What does NIN stand for?

Nine Inch Nails

Fans of the band Nine Inch Nails often abbreviate the band's name to NIN. You may also see NIN written as NIИ, because Nine Inch Nails fans are so kewl.

Singer, songwriter, and tortured wunderkind Trent Reznor founded Nine Inch Nails in 1988. Other than Reznor, the band consists largely of a rotating group of musicians, who Reznor assembles as needed when recording or touring.

Some popular NIN songs include:

  • "Closer"
  • "Something I Can Never Have"
  • "Wish"
  • "Head Like a Hole"


I was so excited when NIN got inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
A NIN fan discussing the band on Reddit
A NIN fan discussing the band on Reddit

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Updated February 7, 2023

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