Corey Hart has sold over 16 million records worldwide by amassing 9 consecutive US Billboard Top 40 Hits, while scoring an impressive 32 top 40 singles in his native Canada (Including 12 – Top 10 Hits). He’s Grammy Nominated as well as an ASCAP, multiple Juno and Quebec ADISQ award winner.
Corey’s video Sunglasses at Night became a staple on MTV during the summer of 1984 and claimed the first ever Juno awarded in the Video Of The Year category that same year.
His iconic debut single was an international sensation propelling young Hart to the summit of the pop world. His brooding good looks and James Dean persona became larger than life during the Eighties - where he was regularly mobbed by frenzied fan adulation.
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 four hit singles lead by his classic anthem Never Surrender which spent nine weeks at number one in Canada, winning Single of the Year at the Juno Awards in 1985.
Corey has performed in arenas from Montreal to Manila - from Tokyo to Toronto where he sold out the 25,000 capacity CNE Grandstand in 1985. In 1999, following the birth of his third daughter, Corey stepped away from his recording and touring career to raise his four children with wife Quebec chanteuse Julie Masse.
During his years away from the spotlight, Corey wrote and produced several songs for fellow Canadian superstar Celine Dion. In 2003, spearheaded by Sire Music´s CEO Seymour Stein, Hart was offered a record label partnership with Warner Music Canada which he named Sienna Records.
On June 3, 2014, after a 12 year hiatus from live work - Corey triumphantly returned to stage performing at 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 that same evening.
In 2016, Corey was inducted onto Canada’s prestigious Walk Of Fame. His longtime friend tennis champion Chris Evert presented him with the award and Canadian singer Nelly Furtado surprised Hart with her memorable interpretive performance of Sunglasses At Night.
In 2019 - Hart released his first studio album in over 20 years produced by the legendary Bob Ezrin and embarked on a major arena tour across Canada & Asia - his first since the Eighties. On March 17, 2019, Corey was inducted in to the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame at the 2019 JUNO Awards held in London, Ontario. This is the highest honour a musician can receive in Canada.
Hart lives in The Bahamas with his four children (India, Dante, River, Rain) & wife Julie Masse. The couple celebrated 25 years together in 2019.