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BIRTHDAY: Trent Reznor (May 17, 1965)
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "Closer" (1994)
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BIGGEST LP: The Downward Spiral (1994)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 2 (+1 for Reznor solo)
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ROLLING STONE: '100 Greatest Artists of All Time': # 94

 
TIMELINE

Trent Reznor - Nine Inch Nails (photo courtesy of Rolling Stone)button.gif (123 bytes) Trent Reznor was born May 17, 1965 and grew up in Pennsylvania. Although Nine Inch Nails is considered a group, Reznor is viewed as the creative energy of NIN no matter who's accompanying him. His ability to play several instruments began in his youth with training as a classical pianist.

1989...

November
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machinebutton.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails released Pretty Hate Machine.

1991...

button.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails toured in the Lollapalooza package tour.

1992...

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Pretty Hate Machine was certified gold.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails released the EP Broken.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Broken was certified gold.

December
Nine Inch Nails - "Closer" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Broken was certified gold.

1993...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails won a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance ("Wish").

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "Wish" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Metal/Hard Rock Video.

1994... # 155 Singles Artist of the Year

March
Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiralbutton.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails released The Downward Spiral.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) The Downward Spiral was certified gold.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails performed at
Woodstock '94.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "Closer" was nominated for 2 MTV Video Music Awards including Breakthrough Video and Best Art Direction.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) The Downward Spiral was certified platinum.

1995... # 198 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails were nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Alternative Artist.

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Pretty Hate Machine was certified platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails were nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Performance (The Downward Spiral).

May
Nine Inch Nails - Further Down The Spiralbutton.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails released Further Down The Spiral.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Pretty Hate Machine was certified 2x platinum.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The Downward Spiral was certified 2x platinum.

1996...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails were nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Alternative Artist.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails won a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance ("Happiness Is Slavery") and Reznor was nominated for Best Rock Song ("Hurt").

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Further Down The Spiral was certified gold.

1997...

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "The Perfect Drug" was nominated for 5 MTV Video Music Awards including Video of the Year, Best Alternative Video, Best Direction, Best Art Direction, and Best Cinematography.

1998...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance ("The Perfect Drug").

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Trent Reznor was sued by a musician who claims that Reznor stole 6 of his songs after conversing over the internet. The musician claims he had sent Reznor a copy of his music in 1993 so that Reznor could listen to the tunes. The songs in question include 4 from The Downward Spiral (Nine Inch Nails' biggest LP) and a track from the Natural Born Killers soundtrack.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) The Downward Spiral was certified 4x platinum.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) The lawsuit claiming Trent Reznor plagiarized songs for The Downward Spiral was dismissed by a judge in California.

1999...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Reznor talked with USA Today about his next LP, The Fragile: "I'm in the home stretch and there's this question nagging me: Is this fantastic or so self-absorbed that I missed the mark?"

June
button.gif (123 bytes) A new track, "The Day The World Went Away" was released.

September
Nine Inch Nails - The Fragilebutton.gif (123 bytes) The Fragile was released.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Reznor appeared on cover of Rolling Stone.
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The Fragile topped the Billboard 200 Albums chart for a week and the Billboard Internet Album Sales chart for a week.
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The Fragile was certified platinum.

button.gif (123 bytes) MTV: 100 Greatest Videos Ever Made includes "Closer" at # 17.

2000...

January
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The Fragile was certified 2x platinum.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails were nominated for 2 Grammy Awards for Best Metal Performance ("Starf****rs, Inc.") and Best Alternative Music Performance (The Fragile).

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails began touring in April in Ohio.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The video "Into The Void" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Breakthrough Video. The video for "Starf****rs, Inc." was nominated for a Billboard Music Video Award for Best Modern Rock Clip of the Year.

November
Nine Inch Nails - Things Fall Apartbutton.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails released Things Falling Apart - a remix LP.
button.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails came in at #
43 on VH1: 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.

2001...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male ("Into The Void").

2002...

February
Nine Inch Nails - And All That Could Have Beenbutton.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails released a live LP - And All That Could Have Been.

2003...

May
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Pretty Hate Machine was certified 3x platinum.

June
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VH1: 100 Best Songs of the Past 25 Years includes "Closer" at # 93.

December
Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All-Timebutton.gif (123 bytes) Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: # 200: The Downward Spiral.

2004..

April
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Rolling Stone: The Immortals - The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time included Nine Inch Nails at # 94.

2005...

May
Nine Inch Nails - With Teethbutton.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails released With Teeth with the first single "The Hand That Feeds."
button.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails topped the Billboard 200 LP chart and Top Internet Albums chart with
With Teeth - selling over 272,000 copies its first week of release in the US.
button.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart with "The Hand That Feeds."
button.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails were to perform at the MTV Movie Awards, but cancelled after wanting to use George Bush's image in the background as the performed "The Hand That Feeds" but being told not to by MTV.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Reznor performed on ReAct Now: Music & Relief - a benefit program shown on music video channels to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Katrina.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart with "Only."

2006..

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails were nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance ("The Hand That Feeds").

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart with "Every Day Is Exactly The Same."

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails topped the Canadian singles chart with "Every Day Is Exactly The Same."
button.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails topped the Billboard Hot Singles Sales chart and Hot Dance Singles Sales chart with "Every Day Is Exactly The Same."

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails topped the
Billboard Year-End Charts with the Top Hot Dance Single Sales ("Every Day Is Exactly The Same").

2007..

February
Nine Inch Nails - Year Zerobutton.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance ("Every Day Is Exactly The Same").

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart with "Survivalism."
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Year Zero.

May
Nine Inch Nails - Y34RZ3ROR3MIX3Dbutton.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails topped the Billboard Internet Albums chart with Year Zero.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) The remix LP Y34RZ3ROR3MIX3D was released.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails topped the Billboard Top Electronic Albums chart with Y34RZ3ROR3MIX3D.
button.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails topped the
Billboard Year-End Charts with the Top Hot Dance Single Sales ("Every Day Is Exactly The Same").

2008..

March
Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts I-IVbutton.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails released Ghosts I-IV through there official website. The set consists of 36 instrumental tracks.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Ghosts I-IV was released in stores.
button.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails topped the Billboard Top Electronic Albums chart with
Ghosts I-IV.

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails gave away their next LP
The Slip free off their website (www.NIN.com) with a statement by Reznor saying "Thank you for your continued and loyal support over the years - this one's on me."

June
Nine Inch Nails - The Slipbutton.gif (123 bytes) Entertainment Weekly: 100 Best Albums of the Last 25 Years included The Downward Spiral at # 81.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The Slip was released.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails topped the Billboard Top Electronics Albums chart with
The Slip.

2009...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails were nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance ("34 Ghosts I-IV"). Reznor was also nominated for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package (Ghosts I-IV with Rob Sheridan).

2010...

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Pretty Hate Machine: 2010 Remaster was released.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Reznor was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score for his work on the film The Social Network.

2011...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Reznor won an Academy Award for Best Original Score for his work on the film The Social Network.

2012...

January
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' (soundtrack)button.gif (123 bytes) Reznor was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

2013...

February
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Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo).

September
Nine Inch Nails - 'Hesitation Marks'button.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails released Hesitation Marks.
button.gif (123 bytes) Nine Inch Nails topped the Billboard Rock Albums chart and Alternative Albums chart with
Hesitation Marks.

2014....

January 26: Nine Inch Nails were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album (Hesitation Marks).



LPs
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine Pretty Hate Machine
Released: November, 1989
US: 3x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 75
Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Head Like A Hole" - "Terrible Lie" - "Down In It" - "Sanctified" - "Something I Can Never Have" - "Kinda I Want To" - "Sin" - "That's What I Get" - "Only Time" - "Ringfinger"
Nine Inch Nails - Broken Broken (EP)
Released: September , 1992
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 7
Tracks: "Pinion" - "Wish" - "Last" - "Help Me I Am In Hell" - "Happiness Is Slavery" - "Gave Up" - "Physical" - "Suck"
Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
The Downward Spiral
Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All-TimeReleased: March, 1994
US: 4x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 2
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Mr. Self Destruct" - "Piggy" - "Heresy" - "March Of The Pigs" - "Closer" - "Ruiner" - "The Becoming" - "I Do Not Want This" - "Big Man With A Gun" - "A Warm Place" - "Eraser" - "Reptile" - "The Downward Spiral" - "Hurt"
Nine Inch Nails - Further Down The Spiral Further Down The Spiral
Released: May, 1995
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 23
Tracks: "Piggy (Nothing Can Stop Me Now)" - "Art Of Self Destruction, Part One" - "Self Destruction, Part Two" - "Downward Spiral (The Bottom)" - "Hurt (Quiet)" - "Eraser (Denial: Realization)" - "At The Heart Of It All" - "Eraser (Polite)" - "Self Destruction, Final" - "Beauty Of Being Numb" - "Erased, Over, Out"
Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile The Fragile
Released: September, 1999
US: 2x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 1 (for 1 week)
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "The Way Out Is Through" - "Into The Void" - "Where Is Everybody?" - "The Mark Has Been Made" - "Please" - "Starf****rs, Inc." - "Complication" - "I'm Looking Forward To Joining You, Finally" - "The Big Come Down" - "Underneath It All" - "Ripe (With Decay)"
Nine Inch Nails - Things Fall Apart Things Falling Apart
Released: November, 2000
Billboard peak: # 67
Rolling Stone: 2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Slipping Away" - "Great Collapse" - "Wretched" - "Starf****rs, Inc." - "Frail" - "Starf****rs, Inc." - "Where Is Everybody?" - "Metal" - "10 Miles High" - "Starf****rs, Inc."
Nine Inch Nails - And All That Could Have Been And All That Could Have Been
Released: February, 2002
Billboard peak: # 26
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Live Tracks: "Terrible Lie" - "Sin" - "March Of The Pigs" - "Piggy" - "The Frail" - "The Wretched" - "Gave Up" - "The Great Below" - "The Mark Has Been Made" - "Wish" - "Suck" - "Closer" - "Head Like A Hole" - "The Day The World Went Away" - "Starf*****rs, Inc." - "Hurt"
Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth With Teeth
Released: May, 2005
Billboard peak: # 1
Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B+
Tracks: "All The Love In The World" - "You Know What You Are?" - "The Collector" - "The Hand That Feeds" - "Love Is Not Enough" - "Every Day Is Exactly The Same" - "With Teeth" - "Only" - "Getting Smaller" - "Sunspots" - "The Line Begins To Blur" - "Beside You In Time" - "Right Where It Belongs"
Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero Year Zero
Released: April, 2007
Billboard peak: # 2
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B+
Tracks: "Hyperpower!" - "Beginning Of The End" - "Survivalism" - "Good Soldier" - "Vessel" - "Me, I'm Not" - "Capital G" - "My Violent Heart" - "Warning" - "God Given" - "Meet Your Master" - "Greater Good" - "Great Destroyer" - "Another Version Of The Truth" - "In This Twilight" - "Zerio-Sum"
Nine Inch Nails - Y34RZ3ROR3MIX3D Y34RZ3ROR3MIX3D
Released: November, 2007
Billboard peak: # 77
Tracks: "Gunshots By Computer" - "The Great Destroyer" - "My Violent Heart" - "The Beginning Of The End" - "Survivalism" - "Capital G" - "Vessel" - "The Warning" - "Meet Your Master" - "God Given" - "Me, I'm Not" - "Another Version Of The Truth" - "In This Twilight" - "Zero Sum"
Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts I-IV
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
Ghosts I-IV
Released: April, 2008
Billboard peak: # 14
Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone
Nine Inch Nails - The Slip
Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
The Slip
Released: July, 2008
Billboard peak: # 13
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "999,999" - "1,000,000" - "Letting You" - "Discipline" - "Echoplex" - "Head Down" - "Lights In The Sky" - "Corona Radiata" - "Four Of Us Are Dying" - "Demon Seed" - "Slip"
Nine Inch Nails - 'Hesitation Marks'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
Hesitation Marks
Released: September 3, 2013
Grammy Nominee: Best Alternative Music Album
Tracks: "The Eater Of Dreams" - "Copy Of A" - "Came Back Haunted" - "Find My Way" - "All Time Low" - "Disappointed" - "Everything" - "Satellite" - "Various Methods Of Escape" - "Running" - "I Would For You" - "In Two" - "While I'm Still Here" - "Black Noise"
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