Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair. The band went through several drummer changes between 1995 and 2005, achieving its current lineup when Adair replaced drummer Ryan Vikedal.
Nickelback is one of the most commercially successful Canadian rock bands, having sold more than fifty million albums worldwide. In 2009, Billboard ranked them the most successful rock group of that decade; their song “How You Remind Me” was listed as the best-selling rock song and the fourth best-selling song of the decade overall. They were listed number seven on the Billboard top artist of the decade, with four albums listed on the Billboard top albums of the decade.
The band signed with Roadrunner Records in 1999 and re-released their once-independent album The State. The band achieved significant commercial success with this album, as well as with its follow-up, Silver Side Up, in 2001. Following the release of Silver Side Up the band released their biggest and most well-known hit today, “How You Remind Me”, which peaked number one on both the Billboard and Canadian Singles Charts. The band’s fourth album The Long Road, was released in 2003 and spawned five singles including Canadian number one “Someday”, which also peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100. Afterwards, the band put out their biggest-selling album to date, All the Right Reasons, released in 2005, which produced three top ten singles and five top twenty singles on the Billboard Hot 100 including “Photograph”, “Far Away”, and “Rockstar”. The band’s album Dark Horse, released in 2008, was another commercial success, producing eight singles, one of which peaked on the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 and two of which peaked on the top twenty on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2011, the band released their seventh album Here and Now which again topped the charts. Their eighth studio album No Fixed Address was released on November 17, 2014, and their ninth studio album, Feed the Machine, was released on June 16, 2017.