Bryan Adams

Mini Biography Canadian Bryan Adams rose to popularity in 1983 with the release of his third album, “Cuts Like A Knife”. The album made him popular throughout the United States. However, it was his fourth album “Reckless”, which is referred to as one of the best albums of the eighties that made him an international superstar and gave him his first Grammy nomination. It also sold 4 million copies at the time. In 1987, he released “Into the Fire”, a more social conscious album. The album yielded a top ten hit “Heat Of The Night”, another Grammy nomination and another platinum album to his name. In 1991, however, he released the album “Waking Up The Neighbours” which included the single “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You”. The song sold more than three million copies in the US, becoming the second best selling single, second only to “We Are The World”. It was also Adams’s first Academy-Award nomination and Golden Globe nomination as the song was written for the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991). “Waking Up The Neighbours” sold 4 million albums in the US and garnered him six Grammy nominations (a record for a Canadian). He won one for best song written specifically for a motion picture or television (“(Everything I Do) I Do It For You”). In 1993, he released a greatest hits album, titled “So Far So Good”, which spawned a #1 hit, “Please Forgive Me”. In 1995, Adams released the single “Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?” from the movie Don Juan DeMarco (1994), which became his fourth #1 hit and his second Academy-Award nomination. He is one of two non-American singers to have four number one hits and the most successful Canadian singer ever. In 1996, he released the album “18 Til I Die”, which has garnered him another 2 Grammy nominations. Later that year, he sang and wrote the single, “I Finally Found Someone”, a duet with Barbra Streisand for her movie, The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996), later that year. “I Finally Found Someone” became a top ten hit and won Adams his third Academy-Award nomination. He has released three more albums since then, “MTV Unplugged” in 1997, “On A Day Like Today” in 1998 and most recently all of the songs for the Dreamworks animated film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) in which Adams got his second Golden Globe nomination for “Best song”. He is currently touring the world. IMDb Mini Biography By: Tyler Shepherd Trade Mark Raspy voice Trivia Bryan, Robert John Lange and Michael Kamen wrote a song for the 1996 film, 101 Dalmatians (1996). The song was not used in the film, however, but is available on Adams’ “18 Til I Die” album. Is a vegan. He may be Canada’s most successful pop/rock singer, but his parents were both British citizens and he currently resides in Britain. However, he still has a studio in Canada. His fourth album, Reckless, is the best-selling Canadian album of all time. He received the Diamond Sales Award (equivalent of a platinum award in the US) for the album, a first for a Canadian. Has been nominated for 13 Grammys. His 1991 album was declared “non-Canadian” at the time, because some of the songs were co-authored by RJ Lange, who’s British. The regulations later changed and Waking Up The Neighbours was declared a Canadian album. Refuses to attend the Juno Awards (Canada’s equivalent of the Grammys) because they, according to his manager, Bruce Allen, “turned their back on the biggest thing to come out” of Canada (referring to Adams’ hit “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You”). In 1976 joined replaced the lead singer of a band called Sweeney Todd. He recorded several songs for them before leaving the band in 1977. On those recordings, his voice was speeded up so it didn’t sound so raspy. Of his #1 hits, only one (“Heaven”) was not written for a motion picture. The title theme to the film A Night in Heaven (1983) was recorded at the time of the film’s release and, at the time, his third album, “Cuts Like A Knife”, yielded several Top 10 hits. The song was later included in his fourth album, “Reckless” (1984), which later became a Top 10 hit. The same album also has a duet with Tina Turner titled “It’s Only Love”. Had a number one single for 16 weeks (4 months) in Britain with (everything I do) I do it for you. His first job was washing dishes. Shares the same birthday (November 5th) as Ryan Adams. By coincidence, a high school in Dallas, Texas, bears his name. Bryan Adams High School (named after a Dallas community figure) was opened in 1957, two years before the Canadian singer’s birth. He was awarded the C.M. (Member of the Order of Canada) on April 20, 1998 and the C.O. (Officer of the Order of Canada) on May 6, 1998 for his services to music. Recorded “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” in Spanish in 1992. Attended the same high school as Michael J. Fox in Vancouver. Is a strong animals’ rights activist. Recorded “Here I Am” in the French language. [2007] Personal Quotes I always knew I’d be in music in some sort of capacity. I didn’t know if I’d be successful at it, but I knew I’d be doing something in it. Maybe get a job in a record store. Maybe even play in a band. I never got into this to be a star. I got in trouble with the police, and that was a rude awakening. That was it. I’d seen the bottom of the pit, and it was time to scrape myself out of it. Where Are They Now (12 March 2000) Won the Juno award for best male artist of the year. (1996/1997) Touring in Europe, Japan, Australia (January 2004) Touring the US, Asia and Europe, and working at his upcoming album. (April 2005) Gearing up for a the “rock & roll double header” tour of the United States with Def Leppard (each takes turns opening/closing). Recently released the 3rd single “room service” from his new album of the same name. The album is due out in the coming weeks in the US, and was released everywhere else last fall. (June 2007) Chelsea, London, England.

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