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Your d(AI)ly read: "Nickelback"

Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta. The band consists of Chad Kroeger (lead vocals and guitar), Ryan Peake (guitar, vocals), Mike Kroeger (bass), and Daniel Adair (drums). They have released nine studio albums to date, with their most successful being "Silver Side Up" (2001) and "The Long Road" (2003), which have been certified multi-platinum in several countries.


The band's first album, "Curb", was released in 1996 and featured a more heavy metal-oriented sound. They released several more independent albums before signing with Roadrunner Records in 1999. Their first major label album, "Silver Side Up", was released in 2001 and featured hit singles "How You Remind Me" and "Too Bad". The album was a commercial success, selling over six million copies in the US and earning them a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.


Their follow-up album, "The Long Road", was released in 2003 and also featured hit singles "Someday" and "Feelin' Way Too Damn Good". The album was another commercial success, selling over four million copies in the US and earning the band their first MTV Video Music Award for "Someday".


Nickelback's next few albums, "All the Right Reasons" (2005), "Dark Horse" (2008), "Here and Now" (2011), and "No Fixed Address" (2014) also sold well, with all albums going multi-platinum in many countries, and all released albums charted in the top 5 of US Billboard 200 chart.


However, the band's commercial success has not been without controversy. Some music critics have criticized the band's sound and lyrics as formulaic and derivative, and they have become somewhat of a punchline in popular culture. Chad Kroeger and the band members have been vocal about the criticism, stating that they have always taken their music seriously and that the criticism does not affect their dedication to making music.


Despite the negative criticism, Nickelback continues to tour and release new music. Their most recent album, "Feed the Machine", was released in 2017, and they are planning to release a new album in 2020. The band has sold over 50 million records worldwide, making them one of the most successful rock bands of the 21st century. They have also been recognized with multiple awards, including multiple Junos and American Music Awards, and were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2018.


The band has also been active in philanthropy, with the band's Chad Kroeger and Ryan Peake founding The Nickelback Foundation in 2007, which aims to raise funds and awareness for various charities.


In summary, Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 known for their commercial success and for their hits songs like "How You Remind Me" and "Someday", The band has released nine studio albums and sold over 50 million records worldwide. Despite some criticism on their sound and lyrics, the band has continue to tour and release new music and also have been active in philanthropy. They have received multiple awards and inducted into Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2018.


**An AI impressionist oil painting of Nickelback**


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