Chad Kroeger :: Biography
Chad Kroeger is a renowned Canadian musician, producer and entrepreneur. He was born as Chad Robert Turton on the 15th of November, 1974. He is most known for being the lead vocalist and guitarist of the Canadian rock band Nickelback. He has also worked in collaboration with various artists appearing as a guest in their songs. He makes a good contribution in producing and song writing too. He has co-written many songs for other artists and for films as well.
He was born on Hanna, Alberta, Canada to parents Wendall ‘Windy’ Turton and Debbie Kroeger. His father left home when he was just two years old. He and his half-brother Mike were raised by his mother and in her honor, he adopted her maiden name Kroeger. He had a troubled childhood and was on the ‘juvie’ or on the run from police. He started playing guitar at the age of 13 and in the early 90s was a member of a grunge cover band called The Village Idiots formed by the Kroeger brothers and Ryan Peake. The members of the band Mike Kroeger and Ryan Peake later became the members of Nickelback.
They later changed their band’s name to Nickelback on moving to west Vancouver. They recorded their first album Curb which released in1996. Brandon left the band and was replaced by Mitch Guindon who was again replaced by Ryan Vikedal. Their next album The State was released on 1998 under independent label. The album sold enough copies to be signed by the major label Roadrunner Records and EMI which rereleased the album in 2000. With their album Silver Side Up released on 2001, the band rose to prominence not only in Canada but all over the world. The album had the hit single ‘How You Remind Me’ which was became the Most Played Song of 2002. The album was a huge commercial success and sold over 6 million copies in US alone. Another album The Long Road was released on 2003 selling 5 million copies globally. Drummer Vikedal left the band after that and was replaced by the former 3 Doors Down drummer Daniel Adair and released the album All Right Reasons (2005). The album was their biggest success selling 7 million copies as of 2007 and had hit single Rockstar. Their last album was Dark Horse. As an entrepreneur, he co-founded a producing company 604 Records in 2002 and has produced music for bands like Bo Bice, Default and Theory of a Deadman.
Talking about Chad’s personal life, he is a married man. His then girlfriend and now wife was the celebrated Canadian rock star Avril Lavigne. They started dating since July 2012. They got close as Chad was working with Avril to write and record music for her fifth album. They got engaged in August 2012 after just a month of dating. The wedding took place on Canada Day on July 1, 2013 in the south of France. The couple looks good together and is going strong and is unlikely to get divorce anytime soon.
He has kept up his rock star image by inking a few tattoos in his body. His tattoos look great on his maintained body with the height of 6 feet and 2 inches. He looks good naturally even at the age of 39 and does not need to go under the knife and have plastic surgery done. His devotion to music has not only made him famous but also turned him into a millionaire. He now has an estimated net worth of $30 million. He has a large number of fans and followers who has set him as their idol. They can follow him through his Twitter account. His interviews are available onYouTube.