Before that at age 15–16 he fronted various pub bands like Sweeney Todd that released "If Wishes Were Horses" and was often seen sitting in with other cover bands.
He and his guitarist Keith Scott met during those club years and still work together today.
After winning four Juno Awards, he headed south towards the American West Coast, culminating with two dates at the Paladium in Los Angeles.
"Straight From The Heart" was also written during this period. Adams's self-titled debut album was released in February 1980, and marked the beginning of what was to become a long songwriting partnership between Adams and co-writer Jim Vallance.
The song was later recorded for Adams's third album "Cuts Like A Knife" in 1983 and released as a single, becoming Adams's first top 10 record in the U. With the exception of "Remember" and "Wastin' Time", most of the album was recorded from 29 October up until 29 November 1979 at Manta Studios and co-produced by Adams and Vallance. It was released in 1981 and contained the FM radio hit "Lonely Nights", (as well as Seattle-area favorite "Fits Ya Good") but it was not until his third album that he achieved international recognition, popularity.
The album peaked at number eight on the Billboard 200 album chart and achieved three times platinum status in Canada, platinum in the United States and gold in Australia.
Adams's album, Reckless, produced by Adams and Bob Clearmountain, peaked at number one on the Billboard 200.
is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, photographer, philanthropist and activist.
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". Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "Heaven", "All for Love" and "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?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 has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.In 1978, at 18, Adams met Jim Vallance through a mutual friend in a Vancouver music store.Vallance was the former drummer and principal songwriter for Vancouver-based rock band Prism and had recently quit that band to focus on a career as a studio musician and songwriter.Also recorded during this time was the disco song "Let Me Take You Dancing" featuring Adams's vocal sped up to meet the 122BPM dance tempo.