He grew up in Canada, but owns a house in London, where he lives when he is not on tour.
He is much more popular in Canada than the US. He plays much smaller venues when he tours in America.
Adams has done duets with Celine Dion, Bonnie Raitt, Barbra Streisand, Tina Turner, and Mel C. of the Spice Girls.
When he was 16, he quit school to make music.
Content regulations require Canadian radio stations to broadcast mostly Canadian artists. Adams 1991 album Waking Up The Neighbours was co-produced by Mutt Lange, so the government did not consider it Canadian and limited its airplay. Adams has protested the regulations, which have been relaxed, ever since. Canadian Content rules require radio stations to play 35% Canadian music between the hours of 6:00am and midnight. (thanks, Pam - Vancouver, Canada)
Bryan had a small role in the movie Pink Cadillac.
He was named Canadian Artist Of The Decade for the '80s by the Canadian Recording Industry Association.
His father was a Canadian diplomat. Adams lived in many countries in Europe and Asia when he was young.
When he was 17, Adams became lead singer of Vancouver rock group Sweeney Todd.
In 1999, he released a book featuring photographs of Canadian women. Some of his subjects: Sara McLachlan, Neve Campbell, Alanis Morissette, Celine Dion, and Shania Twain. Proceeds went to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
As he stated in an article in The Guardian, Adams is a vegan, meaning he eats no meat, cheese, milk or eggs. Says Adams: "I abide by the rule that if it looks like it's going to clog your system, it probably will." (thanks, Tom - Trowbridge, England)
Bryan Adams has two daughters by his girlfriend, Alicia Grimaldi. They are Mirabella Bunny (born April 22, 2011) and Lula Rosylea (born February 15, 2013). Lula Rosylea was born in London during tea time, which influenced their choice of name. "Rosylea is cockney rhyming slang in London for 'cup of tea,'" Adams explained to People
magazine. "And the name Lula comes from Gene Vincent's song 'Be-Bop-a-Lula
Bryan Adams recalled his childhood during an interview with the Mail on Sunday's Event magazine. "My father was a diplomat in the Canadian foreign service so we traveled around a lot," he said. "So I was a polite, well-behaved child. I was also aimless until I discovered music at a young age. After that I would lock the bedroom door, play records and learn the guitar. Music became my whole life."