Bryan Guy Adams, OC OBC is a Canadian singer, guitarist, songwriter, photographer, and activist. Bryan Guy Adams was born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, to British parents, Elizabeth Jane (née Watson) and Captain Conrad J. Adams, who immigrated to Canada from Plymouth, England in the 1950s. Adams rose to fame in North America 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”. and in 1991, he released “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” from the album Waking Up the Neighbours. Adams also spawned the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles “Heaven”, “All for Love” and “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?”.
Adams was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in March 2011 and Canada’s Walk of Fame, Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame in 1998., and in April 2006 he was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at Canada’s Juno Awards. In 2008, Adams was ranked 38th on the list of All-Time top artists in the Billboard Hot 100 50th Anniversary Charts. On 13 January 2010, he received the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award for his part in numerous charitable concerts and campaigns during his career, and on 1 May 2010 was given the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for his 30 years of contributions to the arts and was inducted to the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011.
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.