Nickelbackis a Canadian rock band formed in Hanna, Alberta, in 1995 by Chad Kroeger, Mike Kroeger and Ryan Vikedal. Their hit single "How You Remind Me" from their third album, Silver Side Up reached the top on the Canadian Singles Chart and the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time, making them the second Canadian band to accomplish this, the first being The Guess Who with "American Woman".

Ever since their smash hit "How You Remind Me" in 2001 the band enjoyed major commercial (although not critical) success. Nickelback sold over 13.5 million albums in the United States and over 1.7 million albums in Canada, their worldwide albums sales counted near to 20 million.

The band has won 9 Juno Awards, 1 American Music Award, 1 MTV Video Music Award for Best Video from a Film (Hero), and a World Music Award for World's Best-Selling Rock Artist. The band was also nominated for 7 Grammy Awards, 4 American Music Awards and 10 Juno Awards. On December 4, 2006, Nickelback won 3 Billboard Music Awards out of five nominations.

Nickelback's latest release, All the Right Reasons has already sold more than 4.7 million albums in the United States and over 6 million albums worldwide.

NHL goalie Cam Ward, wears a goalie mask that has a Nickelback theme featuring the bandmembers playing.


Although the core of the band hails from Hanna, Alberta, a small town east of Calgary, they are now based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The name derived from the nickel in change Mike Kroeger's brother frequently had to give customers back in his job at a coffee shop in which he would say, "Here's your nickel back".

Nickelback was helped early on by Cancon, the Canadian law requiring a certain percentage of music played on Canadian radio to be from Canadian musical artists. Their second full length album, The State, propelled them to the mainstream with two Top 10 hits (one being "Leader of Men") and the follow up album Silver Side Up, with 2002's most-played single "How You Remind Me", gave them superstar status, scoring multi-format smashes on every album since.

Silver Side Up was released on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. On that morning, they were on their tour bus traveling across Pennsylvania less than 10 miles from where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed.

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

In May and June 2006, Nickelback supported Bon Jovi on the European leg of their Have A Nice Day Tour, playing in Germany, The Republic of Ireland, The Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and finishing in the UK.

Nickelback with their latest album, topped the nominees with three, the nominations including Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group, Favorite Pop/Rock Album (All the Right Reasons) and Favorite Alternative Artist, for the 34th American Music Awards which were held on Tuesday, November 21, 2006 and winning for Favorite Pop/Rock Album (All the Right Reasons). Also Nickelback won a World Music Award for best rock group on November 15 2006, which happened to be Chad's 32nd birthday.

Nickelback will begin writing and recording new material for their sixth full-length album, which is expected to be released around late 2007/early 2008. Currently, no further details about the new release are known.


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