Would you say that Nickelback is one of the greatest rock 'n' roll bands of all time?

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Think about it, the band has sold over 60 million records in the United States and over 171 million records worldwide. All of the albums the band has released have been hugely successful and have all gone platinum. Four of their studio albums, Silver Side Up (2001), The Long Road (2003), All the Right Reasons (2005), and Dark Horse (2008) have all gone diamond and were massively critical and commercial successes. Their fifth studio album, All the Right Reasons (2005) was a huge massive critical and commercial success and has been certified 15x Platinum by the RIAA and sold over 42 million copies worldwide. The album is the best selling album of the 2000's and has become the one of the best selling albums of all time. The band is widely known for several of their rock hits, many which have become massive rock radio staples such as "How You Remind Me," "Hero (Feat. Josey Scott)," "Rockstar," "Photograph," "Someday," "If Today Was Your Last Day," "Savin' Me," "Gotta Be Somebody," "Far Away,"
"Never Again," "If Everyone Cared," "Animals," and many others.

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Despite the band's massive success, Nickelback has been widely criticized for being a terrible band that makes nothing but terrible music. Critics have criticized the band for making songs that all sound the same and have called the band's lead singer, Chad Kroger one of the worst lyricists of all time. Many haters are astounded by the band's success and wonder how these guys could have so much success.

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Despite all of this, Nickelback has become the most commercially successful rock act of the 2000's and arguably the most successful band of all time. The band has had so many hits and big selling albums under their belt and that will continue for many years to come.


Nickelback's Album Sales:

1. All the Right Reasons (2005):

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US: 15,836,000
Worldwide: 42,000,000
RIAA Certification: 15x Platinum

2. Silver Side Up (2001):

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US: 14,666,000
Worldwide: 38,000,000
RIAA Certification: 14x Platinum

3. Dark Horse (2008):

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US: 10,000,000
Worldwide: 28,000,000
RIAA Certifcation: 10x Platinum

4. The Long Road (2003):

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US: 10,591,000
Worldwide: 26,000,000
RIAA Certification: 10x Platinum

5. Here and Now (2011):

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US: 3,000,000
Worldwide: 11,000,000
RIAA Certification: 3x Platinum

6. No Fixed Address (2014):

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US: 2,320,000
Worldwide: 7,000,000
RIAA Certification: 2x Platinum

7. The State (2000):

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US: 1,000,000
Worldwide: 6,000,000
RIAA Certification: Platinum

8. The Best of Nickelback Volume 1 (2013):

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US: 1,000,000
Worldwide: 5,000,000
RIAA Certification: Platinum

9. Curb (1996):

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US: 1,000,000
Worldwide: 5,000,000
RIAA Certification: Platinum

10. Hesher (1996):

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US: 500,000
Worldwide: 3,000,000
RIAA Certification: Gold

Nickelback's Biggest and Highest Charting Hits:

1. How You Remind Me (2001):
US Billboard Hot 100: 1

2. Hero (Feat. Josey Scott) (2001):
US Billboard Hot 100: 1

3. Rockstar (2005):
US Billboard Hot 100: 1

4. Photograph (2005):
US Billboard Hot 100: 1

5. Someday (2003):
US Billboard Hot 100: 1

6. If Today Was Your Last Day (2008):
US Billboard Hot 100: 1

7. Savin' Me (2005):
US Billboard Hot 100: 1

8. Gotta Be Somebody (2008):
US Billboard Hot 100: 2

9. Far Away (2005):
US Billboard Hot 100: 2

10. Never Again (2001):
US Billboard Hot 100: 2

11. If Everyone Cared (2005):
US Billboard Hot 100: 4

12. Animals (2005):
US Billboard Hot 100: 5

13. When We Stand Together (2011):
US Billboard Hot 100: 6

14. What Are You Waiting For? (2014):
US Billboard Hot 100: 8

15. Leader of Men (2000):
US Billboard Hot 100: 12

16. Fly (1996):
US Billboard Hot 100: 16

17. Feelin' Way Too Damn Good (2003):
US Billboard Hot 100: 24

18. Figured You Out (2003):
US Billboard Hot 100: 26

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So would you say based on the success this band has had in the last 20 years that Nickelback is one of the greatest rock 'n' roll bands of all time?