Chad Kroeger (Vocals/Guitar), Ryan Peake (Guitar/Vocals), Mike Kroeger (Bass) and Daniel Adair (Drums) make up the Canadian rock band Nickelback. Their continued growth is a success story built on the road, on the radio and by great rock songs. With over 21 million records sold worldwide and numerous album, radio and video accolades, the band shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
By the summer of 2004, Nickelback had been on tour around the globe for the better part of 5 years, at that point supporting their third album, The Long Road (which had sold 5 million copies, at the time). The plan was to take some time off to enjoy the fruits of their labor before even thinking about new songs. 2 weeks into their vacation, Chad, Mike and Ryan started feeling that old familiar urge, so they gathered in Chad's studio near Vancouver to jam. Joining Nickelback, just in time to make All the Right Reasons, was new drummer Daniel Adair.
"We are totally thrilled to have Daniel in the band," Chad said. "The creativity that went on with him in the studio was really inspiring." Over the next seven months, the band spent countless hours making sure every song on their fourth major label release, All the Right Reasons, was exactly the way they wanted it. The first single "Photograph" shot to #1 on radio and video charts around the world, and was followed quickly by "Animals", "Savin' Me", "Far Away" and "Rockstar". The album debuted in 2005 at the top of the Canadian SoundScan Top 200 Sales Chart and the coveted Billboard Top 200 Sales Chart - a first for the band!
Nickelback's all-inclusive approach has been a large part of the band's immense success. The Long Road bore several rock and pop radio smashes, including "Someday," "Figured You Out" and "Feelin' Way Too Damn Good." The album earned the band 6 JUNO Award nominations (2 wins), 3 Grammy Award nominations and 1 American Music Award nomination. Their previous disc, 2001's Silver Side Up, was even more successful, selling over 11 million copies around the globe and spawning three number one hits: "Too Bad," "Never Again" and their monstrous breakout single, "How You Remind Me," which was the number one Most Played Song of 2002.
Silver Side Up achieved multi-platinum status around the world and racked up 4 JUNO Awards, 4 Grammy Award nominations, 2 American Music Award Nominations and 4 Billboard Awards. Over the years, Nickelback's music has appealed to pop, rock, alternative and metal music fans. A number of seemingly disparate celebrity artists have also embraced the band, including ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons, and ex-Pantera members Vinnie Paul and the late Dimebag Darrell Abbott. Both Gibbons and Abbot (albeit posthumously) aided in the creation of All the Right Reasons.
In December 2009, Nickelback were ranked 7th on Billboard Magazine's list of "Artists of the Decade," as both the highest-ranked band and the highest-ranked rock artist on the list. Billboard Magazine also named Nickelback as the Adult Pop Artist of the decade. The band has sold over 21,000,000 album copies in the U.S. alone.