Nickelback

Biography

Members: Chad Kroeger, Ryan Peake, Mike Kroeger, Daniel Adair

Active: 1995 - present

HISTORY

Nickelback is a post-grunge rock band founded in western Canada in 1995. The name derived from the nickel in change Mike Kroeger frequently had to give customers back in his job at a Starbucks coffee shop.

The core of the band hails from Hanna, Alberta. They are now based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Nickelback's climb to mainstream was helped by Cancon, the Canadian law that requires a certain percentage of music played on Canadian radio to be from Canadian bands. Their second album, The State, propelled them to mainstream status even before Silver Side Up.

Nickelback has achieved major success on rock radio, scoring ten Top 10 hits since 1999. They have also crossed over to mainstream radio, scoring multi-format smashes on their last two albums. Coincident with the release of the first Spiderman film's soundtrack was the single "Hero," sung by band leader Chad Kroeger and Saliva singer Josey Scott.

Nickelback released their Silver Side Up album on Tuesday, September 11th, 2001. On that morning, they were on their tour bus traveling across Pennsylvania less than 10 miles from where Flight 93 crashed. To some, the first single, "How You Remind Me", became an anthem of sorts in memory of the fallen Americans on 9/11 and became one of the most played songs in the U.S in 2001 and much of 2002.

They have received 6 Juno Awards and were nominated for 5 more in 2006. Their single "Photograph" was nominated for best single.

ALBUMS:

1996 - Hesher (EP)
1996 - Curb
2000 - The State
2001 - Silver Side Up
2003 - The Long Road
2005 - All the Right Reasons

SINGLES:

1996 - Fly - Curb
2000 - Leader of Men - The State
2000 - Breathe - The State
2000 - Old Enough - The State
2001 - How You Remind Me - Silver Side Up
2002 - Too Bad - Silver Side Up
2002 - Never Again - Silver Side Up
2003 - Someday - The Long Road
2004 - Figured You Out - The Long Road
2004 - Feelin' Way Too Damn Good - The Long Road
2004 - Because of You - The Long Road
2005 - Photograph - All the Right Reasons
2006 - Far Away - All the Right Reasons
2006 - Animals - All the Right Reasons
2006 - Savin' - Me

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