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The rock singer joins three other musicians -- Stompin' Tom Connors, Edith Butler and Robert Charlebois -- as part of the Canadian Recording Artists stamp series. The stamps recognize "talented recording artists who have enjoyed great success in the music industry," says the Canada Post on its website. The set of four stamps will be officially released on July 2.
"It is a wonderful honor to be amongst the great men and women who have graced our Canadian stamps," Adams says in Details, Canada Post's philatelic publication. "I am humbled by the recognition."
Adams, who is also a professional photographer, has another connection with stamps: His photograph of Queen Elizabeth II was used on a Canadian postage stamp in 2003.
The arrival of the Bryan Adams stamp coincides with two special milestones for the rocker this year: Adams will turn 50 in November; and his blockbuster album 'Reckless' -- best known for hits such as 'Heaven,' 'Summer of '69' and 'Run to You' -- was released exactly 25 years ago. Last week, Adams was selected for a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for 2010.
This is not the first time Canada Post, Canada's postal service, has honored popular musicians. Two years ago it issued stamps of Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, Paul Anka and Anne Murray. Should Canada Post decide to continue with the stamp series, it will have plenty of native artists to honor. Possible choices could include Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Rush, Sarah McLachlan, the Guess Who, Shania Twain and Celine Dion.