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Nine Inch Nails, commonly abbreviated as NIN and stylized as NIИ, is an American industrial rock band formed in 1988 in Cleveland, Ohio. Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Trent Reznor was the only permanent member of the band until the official addition of English musician Atticus Ross in 2016. The band's debut album, Pretty Hate Machine (1989), was released via TVT Records. After feuding with TVT about how to promote the album, Reznor signed with Interscope Records and released the EP Broken (1992). The following Nine Inch Nails albums, The Downward Spiral (1994) and The Fragile (1999), were released to critical acclaim and commercial success.

Following a hiatus, Nine Inch Nails resumed touring in 2005 and released their fourth album, With Teeth (2005). Following the release of Year Zero (2007), Reznor left Interscope after a feud. Nine Inch Nails continued touring and independently released Ghosts I–IV (2008) and The Slip (2008) before a second hiatus. Their eighth album, Hesitation Marks (2013), was followed by a trilogy consisting of the EPs Not the Actual Events (2016) and Add Violence (2017) and their ninth album Bad Witch (2018). In 2020, Nine Inch Nails released two further installments in the Ghosts series, Ghosts V: Together and Ghosts VI: Locusts.

When touring, Reznor typically assembles a live band to perform with him under the Nine Inch Nails name. Not including sporadic band hiatuses, this live band has varied over the decades, with the most recent lineup consisting of Robin Finck (who initially joined in 1994), Alessandro Cortini (who initially joined in 2005), and Ilan Rubin (who initially joined in 2009) alongside Reznor and Ross. The band's concerts are noted for their extensive use of thematic visual elements, complex special effects, and elaborate lighting; songs are often rearranged to fit any given performance, and melodies or lyrics of songs that are not scheduled to be performed are sometimes assimilated into other songs.

Nine Inch Nails has sold over 20 million records and have been nominated for 13 Grammy Awards, winning for the songs "Wish" in 1992 and "Happiness in Slavery" in 1996. Time magazine named Reznor one of its most influential people in 1997, while Spin magazine once described him as "the most vital artist in music". In 2004, Rolling Stone placed Nine Inch Nails at No. 94 on its list of the 100 greatest artists of all time. Nine Inch Nails were nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014, their first year of eligibility; they were nominated again in 2015 and 2020, with the latter resulting in an induction.

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1989Pretty Hate MachineNine Inch Nails2.422
1994The Downward SpiralNine Inch Nails332
1999The FragileNine Inch Nails2.5519
2005With TeethNine Inch Nails2.414
2007Year ZeroNine Inch Nails2.458
2008Ghosts I–IVNine Inch Nails2.1511
2008The SlipNine Inch Nails2.26
2013Hesitation MarksNine Inch Nails214
2018Bad WitchNine Inch Nails1.85
2020Ghosts V: TogetherNine Inch Nails3.52
2020Ghosts VI: LocustsNine Inch Nails3.752

Album + Compilation

2010The Downward Spiral / With TeethNine Inch Nails1
2015Halo I–IVNine Inch Nails1
2020Ghosts V-VINine Inch Nails1

Album + Compilation + Live

1997ClosureNine Inch Nails2

Album + Live

2002And All That Could Have BeenNine Inch Nails1.7512
2007Live: Beside You in TimeNine Inch Nails3

Album + Remix

1995Further Down the SpiralNine Inch Nails1.811
2000Things Falling ApartNine Inch Nails1.69

Album + Soundtrack

1996QuakeTrent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails1.58


1989Down in ItNine Inch Nails44
1990Head Like a HoleNine Inch Nails4.58
1990SinNine Inch Nails3.55
1994March of the PigsNine Inch Nails3.89
1994CloserNine Inch Nails411
1996The Perfect DrugNine Inch Nails39
1999The Day the World Went AwayNine Inch Nails55
1999We’re in This TogetherNine Inch Nails38
1999Into the VoidNine Inch Nails2
2005The Hand That FeedsNine Inch Nails312
2005OnlyNine Inch Nails6
2006Every Day Is Exactly the SameNine Inch Nails47
2007SurvivalismNine Inch Nails6
2007Capital GNine Inch Nails6
2008DisciplineNine Inch Nails1
2008EchoplexNine Inch Nails1
2013Came Back HauntedNine Inch Nails2
2013Copy of ANine Inch Nails2
2013EverythingNine Inch Nails3
2017Less ThanNine Inch Nails1
2018God Break Down the DoorNine Inch Nails11
2021Isn’t EveryoneHEALTH + Nine Inch Nails1

Single + Remix

2005Perfect Drug / One Chill RemixesNine Inch Nails / Dub War2
2008What a Beautiful DayDIY-AD (d) feat. Nine Inch Nails, Solcarlus & HP1.351
2012Survivalism (deadmau5 remix)Nine Inch Nails2

Single + Soundtrack

2001DeepNine Inch Nails2


1992BrokenNine Inch Nails2.2517
2008Lights in the Sky: Over North America 2008 Tour SamplerNine Inch Nails1
2009NIN|JA 2009 Tour SamplerNine Inch Nails / Jane’s Addiction / Street Sweeper Social Club1.551
2016Not the Actual EventsNine Inch Nails1.754
2017Add ViolenceNine Inch Nails1.755

EP + Live

2013Live 2013Nine Inch Nails1

EP + Remix

1992FixedNine Inch Nails1.28
2014Seed EightNine Inch Nails1
2014RecoiledCoil / Nine Inch Nails54

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