The Info List - Bryan Adams

Bryan Guy Adams, OC OBC (born 5 November 1959) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, photographer, philanthropist and activist. Adams rose to fame in Canada and the United States with his 1983 album Cuts Like a Knife and turned into a global star with his 1984 album Reckless, which produced some of his best known songs, including "Run to You" and "Summer of '69".[1] In 1991, he released "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" from the album Waking Up the Neighbours
Waking Up the Neighbours
and the song became a worldwide hit which went to number 1 in many countries, including 16 consecutive weeks in the United Kingdom, a new record. Adams also had the U.S. Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
number-one singles "Heaven", "All for Love" and "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?"[2] For his contributions to music, Adams has garnered many awards and nominations, including 20 Juno Awards among 56 nominations, 15 Grammy Award nominations including a win for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television in 1992. He has also won MTV, ASCAP, American Music awards, three Ivor Novello Awards
Ivor Novello Awards
for song composition and has been nominated five times for Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Awards and three times for Academy Awards for his songwriting for films. Adams was awarded the Order of Canada
Order of Canada
and the Order of British Columbia for contributions to popular music and philanthropic work via his own foundation, which helps improve education for people around the world.[3][4] Adams was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
in March 2011 and Canada's Walk of Fame, Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame in 1998,[5][6] and in April 2006 he was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at Canada's Juno Awards.[7] In 2008, Adams was ranked 38th on the list of All-Time top artists in the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
50th Anniversary Charts.[8] On 13 January 2010, he received the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award for his part in numerous charitable concerts and campaigns during his career,[9] and on 1 May 2010 was given the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for his 30 years of contributions to the arts.[10] He has sold more than 75 million records, making him one of the world's best-selling music artists.[11]


1 Life and career

1.1 Early life 1.2 Early career 1.3 1980s 1.4 1990s 1.5 2000s 1.6 2010s

2 Pretty Woman
Pretty Woman
- The Musical 3 Activism and humanitarian work

3.1 Humanitarian work 3.2 Animal rights
Animal rights

4 Photography

4.1 Publications 4.2 Exhibitions

5 Personal life 6 Awards and honours 7 Discography

7.1 Studio albums

8 Tours 9 See also 10 References 11 Further reading 12 External links

Life and career[edit] Early life[edit] Bryan Guy Adams was born on 5 November 1959 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada,[12] to parents from the United Kingdom: Elizabeth Jane (née Watson) and Captain Conrad J. Adams, who emigrated to Canada from Plymouth, England
in the 1950s.[13] Adams' father, a Sandhurst officer in the British Army, joined the Canadian Army
Canadian Army
and later spent time as a United Nations peacekeeping observer for Canada, which led to him becoming a Canadian foreign service diplomat.[13] Adams travelled with his parents to diplomatic postings in Portugal
and Vienna, Austria, during the 1960s, and to Israel
during the early 1970s.[14] Raised in Ottawa, Adams attended Colonel By Secondary School
Colonel By Secondary School
in the Beacon Hill neighbourhood of East Ottawa.[15] In 1974, Adams, his mother, and younger brother Bruce moved to North Vancouver
while his father was posted abroad.[16][17] Early career[edit] By age 17, Adams had started working in the Vancouver
studio scene, as a background vocalist for the CBC and backing local artists and with Motown keyboardist Robbie King, who Adams attributes to giving him his first salaried session.[citation needed] In late 1976, Adams became the vocalist for the band Sweeney Todd, who had only a few months earlier hit number 1 on the Canadian charts with the song "Roxy Roller". Adams sang lead on a re-make of "Roxy Roller" for the US market, which made it to number 99 on the US charts. Sweeney Todd later released the album If Wishes Were Horses (1977) with Adams billed as "Bryan Guy Adams" on lead vocals. Adams also co-wrote three of the album's songs. The album's title track, written by producer Martin Shaer, was a minor hit on the Canadian charts, peaking at number 59. Despite the band's mild success, however, Adams left Sweeney Todd after less than a year.[citation needed] Around this time, Adams was often seen sitting in with cover bands at nightclubs. He and guitarist Keith Scott met during those club years and still work together today.[citation needed] In 1978 at age 18, Adams met Jim Vallance through a mutual friend in a Vancouver
music store. Vallance was the former drummer and principal songwriter for Vancouver-based rock band Prism and had recently quit that band to focus on a career as a studio musician and songwriter. They agreed to meet at Vallance's home studio a few days later, which proved to be the beginning of a partnership which as of 2017 is still in existence.[18][19] Later in 1978, Adams signed to A&M records for one dollar.[20] Some of the first demos written and recorded in 1978 have surfaced over the years, most notably "I'm Ready", recorded for both the Cuts Like a Knife and MTV Unplugged albums, and "Remember", recorded for his first album. Both songs were covered by other artists even before his first album was released.[citation needed] Also recorded during this time was the disco song "Let Me Take You Dancing", featuring Adams' vocals sped up to meet the 122BPM dance tempo. The song made the Canadian RPM chart in March 1979 along with its B-Side "Don't Turn Me Away".[21] "Straight From The Heart" was also written during this period. The song was later recorded for Adams's third album "Cuts Like A Knife" in 1983 and released as a single, becoming Adams's first top 10 record in the U.S. in 1983.[citation needed] 1980s[edit] Adams's self-titled debut album was released in February 1980, and marked the beginning of what was to become a long songwriting partnership between Adams and co-writer Jim Vallance. With the exception of "Remember" and "Wastin' Time", most of the album was recorded from 29 October up until 29 November 1979 at Manta Studios and co-produced by Adams and Vallance. The album was certified gold in Canada in 1986.[22] Adams's second album, You Want It You Got It, was recorded in two weeks and it marked Adams's first album co-produced by Bob Clearmountain.[citation needed] It was released in 1981 and contained the FM album-oriented rock radio hit "Lonely Nights", (as well as Seattle-area favorite "Fits Ya Good") but it was not until his third album that he achieved international recognition, popularity. Adams also co-wrote songs for other artists during this time including Billboard charted songs like "No Way to Treat a Lady" for Bonnie Raitt and "Don't Let Him Know" for Prism.[citation needed] Cuts Like a Knife, which was released in January 1983, was Adams's breakout album due mainly to the lead singles. "Straight from the Heart" was the most successful song, reaching number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.[23] Another single, "Cuts Like a Knife" charted at number 15. "This Time" also placed on the Hot 100. Music videos were released for four of the singles from the album. "Cuts Like a Knife" arguably became Adams's most recognizable and popular song from the album. Its music video received heavy airplay on music television channels. The album peaked at number eight on the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
album chart and achieved three times platinum status in Canada, platinum in the United States and gold in Australia.[22][23][24] Adams's album, Reckless, produced by Adams and Bob Clearmountain, peaked at number one on the Billboard 200. The album was released in November 1984 and featured the singles, "Run to You", "Summer of '69", "Heaven", "One Night Love Affair", "Somebody", and "It's Only Love", a duet with Tina Turner. All the singles had accompanying music videos and all peaked in the Top 15 of the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
with "Run to You" (number 6) and "Summer of '69" (number 5), peaking in the top ten; "Heaven" became the most successful single from Reckless at the time of its release on the pop charts, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100. "Heaven" had reached number nine on the mainstream rock chart the previous year as it been released as a non-album track[23] "Run To You" was the most successful single at album-oriented rock stations as it spent 4 weeks at the top of the mainstream rock chart. "It's Only Love" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group. In 1986, the song won an MTV award for Best Stage Performance.[25] After the release of the album, Adams was nominated for Best Male Rock Performance.[25] The album is Adams's best-selling album in the United States and was certified five times platinum.[26] In December 1984, Adams embarked on a two-year world tour to launch the album starting in Canada and United States, then into Japan, Australia, back to the UK and again to Canada. After winning four Juno Awards, he headed south towards the American West Coast, culminating with two dates at the Paladium in Los Angeles.[27] After the tour in the United States, Adams took part of a grand ensemble of Canadian artists named Northern Lights, who recorded "Tears Are Not Enough" for the African famine-relief effort. Adams later headed back to Europe for a 50-city concert tour with rock singer Tina Turner, culminating in April with his return to London to headline three sold-out shows at the Hammersmith Odeon.[27] Adams began the first leg of his tour entitled "World Wide in '85" which started in Oklahoma
and ended in October 1985.[27] Adams later visited Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and afterward returned to the American East Coast to play two sold-out concerts in.[27] In 1985, Adams worked on Roger Daltrey's sixth solo album, Under a Raging Moon, which was a tribute album to The Who's former drummer Keith Moon
Keith Moon
who died in 1978. Adams co wrote two tracks for the album those being: "Let Me Down Easy" and "Rebel". The track "Let Me Down Easy" was a Top 15 Hit on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks and featured Adams playing guitar and singing backing vocals aside Daltrey with Robbie McIntosh
Robbie McIntosh
playing guitar in the music video. Nearly 30 years later, Adams would release his own version of "Let Me Down Easy" on a 30-year anniversary version of Reckless.[28] The follow-up album to Reckless was Into the Fire which was released in 1987. The album was recorded at Cliffhanger Studios in Vancouver and mixed at AIR Studios in London and Warehouse Studio in Vancouver. This album contained the hit songs "Heat of the Night" and "Hearts on Fire" and hit the Top 10 on both sides of the Atlantic.[citation needed] 1990s[edit] On 24 September 1991, Adams released the album Waking Up the Neighbours. Co-produced by Adams and Mutt Lange, it topped the charts around the world including number 1 in both the UK and Germany and number 6 on the Billboard 200.[23] The album featured four singles including "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You", that also featured in the motion picture Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and spent 16 consecutive weeks at number 1 on the UK Singles Chart. That was followed by "Can't Stop This Thing We Started" which peaked at number 2 in the USA, "Do I Have to Say the Words?" reached number 11, and in the UK, "Thought I'd Died and Gone to Heaven" was the second most successful single reaching the Top 10. The album won many awards including a Grammy Award
Grammy Award
in 1991 for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television.[23] [29] 6 July 1991 was the start off of the "Waking Up the World" tour which went on until 1993. The first concert was at Milton Keynes festival with ZZ Top. Adams played a whirlwind tour which brought him to places many Western artists had never played, India, Egypt, Portugal, Vietnam, Reykjavík, Iceland
to name a few. On 13 January 1992, the Canadian leg of the tour kicked off in Sydney, Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia
and wrapped up with a standing room only concert in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on 31 January. In February 1992, Adams toured New Zealand and Australia for seven dates—kicking off with a press conference in Sydney. On the 21 February, the tour headed to Japan for approximately a dozen shows in six cities. The tour continued through several European countries in June 1992, including Italy, Germany, Holland and Scandinavia, and in July 1992, Adams performed for the first time in Hungary and Turkey (where he filmed his video for "Do I Have to Say The Words?"). The USA tour continued from September through December 1992. February 1993 was the Asian leg of the tour including Thailand, Singapore, Japan, and Hong Kong and then straight back to the US to tour from March to May 1993 [27] In 1993, Adams collaborated with Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart
and Sting for the single "All for Love" co-written by Adams for the Motion Picture Soundtrack of the movie Three Musketeers. The single topped the charts worldwide. In November 1993, Adams released a compilation album entitled So Far So Good, that again topped the charts in numerous countries such as the UK, Germany and Australia. It included a brand new song called "Please Forgive Me", that became another number 1 single in Australia as well as reaching the Top 3 in the US, the UK and Germany. It was followed in 1995 by, "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" (song released from the Motion Picture Soundtrack of the movie Don Juan DeMarco). It was number 1 in the US and Australia as well as a Top 5 hit in the UK and Germany. In June 1996 the album 18 til I Die
18 til I Die
was released. It contained the three singles including two UK Top 10 singles "The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me" and "Lets Make a Night to Remember" and "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?". The album peaked at number thirty-one on the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
in the United States and held that position for three weeks.[23] It was far more successful in Europe and Australia reaching the top spot on the UK charts for Adams's third number 1 in a row.[30][31][32][33][34][35][36][37][38][39] The album has been certified platinum in the United States by the RIAA.[26] 18 til I Die was certified three times platinum in Canada and Australia and two times platinum in the UK.[22][24][40] On 27 July 1996, Adams performed his second sold-out Wembley Stadium in London in front of a crowd of approximately 70,000 people. In 1996, Adams joined Don Henley
Don Henley
on stage with a Duet at Live at Honors, Everybody Knows.[citation needed] In December 1997, Adams released MTV Unplugged with three new tracks: "Back to You", "A Little Love" and "When You Love Someone". "Back to You" was the first single, followed by "I'm Ready", an acoustic version of the Cut's Like A Knife track. The album was a top 10 success in Germany while both singles reached the top 20 in the UK. On a Day Like Today was released in 1998 and the release coincided with his contract being sold to Interscope Records. Despite Interscope's involvement or lack of, On a Day Like Today enjoyed tremendous success internationally, entering the Top 5 in Germany and was certified platinum in the UK. It generated two British Top 10 singles: "Cloud Number Nine" and "When You're Gone", which featured Melanie C
Melanie C
of The Spice Girls. In 1990, Adams voiced the evil rat henchman Hoodwink in the Canadian children's animated television special The Real Story of the Three Little Kittens which was created and produced for The Real Story of... (a.k.a. Favorite Songs) anthology series. It was first broadcast on CTV Television Network
CTV Television Network
in Canada and later on HBO
in USA. To commemorate the millennium, Adams released The Best of Me, his most comprehensive collection of songs at that time, which also included two new songs, the title track "The Best of Me" and the UK number 1 track "Don't Give Up". The album reached the Top 10 in Germany and was certified three times platinum in Canada and Platinum in the UK. The single from the album, "The Best of Me" was a successful hit with the exception of the US, where neither the single or the album were released by Interscope Records. 2000s[edit]

Adams live in the Line Arena, Hamburg, Germany, on 3 June 2007.

In 2000, Adams co-wrote and sang on the UK number one song for Chicane's album Behind the Sun[41] called "Don't Give Up". Adams co-wrote and performed the songs for the DreamWorks animated film, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, in 2002. The songs were included on the film's soundtrack. The most successful single from the soundtrack was "Here I Am", a British Top 5 and German Top 20 hit. The song also gave him his fourth Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
nomination for Best Song from a Motion Picture. In 2004, ARC Weekly released its chart of top pop artists since the last 25 years and Adams came up at number 13 in the chart with four number-one singles, ten top five hits and 17 top ten hits. Six years after the release of On a Day Like Today, Room Service was released in September 2004. It topped the charts in Germany and Switzerland and peaked at number four in the UK, selling 440,000 copies in its first week in Europe and thus debuted at number one on Billboard's European album chart. The single, "Open Road", was the most successful single from the album and peaked at number one in Canada and number twenty-one in the UK. In May 2008, the album was also released in the US but charted only at number 134 on the Billboard 200. In 2005, Anthology, the first 2-disc compilation was released, containing two new tracks. The US release features a new version of "When You're Gone", a duet with Melanie C. Also in 2005, Adams re-recorded the theme song for the second season of Pamela's Fox sitcom Stacked. In 2006, Adams co-wrote and performed the theme song "Never Let Go" which was featured in the closing credits of the film The Guardian starring Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
and Ashton Kutcher. Adams also co-wrote the song "Never Gonna Break My Faith" for the film Bobby. The song was performed by the R&B singers Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin
and Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige
and earned him a Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Nomination in 2007.[42] In 2007, he co-wrote two songs "A Place for Us" and "Another Layer" for the Disney
film Bridge to Terabithia. Adams released his eleventh album internationally on 17 March 2008. It was appropriately called 11. The album was released in the US exclusively at Wal-Mart
and Sam's Club
Sam's Club
retail stores on 13 May 2008.[43] The first single released from the album was "I Thought I'd Seen Everything". Adams did an 11-day, 11-country European acoustic promotional tour to kick off the release of the album.[44] The album debuted at number one in Canada (making it his first album to reach that position since Waking Up the Neighbours
Waking Up the Neighbours
in 1991) as well as reaching number two in Germany. In the United States, the album charted at number 80.[23] Adams was one of the four musicians who were pictured on the second series of the Canadian Recording Artist Series to be issued by Canada Post stamps on 2 July 2009.[45] The total estimated number of Adams stamps that were printed is one and one-half million.[46] In December 2009, he co-wrote, produced, and performed the song "You've Been a Friend to Me" for the Disney
film Old Dogs.[47] 2010s[edit] In February 2010, Adams released "One World, One Flame." On 12 February 2010, Adams performed a duet with Nelly Furtado. The song was called "Bang the Drum" and was co-written with Jim Vallance for the opening ceremony for the 2010 Winter Olympics Games in Vancouver, British Columbia. The ceremony was held indoors at BC Place Stadium.[citation needed] Adams performed at Wayne Gretzky's final game in 1999 at Madison Square Garden, when Gretzky then played for the New York Rangers. Adams then sang the Canadian national anthem and ad-libbed a line to acknowledge Gretzky's departure, singing, "We're gonna miss you Wayne Gretzky."[citation needed] Adams was one of several well-known Canadian musicians to visit Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Stephen Harper
at his official residence. Originally, the visit was meant to be Adams's plea to the Prime Minister to change the archaic copyright laws,[48] instead Harper turned it into a photo opportunity for himself and an informal "jam session."[49] In November 2010, Adams released the acoustic album Bare Bones. It was recorded live at various locations on his "Bare Bones Tour" earlier in the year. It was certified gold in India
a year later.[50]

Adams & Keith Scott during their tour in Bangalore, India
in 2011

On 19 February 2011, Adams and his band played in Kathmandu, which was organized by ODC Network and made him the first ever international artist to perform in Nepal.[51] He performed at the opening ceremony of the 2011 Cricket World Cup
2011 Cricket World Cup
on 17 February 2011 in Dhaka, Bangladesh[52] and also performed in a solo concert in the next day.[53] On 19 November 2011, Adams co-wrote and recorded the dance music single/video for the Loverush UK! single "Tonight in Babylon" in Southwark, London.[citation needed] This song was also recorded/released on his Bare Bones Sydney Opera House video.[citation needed] On 20 November 2011, Adams performed "When You're Gone" on the TV show The X Factor in the UK with the remaining acts in the competition.[citation needed] In July 2012, Adams was featured as the voice of the lead character of a dog called Jock, in the animated South African film Jock of the Bushveld. He also co-wrote and sang two of the main songs: "Way Oh" and "By Your Side". The American released of the film was retitled "Jock the Hero dog".[citation needed] In 2013, he wrote and sang on "After All" with Michael Bublé
Michael Bublé
from his album To Be Loved. In an interview on 18 March 2014, Adams revealed that he has signed a contract with Verve Records
Verve Records
in the US. With one album celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Reckless, a new album of covers. On 30 September 2014, Adams released a new album titled Tracks of My Years. The album reached number 1 on the Canadian album chart. The album contains cover songs and one original song co-written with Jim Vallance.[citation needed] On 13 July 2014, Adams presented a live concert on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City, Canada. Adams was moved by the crowd and mentioned: "Quebec City is the Capital of music and artists."[54] In July 2014, Adams filmed Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
in Concert for the American program Great Performances on PBS. It was recorded at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto
and first shown on American Public Television on 2 March 2015.[55] Adams released his first album of all new material in seven years on 16 October 2015. The album, titled Get Up, was co-written with longtime collaborator Jim Vallance and produced by Jeff Lynne. On 7 September 2015, it was announced that Adams would be performing at the 2015 AFL Grand Final, along with English singer Ellie Goulding
Ellie Goulding
and American musician Chris Isaak.[56] On 21 September 2017 Adams announced via social media his release of a new compilation album: Ultimate with two new songs "Please Stay" and "Ultimate Love", on the 3 November 2017.[57] Pretty Woman
Pretty Woman
- The Musical[edit] Adams approached Disney
in 2009 to see if they would be interested in making the legendary film from 1990 into a musical for Broadway. But it wasn't until seven years later that producer Paula Wagner approached Adams to see if he was available and could meet and discuss. After a quick meeting with director Jerry Mitchell, Adams recruited his long term songwriting partner Jim Vallance and the two of them spent the next two years writing the music and lyrics and completed the songs in March 2018. The musical made its debut for a pre-Broadway run of six weeks, starting March 2018. Activism and humanitarian work[edit]

Adams during the concert to Nepal
in 2011

Humanitarian work[edit] Most of Adams's philanthropic activity is focused on The Bryan Adams Foundation, which aims to advance education and learning opportunities for children and young people worldwide, believing that an education is the best gift that a child can be given. The foundation is mostly funded by Adams himself.[citation needed] Since the 1980s, Adams has participated in concerts and other activities to help raise money and awareness for a variety of causes. His first high-profile charity appearance came in 1985 when he opened the US transmission of Live Aid
Live Aid
from Philadelphia.[58] In June of the next year, Adams participated in the two-week Amnesty International
Amnesty International
"A Conspiracy of Hope" tour alongside Sting, U2 and Peter Gabriel.[58] In 1986, Adams performed at The Prince's Trust
Prince's Trust
All-Star Rock Concert in Wembley Arena to celebrate first 10 years of the Trust and again in June 1987 at the 5th Annual Prince's Trust
Prince's Trust
Rock Gala along with Elton John, George Harrison, Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr
and others. The following year Adams performed at the Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
birthday party concert at Wembley Stadium. Adams helped commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall
Berlin Wall
when, in 1990, he joined many other guests (including his songwriting partner Michael Kamen) for Roger Waters' massive performance of The Wall
The Wall
in Berlin, Germany.[59] He performed the Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd
songs "What Shall We Do Now?" and "Young Lust" during the performance of The Wall, and then joined Waters, Joni Mitchell, Cyndi Lauper, Van Morrison, Paul Carrack
Paul Carrack
and others to perform Waters' "The Tide Is Turning" to close the concert.[citation needed] On 29 January 2005, Adams joined the CBC benefit concert in Toronto for victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. Twenty years after performing at Live Aid
Live Aid
in the USA, Adams played at Canada's Live 8 show in Barrie, Ontario.[60] Later that year, he performed in Qatar and raised UK£1.5M (US$2,617,000) from the concert. He also auctioned a white Fender Stratocaster guitar signed by many[quantify] of the world's prominent[according to whom?] guitarists. The guitar raised a total of US$3.7 million for charity and thus set a record as the world's costliest guitar.[60] The money went to Qatar's "Reach Out to Asia" campaign to help the underprivileged across the continent.[60][61] Money raised also went to some of his own projects like rebuilding a school in Thailand
and building a new sports center in Sri Lanka, both of which had been devastated by the Indian Ocean tsunami.[60] On 25 May 2005, Adams raised £1.3M with cousin Johnny Armitage, from a concert and auction entitled Rock by the River for the Royal Marsden Hospital in London.[62] On 15 May 2006, Adams returned to London to attend the Hope Foundation's event (hosted by designer Bella Freud), helping to raise a portion of the £250,000 to support the Palestinian refugee children.[63] The following June, he offered individuals from the public the chance to bid to sing with him live in concert at three different charity auctions in London. Over £50,000 was raised with money going to the NSPCC, Children in Need, and the University College Hospital.[64] On 28 February 2008 he appeared in One Night Live at the Air Canada Centre
Air Canada Centre
in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with Josh Groban, Sarah McLachlan, Jann Arden
Jann Arden
and RyanDan
in aid of the Sunnybrook Hospital Women and Babies Program.[64]

Adams in Karachi, Pakistan

On 29 January 2006, Adams became the first Western artist to perform in Karachi, Pakistan, after the 11 September attacks, in conjunction with a benefit concert by Shehzad Roy
Shehzad Roy
to raise money for underprivileged children to go to school.[65] Some of the proceeds of that concert also went to victims of the 2005 Pakistan
earthquake.[65] On 18 October 2007, Adams was billed to perform in Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv
and Jericho
as part of the OneVoice Movement
OneVoice Movement
concerts, hoping to aid in solving the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.[66] The peace concert for supporters of a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel
was called off because of security concerns.[66] Animal rights
Animal rights
activism[edit] During his tours of 1992–1994, Adams successfully campaigned for the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary with Greenpeace
Chairman David McTaggart.[67] The two of them distributed over 500,000 postcards at concerts around the world encouraging people to write to politicians of countries blocking the vote, encouraging them to vote "yes" for the creation of the sanctuary at the meetings of the International Whaling Commission. IWC officially created the sanctuary on 26 May 1994.[68] Adams supports the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) by shooting photos for them and writing letters. He wrote to the CEO of KFC
restaurants in Canada in November 2007, asking them to become leaders in using more modern and more humane methods of killing chickens.[69] On 14 September 2014, Adams was the first artist to sing at the Invictus Games organised by Prince Harry
Prince Harry
in East London. Prince Harry reciprocated by attending Adams's exhibition on Wounded soldiers in London.[70] Photography[edit]

Adams accepting a Lead Award for photography in 2006

Adams also works as a photographer. On 16 September 2015, he was given an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society
Royal Photographic Society
in London for his work in photography. Adams has been published in British Vogue, L'uomo Vogue, American Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, British GQ, Esquire, Interview magazine and i-D,[71] and shot advertising and PR campaigns for Hugo Boss, Guess Jeans, Sand, Converse, Montblanc, John Richmond, Fred Perry, Escada, Gaastra, Zeiss, Joop, Zeiss AG, Schwarzkopf, Ermenegildo Zegna, AGL shoes and Jaguar and OPEL cars. He has also worked as a photographer with many of his musical peers. He has won three Lead Awards in Germany for his fashion photography, most recently in October 2015 for his story in Helmut Berger, and previously in June 2012 and again in 2006.[citation needed] He founded the art fashion Zoo Magazine, based in Berlin, for which he shoots regularly.[citation needed] His first retrospective book of photos was released by Steidl
in October 2012 titled Exposed. Previous published collaborations include American Women (2005), for Calvin Klein
Calvin Klein
in the United States; proceeds from this book went to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
in New York City for their breast cancer research programs,[71] and Made in Canada (1999) for Flare Magazine in Canada; proceeds went to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Both books were dedicated to his friend Donna, who died of the disease.[71] In 2002, Adams was invited, along with other photographers from the Commonwealth, to photograph Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
during her Golden Jubilee; one of the photographs from this session was used as a Canadian postage stamp in 2004 and again in 2005 (see Queen Elizabeth II definitive stamp (Canada)), another portrait of both Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
and Prince Philip is now in the National Portrait Gallery in London.[72] Adams supports the Hear the World initiative as a photographer in its aim to raise global awareness for the topic of hearing and hearing loss.[73] In 2011, Adams provided the cover art for Lioness: Hidden Treasures, a posthumous release by Amy Winehouse. Adams released a photography book entitled Wounded – The Legacy of War (2013) to highlight the human consequences of war.[74] Adams has also recorded songs critical of warfare on past albums. In 2015 Adams released Untitled an abstract book of images of black sand, by Steidl. In 2017 Adams released an exhibition called Canadians
to commemorate Canada's 150th Birthday, there was also a limited hardback catalog released by Steidl. Publications[edit]

Made in Canada (1999) American Women (2005) Exposed (Steidl, 2012) Wounded – The Legacy of War (2013) Untitled (2015) Canadians


Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
1999[citation needed] McCord Museum, Montreal 2000[citation needed] Saatchi Gallery, London 2000[citation needed] photokina, Köln (Cologne), Germany 2001???[citation needed] ICA, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London 2004[citation needed] Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
2004[citation needed] Calvin Klein, NYC, Dallas, Paris 2005[citation needed] Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London 2005–06[citation needed] Il Tempio Di Adriano, Rome, Italy, July 2006[citation needed] photokina, Köln (Cologne), Germany, September 2006[citation needed] Leica Gallery, Vienna, Austria, November 2006[citation needed] Galerija Fotografija, Ljubljana, Slovenia, November 2006[citation needed] H.Stern exhibition, São Paulo, Brazil, March 2007[citation needed] PhotoEspana, Madrid, Spain, Fotografos Insospechados (Unsuspected Photographers) Mickey Rourke photographs, May–July 2007[citation needed] Nunnington Hall, North Yorkshire, England, May–June 2007[citation needed] 401 Projects, New York City, September–November 2007[citation needed] The Hospital, Covent Garden, London, England, November 2007 (Modern Muses)[citation needed] The National Portrait Gallery, London, England, February–May 2008 (Modern Muses)[citation needed] Haus Der Kunst, Munich, Germany, May 2008 (Photos of the German National Football Team)[citation needed] 14th Street Gallery, New York City, May 2008 (Hear The World) (plus other exhibitions in Berlin and Zurich with the same show)[citation needed] Saatchi Gallery, London, July 2009 (Hear The World)[citation needed] Calvin Klein
Calvin Klein
American Women 2010, New York City, September 2010[citation needed] Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, July 2012 (Exposed)[75] NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf, Germany. " Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
– Exposed" February – May 2013[76] Westlicht Gallery, Vienna, Austria. " Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
– Exposed" [77] Marfa Contemporary, Marfa, Texas, May – July 2013 City Arts Center, Oklahoma
City, February – May 2013 Goss-Michael Gallery, Dallas, Texas, December 2012 – February 2013 Glenbow Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, March – June 2014 Stadtgalerie, Klagenfurt, Austria, 3 July – 5 October 2014: "Bryan Adams – Exposed" [78]] Stadthaus Ulm, Germany, June – September 2014 [79] Centro Cultural de Cascais, Portugal
October 2014 – 1 February 2015 Somerset House, London, England
November 2014 – 31 January 2015 Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Québec City, Canada 19 February 2015 – 14 June 2015 Centre of Contemporary Art, Torun Poland November 2015 – January 2016 Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden 18 June 2016 – 25 September 2016 [80] Werkhallen, Bonn, Germany 19 February – 20 May 2017 [81] Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
2017 "Canadians" Canadian Embassy Washington, Washington, DC, USA 2017 "Canadians"

Öffnungstermine: SAMSTAG und SONNTAG 04/03/ und 05/03/2017 von 12 – 16 Uhr Personal life[edit] Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
has been a vegan for over 29 years, having quit eating meat and dairy in 1989.[82] In an interview with Vegan
Life Magazine in 2017, he relayed his experiences with his plant based diet; "For those people who aren’t veggie or vegan it was the best gift I could ever give myself to do it. I am turning 57 years old this year and I work hard, I am always on the move but I have tons of energy because I am plant-based. It is absolutely the best thing you could ever do for yourself. It is a great path." [83] In 1990s, Adams was in a relationship with Danish model Cecilie Thomsen.[84] Adams and Alicia Grimaldi, who is also a trustee and co-founder of his namesake foundation, had their first daughter in April 2011.[85][86] They announced the birth of their second daughter in February 2013.[87] Aside from his British parents, his grandmother was born in Malta.[88] Adams has homes in Chelsea, London,[13] and Paris.[89] Awards and honours[edit] Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Bryan Adams In addition to his success at the Junos and Grammys and other music awards, Adams was also nominated for his fifth Golden Globe
Golden Globe
in 2007 for songwriting on the film Bobby which was sung by Aretha Franklin and Mary J. Blige, and has been nominated three times for Academy Awards for writing music in film.[90] In 1990, Adams was awarded the Order of British Columbia.[91] On April 20, 1990, Adams was made a Member of the Order of Canada; and on May 6, 1998, was promoted within the order to the rank of Officer of the Order of Canada.[92] Adams is also a recipient of the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal (2002) and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012).[93][94]

Discography[edit] Main article: Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
discography Studio albums[edit]

Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
(1980) You Want It You Got It (1981) Cuts Like a Knife (1983) Reckless (1984) Into the Fire (1987) Waking Up the Neighbours
Waking Up the Neighbours
(1991) 18 til I Die
18 til I Die
(1996) On a Day Like Today (1998) Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) Room Service (2004) 11 (2008) Get Up (2015) Ultimate (2017)


1981–1982 " You Want It You Got It Tour" (including some USA dates with The Kinks) and Foreigner 1983–1984 " Cuts Like a Knife Tour" (including some dates with The Police and Journey) 1984–1986 "Reckless Tour" (including some dates in the UK and Europe with Tina Turner) 1986 "Amnesty International" / "Conspiracy of Hope Tour" 1987–1988 "Into The Fire Tour" 1991–1993 "Waking Up The World Tour" 1993–1994 "So Far So Good Tour" 1996–1997 "18 Til I Die Tour" 1997–1998 "Unplugged Tour" 1999 "W2K Tour" (including 2 European dates with The Rolling Stones) 1999–2001 "The Best of Me Tour" 2002–2004 "Here I Am Tour" 2004–2005 "Room Service Tour" (including 6 USA dates with Def Leppard) 2005–2008 "Anthology Tour" 2008–2009 "11 Tour" / "Acoustic Show" (including USA dates with the Foreigner and Rod Stewart) 2010–2011 "The Bare Bones Tour" 2014-2015 "Reckless Anniversary Tour" 2016-2017 "Get Up Tour" 2018 "The Ultimate Tour"

See also[edit]

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Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams
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– book


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Takes On KFC
Canada". PETA. Retrieved 22 September 2014.  ^ " Prince Harry
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Opens Photography Exhibition In Düsseldorf". Gadling.com. Retrieved 24 January 2014.  ^ derStandard.at (20 June 2013). ""Exposed": Fotos von Bryan Adams: Rund 60 fotografische Arbeiten des kanadischen Rock-Stars sind bis 22. September in der Wiener Galerie Ostlicht zu sehen " Kultur". Derstandard.at. Retrieved 15 December 2013.  ^ "events.at". events.at. Archived from the original on 24 April 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2014.  ^ "Gesichter des Krieges". Stadthaus Ulm. Retrieved 2 July 2014.  ^ "events.at". events.at. Retrieved 1 August 2016.  ^ http://www.general-anzeiger-bonn.de/region/ahr-und-rhein/remagen/Fotografien-des-Multi-K%C3%BCnstlers-Bryan-Adams-article3475181.html.  Missing or empty title= (help) ^ https://www.happycow.net/vegtopics/famous/bryan_adams ^ https://www.livekindly.co/bryan-adams-promotes-veganism-millions-fans-latest-facebook-post/ ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20080517182843/http://www.mi6.co.uk/sections/girls/thomsen.php3 ^ "The Adams are all smiles as their tiny baby Mirabella Bunny Grimaldi Adams makes her public debut". Daily Mail. London. Archived from the original on 24 August 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2012.  ^ " Bryan Adams
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Further reading[edit]

Goode, Jay. Bryan Adams. Photographed by Al Purdi & Rick Stern. [s.l.]: Monarch Books, 1986. ISBN 0-921183-01-1

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Live! Live! Live! MTV Unplugged Live at the Budokan Bare Bones Live at Sydney Opera House


Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Colour Me Kubrick


So Far So Good The Best of Me Anthology Icon Ultimate


"Let Me Take You Dancing" "Straight from the Heart" "Cuts Like a Knife" "This Time" "I'm Ready" "Run to You" "Somebody" "Heaven" "Summer of '69" "One Night Love Affair" "It's Only Love" "Diana" "Christmas Time" "Heat of the Night" "Hearts on Fire" "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" "Can't Stop This Thing We Started" "There Will Never Be Another Tonight" "Thought I'd Died and Gone to Heaven" "Do I Have to Say the Words?" "Please Forgive Me" "The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You" "Let's Make a Night to Remember" "I'll Always Be Right There" "Star" "18 til I Die" "Back to You" "I'm Ready" "On a Day Like Today" "When You're Gone" "Cloud Number Nine" "The Best of Me" " Cloud Number Nine
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(Chicane Mix)" "Inside Out" "Here I Am" "Open Road" "Flying" "Room Service" "This Side of Paradise" "Why Do You Have to Be So Hard to Love?" "When You're Gone" "I Thought I'd Seen Everything" "Tonight We Have the Stars" "You've Been a Friend to Me" "One World, One Flame"


"All for Love" "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" "Rock Steady" "I Finally Found Someone" "Don't Give Up" "Bang the Drum" "Feels Like Home"


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1980: "Call Me" – Blondie 1981: "Bette Davis Eyes" – Kim Carnes 1982: "Physical" – Olivia Newton-John 1983: "Every Breath You Take" – The Police 1984: "When Doves Cry" – Prince 1985: "Careless Whisper" – Wham!
featuring George Michael 1986: "That's What Friends Are For" – Dionne & Friends 1987: "Walk Like an Egyptian" – The Bangles 1988: "Faith" – George Michael 1989: "Look Away" – Chicago 1990: "Hold On" – Wilson Phillips 1991: "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" – Bryan Adams 1992: "End of the Road" – Boyz II Men 1993: "I Will Always Love You" – Whitney Houston 1994: "The Sign" – Ace of Base 1995: "Gangsta's Paradise" – Coolio
featuring L.V. 1996: "Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)" – Los del Río 1997: "Candle in the Wind 1997"/"Something About the Way You Look Tonight" – Elton John 1998: "Too Close" – Next 1999: "Believe" – Cher

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1952: "Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart" – Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn
(UK) 1953: "I Believe" – Frankie Laine 1954: "Secret Love" – Doris Day 1955: "Rose Marie" – Slim Whitman 1956: "I'll Be Home" – Pat Boone 1957: "Diana" – Paul Anka 1958: "Jailhouse Rock" – Elvis Presley 1959: "Living Doll" – Cliff Richard
Cliff Richard
(UK) 1960: "It's Now or Never" – Elvis Presley 1961: "Wooden Heart" – Elvis Presley 1962: "I Remember You" – Frank Ifield (UK) 1963: "She Loves You" – The Beatles
The Beatles
(UK) 1964: "Can't Buy Me Love" – The Beatles
The Beatles
(UK) 1965: "Tears" – Ken Dodd
Ken Dodd
(UK) 1966: "Green, Green Grass of Home" – Tom Jones (UK) 1967: "Release Me" – Engelbert Humperdinck (UK) 1968: "Hey Jude" – The Beatles
The Beatles
(UK) 1969: "Sugar, Sugar" – The Archies


1970: "The Wonder of You" – Elvis Presley 1971: "My Sweet Lord" – George Harrison
George Harrison
(UK) 1972: "Amazing Grace" – The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
Band (UK) 1973: "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" – Tony Orlando and Dawn 1974: "Tiger Feet" – Mud (UK) 1975: "Bye Bye Baby" – Bay City Rollers
Bay City Rollers
(UK) 1976: "Save Your Kisses for Me" – Brotherhood of Man
Brotherhood of Man
(UK) 1977: "Mull of Kintyre" / "Girls' School" – Wings (UK) 1978: "Rivers of Babylon" / "Brown Girl in the Ring" – Boney M. 1979: "Bright Eyes" – Art Garfunkel 1980: "Don't Stand So Close to Me" – The Police
The Police
(UK) 1981: "Don't You Want Me" – The Human League
The Human League
(UK) 1982: "Come On Eileen" – Dexys Midnight Runners
Dexys Midnight Runners
(UK) 1983: "Karma Chameleon" – Culture Club
Culture Club
(UK) 1984: "Do They Know It's Christmas?" – Band Aid (UK) 1985: "The Power of Love" – Jennifer Rush 1986: "Don't Leave Me This Way" – The Communards (UK) 1987: "Never Gonna Give You Up" – Rick Astley
Rick Astley
(UK) 1988: "Mistletoe and Wine" – Cliff Richard
Cliff Richard
(UK) 1989: "Ride on Time" – Black Box


1990: "Unchained Melody" – The Righteous Brothers 1991: "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" – Bryan Adams 1992: "I Will Always Love You" – Whitney Houston 1993: "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" – Meat Loaf 1994: "Love Is All Around" – Wet Wet Wet
Wet Wet Wet
(UK) 1995: "Unchained Melody" – Robson & Jerome (UK) 1996: "Killing Me Softly" – Fugees 1997: "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" / "Candle in the Wind 1997" – Elton John
Elton John
(UK) 1998: "Believe" – Cher 1999: "...Baby One More Time" – Britney Spears 2000: "Can We Fix It?" – Bob the Builder
Bob the Builder
(UK) 2001: "It Wasn't Me" – Shaggy featuring Rikrok
(UK) 2002: "Anything Is Possible" / "Evergreen" – Will Young
Will Young
(UK) 2003: "Where Is the Love?" – The Black Eyed Peas 2004: "Do They Know It's Christmas?" – Band Aid 20 (UK) 2005: "Is This the Way to Amarillo" – Tony Christie
Tony Christie
featuring Peter Kay (UK) 2006: "Crazy" – Gnarls Barkley 2007: "Bleeding Love" – Leona Lewis
Leona Lewis
(UK) 2008: "Hallelujah" – Alexandra Burke
Alexandra Burke
(UK) 2009: "Poker Face" – Lady Gaga


2010: "Love the Way You Lie" – Eminem
featuring Rihanna 2011: "Someone Like You" – Adele
(UK) 2012: "Somebody That I Used to Know" – Gotye
featuring Kimbra 2013: "Blurred Lines" – Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke
featuring T.I.
& Pharrell Williams 2014: "Happy" – Pharrell Williams 2015: "Uptown Funk" – Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson
(UK) featuring Bruno Mars 2016: "One Dance" – Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla (UK) 2017: "Shape of You" - Ed Sheeran
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for Album of the Year (1980–1999)


1980: Anne Murray
Anne Murray
– New Kind of Feeling 1981: Anne Murray
Anne Murray
– Anne Murray's Greatest Hits 1982: Loverboy
– Loverboy 1983: Loverboy
– Get Lucky 1984: Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
– Cuts Like a Knife 1985: Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
– Reckless 1986: Glass Tiger
Glass Tiger
– The Thin Red Line 1987: Kim Mitchell
Kim Mitchell
– Shakin' Like a Human Being 1988: no award ceremony held 1989: Robbie Robertson
Robbie Robertson
– Robbie Robertson


1990: Alannah Myles
Alannah Myles
– Alannah Myles 1991: Celine Dion
Celine Dion
– Unison 1992: Tom Cochrane
Tom Cochrane
– Mad Mad World 1993: k.d. lang – Ingénue 1994: Neil Young
Neil Young
– Harvest Moon 1995: Celine Dion
Celine Dion
– The Colour of My Love 1996: Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette
– Jagged Little Pill 1997: The Tragically Hip
The Tragically Hip
– Trouble at the Henhouse 1998: Sarah McLachlan
Sarah McLachlan
– Surfacing 1999: Celine Dion
Celine Dion
– Let's Talk
About Love


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