Legendary Canadian rock star, Bryan Adams, initially hit fame with the release of his third album ‘Cuts Like a Knife’ in 1983 which gained him much popularity in the USA. His fourth album, ‘Reckless’, referred to as one of the most significant albums of the era, went on to sell over 4 million copies, while his fifth, ‘Into the Fire,’ rapidly hit Platinum status, charting an astronomical rise for the artist. It was his sixth album, ‘Waking Up the Neighbours, in 1991, however, that shot him to international fame after hit single ‘(Everything I Do) I Do For You’ was featured in the blockbuster ‘Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves’. The track stayed at Number 1 in the UK charts for 16 weeks, breaking the record set in 1955. The song also became the USA’s second largest grossing single of all time and the North American received an Academy Award and Golden Globe nomination for his efforts.
In 1998, Adams was awarded the C.O. (Officer of the Order of Canada) and C.M (Member of the Order of Canada), two of the highest accolades his motherland could bestow upon him, for his efforts in pop music. He also gained a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. In 2006, Adams won a Juno Award and was inducted into the Music Hall of Fame. His music has been used by directors in 42 movies over three decades, from ‘A Night in Heaven’ (1983) to ‘Bobby’ (2007). The rock legend has been nominated for Academy Awards on three occasions and Golden Globes on five. In 2010 he was awarded the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award for the many charitable concerts he has performed.
2017 sees Adams embark on another world tour, proving there is no stopping the Canadian whose career has spanned four decades.
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