Who is David Foster?

David Walter Foster is a Canadian musician, composer, record producer, songwriter, and arranger. Foster was nominated for the Grammy Awards from 47 nominations.

David Foster

Early Life

Foster was born to a maintenance yard superintendent and a homemaker. He enrolled in the University of Washington music program in 1963 at the age of 13. Furthermore, he auditioned to lead a band in a nightclub owned by famous jazz musician Tommy Banks. Moreover, Tommy mentored David in the music business, jazz and producing records. Later, he moved to Toronto and played with Ronnie Hawkins. Furthermore, he joined a backup band for Chuck Berry and later moved to Los Angeles in 1974 with his then group, Skylark.


Foster has been a producer for many famous musicians like:
Chaka Khan
Alice Cooper
•Christina Aguilera
•Andrea Bocelli
Toni Braxton
Michael Bublé
•Natalie Cole
•Celine Dion
•Kenny G
•Josh Groban
Brandy Norwood
•Whitney Houston
•Jennifer Lopez
Kenny Rogers
•Rod Stewart
•Jake Zyrus
•Donna Summer
•Olivia Newton-John
•Mary J. Blige
Michael Jackson
•Peter Cetera
•Cheryl Lynn
•Blake Shelton

David Foster

List of the Studio albums released by Foster are:

•The Best of Me (1984), as well as
•David Foster (1987), as well as
•The Symphony Sessions (1988), as well as
•Time Passing (1989), as well as
•River of Love (1990), as well as
•Rechordings (1991), as well as
•The Christmas Album (1993), as well as
•Love Lights the World (1994)

Awards and Nominations:

•Order of British Columbia (1995)
•Hon. Doctorate University of Victoria (1995)
•Order of Canada (1998)
•Canadian Walk of Fame Inductee (2002)
•Hon. Doctorate of Music Berklee College of Music (2002)
•Officer of the Order of Canada (2006)
•Canadian Music Hall of Fame Inductee (2007)
•Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee (2010)
•Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee (2010)
•Hollywood Walk of Fame Star (2013)

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Personal Life of David Foster

Foster has married for a total of five times. Furthermore, he has five biological daughters and seven grandchildren. Firstly, he married the singer and writer B.J. Cook. They have a daughter together. Secondly, he married Rebecca Dyer on the 27th of October, 1982. They later divorced in 1986. He has three daughters with Dyer. His third wife is actress Linda Thompson; however, they divorced in 2005. Foster’s fourth wife is a Dutch model named Yolanda Hadid. Their divorce was finalized in May of 2017. On the 28th of June, 2019, David Foster married a singer, songwriter, and actress Katharine McPhee at the Armenian Church. The church is located at South Kensington in London.

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