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  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 31 May 2013
  • Address:
    1780 Vine St
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 193rd
    Monthly Average: 14th
  • Notes: Selected for 2012, the 2,499th Star

David Foster

Next star: Conrad Nagel
Previous star: Beverly Sills

Biography

Foster at a ceremony to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in May 2013

David Walter Foster, OC, OBC (born November 1, 1949), is a Canadian musician, record producer, composer, songwriter, and arranger. He has been a producer for musicians including Alice Cooper, Christina Aguilera, Andrea Bocelli, Toni Braxton, Michael Bublé, Chicago, Natalie Cole, The Corrs, Céline Dion, Jackie Evancho, Kenny G, Josh Groban, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez, Kenny Rogers, Seal, Rod Stewart, Donna Summer, Olivia Newton-John, Madonna, Barbra Streisand, and Westlife. Foster has won 16 Grammy Awards from 47 nominations. He is the chairman of Verve Records.

Fact file

  • Birth name: David Walter Foster
  • Born: November 1, 1949 (age 66) Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • Genres: Pop, pop rock, classical, gospel, R&B
  • Occupation(s): Music executive, record producer, musician, composer, songwriter, arranger
  • Instruments: Piano, keyboards, vocals, French horn, synthesizer
  • Years active: 1971–present
  • Labels: Verve, Reprise, 143, Atlantic
  • Associated acts: Skylark, Chicago, Attitudes, Airplay, Ronnie Hawkins & The Hawks, Whitney Houston
  • Website: davidfoster.com
  • Spouse(s): B.J. Cook (divorced) Rebecca Dyer (divorced) Linda Thompson (divorced) Yolanda Hadid (m. 2011; separated 2015)
  • Children: Allison Jones Foster with Cook: Amy Foster-Gillies with Dyer: Sara Foster Erin Foster Jordan Foster with Thompson: Brandon Jenner (stepson) Brody Jenner (stepson) with Hadid: Jelena Hadid (stepdaughter) Isabella Hadid (stepdaughter) Anwar Hadid (stepson)

Read more about David Foster at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

David Foster on touring, Whitney Houston and sobriety: 'I work as hard as I can to be great'
USA Today Music, 2018-07-16 14:44:12
The legendary producer talks to USA TODAY about his near five-decade career, including new music, Broadway dreams and his recent engagement.         

Katherine McPhee Ducks Photogs Trying to Shoot David Foster Engagement Ring
TMZ, 2018-07-08 13:05:00
Katherine McPhee is going to great lengths to hide her engagement ring courtesy of David Foster, despite the fact the secret -- and pics of the ring -- are out. Katherine was signing autographs Saturday in Times Square when our photog asked to get…

Stars and Scars -- You Be the Judge
TMZ, 2018-07-07 07:45:00
Donald Trump continues to shock ... sending Kim Jong-un an Elton John "Rocket Man" CD, and Katharine McPhee and David Foster may have been divorced a total of 5 times, but is 6 a charm? So, we gotta ask ...

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