Barenaked Ladies is a Canadian pop band who began as the duo of Ed Robertson and Steven Page. In 1990, they invited their friends, brothers Andy and Jim Creeggan to play with them at a Christmas time club show. While playing at a buskers' festival in Waterloo, Ontario in the summer of 1990, they met drummer Tyler Stewart.
The band gained some attention when they were winners at the 1990 YTV Achievement Awards. They gained further attention when they squeezed into a small "Speaker's Corner" video booth in Toronto, and performed "Be My Yoko Ono". The clip quickly became popular with viewers, and noticeably increased the band's fanbase.
The group formed in 1988 in Scarborough, Ontario, and are best known for their hit singles, "One Week", "The Old Apartment", "Pinch Me", "If I Had a Million Dollars", "Brian Wilson" as well as the theme for the popular sitcom "The Big Bang Theory". They have won multiple Juno Awards and been nominated for Grammy Awards. They are also known for their light-hearted, comedic performance style. Their live shows are known for humorous banter between songs and improvised raps/songs, both of which are staples at virtually every concert.
Original keyboardist Andy Creeggan left the band in 1995, and founding member Steven Page departed in 2009. They have sold at least 15 million records including albums and singles. The band is currently composed of Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, and Tyler Stewart.
In 2013, the band released the album Grinning Streak.