Watch Corey Hart, Brett Kissel celebrated at 2016 Canada’s Walk of Fame gala

Corey Hart was honoured at the 2016 Canada’s Walk of Fame gala. (All Photos: Canada’s Walk of Fame/George Pimentel Photography)
December 16, 2016

SOCAN member Corey Hart, one of Canada's most successful singer-songwriters, was among the six honourees who were inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame on Oct. 6, 2016, at Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. The gala will be broadcast Dec. 19, 2016, at 9:00 p.m. ET and PT on the Global television network.

Hart has earned seven SOCAN Awards, and sold more than 16 million records worldwide. He’s amassed nine consecutive U.S. Billboard Top 40 hits, while scoring 30 Top 40 singles in Canada, Including 11 Top 10s. His sophomore album, Boy in the Box, achieved Diamond status certification (more than a million domestic sales) faster than any other Canadian artist in history. It spawned four hit singles, lead by “Never Surrender,” which spent nine weeks at No. 1 in Canada, winning Single of the Year at the JUNO Awards. Another one of those hits, "Sunglasses at Night," has been covered more than 500 times.


Brett Kissel was also honoured at the 2016 Canada’s Walk of Fame gala.

At the same Canada’s Walk of Fame ceremony, the SOCAN-, JUNO-, and Canadian Country Music Award-winning singer-songwriter and SOCAN member Brett Kissel received the Walk of Fame’s 2016 Allan Slaight Honour, which recognizes young, inspirational Canadians who’ve achieved international success in the music industry. His fellow SOCAN member Nelly Furtado also appeared at the gala.


Nelly Furtado also appeared at the 2016 Canada’s Walk of Fame gala.

The other five Walk of Fame inductees are:

  • Jeanne Beker, Fashion Entrepreneur, Television Personality, Journalist
  • Darryl Sittler, Hockey Player, NHL
  • Deepa Mehta, Filmmaker
  • Jason Priestley, Actor, Director
  • Al Waxman, Actor, Director (Cineplex Legends Inductee)

SOCAN members previously inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame include Michael Bublé, Rush, Sarah McLachlan, Blue Rodeo, The Tragically Hip, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, Nickelback, and k.d. lang.