Nickelback onstage Belfast, September 12 2008
|Origin||Hanna, Alberta, Canada|
|Genre(s)|| Hard rock|
|Label(s)|| Roadrunner, Atlantic,|
EMI (Canada), LiveNation
| Chad Kroeger|
| Ryan Vikedal|
The band is now based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Its 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".
The band is signed to EMI in Canada and Roadrunner Records for the rest of the world. In July 2008, the band signed with Live Nation for three touring and album cycles, with an option for a fourth cycle. The contract includes recordings, touring, merchandise and other rights.
Nickelback's first release was a seven-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 produced by Nickelback. It did not chart and was only played on local radio stations.
The following album The State was recorded in 1998 and was released as an independent record 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; 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.
Nickelback's fifth studio album, All the Right Reasons, 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.
On September 4, 2008 Roadrunner Records announced that the first single from their upcoming album was originally going to be "If Today Was Your Last Day" and was to be released September 30, 2008. However, the song was scrapped as the first single, and "Gotta Be Somebody" will serve as the lead single instead.  The new album, titled Dark Horse, was released on November 18, 2008. The album is produced by Mutt Lange. Two more singles have been released from the album, "I'd Come for You" and "Burn It to the Ground".
- Main article: Nickelback discography
- Curb (1996)
- The State (2000)
- Silver Side Up (2001)
- The Long Road (2003)
- All the Right Reasons (2005)
- Dark Horse (2008)
- Main article: List of Nickelback awards
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Essi Berelian, "The Rough Guide to Heavy Metal", p. 249
- ↑ Nickelback at Popmatters
- ↑ Nickelback at About.com
- ↑ Nickelback at NME
- ↑ Nickelback at IGN
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Nickelback at Musicmight
- ↑ allmusic ((( Nickelback > Overview )))
- ↑ http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2007/03/24/entertainment/music/10_24_563_21_07.txt
- ↑ Nickelback at Rolling Stone
- ↑ Nickelback at MTV
- ↑ Namely Nickelback MusicMatch Guide
- ↑ Sisario, Ben (2008-07-08). ""Nickelback Signs Up With Live Nation"". NY Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/09/arts/music/09nickel.html?ref=arts. Retrieved on 2008-07-08.
- ↑ Mainstream Top 40 Add Dates FMQB.com. Accessed September 25, 2008
- ↑ http://www.komodorock.com/new-releases/cd-releases/nickleback-announce-new-album-200809047346/ Nickleback Announce New Album
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