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Also Known As: Bryan Guy Adams Died:
Born: November 5, 1959 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Kingston, Ontario, CA Profession: songwriter, singer

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Bryan Adams has established himself as both a successful rock musician and a singer-songwriter of romantic movie theme ballads. Born in Canada to British parents, he dropped out of school at age 16 to pursue his music career. After appearing with a few bands, he was signed to a recording contract by A&M Records (Canada). His eponymous debut album followed in 1980. Three years later, Adams had his first Top Ten hit single, "Straight From the Heart", a track on his third album "Cuts Like a Knife".

Bryan Adams has established himself as both a successful rock musician and a singer-songwriter of romantic movie theme ballads. Born in Canada to British parents, he dropped out of school at age 16 to pursue his music career. After appearing with a few bands, he was signed to a recording contract by A&M Records (Canada). His eponymous debut album followed in 1980. Three years later, Adams had his first Top Ten hit single, "Straight From the Heart", a track on his third album "Cuts Like a Knife".

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 House of Fools (2002) Himself
3.
 Red Corner (1997)
4.
 Pink Cadillac (1989) Gas Station Attendant
9.
 Gift of Song, A (1997)
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Raised in Canada, Portugal, Israel, and Austria
:
After parents divorced, moved with mother and brother to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1976:
Dropped out of school at age 16 to form first band Shock
1977:
Joined band Sweeney Todd; began writing songs with Jim Vallance
1978:
Signed to a recording contract by A&M Records Canada; had minor hit with "Let Me Take You Dancing" (1979)
1980:
Released first solo self-titled album
1981:
Made first U.S. tour
1983:
Released first U.S. Top 10 song "Straight From the Heart"
1983:
Made appearance on "American Bandstand"
1983:
Third album <i>Cuts Like a Knife</i> went platinum
1983:
First song to be featured in a film "Heaven" used in "A Night in Heaven"; song was not originally written for film
1984:
Contributed first original songs for a feature soundtrack to "Teachers"
1985:
Released first No. 1 single "Heaven"
1985:
First No. 1 album, <i>Reckless</i>
1988:
Feature film debut, a small role in "Pink Cadillac"; also contributed song to soundtrack
1991:
Earned first Oscar nomination for "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" from "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves"
1993:
With Rod Stewart and Sting, recorded "All for Love," the theme for remake of "The Three Musketeers"
1995:
Received second Oscar nomination for "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman" from "Don Juan DeMarco"
1996:
Collaborated with Barbra Streisand, Marvin Hamlisch, and Robert 'Mutt' Lange on "I Finally Found Someone," the love theme for Streisand's "The Mirror Has Two Faces"
1999:
Released greatest hits collection <i>The Best of Me</i>
2002:
Wrote and recorded songs for soundtrack of animated film "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron"
2005:
Released <i>Anthology</i>, a two-disc retrospective collection of hits
2005:
Published first book of photos in U.S. (for Calvin Klein) titled <i>American Women</i>; proceeds from book went to breast cancer research
2006:
Earned Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song for "Never Gonna Break My Faith," which was featured in "Bobby"
2010:
With Nelly Furtado, performed duet "Bang the Drum" for opening ceremony Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver
2012:
Published photography book <i>Exposed</i>
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Notes

Received Order of Canada in 1990

"I'm not afraid of being thought of as someone who is associated with film music. Why not? If it's a good song, what does it matter?"--Bryan Adams to Entertainment Weekly, February 23-March 1, 1996.

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companion:
Cecilie Thomsen. No longer together.
companion:
Plum Sykes. Magazine editor. Gwyenth Paltrow introduced the two together; have been dating since August 2002.

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brother:
Bruce Adams. Younger.

Bibliography close complete biography

"Bryan Adams: The Official Biography" Firefly Books
"Made in Canada"

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