Barenaked Ladies (often abbreviated BNL or occasionally BnL) is a Canadian rock band. The band is currently composed of Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, and Tyler Stewart. Barenaked Ladies formed in 1988 in Scarborough, Ontario (now incorporated into the City of Toronto) as a duo of Robertson and Steven Page. Jim Creeggan and his brother Andrew "Andy" Creeggan joined at the end of 1989, and Stewart was added in 1990 while Andy was on a brief hiatus from the group. Andy left the band after its second album in 1995 and was replaced by Hearn. Page left in 2009, leaving the group as a quartet.

Upon forming, the band quickly developed a cult following in their native Canada culminating in their self-titled 1990 cassette becoming the first independent release ever to be certified gold in Canada. The band then received a major record deal with Reprise Records. Its label debut, Gordon was released in 1992.

The band's style has evolved greatly throughout its career, and its music which began as exclusively acoustic quickly grew to encompass a mixture of a wide array of styles including pop, rock, hip hop, rap, etc. They are most commonly billed as an "alt rock" band. The band's cult following translated into immediate success with Gordon in Canada with a number of popular singles including "If I Had $1000000" and "Brian Wilson", but it was not until the band's 1996 live album, Rock Spectacle with its singles, live versions of "The Old Apartment" and "Brian Wilson", and its 1998 fourth studio album, Stunt that the band finally found success in the United States. The lead single from Stunt, "One Week" remains the band's most successful single. Other well-known singles include Stunt's second, "It's All Been Done", and the lead single from the follow-up album Maroon, "Pinch Me". These and other singles remain in radio rotation in both Canada and the United States.

In 2007, Robertson wrote and the band recorded a theme song for the sitcom The Big Bang Theory for which the band has also become well-known.

The band is also known for their light-hearted, comedic performance style and humorous banter between songs: improvised raps/songs are staples at most concerts. They have won multiple Juno Awards and have been nominated for Grammy Awards. The group has sold over 15 million records including albums and singles.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Buck Naked Barenaked Ladies 2
1992 Gordon Barenaked Ladies 5 4
1994 Maybe You Should Drive Barenaked Ladies 3
1996 Born on a Pirate Ship Barenaked Ladies 4 4
1998 Stunt Barenaked Ladies 4 7
2000 Maroon Barenaked Ladies 4 6
2003 Everything to Everyone Barenaked Ladies 5 6
2004 Barenaked for the Holidays Barenaked Ladies 5
2006 iTunes Originals Barenaked Ladies 1
2006 Barenaked Ladies Are Me Barenaked Ladies 9
2007 Barenaked Ladies Are Men Barenaked Ladies 3
2008 Snacktime! Barenaked Ladies 1
2010 All in Good Time Barenaked Ladies 5 7
2013 Grinning Streak Barenaked Ladies 4 2
2015 Silverball Barenaked Ladies 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Disc One: All Their Greatest Hits: 1991-2001 Barenaked Ladies 3.5 1
2011 Hits From Yesterday & the Day Before Barenaked Ladies 1
2012 Stop Us If You've Heard This One Before! Barenaked Ladies 2
Yellow CD - Plus Barenaked Ladies 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Rock Spectacle Barenaked Ladies 4
2004 2004-03-03: Play Everywhere for Everyone: Rochester, NY, USA Barenaked Ladies 1
2004 2004-03-05: Play Everywhere for Everyone: Lexington, KY, USA Barenaked Ladies 1
2004 2004-05-01: Play Everywhere for Everyone: Glasgow, UK Barenaked Ladies 2
2004 2004-02-11: Play Everywhere for Everyone: Grand Rapids, MI, USA Barenaked Ladies 1
2004 2004-02-12: Play Everywhere for Everyone: East Lansing, MI, USA Barenaked Ladies 1
2004 2004-03-30: Play Everywhere for Everyone: Vancouver, BC, Canada Barenaked Ladies 1
2005 Au Naturale Live Barenaked Ladies 2
2006 2004-02-24: Play Everywhere for Everyone: Kanata, ON, Canada Barenaked Ladies 1
2006 2004-03-31: Play Everywhere for Everyone: Kelowna, BC, Canada Barenaked Ladies 1
2006 2004-05-02: Play Everywhere for Everyone: Aberdeen, UK Barenaked Ladies 1
2006 All New Revue: Live at the Glenn Gould Studio Barenaked Ladies 3
2006 Extended Versions Barenaked Ladies 1
2007 B.L.a.M. Tour 2007 - Edmonton (Rexall Place) Barenaked Ladies 1
2007 Talk to the Hand: Live in Michigan Barenaked Ladies 2
2007 BLAM UK Tour: London 03-30-2007 Barenaked Ladies 1
2009 2008-12-31: New Years Eve at the Fox Theatre: Detroit, MI, USA Barenaked Ladies 1
2009 2009-03-07: Universal Studios, Los Angeles, CA, USA Barenaked Ladies 1
2016 BNL Rocks Red Rocks Barenaked Ladies 1
2004-03-08: Play Everywhere for Everyone: Orlando, FL, USA Barenaked Ladies 1
2004-03-11: Play Everywhere for Everyone: Dallas, TX, USA Barenaked Ladies 1
2004-05-04: Play Everywhere for Everyone: Dublin, Ireland Barenaked Ladies 1
2004-08-12: Detroit, MI, USA Barenaked Ladies 1
Live from etown Barenaked Ladies 1
Live in Boston Barenaked Ladies 1
Ships & Dip Follie's Lounge 01-16-2007 Barenaked Ladies 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 As You Like It Barenaked Ladies 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Enid Barenaked Ladies 2
1992 Free Thoughts State of Grace / The Bardots / Barenaked Ladies 1
1993 Brian Wilson Barenaked Ladies 4
1997 The Old Apartment Barenaked Ladies 1
1998 One Week Barenaked Ladies 4
1999 It's All Been Done Barenaked Ladies 1
1999 Call and Answer Barenaked Ladies 1
2000 Pinch Me Barenaked Ladies 2
2001 Too Little Too Late Barenaked Ladies 2
2003 Another Postcard Barenaked Ladies 1
2007 Big Bang Theory Theme Barenaked Ladies 1
Jane Barenaked Ladies 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Barenaked Ladies Barenaked Ladies 4 2
1996 Shoe Box E.P. Barenaked Ladies 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Slacks Barenaked Ladies 1

Other + Demo

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 The Yellow Tape Barenaked Ladies 1

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