Many are likely to only know of the name – Nickelback, from the promotional joke made by Ryan Reynolds in the Once Upon a Deadpool trailer in 2018, especially those in the Millennial and Generation Z age group. The truth however is, Nickelback has been a famous rock band since its formation in 1995, selling over 50 million records thus far. At the forefront of this massive success is Chad Kroeger, who is the lead vocalist of the rock band and also the former husband of another popular Canadian music export, Avril Lavigne. Chad Kroeger is known for his admirable success both as a Canadian and as a musician around the globe. Learn more about him below.
Chad Kroeger Bio (Age)
Chad Robert Turton was born on the 15th of November, 1974 in Hanna, Alberta. The joy of a new family, however, ended when Chad was two years old. His father, Wendall Turton left the family, leaving Chad to be raised by his mother, Debbie Kroeger, and his maternal grandparents. It was a circumstance that led to Chad adopting his mother’s maiden name, Kroeger as his own.
The effect of Chad’s father’s abandonment did not only manifest in his surname. Chad Kroeger also had a troubled childhood, one that involved a kleptomaniac phase. As part of the honesty that has defined his music and that of the band, he has sung about some of the troubles of his childhood. Not a lot of details exist regarding Chad Kroeger’s education history, but it is known that he learned how to play the guitar while he was in high school and he formed his first band shortly after he graduated.
For troubled people, especially young people, talent is always a means of escape and the same was true for Chad Kroeger who, after he became an accomplished guitar player, displayed strong songwriting skills enough to form his own band, Nickelback. The band was formed in the mid-90s, specifically in 1995. When he formed Nickelback with original members – Brandon Kroeger, Ryan Peake, and Mike Kroeger, it wasn’t his first experience with a band. Early on in the 90s, Chad had been a part of a cover band, The Village Idiots, playing alongside two members who would become a part of Nickelback, his brother Mike Kroeger and Brandon Kroeger, his cousin.
Nickelback & Music Career
Nickelback’s establishment was the defining road to success for Chad Kroeger. The band, which originally started out as The Village Idiots, began as a cover band. A separation eventually led to reformation as Nickelback and they released their first album, Curb in 1996. It was the debut album that announced Nickelback to the rock scene as a legitimate group. The album itself did not perform very well commercially, but it exposed them to the world and to the corporate part of the music industry, eventually signing on EMI and Roadrunner Records in 1999.
After the release of their first album, Chad Kroeger, who is the songwriter and lead vocalist of the rock band went back into the studio and released a second album in 1998 titled The State. Till date, Nickelback has released a total of nine albums, winning several awards in the process.
As one of the most talented members of the group, Chad has diversified his music interests, working with several other musicians including forming another band, The Suits XL in 2001. The band has one album to its name which was released in 2006.
As a music producer, he has worked with other bands like Theory of a Deadman, Bo Bice and Default. He has also won a number of awards, both as an individual and as a member of Nickelback.
Chad Kroeger’s Net Worth
Having sold over 50 million records with several writing and production credits for various other artists, it is no surprise that Chad Kroeger has a net worth of $60 million. The Canadian has established himself as one of the most successful musicians to come out of the Maple Leaf Country.
His Ex-wife (Avril Lavigne)
One other thing Chad Kroeger is notable for is his marriage to fellow Canadian rockstar, Avril Lavigne. The two were married from 2013 till 2015 before deciding to call it quits on the relationship. The couple dated for a year before they got hitched in the South of France. Due to the massive number of fans both shared, their marriage was welcomed by music fans across the globe. However, it was a happiness that wouldn’t last as they got separated after one year of marriage.
Height & Weight
When it comes to the music industry, your physical appearance is as important as your vocal qualities. Chad Kroeger excels in both categories as he stands at a tall 6 feet and 1 inch with a body weight of 86kg. It can be assumed that the musician puts in the effort to maintain his physique.