Corey Hart

Inducted in 2019

Hailing from Montreal, Quebec, Corey Hart started singing at the age of 11, performing alongside the likes of Tom Jones and Paul Anka. In 1981, at the age of 18, Hart sent tapes of his own songs to the Montreal Forum addressed to Billy Joel and his bandmates. What followed speedily set his career in motion: the band’s saxophone player called Hart, and he spent the following summer playing gigs with members of the Billy Joel Band and quickly began performing solo and writing songs.

Career Highlights


Hart steps away from touring and recording following the birth of his third daughter.


Hart co-writes and produces two songs on Celine Dion’s best-selling album Let’s Talk About Love


The double-platinum album Fields of Fire is released.


“Never Surrender” wins Single of the Year at The JUNO Awards

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Box in The Box is released. It reaches Diamond status (1M copies sold) in Canada.


“Sunglasses at Night” wins the inaugural JUNO Award for Best Video


First Offense, Hart’s Gold-certified debut album, is released.


Quick Fact

At 18, Hart represented Canada along with Dan Hill at the World Popular Song Festival in Tokyo, Japan.

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