Corey Hart To Be Inducted Into Canadian Music Hall Of Fame
This year is looking so bright for Corey Hart, he’s going to need sunglasses.
The singer, who dominated the Canadian pop scene in the ‘80s, will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Juno Awards on March 17.
"I am deeply humbled," Hart said, in a release. "It's an incredible honour to be acknowledged alongside so many other talented and venerable Canadian artists."
Hart, 56, will be the first solo male artist inducted since Burton Cummings in 2016. Other recent honourees include Barenaked Ladies, Sarah McLachlan, and Alanis Morrissette.
Wednesday’s announcement comes two months after Hart announced he is releasing a new EP, Dreaming Time Again, on May 3 and embarking on a cross-Canada tour beginning May 31 in St. John’s.
A video for the EP’s title track shows Hart and his 14-year-old son Rain (with singer Julie Masse) touring Cuba and ends with an emotional conversation in Spanish.
Hart’s 1983’s debut First Offense earned him Juno and Grammy nominations, and he followed it in 1985 with Boy in the Box, which sold more than a million copies in Canada.
In addition to his signature hit, “Sunglasses At Night” (which reached No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100), Hart enjoyed success with the ballad “Never Surrender” as well as “Everything in My Heart” and a cover of Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”
His most recent studio album was 1998’s Jade, although Hart has released a handful of singles and performed some live shows in recent years.
Watch the video for "Dreaming Time Again" below: