It also peaked at number two on Adult Top 40 and became the Billboard Hot 100 number one single of the year for 2002.
The next single was "Too Bad", which also reached number one on the Mainstream Rock Chart.
"Figured You Out" was also released as a single and topped the Mainstream Rock Charts for 13 consecutive weeks.
Chad Kroeger then asked his step-father to give him $4,000 so that the band could record their first demo, a seven-track EP of original material, called Hesher (1996).
In 1996, the band recorded and released their first full-length album, Curb.
It peaked number 1 on the Billboard 200 with 323,350 copies in its first week in the United States, as well as producing five U. Hot 100 top 20 singles: "Photograph", "Savin' Me", "Far Away", "If Everyone Cared" and "Rockstar". The album also made Nickelback the first band in Nielsen BDS history to have 5 singles on the CHR charts.
It included appearances by Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, who played a guitar solo on the song "Follow You Home" and sang backing vocals on "Rock Star"—and a posthumously sampled appearance by Chad Kroeger's friend Dimebag Darrell from Pantera, culled from guitar outtakes.
Afterwards, the band put out their biggest album to date, All The Right Reasons (2005) which produced 3 top 10 singles and 5 top 20 singles, on the Billboard Hot 100 example of songs like "Photograph", "Far Away", and "Rockstar".
The band's album Dark Horse (2008) was a success which produced eight singles, one of which peaked on the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and two of which peaked on the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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.
They subsequently obtained an American deal with global distribution via Roadrunner Records.