In 2003, he signed with Universal
and released his second album, We Were Born in a Flame, in June. The album was a huge hit in Canada and Roberts ended up winning the Juno Award for Album of the Year, Rock Album of the Year, and Artist of the Year. He continued to release well-regarded albums for the remainder of the decade: Chemical City in April 2006 and Love at the End of the World in May of 2008. Each album also won the Juno for Rock Album of the Year.
For his 2011 release, Collider, which featured Dave Nugent on lead guitar, Eric Fares on keyboard and guitar, James Hall on bass, and Josh Trager on drums, Roberts changed from using his name to using Sam Roberts Band
. In 2014, Sam Roberts Band
returned with the '80s dance rock-influenced Lo-Fantasy.
Two years later, Roberts delivered his sixth studio album, Terraform, recorded at the Tragically Hip
's Bathouse Recording Studios in Kingston, Ontario. Produced by Roberts with Holy Fuck
's Graham Walsh, the album featured the single "If You Want It." ~ Bradley Torreano