The Fender Stratocaster is a model of electric guitar designed in 1954 by Leo Fender, Bill Carson, George Fullerton, Freddie Tavares. The Fender Musical Instruments Corporation has continuously manufactured the Stratocaster from 1954 to the present, it is a double-cutaway guitar, with an extended top "horn" shape for balance. Along with the Gibson Les Paul and Fender Telecaster, it is one of the most-often emulated electric guitar shapes. "Stratocaster" and "Strat" are trademark terms belonging to Fender. Guitars that duplicate the Stratocaster by other manufacturers are called S-Type or ST-type guitars; the Stratocaster is a versatile guitar, usable for most styles of music and has been used in many genres, including country, rock, folk, soul and blues, jazz and heavy metal. The Fender Stratocaster was the first guitar to feature three pickups and a spring tension vibrato system, as well as being the first Fender with a contoured body; the Stratocaster's sleek, contoured body shape differed from the flat, slab-like design of the Telecaster.
The Stratocaster's double cutaways allowed players easier access to higher positions on the neck. Starting in 1954, the Stratocaster was offered with a solid contoured ash body, a 21-fret one-piece maple neck with black dot inlays, Kluson tuning machines; the color was a two color sunburst pattern, although custom color guitars were produced. In 1956, Fender began using alder for most custom color Stratocaster bodies. In 1960, the available custom colors were standardized, many of which were automobile lacquer colors from DuPont available at an additional 5% cost. A unique single-ply, 8-screw hole white pickguard held all electronic components except the recessed jack plate—facilitating easy assembly. Original Stratocasters were manufactured with five tremolo springs, allowing the bridge set up to "float". In the floating position, players can move the bridge-mounted tremolo arm up or down to modulate the pitch of the notes being played. Hank Marvin, Jeff Beck and Ike Turner have used the Stratocaster's floating vibrato extensively in their playing.
As string gauges have changed, players have experimented with the number of tremolo springs, as the average gauge has decreased over the years, modern Stratocasters are equipped with three springs as a stock option in order to counteract the reduced string tension. While the floating bridge has unique advantages, the functionality of the "floating" has been accepted and disputed by many musicians; as the bridge floats, the instrument has a tendency to go out of tune during double-stop string bends. Many Stratocaster players opt to tighten the tremolo springs so that the bridge is anchored against the guitar body: in this configuration, the tremolo arm can still be used to slacken the strings and therefore lower the pitch, but it cannot be used to raise the pitch; some players, such as Eric Clapton and Ronnie Wood, feel that the floating bridge has an excessive propensity to detune guitars and so inhibit the bridge's movement with a chunk of wood wedged between the bridge block and the inside cutout of the tremolo cavity, by increasing the tension on the tremolo springs.
Some Stratocasters have a fixed bridge in place of the tremolo assembly. There is considerable debate about the effects on tone and sustain of the material used in the vibrato system's'inertia bar' and many aftermarket versions are available; the Stratocaster features three single coil pickups, with the output selected by a 3-way switch. Guitarists soon discovered that by jamming the switch in between the first and second position, both the bridge and middle pickups could be selected, the middle and neck pickups could be selected between the 2nd and 3rd position; when two pickups are selected they are wired in parallel which leads to a slight drop in output as more current is allowed to pass to the ground. However, since the middle pickup is always wired in reverse, this configuration creates a spaced humbucking pair, which reduces 50/60 cycle hum. In 1977 Fender introduced a 5-way selector making such pickup combinations more stable; the "quacky" tone of the middle and bridge pickups, popularized by players such as Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, David Gilmour, Rory Gallagher, Mark Knopfler, Bob Dylan, Scott Thurston, Ronnie Wood, John Mayer, Ed King, Eric Clapton and Robert Cray, can be obtained by using the pickup selector in positions 2 and 4.
This setting's characteristic tone is not caused by any electronic phenomenon—early Stratocasters used identical pickups for all positions. This "in between" tone is caused by phase cancellation due to the physical position of the pickups along the vibrating string; the neck and middle pickups are each wired to a tone control that incorporates a single, shared tone capacitor, whereas the bridge pickup, slanted towards the high strings for a more trebly sound, has no tone control for maximum brightness. On many modern Stratocasters, the first tone control affects the neck pickup.
Get Up (Bryan Adams album)
Get Up is the thirteenth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams, released physically in Australia and New Zealand on October 2 and worldwide on October 16, 2015 by Universal Music. Produced by ELO frontman Jeff Lynne and co-written with his long-time collaborator Jim Vallance, the album features nine new songs and four acoustic versions; the first single released was "You Belong to Me" featuring a music video. It was shot and directed by Adams using his black and white photography style, with only his guitar and "a muse" to assist him. Universal announced the release of the album on August 10, 2015. "You Belong to Me" was released digitally on the same date as an "instant-grat track". Get Up is Bryan Adams' first studio album consisting of only original material since 11, following the release of covers album, Tracks of My Years in 2014. Adams has said of the album, "It came together quite organically, song by song, working with Jeff producing over the past couple of years whenever he had time.
It was a great partnership as it gave me plenty of time to write the songs, most of which are a collaboration with Jim Vallance. We all worked over the internet from Canada, Europe and LA, sending demos and parts of songs until we got it right." Of working with Jeff Lynne, Adams said: "He sort of becomes a member of the band. In this case, on the majority of the tracks he produced on this album, he is the band." The album's lead single, "Brand New Day" was released on September 7, 2015. Bryan Adams has said of the song: "That was the last song written for the record, it’s about getting motivated, about getting up and do something with yourself, but it’s about the idea that the grass is always greener on the other side. Or is it?" The music video, directed by Adams, features British actress Helena Bonham Carter and Theo Hutchcraft. "You Belong to Me" was released as the album's second single in November 2015 along with the music video, directed by Adams, the song was added to BBC Radio 2's playlist during November and December 2015.
The third single "Do What Ya Gotta Do" debuted on the radio in February 2016 along with the music video, directed by Adams, on February 17, 2016."Don't Even Try" was released as the album's fourth single on July 5, 2016 along with the music video, directed by Adams, premiering the same day. This video features British comedian David Walliams as the unruly guitarist in the band
Jann Arden, is a Canadian singer-songwriter. She is famous for her signature ballads, "Could I Be Your Girl" and "Insensitive", her biggest hit to date. Jann Arden was born in Calgary and moved as a child to Springbank, where she attended Springbank Community High School. Arden was discovered in 1985 by Calgary manager Neil MacGonigill, who worked with her from 1985 to 1998, both managing her career and acting as executive producer of her earlier albums; the two subsequently became estranged. Arden released her critically acclaimed debut album, Time for Mercy in 1993, followed with a single "I Would Die For You". Both were credited among the six Alberta Recording Industry Awards won by Arden in 1994. Arden's 1994 album Living Under June featured her biggest hit to date outside of Canada, "Insensitive", released as a single from the soundtrack to the Christian Slater film Bed of Roses. Another single from that same album, "Could I Be Your Girl", has had significant, consistent airplay on Canadian adult contemporary radio since its release, featured a dance remix version which circulated on pop radio at the time.
Subsequent albums include 1997's Happy?, 2000's Blood Red Cherry, 2003's Love Is the Only Soldier. She released a greatest hits album, Greatest Hurts, in 2001, a live album, Jann Arden Live with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. In 2005, she released her eighth album. In 1998, respondents to Chart magazine's year-end reader's poll named Arden the Canadian celebrity most deserving of her own talk show. Arden revealed that one of her brothers is serving a life sentence in prison, that her song "Hangin' by a Thread" is dedicated to him. Arden released her ninth album, Uncover Me, on February 6, 2007; this album was her first comprising cover songs except for one original piece, "Counterfeit Heart". This was followed by her Uncover Me Tour across Canada during the spring of 2007. On the weekend of March 24, 2007, Arden was admitted to intensive care for heart related concerns, diagnosed as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, a condition associated with acute stress and exhaustion, she had a 2007 USA summer tour with Michael Bublé.
In 2010, they carried the Olympic torch. She co-wrote his 2013 song "Close Your Eyes". In September 2009, Arden released her tenth album and its first single, "A Million Miles Away," in June, she undertook a cross-country Canadian tour, which began in November 2009. She toured with proceeds going to the "Raise-a-Reader Concert Series". In November 2010, Arden released her first live CD and DVD set, entitled Spotlight, her latest autobiography, Falling Backwards, was released on November 1, 2011, along with a second album of cover songs, Uncover Me 2. Arden's thirteenth album, Everything Almost, was released April 29, 2014, through Universal Music Canada. In October 2015, Arden released A Jann Arden Christmas. In addition to her music, she is a writer of memoirs: If I Knew, Don't You Think I'd Tell You?, I'll Tell You One Damn Thing, That's All I Know!, Falling Backwards and Feeding My Mother. In 2018, she launched The Business of Life, a lifestyle podcast on topics such as entrepreneurship, writing and navigating life challenges, which she cohosts with Arlene Dickinson.
In June 2018, CTV announced that Arden would star in Jann, a comedy television series based on a "fictionalized version" of her own life. The series premiered on March 20, 2019. Arden has received a total of 19 Juno Award nominations to date, she has won eight of them, including solo artist of the year in 1994, Songwriter of the Year in 1995 and 2002, Female Artist of the Year in 1995 and 2001. She has won awards at the MuchMusic Video Awards, the Prairie Music Awards, the Western Canadian Music Awards and at the ARIA Awards, she has 17 top ten singles from eight albums. In March 2006, it was announced. In November 2006, Arden received the National Achievement Award from the Society of Composers and Music Publishers of Canada for having six singles reach the 100,000 airplay mark on Canadian radio, she was awarded the prize at a gala in Toronto. In November 2007, Arden was inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, was the winner of the International Achievement Award at the 2007 Western Canadian Music Awards.
In 2012, Arden was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal. On December 29, 2017, Arden was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada for her'achievements as a singer-songwriter and broadcaster, for her extensive charitable work.' She has made a number of charity appearances, including appearances in Africa for World Vision, performing at Live 8 and the MAC Cosmetics Fashion Cares AIDS benefits. She appeared in the opening segment of an episode from the sitcom Ellen starring Ellen DeGeneres aired on January 8, 1997, she appeared in the 2005 Corner Gas episode "Fun Run" and makes guest appearances on the Rick Mercer Report. She took part in performances of The Vagina Monologues across Canada, she toured with Michael Bublé on the U. S. and European legs of his 2005 tour, again toured with him on his 2007 U. S. tour. She sang "O Canada" at the 2006 NBA All-Star Game, she was a judge on season three of Top Chef Canada, episode 13 entitled "Wild Rose Finale", where she was the judge in the elimination portion of the episode.
At the 2006 Juno Awards, to counter host Pamela Anderson's on-stage anti-seal hunting, Arden generated cheers and controversy when she
James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix was an American rock guitarist and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century; the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music". Born in Seattle, Hendrix began playing guitar at the age of 15. In 1961, he enlisted in the U. S. trained as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division. Soon afterward, he moved to Clarksville and began playing gigs on the Chitlin' Circuit, earning a place in the Isley Brothers' backing band and with Little Richard, with whom he continued to work through mid-1965, he played with Curtis Knight and the Squires before moving to England in late 1966 after being discovered by Linda Keith, who in turn interested bassist Chas Chandler of the Animals in becoming his first manager. Within months, Hendrix had earned three UK top ten hits with the Jimi Hendrix Experience: "Hey Joe", "Purple Haze", "The Wind Cries Mary".
He achieved fame in the U. S. after his performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, in 1968 his third and final studio album, Electric Ladyland, reached number one in the U. S.. The world's highest-paid performer, he headlined the Woodstock Festival in 1969 and the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970, before his accidental death from barbiturate-related asphyxia on September 18, 1970, at the age of 27. Hendrix was inspired musically by American roll and electric blues, he favored overdriven amplifiers with high volume and gain, was instrumental in popularizing the undesirable sounds caused by guitar amplifier feedback. He was one of the first guitarists to make extensive use of tone-altering effects units, such as fuzz tone, wah-wah, Uni-Vibe in mainstream rock, he was the first artist to use stereophonic phasing effects in music recordings. Holly George-Warren of Rolling Stone commented: "Hendrix pioneered the use of the instrument as an electronic sound source. Players before him had experimented with feedback and distortion, but Hendrix turned those effects and others into a controlled, fluid vocabulary every bit as personal as the blues with which he began."Hendrix was the recipient of several music awards during his lifetime and posthumously.
In 1967, readers of Melody Maker voted him the Pop Musician of the Year, in 1968, Rolling Stone declared him the Performer of the Year. Disc and Music Echo honored him with the World Top Musician of 1969 and in 1970, Guitar Player named him the Rock Guitarist of the Year; the Jimi Hendrix Experience was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. Rolling Stone ranked the band's three studio albums, Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold as Love, Electric Ladyland, among the 100 greatest albums of all time, they ranked Hendrix as the greatest guitarist and the sixth greatest artist of all time. Jimi Hendrix had a diverse heritage, his paternal grandmother, Zenora "Nora" Rose Moore, was one-quarter Cherokee. Hendrix's paternal grandfather, Bertran Philander Ross Hendrix, was born out of an extramarital affair between a woman named Fanny, a grain merchant from Urbana, Ohio, or Illinois, one of the wealthiest men in the area at that time. After Hendrix and Moore relocated to Vancouver, British Columbia, had a son they named James Allen Hendrix on June 10, 1919.
In 1941 after moving to Seattle, Al met Lucille Jeter at a dance. Lucille's father was Preston Jeter, whose mother was born in similar circumstances as Bertran Philander Ross Hendrix. Lucille's mother, née Clarice Lawson, had African Cherokee ancestors. Al, drafted by the U. S. Army to serve in World War II, left to begin his basic training three days after the wedding. Johnny Allen Hendrix was born on November 1942, in Seattle. In 1946, Johnny's parents changed his name to James Marshall Hendrix, in honor of Al and his late brother Leon Marshall. Stationed in Alabama at the time of Hendrix's birth, Al was denied the standard military furlough afforded servicemen for childbirth, he spent two months locked up without trial, while in the stockade received a telegram announcing his son's birth. During Al's three-year absence, Lucille struggled to raise their son; when Al was away, Hendrix was cared for by family members and friends Lucille's sister Delores Hall and her friend Dorothy Harding. Al received an honorable discharge from the U.
S. Army on September 1, 1945. Two months unable to find Lucille, Al went to the Berkeley, home of a family friend named Mrs. Champ, who had taken care of and had attempted to adopt Hendrix. After returning from service, Al reunited with Lucille, but his inability to find steady work left the family impoverished, they both struggled with alcohol, fought when intoxicated. The violence sometimes drove Hendrix to hide in a closet in their home, his relationship with his brother Leon was precarious. In ad
11 (Bryan Adams album)
11 is the eleventh studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams. The album was released by Polydor Records on March 17, 2008. 11 was the first release of new Adams material since Colour Me Kubrick in 2005 and the first studio album in four years since Room Service. Adams, Jim Vallance, Eliot Kennedy, Gretchen Peters, Trevor Rabin and Robert John "Mutt" Lange received producing and writing credits. Similar to Adams' previous material, the themes in 11 are based on love and relationships. 11 received mixed reviews from contemporary music critics. Three songs were released from the album in various forms: "I Thought I'd Seen Everything", "Tonight We Have the Stars" and "She's Got a Way", of which all were released internationally. "I Thought I'd Seen Everything" was the only one to have any lasting effects on the music chart, reaching the Top 50, Top 100 and Top 200 in Europe and Canada. Adams was nominated for a Juno Award in the category "Best Artist" in 2009 for this record; the album peaked within the top ten in eleven territories worldwide, including Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany and Switzerland.
11 charted within the top twenty in three other territories. In an interview on Canada AM, Adams said the title 11 was picked because it was his 11th studio album, when soundtrack album Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron is included. In addition, Adams mentioned there was no hidden meaning behind the title, it was his eleventh studio release and contained eleven tracks, "there are no secondary meanings" as Adams mentioned in an interview with the BBC; the album's cover was taken during a photo shoot in a hotel in Switzerland, while Adams was doing a self-photo story for an Italian men's magazine. Adams ended up liking the photo so much that he ended up using it as the album's coverAs with the previous album, Room Service, significant portions of the album were produced while on tour. According to co-writer Jim Vallance modern technology and equipment made it a lot easier to record the album. Adams recorded the album while on tour, making use of the time between playing on stage and readying himself for the next gig.
Vallance and Adams recorded the album while sitting backstage or in an hotel room with small devices which they carried along on tours, but during their off days. Adams, in an interview, mentioned that when recording a song, they needed to set up mattresses against the windows, having microphones run through the toilet.11 was going to be an acoustic record, aiming for the "soft-hard approach" perfected by the British rock group, The Who. However, after a long tour, some of the acoustic songs started growing on him. Adams would record for a few hours. "It makes me a little more interested in going on tour," he said in retrospect. Adams, never committed to the idea of creating a full-fledged acoustic album, decided not to after seeing an acoustic band opening for him during one of his concerts. What he saw made him certain that he was not able to create such an album; when the writing season for 11 had ended and his companions had written 30 songs. After a selection process, 19 of these songs were removed, however some of them made it to the deluxe edition released in 2008.
The first single, "I Thought I'd Seen Everything" was written in 2007, went through two or three changes before Adams made the finishing touches. It had another title, a different melody, as Adams put it. Adams hadn't worked together on an album with Vallance since the late-1980s, they teamed up after, as Adams said, "throwing ideas back and forth" from 2003 until the album was released. Vallance would send MP3 audio files by e-mail to Adams during the recording seasons. Adams would add some elements to them and send them back, they continued doing this. The main themes in the album, in Adams words are; the lyrical meaning behind track number four, "Oxygen" is. In other words, "The person you are with is giving you the air you breathe", that people in general "need each other 100%." The album's first single, "I Thought I'd Seen Everything" is about keeping an open mind." The theme of "Broken Wings" is about "somebody who taught me how to fly", a metaphor which for "putting your trust in somebody who can give you faith and the belief that you can succeed."
"Something to Believe In" is based upon the affirmation of life and faith, while "Walk on By" warns the listener of distrustfulness. As with other albums, according to Adams, he likes to end the album with a melancholic song, such as "Something to Believe In" in 11, it's not the last track however. "Flowers Gone Wild" touches on the same theme as two songs he wrote in the early 1980s, "Cover Girl" and "The Best Is Yet To Come", are based upon the murdered playboy bunny Dorothy Stratten. But people with misplaced emotions and their unfulfilled needs, which are pushed forth by the media, which Adams says, leads people to lose their "sense of decency". Adams explained further; the finishing touches to the album were done in September 2007, but the European release of the album was delayed until March 2008. The album was released independently in the United States through Wal-Mart and Sam's Club retail stores on May 13
Geoffrey Arnold Beck is an English rock guitarist. He is one of the three noted guitarists to have played with the Yardbirds. Beck formed the Jeff Beck Group and with Tim Bogert and Carmine Appice, he formed Beck, Bogert & Appice. Much of Beck's recorded output has been instrumental, with a focus on innovative sound, his releases have spanned genres ranging from blues rock, hard rock, an additional blend of guitar-rock and electronica. Although he recorded two hit albums as a solo act, Beck has not established or maintained the sustained commercial success of many of his contemporaries and bandmates. Beck appears on albums by Rod Stewart, Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, Donovan, Diana Ross, Jon Bon Jovi, Malcolm McLaren, Kate Bush, Roger Waters, Stevie Wonder, Les Paul, Cyndi Lauper, Brian May, Roger Taylor, Stanley Clarke, Screaming Lord Sutch, ZZ Top, Toots and the Maytals, he was ranked fifth in Rolling Stone's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and the magazine, upon whose cover Beck has appeared three times, has described him as "one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock".
He is called a "guitarist's guitarist". Beck has earned wide critical praise and received the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance six times and Best Pop Instrumental Performance once. In 2014 he received the British Academy's Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music. Beck has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: as a member of The Yardbirds and as a solo artist. Geoffrey Arnold Beck was born on 24 June 1944 to Arnold and Ethel Beck at 206 Demesne Road, England; as a 10-year-old, Beck sang in a church choir. He attended Sutton East County Secondary Modern School. Beck has cited Les Paul as the first electric guitar player. Beck has said that he first heard an electric guitar when he was 6 years old and heard Paul playing "How High the Moon" on the radio, he asked his mother. After she replied it was an electric guitar and was all tricks, he said, "That's for me". Cliff Gallup, lead guitarist with Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps, was an early musical influence, followed by B.
B. King and Steve Cropper; as a teenager he learned to play on a borrowed guitar and made several attempts to build his own instrument, first by gluing and bolting together cigar boxes for the body and an unsanded fence-post for the neck with model aircraft control-lines and frets painted on. When fabricating a neck for his next try he attempted to use measurements for a bass guitar. Upon leaving school, he attended Wimbledon College of Art, after which he was employed as a painter and decorator, a groundsman on a golf course and a car paint-sprayer. Beck's sister Annetta introduced him to Jimmy Page. While still attending Wimbledon College of Art, Beck was playing in a succession of groups, including Screaming Lord Sutch and the Savages during 1962 when they recorded "Dracula's Daughter"/"Come Back Baby" for Oriole Records. In 1963, after Ian Stewart of the Rolling Stones introduced him to RnB, he formed the Nightshift with whom he played at the 100 Club in Oxford Street, recorded a single, "Stormy Monday"/"That's My Story", on the Piccadilly label.
Beck left Nightshift to join the Tridents in October 1964. The Tridents played at the Walton Hop in Walton-on-Thames, as the backing band for the Walton Hop talent show. Beck joined the Rumbles, a Croydon band, in 1963 for a short period as lead guitarist, playing Gene Vincent and Buddy Holly songs, displaying a talent for mimicking guitar styles. In 1963 he joined the Tridents, a band from the Chiswick area. "They were my scene because they were playing flat-out R&B, like Jimmy Reed stuff, we supercharged it all up and made it rocky. I got off on that though it was only twelve-bar blues." He was a session guitarist on a 1964 Parlophone single by the Fitz and Startz titled "I'm Not Running Away", with B-side "So Sweet". In March 1965, Beck was recruited by the Yardbirds to succeed Eric Clapton on the recommendation of fellow session musician Jimmy Page, their initial choice; the Yardbirds recorded most of their Top 40 hit songs during Beck's short but significant 20-month tenure with the band allowing him only one full album, which became known as Roger the Engineer, released in 1966.
Beck was pictured on the cover of For Your Love, released by the Yardbirds' American label in June 1965, though Clapton played guitar on most of the songs. From September to November 1966, Beck shared lead guitar duties in the Yardbirds with Page, who joined as a bass player in June that year. A clip of this iteration of the band can be seen in the 1966 British film Blow Up. Beck was fired in the middle of a U. S. tour for being a consistent no-show—as well as difficulties caused by his perfectionism and explosive temper. After leaving the Yardbirds, Beck recorded the one-off "Beck's Bolero" and two solo hit singles in the UK, "Hi Ho Silver Lining" and "Tallyman", he formed the Jeff Beck Group, which featured former Shadow Jet Harris on bass, Rod Stewart on vocals, Ronnie Wood firstly on rhythm guitar and bass, Nicky Hopkins on piano and, after a series of drummers Micky Waller in early 1967. The group produced two albums for Columbia Records: Beck-Ola. Truth, released five months before the first Led Zeppelin album, features "You Shook Me", a song written and first recorded by Muddy Waters covered on
Bryan Adams discography
Canadian singer Bryan Adams has released fourteen studio albums, six compilation albums, two soundtrack albums, four live albums, sixty-nine singles. After the success of his debut single, "Let Me Take You Dancing", Adams signed a recording contract with A&M Records. Bryan Adams, his debut album, peaked at number 69 on the Canadian RPM Albums Chart. Adams followed this with You Want It You Got It, which peaked at number 118 on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold in Canada. Cuts Like his third release, became his first successful work outside Canada; the album charted within the top ten in Canada and the United States and was certified three-times platinum by the Canadian Recording Industry Association and platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Reckless, his fourth studio album, selling over 12 million copies worldwide and featured the hit singles "Run to You", "Heaven" and "Summer of'69". In 1987, he released Into the Fire, which reached platinum status in the United States and triple-platinum in Canada.
Adams entered the 1990s with the release of Waking Up the Neighbours, which contained " I Do It for You", the theme song for the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. The album has sold over 10 million copies worldwide, he released his first greatest hits compilation, So Far So Good, in 1993. This album topped the charts in nine countries and was certified six-time platinum and five-time platinum by the RIAA and CRIA respectively, his seventh studio album, 18 til I Die, was released in 1996. It was certified platinum in the United States. MTV Unplugged, an acoustic live album released in 1997, reached the top ten in four countries while selling two million copies in Europe. Adams' eighth studio album, On a Day Like Today, was certified double-platinum by the CRIA and platinum by the IFPI Platinum Europe Awards, his second compilation album, The Best of Me, sold two million copies in Europe and went three-times platinum in Canada. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron was certified gold by the RIAA and included the hit single "Here I Am".
Room Service, his ninth studio album, peaked at number 134 on the Billboard 200 and sold only 44,000 copies in the United States. However, it topped the album charts in Switzerland. Adams' third greatest hits compilation, was released in 2005. 11, Adams' tenth studio album, peaked at number 80 on the Billboard 200 and became his third number-one album in Canada. Although it did not receive any certifications in Canada or the United Kingdom, the album sold over half-a-million units worldwide. According to the RIAA, Adams' album sales have been certified at 17 million copies while internationally he has sold between 65 and 100 million records and singles worldwide. Notes A ^ "Let Me Take You Dancing" peaked at 18 on the RPM Dance/Urban Chart, but peaked only at 90 on their singles chart. B ^ According to co-writer Jim Vallance, "Christmas Time" did not chart on the RPM chart, but instead on a chart known as The Record. C ^ "On a Day Like Today" peaked at 14 on the Billboard Canadian Singles Chart in 1998.
D ^ "Don't Give Up" charted in Canada only on the RPM Dance/Urban chart at 9. Bryan Adams videography List of diamond-certified albums in Canada General Specific Official website Bryan Adams discography at Discogs