Portal:Bryan Adams

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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". In 1991, he released "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" from the album Waking Up the Neighbours The song was written for the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 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 as well as 72 weeks in the top 20. Adams also had the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "Heaven", "All for Love" and "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?"

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 for song composition and has been nominated five times for Golden Globe Awards and three times for Academy Awards for his songwriting for films.

Adams was awarded the 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.

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Bryan Adam awards article listing his 18 Juno Awards among 56 nominations, including wins for Best Male Artist in 2000 and Male Vocalist of the Year in 1997 and every year from 1983 to 1987.[1] Adams has also had 15 Grammy Award nominations including a win for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television for "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" at the Grammy Awards in 1992. Adams has also received awards and nominations at the American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, and Golden Globe Awards. In 1995, he collaborated with Sting and Rod Stewart for the single "All for Love", which received a Grammy nomination that same year.

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Waking Up the Neighbours is an album released in 1991 and Adams sixth studio album. The album was recorded at Battery Studios in England, and at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, mixed at Mayfair Studios in England, and mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk in New York City. "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" was number one on the British charts for a record-breaking sixteen weeks.[2] After this success, the album was propelled to the #1 spot on the UK album chart, however only for one week.[3] The album has sold 15 million copies worldwide becoming Adams' best-selling album.[4]

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Bryan Adams star on Canada's Walk of Fame.
Bryan Adams in Guadalajara, Mexico October, 2006
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"Summer of '69" is a song written by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance originally for Adams' fourth studio album Reckless (1984). It was the fourth single released from the album. It is one of Adams' most recognizable and popular songs. The song peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #40 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The song has appeared on all of Adams' compilation albums. In Canada "Summer of '69" was officially released to radio on November, 1984.[5] The song reached the top twenty on the Canadian Singles Chart and remained in the top twenty for another month. "Summer of '69" was the highest charting single from Reckless with Heaven.[6]

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  1. ^ "Juno Awards Artist Summary - Bryan Adams". Retrieved 2010-06-01.
  2. ^ "Everything I Do". BBC. Retrieved 2008-06-24.
  3. ^ "British Album Chart". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2008-06-24.
  4. ^ "Bryan Adams bio". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-06-24.
  5. ^ Album notes for Anthology by Dave Marsh (CD booklet). A&M Records (A&M 5613). August 11, 2010.
  6. ^ "Artist Chart History (singles) - Bryan Adams". Allmusic. Retrieved August 11, 2010.
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