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By combining laughter with an eclectic mixture of folk and pop/rock and roll, the Barenaked Females enjoyed considerable reputation in their local Canada before growing to international position with 1998’s “SEVEN DAYS.” Vocalists Ed Robertson and Steve Web page launched the music group in the past due ’80s as an acoustic work, planing a trip to different university campuses and playing warm-up gigs for humor troupes. These early displays played a significant role within the group’s basis, as Robertson and Web page started injecting their shows with funny exchanges to carry their viewers’ interest between songs. The secret worked, as well as the band’s combination of humor and musicianship was cemented. Following a duo’s tour of the faculty circuit, the Barenaked Girls expanded right into a limited musical group with the help of bass guy Jim Creeggan, his sibling Andy on keyboards, and drummer Tyler Stewart. Many cassette tapes had been released and helped raise the band’s regional reputation, but 1991’s Yellowish Tape was a different pet, selling so quickly it shortly became the very first separately released tape to attain platinum position in Canada. The buzz was compounded by the actual fact that Toronto’s mayor, June Rowlands, regarded the band’s name to become sexist and demeaning to females, and for that reason forbade the Barenaked Girls from playing a 1991 New Year’s Eve concert near Town Hall. The storyplot found its method onto leading page from the Toronto Superstar, and product sales for Yellow Tape quickly soared. In the meantime, record labels got begun getting close to the music group with attractive presents, and BNL shortly agreed upon with Sire/Reprise and released their full-length debut, Gordon, in 1992. Offering “End up being My Yoko Ono,” “EASILY Got a $1,000,000,” and “Brian Wilson,” the record shifted over one million products and initiated BNL’s reign as Canadian pop kings. On the elevation of grunge’s reputation, manufacturer Ben Mink arrived up to speed to helm 1994’s PERHAPS YOU Should Drive, a mellow folk-pop recording. Tunes like “Alternate Sweetheart” and “Jane” became university radio favorites, but adjustments loomed coming. Prior to the bandmates could gather themselves for any third recording, Andy Creeggan still left the lineup to be able to end university abroad, and appearance People guitarist/keyboardist Kevin Hearn hopped up to speed for BNL’s joint tour with Billy Bragg. Hearn became a member of the group like a long term member with time for 1996’s obscuro-pop recording Born on the Pirate Ship, as well as the music group charted new superstar territory by showing up on an bout of Beverly Hillsides 90210 to execute their Best 40 hit “The Aged Apartment.” Achievement within the U.S. arrived fast, and BNL started selling away their summer displays. Selections from your tour had been captured around the band’s 1st live recording, Rock and roll Spectacle, an uninhibited work (filled with improvised rapping and stage banter) that released a new viewers to 1 of BNL’s most powerful resources — their concert events. Rock and roll Spectacle became BNL’s initial record to become certified gold within the U.S., and it paved just how because of their biggest record up to now. Stunt, the group’s 4th studio room effort, was released in July 1998 and changed the Barenaked Girls into superstars in both U.S. and U.K. Buoyed with the chart-topping one “SEVEN DAYS,” the record debuted at number 3 for the Billboard graphs and continued to market over four million copies. BNL improved to stadium shows for their following UNITED STATES tour, abandoning the theaters and night clubs that housed their earlier shows. For the time being, Hearn required a half-year hiatus to extract from leukemia, having been identified as having the disease previously that springtime. Geggy Tah’s Greg Kurstin and multi-instrumentalist Chris Dark brown filled set for Hearn around the Stunt tour. Following a bone tissue marrow transplant in Oct, Hearn was free from all cancerous cells, and BNL had been reunited at their industrial peak. Maroon adopted two years later on and reached platinum position around the achievement of “Pinch Me”; in addition, it netted the music group two Juno Honours for Greatest Pop Recording and Greatest Group, and a nomination for any Grammy. A greatest-hits collection, Disk One: ALMOST ALL THEIR Greatest Strikes (1991-2001), was released in fall 2001 to celebrate the band’s initial decade. 2 yrs afterwards, BNL released Everything to Everyone and successfully fulfilled their agreement with Reprise Information. The record sold relatively badly, and Reprise neglected to provide an extended offer, thus coming back the music group to independent position for the very first time since 1992. BNL responded by creating their very own label, Desperation Information, which they utilized release a their following four albums. Any occasion record, Barenaked for the holiday season, found its way to 2004, as the partner albums Barenaked Females Are Me and Barenaked Females Are Men had been released in 2006 and 2007, respectively. A children’s record entitled Snacktime! implemented in 2008, however the tour that implemented its discharge was marred by Steve Page’s arrest for cocaine ownership. The music group canceled several displays in response, even though the charges had been later decreased to misdemeanors, Web page however announced his decision to keep the group in early 2009. Therefore reduced to some slimmed-down quartet, the music group formed a fresh label, Raisin’ Information, and returned this year 2010 with All in Great Time, an recording that featured business lead vocals by Robertson, Hearn, and bassist Jim Creeggan. The greatest-hits compilation Strikes from Last night & your day Before premiered in 2011, adopted in 2012 by Quit Us IF YOU HAVE Heard THAT ONE Before!, which gathered ten unissued songs (demos, outtakes, live slashes, and studio room B-sides) plus a couple of previously released rarities, which had been documented between 1992 and 2003. The next year, BNL came back making use of their second studio room recording since Page’s departure, the refined and mature work Grinning Streak. In 2015, influenced by Robertson’s like of pinball devices, the Barenaked Females shipped their 12th full-length, Silverball, which also discovered them reuniting with Grinning Streak manufacturer Gavin Dark brown. Included on the record was the one “Say WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE.” The music group quickly toured the U.S. within the Last Summer months on the planet 2015 tour with Violent Femmes and Guys at Work’s Colin Hay. A live record recorded through the tour, BNL Stones Red Stones, implemented in springtime of 2016. BNL after that launched another Last Summer months on the planet tour in 2016, this time around with Orchestral Manoeuvres at night and Howard Jones. Through the tour, they briefly distributed the stage with long-running NY a cappella ensemble the Persuasions. Invigorated by their distributed chemistry, BNL after that asked the group to collaborate on a fresh studio room record. The resulting work, 2017’s Gavin Brown-produced Girls and Gentlemen: Barenaked Girls & the Persuasions, showcased reworked tracks from BNL’s past catalog plus a cover from the Persuasions’ 1972 strike “MEMORIES.”

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Full Name Barenaked Ladies
Awards Juno Award for Album of the Year, Juno Award for Group of the Year, Juno Award for Single of the Year, Juno Award for Pop Album of the Year, Juno Award for Children's Album of the Year, World Music Award for World’s Best Selling Canadian Artist, Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Performing Arts Program or Series, MuchMusic Video Award for Peoples Choice: Favourite Canadian Group, MuchMusic VideoFact Award
Music Songs One Week, If I Had $1,000,000, Pinch Me, Brian Wilson, Old Apartment, It's All Been Done, Be My Yoko Ono, Call and Answer, Falling for the First Time, Odds Are, Big Bang Theory Theme, Lovers in a Dangerous Time, Another Postcard, What a Good Boy, Enid, Too Little Too Late, Shoe Box, Testing 1, 2, 3, Alternative Girlfriend, You Run Away, Alcohol, Who Needs Sleep?, When I Fall, Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah, Get in Line, Life, in a Nutshell, Hello City, Say What You Want, Jane, Boomerang, Light Up My Room, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / We Three Kings
Albums Stunt, Snacktime!, Gordon, Silverball, Grinning Streak, Rock Spectacle, Everything to Everyone, Maroon, Born on a Pirate Ship, Barenaked for the Holidays, Barenaked Ladies Are Me, Maybe You Should Drive, BNL Rocks Red Rocks, All in Good Time, Barenaked Ladies Are Men, Talk to the Hand: Live in Michigan, As You Like It, Extended Versions, The Vanity Project, Ladies and Gentlemen: Barenaked Ladies and The Persuasions, Disc One: All Their Greatest Hits (1991–2001), Hits from Yesterday & the Day Before, The Yellow Tape, Barenaked Ladies demo tapes, Barenaked on a Stick, Au Naturale LIVE - Seattle WA 07-25-04, All New Revue: Live at the Glenn Gould Studio, 2004-05-01: Play Everywhere for Everyone: Glasgow, UK, Play Everywhere For Everyone - Aberdeen, Scotland 5-2-04 (DMD Album), Everywhere For Everyone Dallas, TX 03/11/04, Live At Horseshoe Tavern, FM Broadcast, Toronto, ON, Canada, 15th June 1991 (Remastered), Fake Nudes, Au Naturale - Live - Detroit, MI 8-13-04, Hello City! - Live in Toronto, Stop Us If You've Heard This One Before
Nominations Juno Award for Music DVD of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction, Juno Award for Entertainer of the Year, World Music Award for World’s Best Live Act, World Music Award for World’s Best Group, MuchMusic Video Award for People's Choice: Favorite International Group, MuchMoreMusic Award


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Big Bang Theory TV Series performer - 219 episodes, 2006 - 2017 writer - 218 episodes, 2006 - 2017 lyrics - 2 episodes, 2014 music - 2 episodes, 2014
Lazer Team 2015 performer: "Lazer Team"
One Hit Wonderland 2014 TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men 2010-2014 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Brows Held High 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Warren 2014 TV Series short performer - 1 episode
Some Jerk with a Camera 2011-2012 TV Series documentary performer - 5 episodes
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Flight 2012/I performer: "Alcohol"
Atop the Fourth Wall 2010-2012 TV Series 2 episodes
How I Met Your Mother 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2011 TV Special performer: "The History of Everything" - uncredited / writer: "The History of Everything" - uncredited
Raising Hope 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Being Erica 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance Canada 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Score: A Hockey Musical 2010 writer: "Darryl vs. The Kid"
The Bachelorette 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Jimmy Stratford 2009 Short performer: "It's All Been Done"
This Is... Amir 2009 Short performer: "One Week" - as The Barenaked Ladies
Play the Game 2009 performer: "Sound of Your Voice"
Space Chimps 2008 performer: "Another Postcard"
100 Greatest Songs of the 90s 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Veronica Mars 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Chicken Little 2005 performer: "One Little Slip" / producer: "One Little Slip"
Canadian Idol 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Less Like Me 2004 performer: "Aluminum"
Love, Sex and Eating the Bones 2003 performer: "One Week Big Bang Remix"
My Boss's Daughter 2003 performer: "If I Had $1000000", "Go Home"
Scrubs 2002-2003 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Surreal Life 2003 TV Series performer: "Too Little Too Late"
Stella Shorts 1998-2002 2002 Video performer: "It's All Been Done"
The West Wing 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Stealing Harvard 2002 performer: "Call and Answer"
Tru Confessions 2002 TV Movie performer: "Am I the Only One"
Life and Times 2002 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Last Party 2000 2001 Documentary performer: "If I Had $1000000" - uncredited
Undergrads 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sweet November 2001 performer: "Off the Hook"
Seven Days 2000 TV Series 1 episode
How the Grinch Stole Christmas 2000 performer: "Green Christmas"
Mrs. Death 2: Hells Fury 2000 performer: "Jane"
Charmed 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
At Any Cost 2000 TV Movie "Pinch Me"
Digimon: The Movie 2000 performer: "One Week"
Drive Me Crazy 1999 performer: "It's All Been Done"
American Pie 1999 performer: "One Week"
Fifty 1999 Documentary performer: "It's All Been Done"
10 Things I Hate About You 1999 performer: "One Week Remix"
Edtv 1999 performer: "Call And Answer"
Spin City 1998 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Weird Al Show TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1997 writer - 1 episode, 1997
The Wrong Guy 1997 "Gangster Girl"
D3: The Mighty Ducks 1996 performer: "Grade 9"
Friends 1996 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Party of Five 1996 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Pie in the Sky 1996 performer: "I LOVE YOU"
Homicide: Life on the Street 1995 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Stonewall 1995 performer: "What a Good Boy" - as Bare Naked Ladies
Coneheads 1993 performer: "Fight the Power"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Big Bang Theory TV Series performer - 144 episodes, 2011 - 2017 composer - 142 episodes, 2011 - 2017 theme written and performed by - 78 episodes, 2007 - 2011 theme by - 5 episodes, 2006 - 2007
Score: A Hockey Musical 2010 songs by
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place 1999 TV Series special musical contributor - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Queer Edge with Jack E. Jett 2005 TV Series
Charmed 2000 TV Series Special Musical Guest

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
RWBY 2013-2016 TV Series special thanks - 3 episodes
Last Party 2000 2001 Documentary special thanks
StarCraft 1998 Video Game thanks - as The Barenaked Ladies

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Today 2015 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests
Live with Kelly and Michael 2007-2015 TV Series Themselves / Themselves - Musical Guests
Being Canadian 2015 Documentary Themselves
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1998-2013 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest / Themselves - Musical Guests
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Gift of Giving 2011 TV Movie Himself
Barenaked Ladies: On the Lookout 2010 TV Movie Themselves
The Bachelorette 2010 TV Series Themselves
Undateable 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary
Juno Awards 2010 2010 TV Special Themselves
Canada for Haiti 2010 TV Movie documentary Themselves
The Hour 2010 TV Series Himself
Holiday in Bryant Park 2008 TV Movie Themselves
Private Sessions 2007 TV Series Themselves
Barenaked Ladies: Talk to the Hand - Live in Michigan 2007 Video Themselves
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1993-2007 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest / Themselves
Late Show with David Letterman 1998-2007 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest / Themselves
100 Greatest Songs of the '80s 2006 TV Series Themselves
Breakfast with the Arts 2006 TV Series Themselves
Music Cares Person of the Year: Brian Wilson 2005 TV Special Themselves
Denis Leary's Merry F#%$in' Christmas 2005 TV Special documentary Themselves
The Apprentice 2005 TV Series Themselves
Monday Report 2005 TV Series Themselves
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2004 TV Special Themselves - Performers
Retrosexual: The 80's 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Themselves
The Casino 2004 TV Series Themselves
I Love the '90s 2004 TV Series documentary Themselves
The 33rd Annual Juno Awards 2004 TV Special Themselves - Performers
Real Magic TV 2004 TV Series documentary Themselves
The Sharon Osbourne Show 2004 TV Series Themselves
The Commies 2003 TV Special documentary Themselves - Performer
NFL Monday Night Football 2003 TV Series Themselves
I Love the '80s Strikes Back 2003 TV Series documentary Themselves
Odd Job Jack 2003 TV Series Themselves
I Love the '80s 2002 TV Series documentary Themselves
The West Wing 2002 TV Series Themselves
VH1 Guerilla Concerts 2002 TV Series Themselves
Gonna Meet a Rock Star 2001 TV Series documentary Themselves
Last Party 2000 2001 Documentary Themselves
2000 Much Music Video Music Awards 2000 TV Special Themselves
Michael Jackson & Friends 1999 TV Movie Themselves
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place 1999 TV Series Themselves
Saturday Night Live 1999 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1999 TV Series Themselves
The Roseanne Show 1998 TV Series Themselves
MTV Video Music Awards 1998 1998 TV Special Themselves
Burt Bacharach: One Amazing Night 1998 TV Special documentary Themselves
Barenaked Ladies: One Week 1998 Video short Themselves
Hard Rock Live 1997 TV Series
The Weird Al Show 1997 TV Series Themselves
Break This 1996 TV Series Themselves

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Monday Report 2005 TV Series Themselves

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals For the song "Pinch Me."


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