Nickelback is a Canadian rock band from Hanna, Alberta, formed in 1995 by 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. Nickelback is one of the most commercially successful Canadian groups, having sold 30 million records worldwide. Nickelback ranks as the 11th best selling music act of the 2000s, and is the 2nd best selling foreign act in the US behind The Beatles for the 2000s.
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."
Shock Value II, the hotly anticipated new album from super-producer Timbaland, is set for release December 8TH, 2009. The album is the follow-up to the multi-platinum 2007 album Timbaland Presents Shock Value which spawned three No.1 pop singles: the Grammy-nominated "Give It To Me"(featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake), "The Way I Are," (featuring Keri Hilson and D.O.E.), and a remix of OneRepublic's multi-platinum blockbuster "Apologize." This second iteration features guest appearances from Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Chris Daughtry, Nickelback's Chad Kroeger and Drake.