Bryan Adams

Singer, Songwriter
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 ... Read more »
Born: 11/04/1959 in Kingston, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Music (42)

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return 2014 (Movie)

Songs (Song)

Grown Ups 2 2013 (Movie)

("Heaven") (Song Performer)

Grown Ups 2 2013 (Movie)

("Heaven") (Song)

Old Dogs 2009 (Movie)

"You've Been A Friend To Me" (Song Performer)

Old Dogs 2009 (Movie)

"You've Been A Friend To Me" (Song)

Nothing Like the Holidays 2008 (Movie)

("I Wanna Sex You Up") (Song)

Bridge to Terabithia 2007 (Movie)

("A Place For Us") (Song)

Cashback 2007 (Movie)

("Mysterious Ways") (Song Performer)

Cashback 2007 (Movie)

("Mysterious Ways") (Song)

Color Me Kubrick 2007 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Color Me Kubrick 2007 (Movie)

(Composer)

Bobby 2006 (Movie)

("Never Gonna Break My Faith") (Song)

The Guardian 2006 (Movie)

("Never Let Go") (Song Performer)

The Guardian 2006 (Movie)

("Never Let Go") (Song)

Racing Stripes 2005 (Movie)

("It Ain't Over Yet") (Song Performer)

Racing Stripes 2005 (Movie)

("It Ain't Over Yet") (Song)

Stacked 2005 (Tv Show)

Theme Music

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron 2002 (Movie)

("Here I Am") (Song)

Hope Floats 1998 (Movie)

("When You Love Someone (from 'MTV Unplugged')") (Song Performer)

Hope Floats 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Excess Baggage 1997 (Movie)

("The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You") (Song Performer)

The Red Corner 1997 (Movie)

video clip("The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You") (Performer)

Music in Movies '95 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Song Performer

The Mirror Has Two Faces 1996 (Movie)

("I Finally Found Someone") (Song Performer)

The Mirror Has Two Faces 1996 (Movie)

(Song)

The Three Musketeers 1993 (Movie)

(Song)

The Three Musketeers 1993 (Movie)

("All For Love") (Song Performer)

What's Love Got to Do With It 1993 (Movie)

song producer("Why Must We Wait Until Tonight?") (Song)

Honey, I Blew Up the Kid 1992 (Movie)

(Song)

Honey, I Blew Up the Kid 1992 (Movie)

("Kids Wanna Rock") (Song Performer)

The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Song Performer

The Cutting Edge 1992 (Movie)

("Feels Like Forever - Theme From 'The Cutting Edge'") (Song)

Problem Child 2 1991 (Movie)

("Only the Strong Survive") (Song Performer)

Problem Child 2 1991 (Movie)

(Song)

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 1991 (Movie)

(Song)

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 1991 (Movie)

("(Everything I Do) I Do It For You") (Song Performer)

An Innocent Man 1989 (Movie)

("When the Night Comes") (Song)

Pink Cadillac 1989 (Movie)

("Drive All Night") (Song)

Scenes From the Goldmine 1986 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Real Genius 1985 (Movie)

("One Night Love Affair") (Song Performer)

Class 1983 (Movie)

("Hiding From Love") (Song Performer)

Class 1983 (Movie)

(Song)
Actor (31)

Jock of the Bushveld 2011 (Movie)

(Voice)

American Idol 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

House of Fools 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Who Live at Royal Albert Hall 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

An All-Star Tribute to Joni Mitchell 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

A Gift of Song 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC in Concert 1990 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

An Intimate Evening With Anne Murray 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The VH1 Fashion Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Bonnie Raitt: Road Tested 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Independence Day Concert 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

New Year's Eve in Vegas 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 68th Annual Academy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Elvis: The Tribute 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1995 World Music Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Apollo Theater Hall of Fame 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Farm Aid VI 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1992 MTV Video Music Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1991 Billboard Music Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ice Queen's Mittens 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Voice

Pink Cadillac 1989 (Movie)

Gas Station Attendant (Actor)

The Prince's Trust All-Star Rock Concert 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Top of the Pops 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Prince's Trust All-Star Rock Concert 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Tina Turner: Private Dancer 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor
Other (1)

The 2001 MTV Movie Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Consultant

Biography

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".

Relationships

Lula

Daughter
Born February 2013; mother, Alicia Grimaldi

Bruce Adams

Brother

Mirabella Adams

Daughter
Born April 2011; mother, Alicia Grimaldi

Alicia Grimaldi

Companion
Couple had first child Mirabella Bunny April 2011

Elle Macpherson Actor

Companion
Reportedly dating as of 2009 No longer together

Plum Sykes Actor

Companion
Met through mutual friend Gwyneth Paltrow Dating since August 2002 No longer together

Cecilie Thomsen

Companion
No longer together

EDUCATION

dropped out of school at age 16 to pursue music career

Milestones

2012

Published photography book Exposed

2010

With Nelly Furtado, performed duet "Bang the Drum" for opening ceremony Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver

2006

Earned Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song for "Never Gonna Break My Faith," which was featured in "Bobby"

2005

Published first book of photos in U.S. (for Calvin Klein) titled American Women; proceeds from book went to breast cancer research

2005

Released Anthology, a two-disc retrospective collection of hits

2002

Wrote and recorded songs for soundtrack of animated film "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron"

1999

Released greatest hits collection The Best of Me

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"

1995

Received second Oscar nomination for "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman" from "Don Juan DeMarco"

1993

With Rod Stewart and Sting, recorded "All for Love," the theme for remake of "The Three Musketeers"

1991

Earned first Oscar nomination for "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" from "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves"

1988

Feature film debut, a small role in "Pink Cadillac"; also contributed song to soundtrack

1985

First No. 1 album, Reckless

1985

Released first No. 1 single "Heaven"

1984

Contributed first original songs for a feature soundtrack to "Teachers"

1983

Made appearance on "American Bandstand"

1983

Released first U.S. Top 10 song "Straight From the Heart"

1983

First song to be featured in a film "Heaven" used in "A Night in Heaven"; song was not originally written for film

1983

Third album Cuts Like a Knife went platinum

1981

Made first U.S. tour

1980

Released first solo self-titled album

1978

Signed to a recording contract by A&M Records Canada; had minor hit with "Let Me Take You Dancing" (1979)

1977

Joined band Sweeney Todd; began writing songs with Jim Vallance

1976

Dropped out of school at age 16 to form first band Shock

Raised in Canada, Portugal, Israel, and Austria

After parents divorced, moved with mother and brother to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Bonus Trivia

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Adams received Order of Canada honor in 1990.

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"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?" – Adams to Entertainment Weekly, Feb. 23-March 1, 1996

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