David Foster is Canadian Musician, record producer, composer, and songwriter born on 1st November 1949, In Canada.
He is the son of Maurice Foster, a maintenance yard superintendent and his wife Eleanor Foster, a Homemaker. He has one sibling Jaymes Foster.
David married four times. David is the father of five biological daughters and grandfather of four granddaughters and three grandsons. In 1972, He married his first wife B. J. Cook, singer/writer. They have one daughter Amy Foster-Gillies. They divorced in 1981. In 1982, He married Rebecca Dyer. They have three daughters. they divorced in 1986. In 1991, He married his third wife Linda Thomson, songwriter/lyricist They divorced after 14 years of Union in 2005. In November 2011, He married his fourth wife Yolanda Hadid, Dutch model. They filed for divorce in late 2015 and finalized in May 2017.
In 1969, at the age of 13, he had joined the University of Washington Music program. Later he became the part of Chuck Berry’s backup band in 1966.
He joined the Skylark, a Pop group, where he had played a keyboard. In 1972, They released their self-titled debut album. “Wildflower” a song from the album became a top ten hit in 1973. In the 1980s, was a busy decade for the musical maestro. He produced two albums for the tubes, “The Completion of Backward Principal”, and “Outside Inside”. He also played a most important role in the American rock band ‘Chicago’, which produced “Chicago 16”, “Chicago 17”, “Chicago 18”. In 1985, When an article published in “Rolling Stone” magazine. He had been named “the master of… bombastic pop kitsch”. David and his wife Linda Thomson co-wrote “I have Nothing”, which had been sung by Whitney Houston in the film of “The Bodyguard”. In 1995, He had entered into a contract with Warner Brothers, that helped him set up his own boutique label. In 2001, He teamed up with Lara Fabian and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra to produce the English language, French Language, bilingual versions of Canada’s national anthem, “O Canada”. Later He served on the reality competition show “American Idol” as a guest mentor in April 2005. He had organized the PBS special titled ‘Hit Man: David Foster & Friends’ in December 2008.
- His full name is David Walter Foster.
- He received the 47 Grammy Nominations.
- David Foster collaborate with an American singer Natalie Cole to produce the 1991 album “Unforgettable…with love”. which topping the US Billboard 200 and U.S Billboard Top Jazz Albums charts and reaching #5 position on the U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
Awards and Achievements
- He received the 16 Grammy awards.
- In 2003, He received the Primetime Emmy Award.
- In 2010, He received the Songwriters Hall of Fame award.
- In 2013, He had been granted a Hollywood walk of fame star award.
What can we learn from Him??
Like David Foster, Always Stay positive. Make your Life goal and work hard to fulfill your goal.