David Foster

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  • Birth Name: David Walter Foster
  • Birth Place: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/01/1950, Taurus
  • Profession: Producer; composer; songwriter; musician
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David Foster Fast Facts:
  • Joined Chuck Berry's backing band at age 16.
  • Was a member of early-'70s one-hit-wonder band Skylark, which released "Wildflower."
  • In 1992, he accidentally hit actor Ben Vereen with his car on the Pacific Coast Highway. Although Vereen was seriously injured, he made a full recovery.
  • Became senior vice president of A&R at Atlantic Records in 1994 and later founded 143 Records.
  • Established the David Foster Foundation, which raises money to help children who need organ transplants.
  • Was appointed officer of the Order of Canada, the country's highest honor, in 2006.
  • Named chairman of the Verve Music Group in December 2011.
  • Is a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and has a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame.
  • David Foster Relationships:
  • Yolanda Hadid - Wife
  • Jaymes Foster-Levy - Sister
  • B.J. Cooke - Ex-wife
  • Amy Foster-Gillies - Daughter
  • Erin Foster - Daughter
  • Jordan Foster - Daughter
  • Rebecca Foster - Ex-wife
  • Linda Thompson - Ex-wife
  • Sara Foster - Daughter
  • David Foster Awards:
  • 2010 Grammy: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album - Winner
  • 1987 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1996 Grammy: Album of the Year - Winner
  • 1988 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1993 Grammy: Album of the Year - Winner
  • 1982 Grammy: Best Cast Show Album - Winner
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Music Direction - Nominee
  • 1997 Emmy: Outstanding Music and Lyrics - Nominee
  • 1993 Grammy: Producer of the Year, Non-Classical - Winner
  • 1993 Grammy: Record of the Year - Winner
  • 1991 Grammy: Producer of the Year, Non-Classical - Winner
  • 1993 Grammy: Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) - Winner
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Music and Lyrics - Winner
  • 1996 Grammy: Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) - Winner
  • 1992 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 1984 Grammy: Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) - Winner
  • 1986 Grammy: Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) - Winner
  • 1984 Grammy: Producer of the Year, Non-Classical - Winner
  • 1991 Grammy: Album of the Year - Winner
  • 1979 Grammy: Best R&B Song - Winner
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Music Direction - Nominee
  • 1999 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2007 Grammy: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album - Winner
  • 1991 Grammy: Record of the Year - Winner
  • 1986 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 1998 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Music Direction - Nominee

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