David Foster is a well-known Canadian musician, composer, and record producer who has amassed a lengthy and famous career in the music business. He has collaborated with many of the biggest stars in music and written some of the greatest songs ever.
Born in 1949 in Victoria, British Columbia, David Foster first started his musical career playing keyboards for Skylark, a Canadian pop band during the early 70s. Later on, he collaborated with many of the most notable names in the business, such as Barbra Streisand, Andrea Bocelli, Whitney Houston, and the popular American band, Chicago, to name a few. Because of his extraordinary talent and contributions to the music world, he has earned no less than sixteen Grammy awards. Additionally, he has also been inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
David Foster has produced many successful solo albums, further demonstrating his exceptional talents as a pianist and arranger. He is also aptly called the “hitman” due to his prowess in writing songs that hit the top of the charts. Foster has also made contributions to several humanitarian projects, such as founding the “David Foster Foundation,” which aids families whose children require organ transplants financially. He has made enormous contributions to the music business and is still a key player in the world of popular music.
Early years and career
Early on, Foster developed a passion for music, choosing the piano as his preferred instrument. He had rigorous instruction in classical piano, which was the perfect foundation for his musical career. By the age of 13, he was already giving public performances. Once he had completed high school, he enrolled at the University of Washington, where he would focus on what he was most passionate about – music. However, he only stayed a year at college before dropping out and moving to Los Angeles to start his musical career. During the early 70s, David Foster began working in recording studios, using his talent on the piano to accompany recording artists like Rod Stewart, Diana Ross, and George Harrison.
He got his first big break during the later part of the seventies when he was commissioned to be the producer of Earth, Wind, and Fire, one of the most versatile American bands, producing several albums that featured some of their greatest hits, such as “After the love has gone” and “Boogie Wonderland.” In the 80s, he collaborated with other well-known artists, including Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. He has also done movie scores such as “St. Elmo’s Fire” and “The Preacher’s Wife.”
Foster has five children from previous marriages. He wed actress and singer Katharine McPhee in 2019, which is his most recent relationship. Foster has also been active in a number of charitable causes, such as the David Foster Foundation, which aids families of children in need of organ transplants financially.
David Foster is a great icon of the music business and has had a profound influence on it. He maintains his integrity and commitment to his craft despite his success, constantly aiming to produce music that uplifts and inspires listeners.
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