- Governor General`s Performing Arts Award 2008: Presented the National Arts Centre Award in Ottawa, Ontario
- Royal Conservatory of Music 2006: Presented with an honorary fellowship May 24 at the Windsor Arms Hotel in Toronto, Ontario
- 1990: Most Promising Group of the Year
- 1991: Canadian Entertainer of the Year
- 1993: Canadian Entertainer of the Year
- 1995: Entertainer of the Year
- 1995: Group of the Year
- 1997: Group of the Year
- 1997: Album of the Year (Trouble at the Henhouse)
- 1997: North Star Rock Album of the Year (Trouble at the Henhouse)
- 1999: Best Rock Album (Phantom Power)
- 1999: Best Album Design (Phantom Power)
- 2000: Best Single ("Bobcaygeon")
- 2001: Best Rock Album (Music at Work)
- Canadian Music Hall of Fame 2005: Inducted at the Juno Awards in Winnipeg, Manitoba
- 2006: CD/DVD Artwork Design of the Year (Hipeponymous)
- 2006: Music DVD of the Year (Hipeponymous)
- Canada`s Walk of Fame 2002: Inducted in Toronto, Ontario
The Tragically Hip were formed in 1984 by five friends from Kingston ON – Rob Baker, Gordon Downie, Johnny Fay, Paul Langlois and Gord Sinclair.
The Hip have sold millions of records worldwide, managing to enjoy both mass popularity and critical acclaim.
The group released their first album, The Tragically Hip, in 1987 and have since released twelve studio albums, earning two diamond certifications and twenty #1 hits. They have won 14 Juno awards and were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2005. The Tragically Hip have also received the Order of Canada, as well as honorary degrees from the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Known for their powerful, energetic live performances, The Hip have sold millions of albums worldwide and established a demanding concert itinerary, touring extensively in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Australia.
The Tragically Hip continue to support numerous charitable organizations, lending their name to help raise and donate millions of dollars for various social and environmental causes. Locally, The Tragically Hip have donated every cent of profit from their Kingston performances to Kingston charities and causes.