->''"Yeah, sure. (laughs) We suck. Our music is terrible. Everyone hates us. Chad Kroeger is the worst singer ever. I've heard it before. We've all heard it before. But you know what? These [-*points to the row of eight platinum records on his wall*-] tell me that '''''someone''''' out there is buying our music. What did what's his name say? I'm crying all the way to the bank?"''
--> --'''Chad Kroeger''' (actually quoting Music/{{Liberace}}, who was similarly bashed by critics)

Nickelback is a [[CanadianMusic Canadian]] HardRock[=/=]PostGrunge band formed by Chad Kroeger, his half-brother Mike Kroeger, guitarist Ryan Peake, and then drummer Brandon Kroeger. They're known for producing many hit songs that tend to sound suspiciously similar to each other, and Chad Kroeger's, um, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement distinctive]] voice.

Chad was engaged to fellow Canadian Music/AvrilLavigne on August 21, 2012; they married on July 1, 2013 and separated in 2015.

Their current lineup is:

* Chad Kroeger - vocals, guitar
* Ryan Peake - guitar, backing vocals
* Mike Kroeger - bass guitar
* Daniel Adair - drums, backing vocals

* ''Curb'' (1996)
* ''The State'' (2000)
* ''Silver Side Up'' (2001)
* ''The Long Road'' (2003)
* ''All the Right Reasons'' (2005)
* ''Dark Horse'' (2008)
* ''Here and Now'' (2011)
* ''No Fixed Address'' (2014)
* ''Feed The Machine'' (2017)

!!Some tropes embodied by the band and their work are:

* BiblicalBadGuy: While not directly mentioned, the song ''The Betrayal - Act [=III=]" is a link to Judas and his betrayal of Jesus.
* BittersweetEnding: Majority of their music videos.
* ButtMonkey: The band is on the wrong end of many jokes.
* CallingTheOldManOut: "Too Bad" and "Never Again" do this.
* TheCameo: Exaggerated in ''Rockstar'' with appearances by [[Music/{{KISS}} Gene Simmons]], Music/NellyFurtado, Creator/ElizaDushku, Music/TedNugent, Twista, Paul Wall, [[UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts Chuck Lidell]], Taryn Manning, Music/LupeFiasco, [[GirlsOfThePlayboyMansion Holly Madison, Bridget Marquadt, Kendra Wilkinson]], [[Series/AmericanChopper the Teutuls]], Dale Earnardt Jr., Music/KidRock, [[Music/AliceInChains Jerry Cantrell]], Dominique Swain & Wayne Gretzky. Overlaps with CastingGag since a few of the guests are musicians and some of the lyrics they lip-sync relate to themselves.
* CrazyJealousGuy: "Next Contestant" is about one of these who is always getting pissed at other guys hitting on his girlfriend or worse.
* DeadAllAlong: The protagonist of the music video for "Someday", the protagonist's DisappearedDad in the music video for "Never Gonna Be Alone".
* DeathsHourglass: The music video for "Savin' Me" begins with a twitchy-looking man saving a well-dressed man from walking in front of a car. Pretty soon, the well-dressed man starts to see what the twitchy man saw: numbers over everyone's heads, rapidly counting down. (This has absolutely nothing to do with the lyrics of the song.)
* DisappearedDad:
** Chad didn't know about his real father until his late teens. Mike's father and his adopted father was also this and the subject of "Too Bad".
** The main premise of the music video for "Never Gonna Be Alone".
%%* DomesticAbuse: "Never Again".
* DrugsAreBad: "Just to Get High" and "Worthy to Say".
** Kinda implied with "Rockstar" but... well, see DoNotDoThisCoolThing above.
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Dark Horse'' and ''Feed the Machine''
* DrivenToSuicide: The lyrics to "Savin' Me" imply this, as a man is "standing on the ledge of an eighteen story," and "hurry, I'm fallin'" is sung by the backup.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Both ''Curb'' and ''The State'' are much heavier and less-commercial than anything the band has recorded since ''Silver Side Up''.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Some of their music videos, "Far Away" and "Never Gonna Be Alone" being the most notable examples.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Discussed in "Next Contestant", the protagonist "even fears the ladies" coming onto his girlfriend.
* FailedASpotCheck: The would-be bank robbery in "Get 'Em Up" is foiled because the robbers lack one crucial piece of information: It's Sunday and the bank is closed.
* FondMemoriesThatCouldHaveBeen: The first half of the music video for "Never Gonna Be Alone".
* GoOutWithASmile: The main character's DisappearedDad in the music video for "Never Gonna Be Alone" before his ghost literally AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence.
* GreatestHitsAlbum: Two, ''Three-Sided Coin'' ([[NoExportForYou Japan Only]]), and ''The Best of Nickelback Volume 1''.
%%* GrowingUpSucks: "Photograph".
* HiroshimaAsAUnitOfMeasure: the Public Policy Polling agency - gauging the popularity/unpopularity of any given politician or party - uses Nickelback as a measurement - alongside head lice and the DMV - if someone is more hated than the band. Just to note, [[http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2016/05/gop-quickly-unifies-around-trump-clinton-still-has-modest-lead.html Donald Trump is more unpopular than Nickelback]].
* IgnorantOfTheCall: In "Hero", the singer acknowledges that "a hero can save us", but that he's not going to stand around waiting for one to show up. He thus unknowingly becomes the very hero he wasn't going to wait around for, all the while denying that he's any kind of hero at all.
* InsultBackfire: [[http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/nickelback-thanks-black-keys-after-insult-in-rolling-stone-20120105 A pretty good one, too.]]
* IntercourseWithYou: "Next Go Round", "Animals", "Flat on the Floor", and "S.E.X.", just to name a few.
* ItsPronouncedTroPay: Chad and Mike's last name is pronounced "Kroo-ger" (as in Freddy Krueger), though people constantly pronounce it "Kro-ger" (like the grocery store chain).
* LargeHam: One of the reasons people like to do mocking imitations of Chad is his over-the-top, throaty delivery.
It's too bad, TOO LATE! So wrong, SO LOOOOONG!
* LittleBlackDress: The woman in the music video for "How You Remind Me".
%%* MarkedBullet: "Side of a Bullet".
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: A fairly solid 5, although they can go up and down on occasion. Their ballads like "Far Away" and "Lullaby" go down into the 2-3 range, but then songs like "Because of You" and the aforementioned "Side of a Bullet" can jump up into the 7 range.
* MoodWhiplash: Often induces this from song to song. Many of their songs' content comes off as earnest and emotional and can sometimes border on SillyLoveSongs. Then they come out with a tune like [[IntercourseWithYou "Animals"]]... and many more like it.
%%* MotiveRant: "Where Do I Hide".
* MsFanservice: "Something in Your Mouth", Chad's girlfriend in the music video for "How You Remind Me".
* NewSoundAlbum: ''Dark Horse'' was way darker than both of the albums before and after it.
** In comparison, ''No Fixed Address'' has a more electronic production style that, at least according to Stephen Thomas Erlewine of ''Allmusic'', results in their best album to date.
%%* NeverBringAKnifeToAGunfight: "This Means War".
* NotQuiteDead: The main character of the music video for "Far Away".
* OhCrap: The main characters' reaction in the last verse of "Animals." [[spoiler: He and his girlfriend are in his car [[AutoErotica getting busy]] when she realizes that her dad has found them and is standing right outside. And worse, the keys aren't in the ignition because they fell on the floor while they were in the middle of it, all while he is screaming [[{{BlatantLies}} that it was her mouth he was kissing]]]].
* OdeToIntoxication: "Burn It to the Ground" and "Bottoms Up." Subverted in "Home."
* PapaWolf: The dad in the video for "I'd Come for You."
* ParentalAbandonment: A common theme in their lyrics.
* PerformanceVideo: "Never Again" originally had a video, but Creator/{{MTV}} deemed it too graphic and violent and the band reshot the video with concert footage.
%%** "Burn It to the Ground".
* PrecisionFStrike In the last line of "It Must be Nice" the main line of the chorus "Your life's a God damn fairy-tale" changes to "Your life's a '''fucking''' fairy tale.
%%* PromBaby: "Throw Yourself Away".
* RandomPasserbyAdvice: Not really "random", but while they were arranging "How You Remind Me", Ryan brought up the idea of the musical stops in the choruses. They played it a few times that way but still felt it was missing something, at which point Daniel's drum tech said "You should do a really big stop at the last chorus". They tried it, loved the effect it had on the song, and gave him a $50,000 bonus on the spot.
* RealSongThemeTune: "Burn It to the Ground" was used for several years as the opening theme for Wrestling/WWERaw.
* RockstarSong: "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Rockstar]]," but it's meant to mock the industry.
* RousseauWasRight: "If Everyone Cared" [[DiscussedTrope ponders what the world would be like if this were true]]. The question at the beginning of the music video point-blank wonders the same thing.
* SelfDeprecation: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbP1K-bQB6g&ob=av3e Nickelback? You got me]] ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbP1K-bQB6g&ob=av3e Nickelback?!]]''"
%%* StalkerWithACrush: "Follow You Home".
* SanitySlippageSong: ''All the Right Reasons'' has tracks with this under tone.
%%* SmugSuper: "Feeling Way Too Damn Good".
%%* TalkingDownTheSuicidal: "Lullaby".
* ThisMeansWar: The title of the first track on ''Here and Now''.
* TitleTrack: Only ''Curb'' and ''Feed the Machine'' have them.
* TogetherInDeath: The alternate ending of the music video for "Someday"...
* TomatoSurprise: ...unless you've found the original version.
* UnreliableNarrator: "Do This Anymore" evidently has one:
-->''She says I'm only tellin' half of it''
-->''That's probably 'cause there's only half worth tellin'''
* WeddingDay: The music video for "Never Gonna Be Alone".
* YourCheatingHeart: The protagonist of "Animals" implies that he's cheating on another girl.