In 1980 Adams released his self-titled first album and went on a four-month Canadian tour. Following his next release, You Want It, You Got It (1981), he went on a six-month American tour. His third album, Cuts Like a Knife (1983), reached the top 10 of the Hot 100 list.hit singles “Straight from the Heart,” “Cuts Like a Knife,” and “This Time,” the work launched him into stardom. In 1983 Adams also became one of the opening acts for the American rock band Journey during its tour of the United States. His fourth album, Reckless (1984), was his most successful. Later recordings included Into the Fire (1987), Waking up the Neighbours (1991), So Far So Good (1993), 11 (2008), Bare Bones (2010), Tracks of My Years (2014), Get Up (2015), and Shine a Light (2019). In addition, Adams and Vallance wrote the score for Pretty Woman: The Musical, a stage version of the 1990 film, which premiered in Chicago in March 2018 and moved to Broadway later that year; it opened in London’s West End in 2020.Adams’s songs were included in more than 100 film and television sound tracks, and he won a Grammy Award, an MTV Video Music Award, and an American Music Award for his hit “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” (1991). He was also an accomplished photographer whose work ranged from fashion shots to advertising campaigns for clothing and automobile lines. His photographic collection Wounded, which he published with journalist Caroline Froggatt, appeared in 2013, and a collection of abstract images, Untitled, was published in 2016. Adams was named an Officer of the Order of Canada and a Member of the Order of British Columbia.