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Who is David Foster?

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Published on Jun 13, 2014

To say that everything David Foster touches turns to gold -- and frequently platinum -- would be an understatement. The songwriter and producer is a 16-time Grammy Award winner (including three for Producer of the Year) with an unprecedented 46 nominations, a recipient of 7 Canadian Juno Awards, an Emmy Award and a three time Oscar nominee, all over the course of four extraordinarily successful decades. Add to that, a slew of monster hits with some of the world's greatest singers of all time. One of the highest points in a career filled with them is the spectacular one-night only concert "Hit Man: David Foster and Friends" featuring Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble', Josh Groban, Celine Dion, Katherine McPhee, Blake Shelton, Brian McKnight, Kenny G, Peter Cetera, Charice and many others, which is now available on CD and DVD on 143/Reprise Records. Foster, in his role as the show's host, can now add brilliant master of ceremonies to his list of talents. With his larger-than-life, effervescent, hilarious personality and brilliant piano accompaniment to all these superstars, he is a welcome highlight to this joyous musical event. Spotlighting the many number one hits, award-winning songs and other favorites, the show was broadcast as part of the prestigious Great Performance Series on PBS in December. Also released last fall was Foster's autobiography "Hit Man: Forty Years Making Music, topping the Charts and Winning Grammies". Foster entered the music scene in 1973, quickly establishing a reputation as the industry's premier keyboardist, and soon became one of the most sought-after session musicians. He performed alongside such musical icons as John Lennon, Diana Ross, George Harrison, and Rod Stewart. Toward the end of the 1970's he ventured into writing and producing, and almost immediately worked on such classics as Earth, Wind and Fire's "After the Love Has Done" and the hugely successful "Got To Be Real."Foster's new career path began to soar in the 1980's as he produced and wrote an extraordinary lineup of No.1 singles, including Chicago's "Hard To Say I'm Sorry," Peter Cetera's "The Glory of Love," and John Parr's "Man in Motion" (St. Elmo's Fire soundtrack, while producing multi-platinum-selling songs on the Ghostbusters and Footloose soundtracks and Chicago's 16, l7 and l8 albums. Other production and writing credits followed with hits for Alice Cooper, Al Jarreau, Hall and Oates, Kenny Rogers, Kenny Loggins, Boz Scaggs and Olivia Newton-John.The 1990's producing credits for Foster included Celine Dion's first No.1 hit, "The Power of Love," Natalie Cole's "Unforgettable," "Have You Ever" by Brandy, "Music of My Heart" by Gloria Estefan with N'Sync, Barbra Streisand's haunting single "Somewhere," and Streisand's entire Back To Broadway album.

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