Named the “most successful rock band of the decade” by Billboard in 2009, Nickelback is one of the most commercially viable and important acts of the past two decades.
The diamond-certified four-piece, comprised of Chad Kroeger, Mike Kroeger, Ryan Peake and Daniel Adair is globally celebrated for their countless award-winning hits. With over 10 billion streams, 50 million albums sold worldwide, and 12 consecutive sold-out tours it is no question that Nickelback is one of the most prolific rock acts of all time.
Nickelback’s history dates back to 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, where they got their start playing covers in a band called Village Idiot, a nod to the small-town nature where they played and grew up. In 1996, Chad, alongside Ryan Peake, made the 10-hour trek west to follow Kroeger’s brother and bandmate, Mike, to Vancouver, British Columbia, where the band still resides and continues to make music today.
The group released their debut album Curb in 1996 and while well received, it wasn’t until the unveiling of their second album, The State, that Nickelback’s career really began to take off. Selling more than 100,000 copies in Canada and 500,000 in the U.S., The State earned Nickelback their first JUNO Award for Best New Group and set the stage for its Silver Side Up successor in 2001.
The dark rock album, Silver Side Up was a critical success yielding the band’s career-defining hit “How You Remind Me.” The inescapable and irresistible smash was named Billboard’s ‘Top Rock Song of the Decade’ and became the number-one most-played song on U.S. radio in the 2000s according to Nielsen Soundscan, with over 1.2 million spins.
Nickelback continued its success with the release of The Long Road in 2003, which was certified 3x platinum. The album, which spawned lead single “Someday” as well as hit songs “Figured You Out” and “Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good,” quickly soared to the top of the sales charts and was later featured on Billboard’s 200 Albums of the Decade.
In 2005, former 3 Doors Down member Daniel Adair joined the group. With Adair on drums, the band released their fifth studio album All The Right Reasons. The album produced the hugely successful singles “Savin’ Me“, “Photograph“, “Far Away“, “Rockstar” and “If Everyone Cared“, all of which are regarded as quintessential Nickelback songs. The album sold around twelve million singles and topped numerous charts in Canada.
Nickelback’s career spans over 20 years and includes the release of nine studio albums and 44 singles. Throughout this time, the Alberta natives have received an impressive number of achievements and accolades. Named Billboard’s “Top Rock Group of the Decade” they have earned nine Grammy Award nominations, three American Music Awards, a World Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, twelve JUNO Awards, seven MuchMusic Video Awards, and were inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2007.
As the second best-selling foreign act of the 2000s in the U.S., behind only The Beatles, Nickelback boasts twelve consecutive sold-out world tours, playing to well over 10 million diehard fans and counting.
Nickelback forms in Hanna, Alberta
Nickelback wins their first JUNO Award, for Best New Group
Nickelback becomes the first band in Nielsen BDS history to have 5 singles on the CHR charts
Inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame
Named Band of the Decade by Billboard
Performed at The 2010 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony