Bryan Adams

Canadian rock singer-songwriter Bryan Adams

Bryan Guy Adams, OC, OBC is a Canadian rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, bassist, producer, actor and photographer. For his contributions to music, Adams has 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, and American Music awards.
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Celebrities Mourn George Michael After News Of His Death
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Iconic pop singer George Michael died on Sunday at the age of 53.  “It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period,” his publicist told the BBC in a statement. News of his death was met with an outpouring of emotion as celebrities and those who knew him took to Twitter to express their grief.  Paul on George Michael: — Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) December 26, 2016 I am in deep shock. I have lost a beloved friend - the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist. RIP @GeorgeMichael — Elton John (@eltonofficial) December 26, 2016 I just heard about my friend @GeorgeMichael's death. He was such a brilliant talent. I'm so sad. — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 25, 2016 Heartbroken at the loss of my beloved friend Yog. Me, ...
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Why Bad Recruitment is Crushing Your Brand and Costing You Millions - And What You Can Do About It
The Huffington Post - over 1 year
Bryan Adams, CEO and Founder, Ph.Attraction More...
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Jack White joins other musicians who dabble in photography
Yahoo News - over 1 year
Jack White, and his music label Third Man Records, teamed with The Impossible Project -- an initiative that produces self-developing film in the wake of Polaroid's film extinction. Putting the company's signature I-1 instant camera to use, White snapped photos of clowns, Mick Jagger, and even a few self-portraits. While Bryan Adams might be the other name that comes to mind for combining music and camerawork, we take a look at four other musicians who have on occasion exchanged musical instruments for photographic ones.
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6 Habits of a Delusional Marketer
Huffington Post - over 1 year
By Bryan Adams, Founder & CEO at Ph.Creative Marketers are creatures of habit. With their own ideas of campaign maintenance and an internal view of how the industry should work, marketers often overlook powerful ways to produce meaningful and effective content. Just ask the under fire bosses at BHS and Austin reed who are reeling from their much publicised collapse. This situation epitomises a stark truth: failing to remain relevant to your customers can result in meltdown. Ultimately, the inquest doesn’t start and finish with the marketing department, but you’d be hard pressed to find a failing brand that genuinely resonates with its consumers.  To rub further salt in the wound, this was an avoidable outcome. Marketers have an uncanny ability of falling through the same trapdoors time and again. In this article, you’ll find six damaging habits that marketers repeat over and over. As the saying goes, “In every mistake there is the potential for growth.” ...
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No, I Won't Smile
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Dear Well-Meaning Stranger in the Grocery Store, No, I won't smile. Thank you for asking. But right now I am going through something. I'm the kind of depressed where I feel like a stranger in my own skin. See I was already feeling kind of good. Getting out the door was an incontestable victory for me. And your insisting that I smile is reminding me of how far I still have to go. Being in this store is hard enough. I feel like an alien in this land of soft rock and small talk. I'd much rather be on my home planet, the one where I wear pajama bottoms and a sweatshirt with the hood pulled up tight, listening to Sia all day. But I am here and trying as hard as I can despite the difficulties that will arise. Let's not add smiling like an idiot to my grocery list. In the juice aisle I will hear a song by Bryan Adams that sticks in my throat like a blade, and I will fake a cough to push the choked-up feeling away while my children select cereals and a blue raspberry drink. But b...
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Cirque du Soleil joins boycott of North Carolina over transgender bathroom law
LATimes - almost 2 years
Cirque du Soleil has joined Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Bryan Adams and others in boycotting North Carolina over the state's controversial "bathroom" law that would affect transgender people. The Montreal company famous for its colorful, acrobatic extravaganzas said Friday that it is canceling...
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Billy Ray Cyrus Joins Miley In 'Taking A Stand' Against Anti-LGBT Laws
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Billy Ray Cyrus has joined his daughter, Miley Cyrus, in expressing his own distaste for the anti-LGBT laws that have been passed in North Carolina, Mississippi and, more recently, Tennessee.   The 54-year-old country crooner mentioned Miley, as well as rocker Bryan Adams, for "taking a stand" on the controversial new laws that harbor discriminatory practices against the LGBT community in a post on his official Facebook page Monday. Adams had also announced Monday that he was canceling his April 14 performance at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi in the wake of the state's "Religious Liberty” bill.  Billy Ray Cyrus wrote the following on Facebook:  Billy Ray Cyrus's statement comes just days after Miley Cyrus offered similar sentiments on both her Instagram and Twitter. The 23-year-old star re-tweeted a link to a blog post written by Chase Strangio, who is an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) attorney, that condemned the anti-LGBT laws.  ...
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Singer Bryan Adams cancels Mississippi show to protest same-sex law - almost 2 years
(Reuters) - Canadian singer Bryan Adams has canceled a show in Mississippi to protest a new state law that will let people with religious objections deny services to same-sex couples, the second major concert scrapped in the U.S. South over discrimination concerns.
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Bryan Adams goes retro with 'Get Up' album - over 2 years
Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams says his new album, "Get Up," is the ideal follow-up record to his iconic "Reckless" album of 30 years ago.
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Bryan Adams goes retro with 'Get Up' album - over 2 years
Canadian rocker Bryan Adams is back with a new album "Get Up" which he hopes will emulate the success of his album "Reckless" 30 years ago. Rollo Ross reports.
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Bryan Adams in Concert, Internationally Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter In an Evening of Rock Classics, Coming to THIRTEEN's Great Performances in March on PBS
Yahoo News - about 3 years
Adams current album, Tracks of My Years, is his first studio release in six years, and features a wide range of musical styles reflective of a time when rock was played alongside pop, country and R&B.   Great Performances captures Adams in peak performance during his current world tour, performing favorites from the new album as well as his own chart-topping hits. The performance – including "Here I Am," "Summer of '69," "Heaven," and "Straight from the Heart" -- was filmed at Toronto's Elgin Theater in July 2014, and marks the singer's PBS debut.
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Review: One Direction rocks out on 'Midnight'
USA Today - about 4 years
Shades of The Who, Bryan Adams and Steve Miller lurk in these grooves.
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Priyanka Chopra, The New Guess Girl, 'Honored' To Be Brand's First Indian Model
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Say hello to the new Guess girl: Priyanka Chopra. The Bollywood star and former Miss World has been tapped by the brand to front its Holiday 2013 campaign, making Chopra the first Indian Guess girl. "I'm like their first brown model," Chopra told Women's Wear Daily. "For a global fashion brand, for them to move their campaign into a global space, for me it's an honor." The stunning black-and-white photos, shot by Bryan Adams, feature Chopra sporting Guess' signature teased hair, cat eyeliner and sexy clothes in a Mediterranean villa. Translation: The campaign is an instant classic, bringing to mind the ads of Claudia Schiffer and Anna Nicole Smith, Chopra's predecessors. Chopra said she was hand-selected by Paul Marciano, Guess' president, after he met her and immediately dubbed her the new Sophia Loren. Since Marciano's last model of choice, Kate Upton, has become the poster child for glamorous bombshell beauty, we have no doubt that Chopra will be the name on everybody's lips ...
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Cool Jobs: Paul McCartney's Drummer Edition!
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Abe Laboriel, Jr. Lives The Dream I've been contributing to The Huffington Post for a few years now, and I've written about all kinds of different things, generally in the arts & culture space, that capture my attention. The most enjoyable pieces for me by far have been the ones that involve me interviewing people who do interesting things for a living. From the Quirky Young Mortician to the '80s Hair Metal Icon to the Infamous Madam, to the Best Friends Who Are So Cute And Funny They Got A TV Show, I get such a thrill out of being able to get and provide glimpses into the worlds and minds of truly interesting people who do truly interesting things for a living. And I want to do more of it. I've made a list of people I want to talk to and learn more about -- and it's really, really going to be awesome. What's more, as I set out to do each piece, I'll be asking my Twitter followers to submit their questions as well and will integrate the best of those into the interviews, as I'...
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Free Pussy Riot
Amnesty International - over 4 years
18 July 2013 Urge the Russian Authorities to release the Nadya and Masha immediately. Seven members of the Russian band Pussy Riot, Russian Federation, January 2012. © Игорь Мухин More than 100 internationally renowned musicians have joined a worldwide call for the release of the two jailed members of the Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot ahead of their parole appeal hearings this week by signing an open letter calling for their release. Join them and sign the petition below. OPEN LETTER Dear Masha and Nadia, As the one-year anniversary of your trial approaches, we are writing to assure you that, around the world, people are both still thinking of you and working for your release. Although you were the most visible of the protesters, we know that there were many other young people who have suffe...
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  • 2015
    Age 55
    He has won 3 Lead Awards in Germany for his fashion photography, most recently in October 2015 for his story in Helmut Berger, and previously in June 2012 and again in 2006.
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    On 7 September 2015, it was announced that Adams would be performing at the 2015 AFL Grand Final, along with English singer Ellie Goulding and American musician Chris Isaak.
    Adams released his first album of all new material in seven years on 16 October 2015.
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    Adams works as a photographer as well as musician. On 16 September 2015 he was given an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in London for his work in photography.
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  • 2014
    Age 54
    In July 2014, Adams filmed Bryan Adams in Concert for the American program Great Performances on PBS.
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    On 13 July 2014, Adams presented a live concert on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City, Canada.
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    On 30 September 2014, Adams released a new album titled Tracks of My Years.
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    In an interview on 18 March 2014, Adams revealed that he has signed a contract with Verve Records in the US.
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  • 2013
    Age 53
    They announced the birth of their second daughter Lula Rosylea Grimaldi-Adams on 14 February 2013.
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    In 2013, he wrote and sang on "After All" with Michael Bublé from his album To Be Loved.
  • 2012
    Age 52
    In July 2012, Adams was featured as the voice of the lead character of a dog called Jock, in the animated South African film Jock of the Bushveld.
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  • 2011
    Age 51
    On 20 November 2011, Adams performed "When You're Gone" on the TV show The X Factor in the UK with the remaining acts in the competition.
    On 19 November 2011, Adams co-wrote and recorded the dance music single/video for the Loverush UK! single "Tonight in Babylon" in Southwark, London..
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    He performed at the opening ceremony of the 2011 Cricket World Cup on 17 February 2011 in Dhaka, Bangladesh and also performed in a solo concert in the next day.
    On 19 February 2011, Adams and his band played in Kathmandu, which was organized by ODC Network and made him the first ever international artist to perform in Nepal.
  • 2010
    Age 50
    In November 2010, Adams released the acoustic album Bare Bones.
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    On 12 February 2010, Adams performed a duet with Nelly Furtado. The song was called "Bang the Drum" and was co-written with Jim Vallance for the opening ceremony for the 2010 Winter Olympics Games in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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    In February 2010, Adams released "One World, One Flame".
  • 2009
    Age 49
    In December 2009, he co-wrote, produced and performed the song "You've Been a Friend to Me" for the Disney film Old Dogs.
    Adams was one of the four musicians who were pictured on the second series of the Canadian Recording Artist Series to be issued by Canada Post stamps on 2 July 2009.
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  • 2008
    Age 48
    Adams released his eleventh album internationally on 17 March 2008.
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  • 2007
    Age 47
    In addition to his success at the Junos and Grammys and other music awards, Adams was also nominated for his fifth Golden Globe in 2007 for songwriting on the film Bobby which was sung by Aretha Franklin and Mary J. Blige, and has been nominated three times for Academy Awards for writing music in film.
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    Adams supports the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) by shooting photos for them and writing letters. He wrote to the CEO of KFC restaurants in Canada in November 2007, asking them to become leaders in using more modern and more humane methods of killing chickens.
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    In 2007, he co-wrote two songs "A Place for Us" and "Another Layer" for the Disney film Bridge to Terabithia.
  • 2006
    Age 46
    On 29 January 2006, Adams became the first Western artist to perform in Karachi, Pakistan after the 11 September attacks, in conjunction with a benefit concert by Shehzad Roy to raise money for underprivileged children to go to school.
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    In 2006, Adams co-wrote and performed the theme song "Never Let Go" which was featured in the closing credits of the film The Guardian starring Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher.
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  • 2005
    Age 45
    Also in 2005, Adams re-recorded the theme song for the second season of Pamela's Fox sitcom Stacked.
  • 2004
    Age 44
    In 2004, ARC Weekly released its chart of top pop artists since the last 25 years and Adams came up at number 13 in the chart with four number-one singles, ten top five hits and 17 top ten hits.
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  • 2002
    Age 42
    In 2002, Adams co-wrote and performed the songs for the DreamWorks animated film, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.
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  • 2000
    Age 40
    In 2000, Adams co-wrote and sang on the number one song for Chicane's album Behind the Sun called "Don't Give Up".
  • 1998
    Age 38
    On a Day Like Today was released in 1998 and the release coincided with his contract being sold to Interscope Records.
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  • 1997
    Age 37
    In December 1997, Adams released MTV Unplugged with three new tracks: "Back to You", "A Little Love" and "When You Love Someone". "Back to You" was the first single, followed by "I'm Ready", an acoustic version of the Cut's Like A Knife track.
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  • 1996
    Age 36
    In 1996, Adams joined Don Henley on stage with a Duet at Live at Honors, Everybody Knows.
    On 27 July 1996, Adams performed his second sold-out Wembley Stadium in London in front of a crowd of approximately 70,000.
  • 1993
    Age 33
    In November 1993, Adams released a compilation album entitled So Far So Good, that again topped the Charts in numerous countries such as the UK, Germany and Australia.
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    In 1993 he collaborated with Rod Stewart and Sting for the single "All for Love" co-written by Adams for the Motion Picture Soundtrack of the movie Three Musketeers.
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  • 1992
    Age 32
    The tour continued through several European countries in June 1992, including Italy, Germany, Holland and Scandinavia, and in July 1992, Adams performed for the first time in Hungary and Turkey (where he filmed his video for "Do I Have To Say The Words?
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    February 1992, Adams toured New Zealand and Australia for seven dates—kicking off with a press conference in Sydney.
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    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.
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  • 1991
    Age 31
    The album won many awards including a Grammy Award in 1991 for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television.
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    On the 24 September 1991, Adams released the album Waking Up the Neighbours.
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  • 1990
    Age 30
    On April 20, 1990, Adams was made a Member of the Order of Canada; and on May 6, 1998, was promoted within the order to the rank of Officer of the Order of Canada.
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  • 1985
    Age 25
    His first high-profile charity appearance came in 1985 when he opened the US transmission of Live Aid from Philadelphia.
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    In 1985, Adams worked on Roger Daltrey's sixth solo album Under a Raging Moon, which was a tribute album to The Who's former drummer Keith Moon who died in 1978.
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    Adams began the first leg of his tour entitled "World Wide in '85" which started in Oklahoma and ended in October 1985.
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  • 1984
    Age 24
    In December 1984, Adams embarked on a two-year world tour to launch the album starting in Canada and United States, then into Japan, Australia, back to the UK and again to Canada.
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    The album was released in November 1984 and featured the singles, "Run to You", "Summer of '69", "Heaven", "One Night Love Affair", "Somebody", and "It's Only Love", a duet with Tina Turner.
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  • 1983
    Age 23
    Cuts Like a Knife, which was released in January 1983, was Adams's breakout album due mainly to the lead singles. "Straight from the Heart" was the most successful song, reaching #10 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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  • 1981
    Age 21
    Adams's second album, You Want It You Got It, was recorded in New York City in two weeks and it marked Adams's first album co-produced by Bob Clearmountain. It was released in 1981 and contained the FM radio hit "Lonely Nights", (as well as Seattle-area favorite "Fits Ya Good") but it was not until his third album that he achieved international recognition, popularity.
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  • 1980
    Age 20
    Adams's self-titled debut album was released in February 1980, and marked the beginning of what was to become a long songwriting partnership between Adams and co-writer Jim Vallance.
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  • 1979
    Age 19
    Also recorded during this time was the disco song "Let Me Take You Dancing" featuring Adams's vocal sped up to meet the 122BPM dance tempo, the song made the Canadian RPM chart in March 1979 along with its B-Side "Don't Turn Me Away". "Straight From The Heart" was also written during this period.
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  • 1978
    Age 18
    Later in 1978, Adams signed to A&M records for one dollar.
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    In 1978, at 18, Adams met Jim Vallance through a mutual friend in a Vancouver music store.
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  • 1959
    Born on November 5, 1959.
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