Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada.
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 a few drummer changes between 19, achieving its current form when Adair replaced drummer Ryan Vikedal.
In 2011, the band released their seventh album Here and Now which again topped the charts. The band's original domestic signing was with EMI Canada.
They subsequently obtained an American deal with global distribution via Roadrunner Records.
For the release of their seventh album, the band parted from EMI Canada and signed a new Canadian domestic distribution deal with Universal Music Canada.
The band was formed in the early 1990s as a cover band called the "Village Idiots" by Chad Kroeger, Ryan Peake, Mike Kroeger, and Brandon Kroeger.
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.
Then, the band's fourth album The Long Road (2003) spawned 5 singles and continued the band's mainstream success with their hit single "Someday" which peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 1 at the Canadian Singles Chart.
Afterwards, the band put out their biggest album to date, All The Right Reasons (2005) which produced 3 top 10 singles and 5 top 20 singles, on the Billboard Hot 100 example of songs like "Photograph", "Far Away", and "Rockstar".
The band's album Dark Horse (2008) was a success which produced eight singles, one of which peaked on the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and two of which peaked on the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The band later changed its name to Nickelback, which originated from the nickel in change that band member Mike Kroeger gave customers at his job at Starbucks; he would frequently say, "Here's your nickel back." The band performed covers of songs from Led Zeppelin and Metallica.