Bryan Adams has signed a global record deal with BMG to release his upcoming studio album.
Adams said in a press release that “I’m delighted to join the BMG team, and can’t wait for everyone to hear the new music.”
Bruce Allen, Adams’ longtime manager added that he looked forward “to working with the BMG team in this next chapter of Bryan's career.”
Thomas Scherer, BMG President Repertoire & Marketing, Los Angeles and New York, added in the same release that “as soon as we met with Bryan and his team to listen to the album, we instantly connected with the songs. This record is the perfect showcase of his exceptional artistry, performing all the music while also producing. We are very proud to welcome him to BMG, his first new label home in 40 years, and provide our best-in-class global service to a global superstar of his stature.”
Adams’ influence extends four decades, over which he has released 14 studio albums. His last album, Shine a Light, with its title track co-written by Ed Sheeran, was released in March 2019.
Starting his career in the mid-70s replacing Vancouver-band Sweeney Todd lead singer Nick Gilder on the American release of Roxy Roller, in 1978 he started a writing partnership with Jim Vallance (ex of Prism) and two years later signed with A&M, releasing his first album two years later. The relationship with the label last for nine albums, including Cuts Like A Knife, Reckless, Into the Fire, Waking Up the Neighbours, and 18 Till I Die. He then went on to release albums with Polydor, Verve, and Universal Music Enterprises (UME).,
His career highlights include 20 Juno Awards 15 Grammy nominations, and a very long list of ‘70s and ‘80s top 40 hits that include Run To You, Somebody, Heaven, Summer of ’69, It’s Only Love (with Tina Turner), Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman, and Straight From the Heart.
In Canada, he has achieved two Diamond albums (1M+ sales): Waking Up the Neighbours, and Reckless.
At BMG he joins a roster that includes Iron Maiden, Jennifer Warnes, Avril Lavigne, Nickelback, Michael McDonald, John Legend, and David Crosby.
No date is given on when new music is to be released, but Adams returns to the stage next with five shows at Encore Theater in Las Vegas in November.