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 NICKELBACK (Hard Rock/Alternative Rock)

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MesajSubiect: NICKELBACK (Hard Rock/Alternative Rock)   Sam Mai 31, 2008 6:19 pm

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Nickelback is a Grammy Award-nominated Canadian hard rock/post-grunge/alternative rock band formed in Hanna, Alberta by Chad Kroeger, Mike Kroeger, Ryan Peake and then-drummer Brandon Kroeger (the current drummer of Nickelback being Daniel Adair). The band is one of the most popular of the modern post-grunge genre, along with groups such as 3 Doors Down and Daughtry, performing in a significantly more radio-friendly style than the traditional, early 1990's grunge music era. Although the founders of the band hail from Hanna, Alberta, a small town east of Calgary, they are now based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The band's name originates from the nickel in change that band member Mike Kroeger gave customers at his Starbucks job-he would frequently say, "Here's your nickel back".

Origin: Hanna, Alberta, Canada
Genre(s): Hard Rock, Post-grunge, Alternative Rock
Years active:1995–present


Chad Kroeger
Ryan Peake
Mike Kroeger
Daniel Adair

Former members:
Ryan Vikedal
Mitch Guindon
Brandon Kroeger

Nickelback's first release was a 7 Track EP called Hesher in 1996. In the same year Nickelback recorded their first full-length album Curb. Fly was released on Hesher and Curb and was the first single ever produced by Nickelback. It didn't get any chart attention and was only played on local radio stations. Curb sold 100,000 copies as an independent record. Nickelback has sold 25 million albums worldwide.

The following album The State was recorded in 1998 and was released as an independent record in the same year. Nickelback signed a record deal with EMI and Roadrunner Records. The State was then re-released in 2000 by EMI and Roadrunner Records and featured two top 10 rock singles (one being Leader of Men). It was certificated Gold in Canada and the United States.

In 2001, Nickelback released the album Silver Side Up, which propelled them into the mainstream. The single "How You Remind Me" was a huge success, peaking at #1 on both the American and Canadian charts at the same time. In the U.S., it was a #1 single on the Mainstream and Modern rock charts, as well as the pop chart. It also peaked at #2 on Adult Top 40. How You Remind Me became the Billboard Hot 100 #1 single of the year for 2002. The next single was "Too Bad", which also hit #1 on the Mainstream Rock Chart and had a small amount of success on the pop chart. The final single from the album was "Never Again", another #1 hit on Mainstream Rock. Silver Side Up has gone 6x platinum in the U.S.

In 2003, Nickelback released The Long Road. The lead single was "Someday", which was a big hit on the rock charts, the pop chart, and Adult Top 40. The single "Figured You Out" spent 14 weeks at #1 on the Mainstream Rock chart. "Feelin' Way Too Damn Good" was also a hit, and "Because Of You" was a hit on the rock charts. "See You at The Show" was released as a single but failed to make an impact. The Long Road was certificated 4x Platinum in Canada, 3x Platinum in the US and Australia and Platinum in Germany and New Zealand.

Nickelback's fifth studio album, All the Right Reasons, has sold over 6.7 million albums in the United States and over 9.5 million albums worldwide. It is the 16th album so far in the 21st century that has reach that level. The album produced five U.S. Hot 100 top 20 singles: "Photograph", "Savin' Me", "Far Away", "If Everyone Cared", "Rockstar".Three of these became U.S. Hot 100 top 10 singles. All the Right Reasons sold more than 6.7 million copies in the US and was found again inside the top 10 of the Billboard 200 in its 99th, 100th, 101st, and 102nd weeks on the chart. The album had never been below #30 on the Billboard 200 in 110 weeks, making Nickelback the first act to have an album in the top thirty of the Billboard 200 for its first 100 weeks since Shania Twain's album, Come on Over stayed in the top thirty for 123 consecutive weeks following its release. Billboard Magazine called the album "the biggest rock album of the century so far." In the UK, the album opened it's chart run at #13 before quickly leaving the top 75 with no top 20 singles, with "Savin' Me" being their first to miss the top 75 altogether. While being their smallest-selling UK album since "Curb", it experienced, in early 2008, a resurrection due to the single "Rockstar" becoming Nickelback's highest charting single ever in the UK. The album has now outpeaked its previous peak of #13, reaching #2. All the Right Reasons has appeared in the top 40 of the United World Chart for 89 non-consecutive weeks making it the third album to stay in the chart for so long. It was certified 7x Platinum in the US, 6x Platinum in Canada, 4x Platinum in Australia and New Zealand, 3x Platinum in Switzerland and Platinum in Germany and the UK.

1996 - Curb US#182
2000 - The State US#120
2001 - Silver Side Up US#2, CAN#1, UK#1, AUS#5
2003 - The Long Road US#6, CAN#1, UK#5, AUS#4
2005 - All the Right Reasons US#1, CAN#1, UK#2, AUS#2
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