ニッケルバック is a Canadian rock band from Hanna, Alberta, formed in 1995 によって Chad Kroeger, Mike Kroeger, Ryan Peake and then-drummer Brandon Kroeger. While largely a rock band, the group has also experimented with various other musical styles such as pop and country, aside from their hard rock and post-grunge base. ニッケルバック is one of the most commercially successful Canadian groups, having sold over 35 million albums worldwide. ニッケルバック ranks as the 11th best selling 音楽 act of the 2000s, and is the 2nd best selling foreign act in the U.S. behind The Beatles for the 2000s. In December 2009, ニッケルバック were ranked 7th on Billboard Magazine's 一覧 of "Artists of the Decade" - both the highest-ranked band and the highest-ranked rock artist in the list. Billboard Magazine also named ニッケルバック as the Adult Pop Artist of the decade. The band has sold 21,000,000 album copies in the U.S. The band is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Its name originates 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 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. The contract includes recordings, touring, merchandise and other rights.