Bryan Adams (Canadian singer/songwriter)

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Legal name: Bryan Guy Adams

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Bryan Guy Adams FRPS (born 5 November 1959) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and photographer. Adams has been cited as one of the best-selling music artists of all time, and is estimated to have sold between 75 million and more than 100 million records and singles worldwide. Adams was the most played artist on Canadian radio in the 2010s and has had 25 top-15 singles in Canada and a dozen or more in each of the US, UK, and Australia.

Adams joined his first band at age 15, and at age 20 his eponymous debut album was released. He rose to fame in North America with the 1983 top ten album Cuts Like a Knife, featuring its title track and the ballad "Straight From the Heart", his first US top ten hit. His 1984 Canadian and US number one album, Reckless (which became the first album by a Canadian to be certified diamond in Canada), made him a global star with tracks like "Run to You" and "Summer of '69", both top ten hits in the US and Canada, and the power ballad "Heaven", a US number one hit. His 1987 album Into the Fire, with its US and Canadian top ten song, "Heat of the Night", rose to number two in Canada and the top ten in the US and several other countries.

In 1991, Adams released "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You", which went to number one in at least 19 countries, including for 16 and 18 straight weeks in the UK, and Europe overall, both records. It is one of the best-selling singles of all time, having sold more than 15 million copies worldwide. The song was included on Adams' Waking Up the Neighbours (1991), a worldwide number one album that sold 16 million copies, including being certified diamond in Canada. Another major hit off the album was the Canadian number one and US number two hit "Can't Stop This Thing We Started", which also went top ten in several other countries. Beginning in 1993, Adams' hits were mostly ballads, including the worldwide number one or two hits "Please Forgive Me" (1993); "All for Love" (1993); and "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" (1995), the latter two topping the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Adam's 1993 greatest hits compilation album, So Far So Good, topped the charts in numerous countries selling 13 million copies worldwide, including being certified 6× platinum in the US and 11× platinum in Australia.

In 1996, Adams' 18 til I Die was a top five album in many countries, but only reached number 31 in the US. He did duets with Barbra Streisand ("I Finally Found Someone" (1996), his last US top ten hit) and Melanie C ("When You're Gone" (1998), an international top five hit). In the 1990s, Adams had six European Radio Airplay number one songs for 32 weeks, the fourth and third most, respectively; and three number one songs on the European Sales Chart for 29 weeks total, the most weeks of any artist. Since 1999, Adams released eight albums, three reaching number one in Canada, and the last three reaching the top three in the UK, Germany and elsewhere in Europe.

In 2008, Adams was ranked 38th on the list of all-time top artists on the Billboard Hot 100. Adams has won 20 Juno Awards and a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture or Television amongst 16 Grammy nominations, and has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and three Academy Awards for his songwriting for films. Adams has been inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Canada's Walk of Fame, the Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame, the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. On 1 May 2010, Adams received the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for his 30 years of contributions to the arts.

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Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1980Bryan AdamsBryan Adams410
1981You Want It ▪ You Got ItBryan Adams49
1983Cuts Like a KnifeBryan Adams3.3515
1984RecklessBryan Adams4.529
1987Into the FireBryan Adams3.7512
1991Waking Up the NeighboursBryan Adams4.216
199618 Til I DieBryan Adams414
1998On a Day Like TodayBryan Adams3.759
2004Room ServiceBryan Adams2.55
200811Bryan Adams47
2014Tracks of My YearsBryan Adams47
2015Get UpBryan Adams45
2019Shine a LightBryan Adams4
2022ClassicBryan Adams1
2022Pretty Woman: The MusicalBryan Adams1
2022So Happy It HurtsBryan Adams33
2022Classic Pt. IIBryan Adams1

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1988Hits on FireBryan Adams3
1993So Far So GoodBryan Adams415
1996Best BalladsBryan Adams1
1999The Best of MeBryan Adams310
1999Greatest HitsBryan Adams1
2001(Everything I Do) I Do It for YouBryan Adams51
2001HeavenBryan Adams1
2005AnthologyBryan Adams38
2009Cuts Like a Knife + 18 Till I DieBryan Adams1
2010IconBryan Adams1
2013Australian Tour Edition 2013Bryan Adams1
2017UltimateBryan Adams4

Album + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1988Live! Live! Live!Bryan Adams35
1993All for Love ’94Bryan Adams2
1997UnpluggedBryan Adams3.58
2000Live at the BudokanBryan Adams2
2001Live at Slane CastleBryan Adams2
2010Bare BonesBryan Adams4
2013Bare Bones Tour: Live at Sydney Opera HouseBryan Adams2
2017Wembley 1996 LiveBryan Adams2

Album + Soundtrack

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2002Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron: Music From the Original Motion PictureBryan Adams; Hans Zimmer9
2002Spirit : L'Étalon des plainesBryan Adams; Hans Zimmer1
2018Pretty Woman: The Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording)Bryan Adams1

Single

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1978Let Me Take You DancingBryan Adams1
1983Cuts Like a KnifeBryan Adams2
1984Run to YouBryan Adams33
1985DianaBryan Adams1
1985Summer of '69Bryan Adams1
1985Christmas TimeBryan Adams23
1985It’s Only LoveBryan Adams & Tina Turner1
1987Heat of the NightBryan Adams2
1987Thought I’d Died and Gone to HeavenBryan Adams2
1988There Will Never Be Another TonightBryan Adams1
1991Can't stop this thing we startedBryan Adams1
1991Can't Stop This Thing We StartedBryan Adams1
1993Please Forgive MeBryan Adams4
1994All for LoveBryan Adams, Rod Stewart & Sting32
1995Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?Bryan Adams5
1995Rock SteadyBonnie Raitt and Bryan Adams2
1996The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is YouBryan Adams46
1996Let’s Make a Night to RememberBryan Adams7
199618 Til I DieBryan Adams3
1996StarBryan Adams3
1997Back to YouBryan Adams1
1998On a Day Like TodayBryan Adams4
1998When You’re GoneBryan Adams featuring Melanie C27
1999The Best of MeBryan Adams3
1999Cloud #9Bryan Adams3
2000Don't Give UpChicane feat. Bryan Adams511
2000Inside OutBryan Adams1
2004FlyingBryan Adams1
2004Open RoadBryan Adams2
2005Room ServiceBryan Adams1
2010One World One FlameBryan Adams1
2011Alberta Bound / What the Hell I GotBryan Adams1
2011Merry ChristmasBryan Adams1
2013Tonight in Babylon 2013Loverush UK feat. Bryan Adams2
2013After AllMichael Bublé feat. Bryan Adams1
2017Please StayBryan Adams1
2019Shine a LightBryan Adams1
2019That’s How Strong Our Love IsBryan Adams1
2019All or NothingBryan Adams1
2020Lean on Me (ArtistsCAN)Avril Lavigne / Bad Child / Bryan Adams / Buffy Sainte‐Marie / Command Sisters / Dan Kanter / Desiire / Donovan Woods / Fefe Dobson / Geddy Lee / Jann Arden / Johnny Orlando / Josh Ramsay / Jules Halpern / Justin Bieber / Marie‐Mai / Michael Bublé / Olivia Lunny / Ryland James / Sarah McLachlan / Scott Helman / Serena Ryder / Shawn Hook / TIKA / The Tenors / Tyler Shaw / Walk off the Earth2
2020Stop Crying Your Heart Out (BBC Radio 2 Allstars)BBC Children In Need, Anoushka Shankar, Ava Max, BBC Concert Orchestra, Bryan Adams, Cher, Clean Bandit, Ella Eyre, Grace Chatto, Gregory Porter, Izzy Bizu, Jack Savoretti, James Morrison, Jamie Cullum, Jay Sean, Jess Glynne, KSI, Kylie Minogue, Lauv, Lenny Kravitz, Melanie C, Nile Rodgers, Paloma Faith, Rebecca Ferguson, Robbie Williams, Sheku Kanneh-Mason & Yola1

Single + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
Rock This Town / Hey ElvisBryan Adams1

Single + Remix

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1979Let Me Take You DancingBryan Adams2

Single + Soundtrack

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1991(Everything I Do) I Do It for YouBryan Adams3.56
1996I Finally Found SomeoneBarbra Streisand & Bryan Adams54
2002Here I AmBryan Adams5

EP

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1985Diana / Summer Of '69 / The Bryan AdamixBryan Adams1
2019Christmas EPBryan Adams1
The Live VolumeBryan Adams0

EP + DJ-mix

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2020Creí Morir e Ir al Cielo (Remastered)Bryan Adams1

EP + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1992The Live VolumeBryan Adams1

Other + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2004Live in LisbonBryan Adams1

Broadcast

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2015Live at the Palladium, L.A. 1985Bryan Adams1

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