Bryan Adams is one of the most successful musicians of the past 40 years. He has been performing with bands since his teen years. Since 1983's Cuts Like a Knife, he's been a hitmaker. Over the years, he's created hit songs for albums and soundtracks. He's also played iconic events like 1985's Live Aid. Today, Adams continues to write, record and tour, playing to crowds of fans around the world.
Straight From the Heart
Born in British Columbia, Canada, to British parents, Adams' father was a career diplomat. During his childhood, he traveled the world, living in Lisbon, Vienna and Tel Aviv. His family lived in Ottawa for a time but relocated to Vancouver by his teen years. In Vancouver, he was a part of several local bands. In 1978, he was signed to A&M Records. His first album, Bryan Adams, was released in 1980. In 1983, he had his first major hits with the songs "Cuts Like a Knife" and "Straight from the Heart." The album went gold in Australia, platinum in the US and triple platinum in Canada. Adams' follow-up album, Reckless, reached No. 1 on the US album charts. Adams was established as a major star, and he has continued to release pop music ever since.
Where can I buy Bryan Adams tickets?
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Is there a Bryan Adams tour planned?
In 2019, Bryan Adams is touring the world. As one of the best-known artists of the 1980s and 1990s, he has a global fan base. In 2019, he's playing everywhere from Bangor, Maine, to Mountain View, Calif., to Buenos Aires, Argentina.
What are some of Bryan Adams' biggest hits?
Adams' most recognizable hits include "Heaven," "Summer of '69," "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" and "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" Adams is also a prolific writer for other artists. He co-wrote two songs with Roger Daltrey of legendary rock band The Who. He's also written and performed on numerous movie soundtracks.
Who has Bryan Adams collaborated with?
Over the course of his career, Bryan Adams has worked with just about everyone. He's done a duet with Tina Turner and appeared on songs by Roger Daltrey. For the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, he performed "Bang the Drum" with Nelly Furtado. He is also co-writer of that song, along with longtime collaborator Jim Vallance.
What can I expect from Bryan Adams?
Adams is a high-energy, charming performer. Many of his fans are loyal and have been following him since the 1980s. Though he's nearing 60 years old, Adams still plays two- to three-hour shows. His setlists include new songs like "Please Stay" and old favorites like "Run to You." Adams is a real entertainer and seems energized by performing.
What awards has Bryan Adams won?
Adams' most impressive awards may well be the Order of British Columbia and Order of Canada awards he's accepted. He's won 20 Junos, one Grammy and an Ivor Novello Award. As one of the biggest stars on MTV during its '80s heyday, he also has a Video Music Award. Adams has even won a satirical award, the Worst Single of the Year from NME in 1991, for his massive hit "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You."
Which artists are similar to Bryan Adams?
As one of the most popular artists of the 1980s, Bryan Adams has a lot in common with acts like Bon Jovi, Huey Lewis and the News and U2.Back to Top
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