|Since the band’s first release - a seven-track EP called Hesher - in 1996, Nickelback has been creating popular alternative rock music with passionate, raw sounds that have placed the band ahead of its competition. The breakout single, “How You Remind Me"”captured the band’s defiance through a Nirvana-inspired early-90s rock feel. Following the album’s release, Nickelback has had a musical career of fame and fortune, including at least 19 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles list, 12 consecutive sold-out tours, nine Grammy Award nominations and 12 JUNO Awards. Don’t miss your chance to witness what has been named by Billboard as the Rock Group of the Decade.
Nickelback formed in Hanna, Alberta, Canada, in 1995, and originally featured the three Kroeger brothers - singer-guitarist Chad, bassist Mike and drummer Brandon - as well as a second guitarist, Ryan Peake. Though membership has changed throughout the band’s career, Nickelback still maintains its unique sound with every album it produces.
After recording Hesher in 1996, Nickelback recorded its first full-length album Curb. The band released its second album, The State, in 1998, and re-released it after it signed to EMI in Canada and Roadrunner Records in 2000. It wasn’t until 2001, when Nickelback released the Silver Side Up album - which featured the No. 1 hit “How You Remind me” - that the band went mainstream.
Following the band’s rise to fame in 2001 with Silver Side Up, Nickelback released several additional albums, including The Long Road, All the Right Reasons, Dark Horse, Here and Now and No Fixed Address.
Awards and acclaim
Since breaking into the worldwide charts in 2001, Nickelback’s grungy alternative rock sound has been greeted with endless awards and recognition. The band is considered one of the most commercially successful groups in Canada and has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. Nickelback was also named Group of the Decade by Billboard in 2009.
Since Silver Side Up was released in 2001, more than 20 of Nickelback’s songs - including “Photograph,” “Savin’ Me,” “Far Away,” “Someday” and “Rockstar” - have topped charts. Beyond the band’s record-breaking singles, Nickelback ranks as the 11th best-selling music act of the 2000s and places as the second-best-selling foreign act in U.S. behind The Beatles for the 2000s.
Success on stage and off
Aside from being wildly popular on stage, Nickelback has found other ways to be successful through the leadership of lead singer Chad Kroeger. In addition to earning money for the band through licensing, merchandising and product-placement agreements, Kroeger co-writes songs for other major artists and co-owns the record company that released Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit “Call Me Maybe.” Kroeger’s success continues to translate into Nickelback’s continued popularity as a band.