Chad Kroeger is a popular Canadian musician. He is the lead vocalist cum guitarist of the popular Canadian rock bank named Nickelback. He is also into production and songwriting. He has written songs for many other artists and films. Besides, Chad has collaborated with other artists for single songs. Here are the complete details about career, biography, and net worth of Chad Kroeger in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Chad Kroeger was born on 15th November 1974. His maternal grandfather Henry Kroeger was the MLA of Alberta. Chad’s original name is Chad Robert Turton. After his father left him and his mother when he was ten years old, he started using his mother’s maiden name, Kroeger. Chad was attracted to music from very early days and learnt guitar when he was 13 years old.
In 2013, Chad Kroeger got married to pop sensation Avril Lavigne. They went for a honeymoon to Italy’s Portofino. However, the couple got separated in 2015. Prior to this, he was in a relationship with Kristen Dewitt for five years. The singer has also dated Marianne Gurick from 2002 to 2009. It is not known if the Canadian is currently single or dating someone. In 2008, he was arrested for drunk driving. Kroeger underwent a surgery in 2015, for which his band had to cancel the North American tour.
Career, Award & Nominations
In the beginning, Chad Kroeger was a member of the band called The Village Idiots. In 1995, he formed the band Nickelback along with Brandon, Mike, and Peake. A year later, the band released their first studio album called ‘Curb’. In 1998, his band released the album ‘The State’. It was a commercially successful album and was certified platinum. They then got signed to EMI Records and released the album ‘Silver Side Up’ in 2001. This sold more than 10 million records across the world. This was followed by another commercially successful album entitled ‘The Long Road’.
Nickelback’s ‘All the Right Reasons’ became available from October 2005. In 2008, the band released the album ‘Dark Horse’. ‘Here and Now’ became available from November 2011. In 2014, the band came up with ‘No Fixed Address’. Their most recent studio album was ‘Feed the Machine’ which was released in June 2017. Nickelback has been nominated for six Grammy Awards. The band has won two American Music Awards, seven Much Music Awards, 12 Juno Awards, and six Billboard Music Awards. They have also won other awards like Record of the Year Award and People’s Choice Award. The band has also released two compilation albums, five video albums, and an EP.
Their hit singles include “How You Remind Me”, “Someday”, “Photograph”, “Gotta Be Somebody”, “If Today Was Your Last Day”, “When We Stand Together”, “Lullaby”, “Edge of a Revolution”, “Something in Your Mouth”, and “Figured You Out”. On the solo front, Chad Kroeger has produced music for several bands like Bo Bice, Default and Theory of a Deadman. He is the founder of the band The Suits XL. His band was nominated for the Candian Indie Award in 2007. He had also received the International Achievement Award in 2003. He has collaborated with several other popular artists in writing songs as well as in releasing them.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much net worth do you expect from the lead vocalist of one the most popular rock band in the world? Well, he has a net worth of over $70 million. It is needless to say that the source of his wealth is the album sales along with stage performances across the world. He has also earned from brand endorsements and collaborating with popular artists on his time.
Chad Kroeger has stopped recording music or singing on stage after he had a surgery on his larynx. He has expressed his hope to make a comeback in future when the doctors clear him.