Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta.
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
Hanna, Alberta, Canada
Post-grunge, hard rock, alternative rock, heavy metal, pop rock
The band's name originates from the nickel in change that band member Mike Kroeger
gave customers at his job at Starbucks; he would frequently say, "Here's your nickel back."
Chad Kroeger lead vocals, lead guitar
Ryan Peake rhythm guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
Mike Kroeger bass guitar, backing vocals
Daniel Adair drums, backing vocals
Brandon Kroeger drums (19951997)
Mitch Guindon drums (19971998)
Ryan Vikedal drums (19982005)
Owe their success to:
Cancon, the Canadian law requiring a certain percentage of music played on Canadian radio to be from Canadian musical artists
Did You Know:
Invested $30,000 into their breakthrough album "The State"
"A lot of people think we take ourselves really seriously and we're this serious band..."
- Chad Kroeger bemoans fun, frivolous
"That was one of the most senseless acts that somebody could possibly do."
- Chad Kroeger remembers the killing of Damageplan's Dimebag Darrell.
"I truly, honestly believe he's one of the best rock drummers in the world today."
- Chad Kroeger on Nickelback's new drummer Daniel Adair.
"Totally. Yeah. You have that any time. We had that with 'How You Remind' and then with the single
after that, 'Too Bad', and then single after that, 'Never Again'. When everything did what
it was sort of projected to do, when it was doing what it was supposed to do it was a huge relief.
Like I said, I'll refer back to what I just said, this whole thing is based on what if's and crazy things
happening that you don't expect that could be good, bad or otherwise. I've never seen a business with this many
"It's not really anxiety, but a sense of relief that we got it this far. Life's just full of a bunch of what
if's and when you do this you realize that one crazy thing can happen and the whole thing can stop.
Do you know what I mean?"
Juno Award for Best New Group
3 Juno Awards for Best Group, Best Single ("How You Remind Me"), and Best Rock Album (Silver Side Up).
2 MuchMusic Video Awards for Best Video ("Too Bad") and Best Rock Video ("How You Remind Me").
MTV Video Music Award for Best Video from a Film. ("Hero")
Juno Award for Songwriters of the Year
Western Canadian Music Award for Entertainer of the Year
Western Canadian Music Award for Outstanding Album
(Major Label) "The Long Road"
Hungarian Music Award for Rock Album "The Long Road"
2 Juno Awards for Best Group and Best Rock Album (All The Right Reasons).
Juno Award for ALBUM OF THE YEAR Winner: Dark Horse
Juno Award for GROUP OF THE YEAR
Juno Award for JUNO Fan Choice Award