Here and Now (Nickelback album)

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Here and Now
Studio album by Nickelback
Released November 21, 2011 (2011-11-21)
Recorded 2011 Mountain View Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia[1]
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal, alternative rock, post-grunge
Length 39:43
Label Roadrunner, Universal Music Canada
Producer Nickelback, Joey Moi, Brian Howes
Nickelback chronology
Dark Horse
(2008)
Here and Now
(2011)
The Best of Nickelback Volume 1
(2013)
Singles from Here and Now
  1. "When We Stand Together"
    Released: September 26, 2011 (2011-09-26)
  2. "Bottoms Up"
    Released: September 26, 2011 (2011-09-26)
  3. "This Means War"
    Released: February 14, 2012 (2012-02-14)
  4. "Lullaby"
    Released: February 24, 2012 (2012-02-24)
  5. "Trying Not to Love You"
    Released: August 20, 2012 (2012-08-20)

Here and Now is the seventh studio album by Canadian rock band Nickelback. The album was released on November 21, 2011.[2] It is the follow-up to their multi-platinum selling Dark Horse in 2008. On September 26, the band officially released two singles, "When We Stand Together" and "Bottoms Up".[2] Both songs were made available for download on September 27, 2011. The first track of the record, "This Means War", was released on November 10, 2011 as the third single.[3] A music video is shot for the single. The artwork for the album is the Gastown Steam Clock in Vancouver and the clock is set at 11:21, the date the album was released.[4] The album debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 selling approximately 227,000 copies in its first week, just 0.18% below the number one spot, Michael Bublé's Christmas.[5] Nickelback toured in support of the album on their Here and Now Tour. As of October 2013, the album has sold two million copies worldwide.[6]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (51/100)[7]
Review scores
Source Rating
About 2.5/5 stars[8]
The A.V. Club (C)[9]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[10]
Entertainment Weekly (C+)[11]
Billboard (Positive)[12]
Consequence of Sound 2/5 stars[13]
Kerrang! 1/5 stars[7]
Hit Fix (B-)[14]
Dead Press Webzine (8/10)[15]
Rockstar weekly 5/5 stars

The album has received mixed reviews from professional critics. According to Metacritic, the album has received an average review score of 51/100, based on 9 reviews.[7] Consequence of Sound awarded the album two stars, out of a possible 5, stating that "Here and Now might prove to be a step above the last effort, but likewise a step high enough to hang its creators on a barn rafter."[13] Conversely, Canadian music and entertainment website Rockstar Weekly awarded the album a perfect 5 stars, calling it "far and away, the best Canadian album of 2011."[16]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album has topped both the HMV Canada CD sales chart and the US iTunes Album chart in its first week of sales. The album debuted at number 10 in the UK charts. On December 16, 2011, the album was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) for shipments of 100,000 copies in the UK.[17]

Track listing[edit]

The tracklist of the album was revealed on September 26, 2011.[18]

All lyrics written by Chad Kroeger

No. Title Music Length
1. "This Means War"   C. Kroeger 3:20
2. "Bottoms Up"   C. Kroeger, Mike Kroeger, Joey Moi 3:37
3. "When We Stand Together"   C. Kroeger, Ryan Peake, M. Kroeger, Moi 3:10
4. "Midnight Queen"   C. Kroeger, Peake, Moi 3:14
5. "Gotta Get Me Some"   C. Kroeger, Moi 3:41
6. "Lullaby"   C. Kroeger 3:48
7. "Kiss It Goodbye"   C. Kroeger, M. Kroeger, Moi 3:35
8. "Trying Not to Love You"   C. Kroeger, Peake 4:11
9. "Holding on to Heaven"   C. Kroeger, M. Kroeger 3:51
10. "Everything I Wanna Do"   C. Kroeger 3:27
11. "Don't Ever Let It End"   C. Kroeger 3:49
Total length:
39:43

Personnel[edit]

Musicians
Additional personnel

Charts and certifications[edit]

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Position
Austrian Albums Chart[32] 74
German Albums Chart[33] 42
Swedish Albums Chart 24
Swiss Albums Chart[34] 35
Chart (2012) Position
Australian Albums Chart[35] 30
Canadian Albums Chart[36] 4
Swiss Albums Chart[37] 37
US Billboard 200 15[38]
US Billboard Top Rock Albums 3[39]
US Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums[40] 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[41] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[42] 2× Platinum 160,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[43] Gold 0[43]
Germany (BVMI)[44] Gold 100,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[45] Gold 25,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[47] Gold 7,500^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[48] Gold 15,000*
Poland (ZPAV)[49] Gold 10,000*
Russia (NFPF)[50] Gold 5,000*
Sweden (GLF)[51] Gold 20,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[52] Gold 15,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[53] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[54] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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