Canada's most powerful musicians: 4. Bryan Adams

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It's been a few years since Kingston, Ont.-born Bryan Adams was a must-buy for Canadians, but that doesn't mean his star power has diminished worldwide.

On July 31, Adams played to an estimated 500,000 people at an outdoor concert in Rome, and he's made more than $5 million (U.S.) from touring in the first six months of 2006 alone.

Though he was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in April, he's spent most of the last year away from home, increasing his profile in non-traditional rock and roll locales such as India, Pakistan and Qatar.