Born on this day in 1959, Bryan Guy Adams, the Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, photographer, philanthropist, and activist turns 59. Adams rose to fame in 1983 with his 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"
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For his contributions to music, Adams has garnered many awards and nominations, including 20 Juno Awards among 56 nominations, 15 Grammy Award nominations including a win for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television in 1992. He has also won MTV, ASCAP, American Music awards, three Ivor Novello Awards for song composition and has been nominated five times for Golden Globe Awards and three times for Academy Awards for his songwriting for films.
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.
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.