Their award-winning song, Breathe won several awards including the national songwriting competition in conjunction with Canadian Music Week in 2001. The song was quickly a regular request and was played frequently in several Western Canadian Markets. Due to the success of Breathe, the band was inspired to work on a full-length album project, directed by Producer, Mixer, and Engineer Jared Kuemper.
Butterfinger was nominated for "Outstanding Rock Recording" at the Western Canadian Music Awards in 2003.
In November 2003, Butterfinger was awarded a VideoFACT grant to shoot a music video for the song, "Do You Feel". They were one of only 40 to receive the grant out of the 284 submissions. The video was produced by a Toronto film company called Firewatch Films.
The band has not released any new music since 2004, and the band is currently inactive.