August 21, 1990 ~ Alice In Chains release their debut album. It peaks at number 42 in the summer of 1991 on the Billboard 200 chart. It was the first album from the grunge movement to reach the top 50 in America on the Billboard 200, and the first to be certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on September 11, 1991, followed by Nirvana’s Nevermind on November 27, 1991.