"Heart-Shaped Box" is a song by American rock band Nirvana, written by vocalist and guitarist Kurt Cobain. The song was released as the first single from the group's third and final studio album, In Utero, in 1993. It was one of two songs from the album mixed by Scott Litt in order to augment the original production by producer Steve Albini. While Nirvana's label DGC Records did not release a physical single for sale in the United States over fears that it might affect album sales, "Heart-Shaped Box" received much American radio airplay, reaching number one on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. The international release of the single made the Top 10 in several countries, including number four in Portugal, number five in the United Kingdom, number six in Ireland, number nine in Finland and number nine in New Zealand. It also made the Top 40 in numerous other countries. The song's music video, directed by Anton Corbijn, garnered critical plaudits, and won two awards, including Best Alternative Video at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1994. "Heart-Shaped Box" was the last song Kurt Cobain performed live in public with Nirvana, on March 1, 1994 in Munich, Germany.