A deep-voiced rock singer-songwriter, Chad Kroeger used his powerful pipes and catchy hooks to boost his band Nickelback from local Canadian favorite to international superstars. With multiplatinum albums like 2001's Silver Side Up, 2003's The Long Road, 2005's All the Right Reasons and 2008's Dark Horse, the band perfected their fusion of grunge/hard rock, although many American music critics claimed they merely parroted that ethos for profit. They hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 with "How You Remind Me" and scored additional smashes, including "Someday," "Photograph," "Rockstar," "Gotta Be Somebody" and the Grammy-nominated "Burn it to the Ground." Outside of Nickelback, Kroeger wrote and sang the Grammy-nominated "Spider-Man" (2002) theme "Hero," and the Santana smash "Why Don't You & I." Although they racked up massive international sales and multiple awards, including a string of Canadian JUNOs, Kroeger and Nickelback became favorite pop culture punching bags. Subsequently, many Internet memes sprang up mocking them, which only increased when it was announced that Kroeger was engaged to fellow Canadian superstar Avril Lavigne. Although critics or Internet commentators seemingly derived pleasure in zinging Nickelback, it could be not denied that Chad Kroeger built and powered one of the world's most successful bands.