Nevermind dethroned the King of Pop by topping the charts.
Nevermind debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart on January 11, 1992. The album dethroned Michael Jackson's Dangerous, which had held the number one spot for four weeks in a row. Nevermind was dethroned a week later by country superstar Garth Brooks' Ropin' the Wind, the year's top album. Nevermind remained at the top of the charts for one more week in February 1992, just before Brooks took over for another eight weeks.