NickelsuckThrow your faith in mankind out the window and get those Valiums ready: Billboard.com [via Idolator] has pointed out the obvious but extremely upsetting fact that Nickleback’s 2005 record All The Right Reasons is easily the biggest rock record of the century so far.

Nickelback’s fifth album, released Oct. 4, 2005, has become a phenomenon that’s not only eclipsed “Silver Side Up” but is arguably the biggest rock album of the century so far. It’s been in the top 30 of The Billboard 200 for 102 consecutive weeks and is currently No. 7. The last artist in that rarefied position was fellow Canadian Shania Twain, whose 1997 release “Come On Over” spent its first 123 weeks in the top 30.

During the course of its run, “All the Right Reasons” has also notched a head-spinning array of accomplishments that have contributed to its longevity. The album is six-times-platinum in the United States, with more than 8 million copies sold worldwide. After debuting at No. 1 with first-week sales of 325,000, it’s never sold fewer than 25,000 copies in a given week and has enjoyed significant spikes during each of the last two holiday seasons. A two-disc special edition of the album released in July has also bolstered its sales life.

Oy vey. Expect a similar article about Linkin Park’s Minutes to Midnight in the coming years, and ready the best drugs you’ve got.


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