Bryan Adams Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 04 Feb, 2019
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Date of Birth: 1959 , November-5
Age: 61 years old
Birth Nation: Canada
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Born and raised in Ontario, Canada, Brian Guy Adams is a Canadian singer, record producer, songwriter, guitarist, philanthropist, and photographer. He is widely known for his evergreen songs Summer of 69, Everything I Do It For You.

Adams has achieved many awards and nominations including 20 Juno Awards out of 56 nominations, and fifteen of them were Grammy Award nominations.

Early Life And Education Of Brian Adam

Bryan Adams was born on 5th November 1959 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He was born to his American parents Captain Conrad J. Adams, and Elizabeth Jane, who moved to Canada in 1950.  He is of White ethnicity and holds Canadian nationality.

His father worked as a Sandhurst Officer in the British Army, joined the Canadian Army, later served for United Nations peacekeeping observer for Canada. Adams traveled to various places with his parents including Portugal, Vienna, Austria, and Israel.

He attended Colonel By Secondary School in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of East Ottawa.

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Brian Adam's Career

Bryan Adams began working in the Vancouver studio scene, as a background vocalist for the CBC and as a backup for local artists. He also worked with Robbie King, Motown keyboardist, who according to Adams got him his first paid gig.

In 1976 he came out as the lead vocalist for the band Sweeney Todd. The band released their album If Wishes Were Horses in 1977 and re-recorded the song Roxy Roller which was their hit song before Adams joined the band. With Adam's vocal the song listed #99 on the US charts. A year later he left the group.

Following the separation from Sweeney Todd, Adams was often seen in nightclubs hanging out with cover bands. He met guitarist Keith Scott during those club times, and they still perform together.

In 1978, the young singer signed to A&M records for $1. His few self-written demos recorded emerged over the few years, distinctly I'm Ready, and Remember recorded for his solo debut album.

After gaining success from his second album You Want It You Got It, Adams released another album Reckless, produced by him and Bob Clearmountain. The album ranked #1 on the Billboard 200. It featured hit tracks including Summer of 69, Heaven, Somebody, and Run To You.

In 1984, Bryan Adams rolled on a two-year world tour to launch the album starting in the United States and Canada, then Japan, Australia, UK, and back to Canada.

On 24 September 1991, Adams released another hit album Waking Up The Neighbours before his quite successful album Into the Fire. Waking Up the Neighbours was co-produced by Mult Lange and Adams.

The album also topped the charts worldwide including no.1 in both Germany and the UK. The album featured four songs including Everything I Do I Do It For You which ranked number 1 on the UK Singles Chart.

In 1996, Adams' another hit album 18 til I Die was released. It featured three single hits, two of them became UK Top 10 singles, Let's Make a Night to Remember, The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me and Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?.

In 1990, Adams credited his voice as the evil rat henchman Hoodwink in an animated television special for children titled The Real Story of the Three Little Kittens. It was first aired via CTV Network in Canada and later on HBO in the USA.

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In early 2000, Bryan Adams sang and co-wrote the song, Don't Give Up, from Chicane's album Behind the Sun. The song peaked #1 on the UK chart.

On 17 March, he released his seventh album named 11. It also charted #1 in Canada, #2 in Germany, and #80 in the United States. Adams also made a promotional tour, 11-day, 11-countries European acoustic tour for the release of the album.

Bryan Adams is one of the many popular Canadian musicians to visit Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The purpose of the visit was Adams' request to the Prime Minister to change the archaic copyright laws.

In 2011, Feb 19, Bryan Adams along with his band played in Kathmandu, Nepal. The program was organized by ODC Network which made him the first international artist to perform in Nepal.

The following year, Adams voiced the lead character of a dog called Jock, in Jock of the Bushveld, an animated South African film. He also sang and co-wrote two main songs By our Side and Way Oh.

On 16 October 2015, Adams also released his first album of new material in 7 years. The album Getting Up was made in collaboration with Jim Vallance.

Brian Adam's Net worth

Bryan Adams earns a huge amount of money as singer, songwriter, philanthropist, guitarist, record producer, photographer, and activist. As of 2018, Adams total net worth is estimated to be $65 million.

He also owns a home in the West Indies. The house has an amazing outdoor view of the ocean and is on rent for $30,000 per week. He also owns a luxury mansion in Paris.

[ CAPTION: Bryan Adams' home in West Indies ][ SOURCE: Variety ]

He also owns few luxury cars like Audi R8($146,000), and BMW x3(price starting from $43,645).

His earnings and expenses breakdown throughout years,

Year Description


1981 Earnings from the album You Want It You Got It $50,000
1983 Earnings from his album Cuts Like a Knife $2,000,000
1984 From his album Reckless $12,000,000
1987 made from his album Into The Fire $2,000,000
1988 Earnings from his live album Live! Live! Live! $1,000,000
1991 Earnings from the album Waking Up the Neighbours $16,000,000
1993 Earnings from his compilation album So Far So Good $13,000,000
1996 generated from the album 18 til I Die $3,000,000
1997 Earnings from live album MTV Unplugged $465,000
1998 Earnings from the album On a Day Like Today $430,000
1999 Earnings from the compilation album The Best of Me $3,600,000
2002 Earnings from the album Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron $570,000
2004 Earnings from his next album Room Service $3,000,000
2005 Money raised from a concert in Qatar $2,617,000
2008 Earnings from the album 11 $500,000
2010 Earnings from his live album Bare Bones $40,000
2014 Earnings from the album Tracks of My Years $20,000
2016 Money raised for the Reach Out to Asia campaign as he auctioned his White Fender Guitar $3,700,000

Watch Bryan Adams' all-time popular song Summer of 69 live.

Brian Adam's Personal Life

In 1990, Bryan Adams was in a relationship with Cecilie Thomsen, a Danish model. However, the couple broke up after a short time.

Later in 2009, he began dating Alicia Grimaldi, co-founder of his namesake foundation and a trustee. They welcomed their first baby a daughter Mirabella Bunny Adams on 22 April 2011, and second baby Lula Rosylea Adams on 14 Feb 2013.

[ CAPTION: Bryan Adams with his partner Grimaldi ][ SOURCE: MyTe Box ]

The singing legend has been a vegetarian for more than 29 years. He left eating dairy and meat since 1989.

Brian Adam's Body Measurements 

  • Brian Adam's height: He has a height of 5' 6" (1.73m).
  • Weight: 72 kg
  • Hair Color: Blonde 
  • Eye Color: Brown 
  • Age: As of 2018, he is 59 years old.