Nickelback Biography

Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair. The band went through a few drummer changes between 1995 and 2005, achieving its current form when Adair replaced drummer Ryan Vikedal.

Nickelback is one of the most commercially successful Canadian groups, having sold more than 50 million albums worldwide and ranking as the eleventh best-selling music act, and the second best-selling foreign act in the U.S. of the 2000s, behind The Beatles. Billboard ranks them the top rock group of the decade, and their hit song "How You Remind Me" was listed as the top rock song of the decade and the fourth song of the decade. They were listed number seven on the Billboard top artist of the decade, with four albums listed on the Billboard top albums of the decade.

The band signed with Roadrunner Records in 1999 and re-released their once-independent album The State. The band achieved commercial success with the release of their 2000 album The State and then they achieved mainstream success with the release of their 2001 album Silver Side Up. Following the release of Silver Side Up the band released their biggest and most known hit today, "How You Remind Me" which peaked number 1 on the American and Canadian charts at the same time. Then, the band's 4th album The Long Road spawned 5 singles and continued the band's mainstream success with their hit single "Someday" which peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 1 at the Canadian Singles Chart. Afterwards, the band put out their biggest album to date, All The Right Reasons which produced 3 top 10 singles and 5 top 20 singles, on the Billboard Hot 100 example of songs like "Photograph", "Far Away", and "Rockstar". The band's Dark Horse album was a success which produced eight singles, one of which peaked on the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and two of which peaked on the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. The band recently released their 2011 album, Here and Now which again topped the charts. The band has won numerous awards including 12 Juno Awards among 28 nominations.

The band is based in Vancouver, Canada. The band's original domestic signing was with EMI Canada. They subsequently obtained an American deal with global distribution via Roadrunner Records. For the release of their seventh album, the band parted from EMI Canada and signed a new Canadian domestic distribution deal with Universal Music Canada.

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Nickelback's Chad Kroeger says maths made him famous

Singer outlines secret to success in Bloomberg Businessweek

  • Nov 20, 2012

Nickelback's Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne planning 'most unique wedding the planet has ever seen'

Frontman says their nuptials will have a 'rock 'n' roll edge'

  • Nov 10, 2012

Nickelback's Chad Kroeger reveals he paid drum technician to stick his penis in electric fan

Singer says he can still hear 'the blood-curdling scream'

  • Nov 3, 2012

Chad Kroeger mocks Sum 41's Deryck Whibley for Avril Lavigne Halloween costume

The Sum 41 front man and his partner, Ari Cooper, go to a party in Kroeger and Lavigne costumes

  • Oct 29, 2012

Chad Kroeger says he doesn't care about 'the world's opinion' of his wedding to Avril Lavigne

The couple have also revealed that they actually got together on Canada Day

  • Sep 6, 2012

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This Means War

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When We Stand Together

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Nickelback Reviews

Nickelback : Never Again

Nickelback : Never Again

A review from beyond the grave

  • Nov 27, 2002

Nickelback : Too Bad

Take a short pier and walk it. Fuckers.

  • Aug 20, 2002

Chad Kroeger : Hero

Nickelback frontman's solo effort a touch predictable...

  • Jun 7, 2002

Nickelback : How You Remind Me

...it’s made by sincere men, with beards, who used to work in Starbucks...

  • Feb 19, 2002

Nickelback/Rival Schools / Backyard Babies / The Parkinsons : London Astoria

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  • Feb 14, 2002

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