(Photo credit: Peggy Sirota)
Corey Hart is recognized as one of Canada's most successful singer-songwriters selling over 16 million records worldwide by amassing 9 consecutive US Billboard Top 40 Hits, while scoring an impressive 30 top 40 singles in his native Canada (Including 11 - Top 10's). He´s a Grammy Nominated, ASCAP & multiple Juno, Quebec ADISQ award winner.
His sophomore album “Boy In The Box” achieved Diamond status certification (1 Million plus sales) faster than any other Canadian artist in history by spawning 4 hits singles lead by his classic anthem “Never Surrender” which spent 9 weeks at Number 1 in Canada winning “Single of the Year” at the Juno Awards.
Corey’s video "Sunglasses at Night” became a staple on MTV during the summer of 1984. The single was an international sensation propelling the young Corey to the summit of the pop world with frenzied female fan adulation reminiscent of The Beatles in the early 1960’s. He´s performed in arenas from Montreal to Manila and from Tokyo to Toronto where he sold out the 25,000 capacity CNE Grandstand in the summer of 1985.
“Sunglasses at Night” has been covered or interpolated by over 500 artists from every genre of musical style making Corey’s iconic composition a permanent fixture of the cultural lexicon around the globe.
Corey wrote and produced several songs for fellow Canadian superstar Celine Dion in 1997 and 2002. In 2003, he was offered a joint venture record label deal which he named Siena Records. It was spearheaded by CEO Sire legend Executive Seymour Stein and Warner Music Canada President Steve Kane. Jonathan Roy is the only artist signed to the boutique roster. Jonathan scored a Top 10 single with his debut release in 2015 with a Corey Hart penned song entitled 'Daniella Denmark'.
On June 3, 2014, after a 12-year hiatus from live work - Corey triumphantly returned on stage performing to a sold out hometown Montreal Bell Centre Arena billed as “One Night - Three Decades of Music”. He also released his autobiography entitled “Chasing The Sun” on the same special evening.
Hart lives in The Bahamas with his four children and wife, Quebec singer, Julie Masse Hart.
Eric Clapton played guitar on Corey’s debut album “First Offense” recorded in Manchester, England.
Hart was offered to screen test for the Hollywood blockbuster film “Back to The Future” in 1984.
Corey had his first music break auditioning for singers Tom Jones and Paul Anka when he was 11 years old in Miami Beach.
Corey is fluent in three languages English, Spanish and French (and can also speak a little Russian)
Tennis Champion Chris Evert is one of Corey’s closest friends.
"Sunglasses At Night" has been covered over 500 times