Chad Kroeger

Chad Kroeger

Rock Singer

Chad Robert Kroeger is a Canadian musician who is the lead singer and guitarist of the rock band Nickelback. In addition to his work with Nickelback, Kroeger has been involved with a variety of collaborations, appearing as a guest musician in several songs and has contributed in both production and songwriting.

Full Name
Chad Robert Turton
Nov 15, 1974
6′ 1″
Net Worth


Chad Robert Kroeger was born on November 15, 1974 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. He is a Canadian singer-songwriter and the lead vocalist of the rock band Nickelback. Kroeger attended Royal Alexandra Elementary School and then Wm. E. Hay Secondary School in Stettler, Alberta, where he formed his first band called Village Idiot with his older brother Mike and cousin Brandon. Kroeger moved to Vancouver at the age of 18 and started working as a waiter while playing in local bands such as The Grapes of Wrath and The New Town Animals. 

    In 2001, Kroeger signed with Roadrunner Records and co-founded Nickelback with Ryan Peake, Mike Kroeger, and Ryan Vikedal. Their first album Silver Side Up went multi-platinum and featured the hit single "How You Remind Me" which won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance. Nickelback has since gone on to win additional awards including multiple MTV Video Music Awards, American Music Awards, People's Choice Awards, Juno Awards, and World Music Awards. 

    In addition to his work with Nickelback, Kroeger has collaborated with several other artists including Avril Lavigne (with whom he is married), Santana, Timbaland, Chris Daughtry and many more. He also wrote songs for several movies such as Spiderman 2 (2004) and The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000). His solo album entitled "Dark Horse" was released in November 2008 and included singles like "Hero", "I'd Come For You", "Far Away", "Never Gonna Be Alone".

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1974</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Chad Kroeger is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On November 15, 1974, Chad Kroeger was born in Hanna, Alberta, Canada.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Forms Nickelback</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kroeger forms Nickelback with his brother Mike and a couple of friends.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2000</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Nickelback's Debut Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Nickelback releases their debut album The State, which goes on to sell over 4 million copies worldwide.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2002</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">"How You Remind Me" Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kroeger and Nickelback release the single "How You Remind Me", which goes on to become one of the best selling rock songs of all time.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Marries Avril Lavigne</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kroeger marries singer Avril Lavigne although the marriage would later end in divorce.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Star on Canada's Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kroeger is inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame for his contributions to Canadian music.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Nickelback's 9th Album Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Nickelback releases their ninth studio album Feed The Machine, which goes on to be certified Gold in Canada.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span>He's a Great Musician</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Chad Kroeger is an amazing musician and songwriter. He has written and produced some of the most iconic rock songs of all time, such as "Hero" and "Far Away". His songs have been featured in movies, commercials, and video games, making him one of the most successful musicians from Canada.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span>He's an Inspiration for Many</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Chad Kroeger has inspired many young people to pursue music. He has been a role model for aspiring artists, showing that hard work and dedication can lead to success. He also established a foundation dedicated to helping young people realize their musical dreams.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span>He’s an Amazing Performer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Chad Kroeger is an incredible performer. His live shows are full of energy and passion, and he always puts on a great show. Whether it’s playing his own songs or covers of other bands' songs, he always manages to keep the crowd engaged and singing along.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Canadian to Have Two Songs Simultaneously Chart on the US Hot 100</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Chad Kroeger was the first Canadian musician to have two songs simultaneously chart on the US Hot 100 for his hit songs "Hero" and "Someday" from the Spiderman soundtrack.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Record Producer and Songwriter</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In addition to being a singer, Chad Kroeger is also an acclaimed record producer and songwriter. He has co-written and produced songs for many artists including Nickelback, Avril Lavigne, Daughtry and Santana.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Won Several Music Awards</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Chad Kroeger has won several awards for his music including five Juno Awards, four MuchMusic Video Awards, four MTV Europe Music Awards and a World Music Award.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Starred in a Movie</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Chad Kroeger starred in the 2004 movie "Going the Distance" alongside Drew Barrymore and Justin Long.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Philanthropist</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Chad Kroeger is an active philanthropist and has been involved in numerous charities throughout his career, including the USO, Keep A Child Alive and the Make Poverty History campaign.</p></div>


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