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Chad Kroeger of Nickelback.

Bad news Nickelback haters: the rock band so many love to hate has been named the group of the decade by Billboard magazine.

Billboard has released a list of the top music stars of the 2000s based on chart success, and Canada's Nickelback was the top group or duo, ranking No. 7 overall.

The list was compiled by tabulating the rankings on the Billboard top 200 albums and the Billboard Hot 100 songs lists from Dec. 4, 1999 to Nov. 28, 2009.

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The list was topped by rapper Eminem, followed by Usher, Nelly, Beyoncé and Alicia Keys.

Nickelback's "How You Remind Me" was also named the top rock song of the decade, and was No. 4 on the Top 10 songs of the 2000s list.

The much-maligned rock band also had five other Top 10 singles in the 2000s, and its last four albums all cracked the Top 10 of Billboard's album charts.

The 2005 CD All the Right Reasons , with the hits Rockstar and Photograph , spent 156 weeks on Billboard's top-selling albums list.

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