The band went through a few drummer changes between 19, achieving its current lineup when Adair replaced drummer Ryan Vikedal.
Nickelback is one of the most commercially successful Canadian groups, having sold more than 50 million albums worldwide Billboard ranks them the most successful rock group of the decade; their song "How You Remind Me" was listed as the best-selling rock song of the decade and the fourth best-selling of the decade.
In 2002, Nickelback released their first DVD Live at Home. The album was certified 3x Platinum by the RIAA in March 2005 and it had sold 3,591,000 copies as of April 2011.
The band also released "Feelin' Way Too Damn Good" as a single, which peaked at number 3 on the Mainstream Rock Charts.
Nickelback signed a record deal with EMI and Roadrunner Records in 1999.
The album peaked number 2 on the Billboard 200 with over 177,000 copies sold in its first week and peaked number 1 at the Canadian albums chart making the band's first album to do so.Nickelback promptly went into the studio with their new drummer from January through May 2005. Also, the album peaked number 1 at the Canadian albums chart.The sessions resulted in their fifth studio album, All the Right Reasons which was released on October 3, 2005. The album sold more than 12 million singles and over 9 million ringtones.I would dissect every single song that I would hear on the radio or every song that had ever done well on a chart and I would say, 'Why did this do well?'" Kroeger said that Nickelback's single "How You Remind Me" sold so well because it was about romantic relationships, a universal subject, and contained memorable hooks.