[41]
"Help Me I Am in Hell" Eric Goode
Serge Becker
Never aired.
"Happiness in Slavery" Jon Reiss
"Gave Up" Two versions. One is a performance video with Marilyn Manson which was aired on MTV, another is the conclusion to the "Broken Movie"
1994 "March of the Pigs" Peter Christopherson
Trent Reznor[42]
"Closer" Mark Romanek[43] Two versions: Original Version, and Nothing Version (unedited and edited, respectively).
"Burn" Hank Corwin
Trent Reznor[44]
1995 "Hurt" Simon Maxwell Video never completed.
1997 "Wish" (live)
"Eraser" (live) Never aired.
"The Perfect Drug" Mark Romanek[45]
1999 "The Day the World Went Away" Tomato Never completed. The original clips compiled with live shots appear on And All That Could Have Been.
"We're in This Together" Mark Pellington[46] Three versions: Short, Long, and Mark Pellington Edit.
2000 "Into the Void" Walter Stern
Jeff Richter
An alternate version of the video was later released.[47][48]
"Starfuckers, Inc." Robert Hales
Brian Warner
2001 "Deep" Enda McCallion[49]
2002 "Gone, Still" Trent Reznor Live performance of Still material.
"The Becoming"
"Something I Can Never Have"
"The Frail/The Wretched" Rob Sheridan[50] Video created from live performance footage.
2005 "The Hand That Feeds" Debuted on the official Nine Inch Nails website.
"Only" David Fincher[51] 90–95% CGI.[52]
2006 "Every Day Is Exactly the Same" Francis Lawrence Video never completed.
2007 "Survivalism" Alex Lieu
Rob Sheridan
Trent Reznor
First circulated via a USB flash drive planted at a Nine Inch Nails concert.[53]
2013 "Came Back Haunted" David Lynch[54]

Broken, the unreleased short film directed by Peter Christopherson, contains the videos for "Pinion", "Wish", and "Happiness in Slavery" as well as a video for "Help Me I am in Hell" and a different video for "Gave Up" than the one on Closure. The short film contains graphic depictions of a seemingly helpless victim being tortured and forced to watch Nine Inch Nails videos.[55]

Miscellaneous

Soundtracks

Year Song(s) Soundtrack Notes
1994 "Dead Souls"[56] The Crow Joy Division cover, also appears on The Downward Spiral: Deluxe Edition and the Japanese edition of The Downward Spiral.
"Burn", "Something I Can Never Have (Edited and Extended)" & "A Warm Place" [57] Natural Born Killers "Burn" later appeared on The Downward Spiral: Deluxe Edition.
1996 Sound effects and ambient music[1] Quake Credited to Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails.
1997 "The Perfect Drug",[58][59] "Driver Down", and "Videodrones; Questions" Lost Highway "The Perfect Drug" also appears on the European release of "The Perfect Drug" Versions and in a slightly extended version on "We're in This Together".[60] Also, the other two tracks are credited to Trent Reznor.
2001 "Deep"[61] Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
2009 "Theme for Tetsuo: The Bullet Man"[62] Tetsuo: The Bullet Man Plays over end credits of film. Credited to Trent Reznor (Composer), Nine Inch Nails (Performance)

Remixes

Remixes of other artists' work have also been credited to Nine Inch Nails. For remixes credited to Trent Reznor, see Trent Reznor discography: Remixes.
Year Song Artist Album Notes
1994 "Light (Fat Back Dub)"[63] KMFDM "Light" (single)
1997 "I'm Afraid of Americans" (V1–V4, V6)[64] David Bowie "I'm Afraid of Americans" (single) Reznor added his vocals to the chorus (making it a duet with Bowie), he also appeared in the music video.
1998 "Victory (Nine Inch Nails Remix)"[65] Puff Daddy & The Family Victory: Remixes
"Democracy (NIN Remix)"[66] Killing Joke Wardance: The Remixes Alternate versions of this remix appear on the "Democracy" single[67] and promo,[68] credited to Charlie Clouser, Dave Ogilvie and Danny Lohner

Tribute songs

Nine Inch Nails has also contributed cover songs to tribute albums.
Year Song Artist Album Notes
2011 "Zoo Station"[69] U2 AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered

See also

Notes

  • A. ^ "Head Like a Hole" and "Came Back Haunted" peaked outside of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, therefore they are listed on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.

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External links

  • Body of work at NINwiki
  • Nine Inch Nails discography at Discogs
  • Nine Inch Nails at AllMusic
  • NIN Collector
  • Burning Souls
  • Halo26 - Story of INOST


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