Chad Kroeger is famous for his role as lead singer of Nickelback. The rock band enjoyed worldwide success with hit singles such as “How You Remind Me”, “Photograph” and “Rockstar”. As the face of Nickelback, the Canadian musician has also earned a lot of money throughout his career. Read on to find out Chad Kroeger’s net worth.
Nickelback frontman’s career
Kroeger grew up in Alberta, Canada and learned to play guitar at age 13. As a teenager, he was part of a grunge cover band called Village Idiot.
In 1995, he and some of the Village Idiot members formed Nickelback. The band released an EP, Hescher, in 1996 and an album, Curb. They began to attract the attention of music executives in Canada and the United States. Nickelback signed with EMI and Roadrunner Records in 1999.
In the 2000s, Nickelback began to experience commercial success. The band’s 2001 single “How You Remind Me” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the accompanying album, Silver side up, reached number two on the Billboard 200. Nickelback continued to release hit singles over the next few years, including “Someday”, “Photograph”, “Savin’ Me”, “Rockstar”, and “Gotta Be Somebody”.
Kroeger also enjoyed a solo career alongside his work on Nickelback. For example, he formed the indie band The Suits XL, which was nominated for a Canadian Indie Award in 2007. The rocker also co-founded Vancouver-based label 604 Records. He has also collaborated with artists such as Santana and Avril Lavigne. Additionally, he has written songs for musicians such as Chris Daughtry and Tim McGraw.
What is Chad Kroeger’s net worth?
Additionally, Kroeger married Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne in 2013. She’s worth around $60 million, so the pair were collectively worth quite a bit of money. However, they separated in 2015. The reason for their divorce remains unclear, but many fans noted that Kroeger and Lavigne had busy careers that often separated them. But they remained friends and he even helped her write and record music.
Chad Kroeger had a hugely successful song on the ‘Spider-Man’ soundtrack
Although Chad Kroeger found success with Nickelback, he also made a name for himself as a solo artist.
In 2002 Kroeger wrote a song about the Spider Man soundtrack, “Hero”, which he performed with Saliva frontman Josey Scott. The track eventually topped the charts around the world. Kroeger later shared that he released “Hero” on his own because his Nickelback bandmates rejected the song.
“We’re a democracy,” he told Men’s Health in 2012. “If some of the other guys hear this stuff and it’s so weird, and it’s in two different time signatures, I I can’t impose that on them. It can satisfy a part of me, but I also have to write for the band.
Kroeger added, “I don’t think anyone in the world would argue that ‘Hero’ doesn’t sound like a Nickelback song. But the guys didn’t see it. They were just like, ‘No.’ Especially Ryan [Peake, the lead guitarist]. He was like, ‘I don’t think this is a Nickelback song. I really do not know.
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