a career spanning over 20 years and worldwide album sales that rival the
biggest recording artists in the world, Bryan Adams's "I'm just the bass
player in the band" attitude seems rather simple, compared to his career
achievements, but that's just how he is.
songs have achieved #1 status all over the world, and his career has seen
some amazing recordings with other music legends from around the world.
He holds the record for the longest running #1 single in British music
history with his hit "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" and has topped
the charts in the USA four times with hits "Heaven", "(Everything I Do)
I Do It For You", "All For Love" (with Rod Stewart and Sting) and "Have
You Ever Really Loved A Woman?". In addition to these recordings he has
been awarded the Order Of Canada from the country he was born in, which
is the Canadian equivalent of the British MBE.
honest live performances and concerts are well documented, making him
one of the most exciting live acts in the world. He has used his concerts
to benefit others over the years. Some examples are The Prince's Trust,
Live Aid and The Concert for Freedom for Nelson Mandela, Greenpeace, Amnesty
International, NetAid/London and others. On his world tour of 92/93/94
he helped created the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, by issuing over
half a million postcards to the fans at the shows, encouraging them to
write and send them to Governments opposed to the sanctuary.
recently, Bryan's focus has been on supporting breast cancer. After contributing
a song to an album and campaign to help find a cure for breast cancer
with Self Magazine in America, he went on to organizing a benefit concert
in Canada early in 1998 and raised over a million dollars to build a breast-screening
center at the St. Catherine's General Hospital with supermodel Linda Evangelista.
That led to the release of "Made In Canada," a best selling book of his
black and white photographs of Canadian women including Celine Dion, Alanis
Morrisette, Joni Mitchell and many others. All royalties from this book
went to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
have been numerous with a Grammy, an American Music Award, countless industry
and songwriting awards and accolades including three Academy Award nominations
for his music and lyrics in film soundtracks.
Universal Records has just released his 12th album this fall entitled
"The Best Of Me" - Adams's end of the decade greatest hits collection
that includes two new songs, the beatley title track 'The Best Of Me'
and the trippy dance track 'Don't Give Up'. The future seems clear that
Adams is unstoppable.
1999, Adams and his power trio of Keith Scott on guitar and Mickey Curry
on drums, completed over 120 concerts in Europe, Africa and the Middle
East. They are touring Canada in January 2000 with concert dates booked
well into the first year of this new millennium. Look for concerts in
America, Australia, Japan and more dates in Europe later this year and
into the next.