Bryan Guy Adams (born 5 November 1959) is a Canadian singer, guitarist, composer, record producer, photographer, philanthropist, and activist. Adams rose to fame in Canada and the United States with his 1983 album Cuts Like a Knife. His 1984 album Reckless made him a global star and yielded some of his best-known songs, including "Run to You", "Summer of '69", and the U.S. number one hit "Heaven". In 1991, Adams released the album Waking Up the Neighbours, which included the song "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You"; the song became a worldwide hit, reached number one in many countries, and held the top spot in the charts in the United Kingdom for a record 16 consecutive weeks. Other U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit singles by Adams include "Please Forgive Me", "All for Love" and "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?". Adams released his Ultimate collection in 2017; it included two new songs, "Please Stay" and "Ultimate Love". He co-wrote his first Broadway musical, Pretty Woman: The Musical, in 2018. For his contributions to music, Adams has garnered many awards and nominations, including 20 Juno Awards among 56 nominations and 15 Grammy Award nominations, including a win for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television in 1992. Adams has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and three Academy Awards for his songwriting for films. Adams has been inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Canada's Walk of Fame, the Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame, and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. In 2008, Adams was ranked 38th on the list of all-time top artists in the Billboard Hot 100 50th Anniversary Charts. On 1 May 2010, Adams received the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for his 30 years of contributions to the arts.