1984's Corey Hart's first succesful debuted hit "Suglasses At Night" This wolrdwide hit belongs to 1983's First Offence Album.
Details about Corey Hart:
- Born in Montreal, Québec on May 31st, 1962 and is the youngest of five siblings.
- Lived in Spain, Mexico and the U.S. as a young boy.
- Parents divorced at age 11 and Corey moved back to Montreal with his Mom and older brother.
- Fluent in English, French and Spanish
- First record bought was Maggie Mae by Rod Stewart.
- At 13, Corey sang for Tom Jones and recorded with Paul Anka in Las Vegas.
- At 14, Corey started to write his own music/lyrics and dreamed of becoming a singer/songwriter and recording artist. - At 18, Corey competed at the "World Popular Song Festival Budokan" in Tokyo.
- At 19, Corey met Billy Joel and worked in Long Island, New York with his band to complete a demo of his first songs.
- Early musical influences include The Police and Billy Joel.
- At 20, Corey signed his first recording contract with Aquarius/Capitol records.
- Recorded first album in Manchester England in the spring of 1982 with producers Jon Astley and Phil Chapman. -Eric Clapton lent his guitar stylings to the album.
- Corey wrote and recorded "Sunglasses at Night" in the summer of 1983 when he just turned 21.
- In November 1983, the album First Offense is released -- which led with the hit single "Sunglasses at Night".
- In 1984, Corey signed to EMI America and went on to record five albums with them, which attained nine U.S. Billboard Top 40 hits from 1984-1990. The sinlges included "Sunglasses At Night", "It Ain't Enough" and "Can't help falling In Love." The releases sold over ten million albums worldwide.
- Grammy, Juno, ADISQ and ASCAP nominations and awards followed. He was nominated for a Top New Artist Grammy for the album, but lost to Cyndi Lauper.
- In 1985, Corey was offered the lead role in the blockbuster hit Back To The Future but declined. Also turned down the offer to perform the hit song "Danger Zone" for the film Top Gun.
- In 1986, Corey achieved Diamond award (one million plus) certification in Canada for his album "Boy in the Box".
- In 1986, Corey is recognized as the most popular male artist by a National Canadian survey conducted by Pepsi.
- In 1986, Corey won the "single of the year" Juno award for anthem hit "Never Surrender," while he headlined in sold out tours across Canada, the U.S and Japan.
- In 1992, Corey signed with Sire/Warner Bros in the U.S and released the commercial disappointment "Attitude and Virtue," which featured the song "Love and Money" with Terence Trent D'arby.
- In 1994, Corey produced and wrote several songs for French Canadian singer Julie Masse on her first English album, "Circle of One." Corey and Julie fell in love and the couple went on to have three beautiful daughters together: India (age 7), Dante (age 4), and River (age 2). They were married in June 2002, on a hilltop in Santa Fe.
- In 1995, Corey signed with Sony Music Canada and recorded in Los Angeles.
- In 1996, Corey released his self-titled - Canadian platinum selling -- album, which included the three radio hit singles: "Black Cloud Rain," "Tell Me" and "Third Of June," and embarked on first Canadian tour in over 10 years.
- Also in 1996, Corey received the Socan Classic award for 100,0+ airplay in Canada for the songs "Never Surrender," "It Ain't Enough" and "Everything In My Heart".
- In 1997, Corey wrote and produced two songs - "Miles To Go (Before I Sleep)" and "Where Is The Love" - for Celine Dion's multi-platinum album Let's Talk About Love.
- In 1998, Sony released Corey's next album Jade, which featured the songs "La-bas" (a duet with his wife Julie Masse) and "Break the Chain".
- In 19, Corey appeared as a special guest on Celine Dion's U.S and Canadian tour.
- In 2001, Corey wrote "Prayer" for Celine Dion's album A New Day Has Come.
- In 2002, Corey re-recorded the hit song "Sunglasses At Night" with the group Original 3 - an updated record with dance and harder house mix versions available in 2002!
- Corey Hart celebrated his 20th year as a recording artist in 2003.
- In 2003, Corey wrote and produced 2 songs ("My Way Back Home" and "The Promise") for Lava/Atlantic recording artist Cherie, for her debut album set for release in May 2004.
- In November 2003. Corey will attend a press conference in Toronto to announce the start of his new music label - Siena Records - with Warner Music Canada and Sire/WB in the U.S.
- The first signing will be Paisley, a young female artist from Salt Lake City Utah.
- Also in November 2003, Corey will receive 3 awards from SOCAN, for 100,0 spins at radio for "Sunglasses at Night," 100,0 spins for "In Your Soul," and #1 Dance single for "Sunglasses at Night".
- In January 2004, Corey and his wife Julie will be welcoming child #4 into the world -congratulations to the Hart family.
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