Default is a Canadian hard rock/post-grunge band from Vancouver, British Columbia. Since forming in 1999 it has released four albums, and has sold more than a million records. The majority of their fan base is in Canada, but they gained popularity in the United States with the release of their hit single "Wasting My Time".
The band was discovered by Chad Kroeger, the vocalist of Nickelback (also a Canadian post-grunge/alternative rock band), when their demo tape caught his attention. Kroeger subsequently lent support and production assistance to their first and second albums. Default's debut album, The Fallout, achieved instant success due to strong radio play of "Wasting My Time" and "Deny". In 2002 Default won the Juno Award for "Best New Group". On April 30, 2003 the record achieved a platinum album RIAA certification, signifying a million records sold.