Barenaked Ladies to reunite for induction into Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Barenaked Ladies in 1999. Left to right: Ed Robertson, Kevin Hearn, Steven Page, Jim Creeggan, Tyler Stewart. (Photo: Jay Blakesberg)
January 18, 2018

World-renowned rockers Barenaked Ladies will reunite for a one-time special live appearance as the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) inducts the band into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the 2018 JUNO Awards on March 25 in Vancouver. On the group’s 30th anniversary, CARAS will induct Ed Robertson, Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn and Tyler Stewart, along with original member and co-founder Steven Page.

The band will join Canadian music icons in the Hall of Fame, including Anne Murray, Joni Mitchell, kd lang, Sarah McLachlan, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, The Guess Who, and The Tragically Hip.

“We’re honoured to be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame,” said Ed Robertson. “For almost 30 years we’ve worked hard to write the best songs we can, make the best records we can make, and do the best shows possible. We’ve travelled the world with our music, but Canada has always been home. This is very special for us.”
 
“I have so many great memories of my years with Barenaked Ladies, from our beginning in our parents’ basements to playing our songs for audiences all over the world,” said Steven Page. “I’m incredibly proud of all we achieved together, the greatest of all being the fact that our music continues to be a part of so many Canadians’ lives. Congratulations to the guys – I’m humbled by our induction into the Hall of Fame. Here’s hoping that next year we will be inducted into Hall and Oates.”

One of Canada’s most celebrated groups, Barenaked Ladies have earned nine SOCAN Awards, eight JUNOs, two Billboard Music Awards, and multiple Grammy nominations. Their debut recording The Yellow Tape, originally a demo cassette, became the first independent tape ever to achieve platinum status, selling more than 100,000 copies in Canada. Their debut album Gordon was certified Diamond, selling more than a million records domestically. The Stunt album reached No.3 on the Billboard album chart, anchored by the smash hit “One Week,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The band has played Madison Square Garden, The Royal Albert Hall, and Wembley, and has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide.