Canadian rockers Nickelback have signed a new global record deal with BMG, it was announced Wednesday. Even better for fans: frontman Chad Kroeger and his bandmates are currently in the studio working on their ninth studio album.
While a release date hasn't been set for the BMG debut, the band said a "major" announcement is coming on Feb. 1.
"We are honored to partner with the global BMG team and look forward to releasing new music for our fans," the band said in a statement. "Sharing our vision and passion with such a dedicated team while being surrounded by some of the greatest music artists of all time is very humbling and we couldn’t be more excited."
The group's first seven studio albums, including 2001's breakthrough Silver Side Up, were released on Roadrunner Records. The band's most recent effort, 2014's No Fixed Address, saw them decamp to Republic.
Nickelback has sold 24.1 million albums and 34.7 million digital downloads in the U.S. to date, according to Nielsen Music. The group has charted five top five albums on the Billboard 200, including a No. 1 with 2005’s All the Right Reasons. The group also has six top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including the No. 1 hit "How You Remind Me," which led for four weeks and was named the top Hot 100 song of 2002. Other radio hits include "Figured You Out," Never Again," "Photograph" and "Animals," among others.
"We are thrilled to welcome the legendary Nickelback to BMG," said Zach Katz, BMG U.S. president, repertoire and marketing. "For us, the opportunity to work side by side with a band of their caliber, with an exceptional body of work reaching the highest levels of global success, truly speaks for itself. We are excited to let the world experience their extraordinary new music soon.”