Thursday, July 14, 2016

Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams

Growing up, Bryan Adams was my favorite artist. I’m not sure how I got so addicted, but I would always ask my parents to “turn on the tire guy” (his album was him standing next to a large tire). This addiction to Bryan Adams music continues to this day. I have always connected to his music in a way that I’ve never connected to any other artist or band’s music before. My dad has always complained about today’s hits and thinks that no other type of music can compare to the music that came out of the 80’s. Maybe this is one of the reasons I love Bryan Adams so much. Or maybe the fact that whenever we went on a road trip it was Bryan Adams that took over the radio. Whatever the reason is, Bryan Adams will always be my favorite musician. 

Claim to fame:
Bryan Adams, a Canadian singer, rose to fame in North America with his hit album Cuts Like a Knife in 1983. He became a global star after his 1984 album Reckless with some of his best known songs “Run to You”, “Summer of ‘69” (my personal favorite) and “(Everything I Do) I Do it for You”. Adams has been a world renowned artist for thirty-five years and has sold over 100 million records and singles worldwide. Bryan Adams has been nominated for 15 Grammy Awards and has won a Grammy Award for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television. Among his many accomplishments he has also been inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Canada’s Walk of Fame. To add to his many achievements, in 2008, Adams ranked 38th on the list of All-Time top artists in the Billboard Hot 100 50th anniversary charts. In recent years, Adams has started a family with Alicia Grimaldi, a trustee and co-founder of his namesake foundation, who share two daughters. Bryan Adams is still touring today all over the world (and I hope to attend a concert in the future). 

Top Songs:
1.     Summer of ‘69
2.     Heaven
3.     Run to you
4.     Please Forgive Me
5.     Straight From the Heart
6.     Cuts Like a Knife
7.     (Everything I do) I Do it For You
8.     All for Love
9.     Here I am
10.   Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman
11.  Do I Have to Say the Words?
12.  The Best of Me
13.   Can’t Stop This Thing We Started (another personal favorite) 

This is Bryan Adams official website where fans can find merchandise, music, and information. People are able to find concert dates and tickets through his website with easy access. Images of Bryan Adams many accomplishments are scattered throughout his page.

This website is a good source for viewing Bryan Adam music videos as well as live performances. These videos are nicely laid out at the top of the screen for access of the viewer. There are many images of Bryan Adams throughout the years. This website also has tour dates all lined up for purchase. I also found this website helpful because it shows related artists for viewers to check out as well.

This website can be used as a main source of information about Adams. From Bryan Adams early life, music career through the 80’s to current, personal life, awards and honors, to his active participation with animal rights. I found this website to be the most helpful when digging deeper for information on Adams.