Barenaked Ladies

Inducted in 2018

Formed in 1988 in Scarborough, Ontario, the chart-topping Barenaked Ladies have been making music for three decades and have sold over 15 million albums worldwide. The band’s style has evolved significantly over the course of their career, favouring acoustic in the early days and growing to encompass a mixture of genres.

Career Highlights


Grinning Streak, their 10th studio release, debuts at #10 on the Billboard Top 200


CBS’ The Big Bang Theory premieres, featuring a catchy theme song recorded by Barenaked Ladies


Barenaked Ladies host The 2002 JUNO Awards in St. John’s, Newfoundland.


Barenaked Ladies win 3 JUNO Awards: Best Single (One Week), Best Pop Album (Stunt), and Best Group.

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“One Week” reaches #1 on the Billboard Hot 100


Barenaked Ladies win their first JUNO Award, Group of the Year


Debut studio album, Gordon, is released


Their self-titled cassette (also known as The Yellow Tape) becomes the first independent release to be certified platinum in Canada

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