Nickelback to be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Got a problem with that?

You shouldn’t. Put aside any emotions, bias, and prejudices you may have and remember that Nickelback is one of the most successful musical exports this country has ever seen.

  • 50 million albums sold
  • 10 billion collective streams
  • 23 hit singles
  • 12 Juno Awards
  • “How You Remind Me” was played on American radio more than any other song in the 2000s.
  • They’re the second-best-selling foreign act behind The Beatles in America.

By any measure, those are some monstrous achievements. They deserve the honor.

The induction will be held at the 52nd annual Juno Awards on March 13, 2023

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

3 thoughts on “Nickelback to be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Got a problem with that?

  • November 15, 2022 at 10:29 am

    No hate. Just pure 100% unadulterated apathy. I do not care about 90% of all awards or inductions to anything.

    They have a country music awards show like every 3 months down here in the states. I think they just had one a week and a half ago. I’m sure there are some wonderfully talented people involved in every single award they hand out. Don’t change the fact that I don’t give an F.

    Oddly enough though, I can’t wait to see Dolly’s induction into the Rock N’ Roll HOF.

  • November 15, 2022 at 12:51 pm

    The opposite of love isn’t hate, its indifference, and like “Brad” above, I just don’t care that much…

    I vaguely remember Chad being interviewed somewhere he was laughing because they got successful and lots of other bands crashed out and how they only did it because they became “sellouts” and how they were only in it for money not the music. He laughed and said something like “they’re right, we’re sellouts. we sell out every night…”

    I don’t wish them any ill, but I’ve never spent a penny on their music, and in fact this post is the first time I’ve even thought about them in a decade…

  • November 17, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    Contrary to public opinion, I like Nickelback’s music. Congrats guys!


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