From a humble musical beginning at age sixteen in Vancouver to international stardom, composer, producer and vocalist, Bryan Adams has become our musical ambassador to the world.
With album sales exceeding 10 million, Bryan Adams has established himself as one of the world’s most successful music talents. His schedule of concerts which takes him around the world is frenetic. He has performed several times to live audiences in excess of 100,000 and to millions on television.
His array of musical awards attests to his artistry. Bryan has won eleven Juno Awards (including 5 for best vocalist and the first-ever, publicly-nominated Canadian Entertainer of the Year); he is recipient of the Canadian Diamond Award (in recognition of over one million records sold by a Canadian); the PROCAN Crystal Award as composer of “Straight From The Heart” and winner of the Bob Geldof Humanitarian Award.
In the United States, Bryan reached the number one position in the music industry in 1985 with his album Reckless and with his single Heaven. Five other songs from the same album made it into the top 10 single category – a feat only two other artists have ever achieved.
The proceeds from his composition “Tears Are Not Enough”, recorded in 1985 with other Canadian performers, has raised over two million dollars for African famine victims. In 1987 Bryan headlined the Prince’s Trust Charity Concert at Wembley Stadium.
Through it all, he has not forgotten his British Columbia roots. He continues to consider Vancouver his home and works closely with organizations involved in saving and maintaining our environment, recently performing benefit concerts for local environmental groups and for leukemia research.