Nickelback won 3 more Junos in 2002 and frontman Chad Kroeger was named Songwriter of the Year in 2003. The band released The Long Road in September 2003 and the album rocketed instantly to the top of the sales chart, while lead single "Someday" became a multi-format smash. "Figured You Out" and "Feelin' Way Too Damn Good" picked up where that song left off, and the band embarked on an ambitious Canadian tour that hit secondary and tertiary markets as well as major cities. Nickelback received 5 Juno nominations in 2004 and captured the Best Group and Fan Choice awards. After focusing on Canada, Nickelback took its pyrotechnic-laden live show on the road to the United States, Europe and Asia. All of this activity helped The Long Road sell more than 400 000 copies in Canada and more than 5 million around the world.
Drummer Ryan Vikedal was let go from the band before Nickelback started recording its next album in early 2005, and former 3 Doors Down member Daniel Adair (b 19 Feb 1975 at Toronto) took his place for the sessions that became All The Right Reasons. The album topped the sales charts upon its release in both Canada and the US and was certified double-platinum in Canada within two weeks of its release and quadruple-platinum south of the border by the end of the year. Nickelback launched a cross-Canada tour in support of the album in early 2006, when it was nominated for 6 Junos. All The Right Reasons was named best album and Nickelback took the Best Group and Fan Choice honours, while the hit single "Photograph" was a runner-up. Nickelback won 2006 Billboard Music Awards for duo/group of the year and best rock album.
Author STEVE McLEAN
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The official website for the popular Canadian band Nickelback. Features bios of the band, song lyrics, audio clips, and more.
Nickelback Live At Sturgis
Watch a 2006 concert video featuring the popular rock band Nickelack. From YouTube.
Chad Kroeger Introduces His Signature Gibson Les Paul — Blackwater
Nickelback's Chad Kroeger talks about the special features of his Les Paul — Blackwater guitar. From YouTube.
Nickelback rules at JUNOS
A news article about the rock band Nickelback and their 2009 JUNO Awards for group of the year, album of the year, and the fan choice award. From thestar.com.
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