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  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 31 May 2013
  • Address:
    1780 Vine St
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 293rd
    Monthly Average: 178th
  • 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

In a new doc, David Foster reminds us he's more than a reality TV star: There are those 16 Grammys
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-09-12 18:58:36
David Foster talks about a new documentary about his life and the "nightmare" that was "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."

David Foster Gets Candid About His 'Long' List of Failures & the Artists He Can't Produce
Billboard, 2019-09-09 17:09:27
"My goal when I go in the studio with a singer is I believe in my head that I'm going to get a better vocal out of this singer than he or...

'David Foster: Off the Record' is More Infomercial Than Insightful Documentary
Billboard, 2019-09-07 15:17:23
Quick story, courtesy of David Foster: Off the Record. In 1985, David Foster -- then a relatively untested 36-years-old music producer -- ...

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