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Encyclopedia > David Foster
David Foster
Background information
Birth name David Walter Foster
Born November 1, 1949 (1949-11-01) (age 58)
Origin Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Genre(s) pop, r&b, classical, gospel, adult-contemporary
Occupation(s) Record producer, composer, songwriter, arranger
Instrument(s) piano, keyboards, synthesizers
Years active 1974 - present
Label(s) Reprise Records/143 Records
Associated acts Skylark
Website davidfoster.com

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Career

Foster was a keyboardist for the pop group Skylark whose song “Wildflower” was a top ten hit in 1972. He has worked as a producer with Céline Dion, Barbra Streisand, Kenny Rogers, Deniece Williams, Donna Summer, Faith Hill, The Corrs, Brandy, Luis Miguel, Peter Allen, Richard Marx, Mariah Carey, Destiny's Child, Red Army Choir, Vanessa Williams, Anne Murray, Olivia Newton-John, Andrea Bocelli, Deborah Blando, Lisa Marie Presley, Lara Fabian, Dolly Parton, Julio Iglesias, Gordon Lightfoot, Madonna, All-4-One, Ricardo Montaner, Al Jarreau, Kenny Loggins, Natalie Cole, Yolanda Adams, The Tubes, Michael Bublé, [Chicago (band)|Chicago]], Peter Cetera, Katharine McPhee and many others. Foster also helped launch the career of Kevin Sharp, after the two met through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. For the music genre, see Pop music. ... Skylark was a Canadian pop/rock band active from 1971-1973 (1974?) and based in the Pacific Northwest. ... Céline Marie Claudette Dion, OC, OQ (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian Grammy, Juno, and Oscar award-winning pop singer and occasional songwriter and actress. ... Barbra Streisand (pronounced STRY-sand; born April 24, 1942) is an American two time Academy Award-winning singer, film and theatre actress. ... Kenneth Ray[2] Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ... Deniece Niecy Williams (June 3, 1950— ) is an American singer, songwriter and record producer who achieved success in the 1970s and 1980s. ... Donna Summer (born LaDonna Adrian Gaines on December 31, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and musician who gained prominence during the disco era of music. ... Audrey Faith Perry McGraw, known professionally as Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967), is an American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her marriage to fellow country singer Tim McGraw. ... The Corrs are a multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Celtic folk-rock and pop rock group from Dundalk, Republic of Ireland. ... Brandy on the cover of her album Full Moon Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979 in McComb, Mississippi), known professionally as Brandy, is an African American pop/R&B singer and actress. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Richard Noel Marx (born September 16, 1963 in Winnetka, Illinois) is an adult contemporary and pop/rock singer, songwriter and record producer. ... This article is about the singer. ... This article is about the group. ... The Red Army Choir (Choir Aleksandrov) is a performing ensemble that served as the official army choir of the former Soviet Unions Red Army. ... Vanessa Lynn Williams (born March 18, 1963) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. ... Not to be confused with Ann Murray. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born 26 September 1948) is a Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated English-born Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... Andrea Bocelli (born 22 September 1958) is an Italian operatic pop[1] tenor and a classical crossover singer who has also performed in operas. ... Deborah Salvatrice Blando is a popular Brazilian singer who became known in Europe, in 1992, with the pop ballad Innocence. // Blando was born in the little town of SantAgata di Militello, Sicily, Italy. ... Lisa Marie Presley (born February 1, 1968) is an American singer-songwriter. ... Lara Fabian (born Lara Crokaert January 9, 1970 in Etterbeek, Belgium) is an international Belgian-Canadian francophone singer, known for her vocal prowess and skilled technique. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is a Grammy Award-winning country music singer/songwriter, author, actress and philanthropist. ... This page is about the singer Julio Iglesias. ... Gordon Meredith Lightfoot Jr. ... This article is about the American entertainer. ... All-4-One is a male R&B group best known for their hit single I Swear from their self-titled 1994 debut album. ... Latin pop singer Ricardo Montaner was born as Hector Eduardo Reglero Montaner on September 8, 1957 in Valentín Alsina, Lanús Partido (county), Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, but moved to Venezuela when he was 7 years old. ... Alwyn Lopez Al Jarreau (born March 12, 1940) is an American singer. ... Kenny Loggins (born Kenneth Clark Loggins on January 7, 1948 in Everett, Washington) is an American singer and songwriter best known for a number of soft rock and adult contemporary hit singles beginning in the 1970s. ... Natalie Maria Cole (born February 6, 1950), known professionally as Natalie Cole, is an American singer and songwriter. ... Yolanda Yvette Adams (born August 27, 1961 in Houston, Texas) is a Grammy Award-winnning American singer. ... The Tubes are a San Francisco-based theatre rock band, popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s, known for their live performances that combined lewd quasi-pornography with wild satires of media, consumerism and politics. ... This article is about the artist. ... Peter Paul Cetera (born September 13, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.) is an American singer, songwriter, bass guitar player and producer best known for being an original member of the rock band Chicago, before launching a successful solo career. ... This article is about the singer. ... There are 3 Kevin Sharps in the wikipedia database: Kevin Grant Sharp, a country music singer. ... Make-A-Wish Foundation logo The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that grants wishes to children (2. ...


He has produced debut albums for The Corrs,[2] Michael Bublé,[3] Renee Olstead, and Josh Groban, which were released under his own record label, 143 Records, and distributed through Warner Music. He also was one of the executive producers of John Stevens' debut CD, Red.[4] The Corrs are a multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Celtic folk-rock and pop rock group from Dundalk, Republic of Ireland. ... This article is about the artist. ... Rebecca Renee Olstead (born June 18, 1989) is an American actress and singer. ... Joshua Winslow Groban (born February 27, 1981) is a Grammy-nominated American singer/songwriter known for his mature and lyrical baritone voice. ... 143 Records is the record label of producer David Foster. ... Warner Bros. ... John Stevens on On Air with Ryan Seacrest. ...


Foster also composed the score for the film St. Elmo's Fire,[5] including "Love theme from St. Elmo's Fire" which hit #15 in US pop charts. Another song from the film, "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)", recorded by John Parr hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 7, 1985. He collaborated with then-wife Linda Thompson on the song "I Have Nothing" sung by Whitney Houston in the 1992 film, The Bodyguard. The couple was nominated for a Grammy Award and an Academy Award for Best Song for the song. Foster, along with Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, composed "The Power of the Dream" as the official song of the 1996 Summer Olympics, with Thompson providing the lyrics (sung by Céline Dion). He also composed "Winter Games", the theme song for 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta. "Winter Games" is the soundtrack for a fountain show at the Bellagio resort in Las Vegas as well as a fountain show at Sea World Orlando. In 2001, he produced an album of his own arrangement of Canada's national anthem, O Canada, with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Lara Fabian. In 2003, Foster won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics for The Concert for World Children's Day. St. ... St. ... Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ... Linda Diane Thompson (born May 23, 1950, in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American actress and songwriter. ... I Have Nothing is a song by American singer Whitney Houston and is the third single released from the The Bodyguard soundtrack album. ... For other uses, see The Bodyguard (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Academy Award for Best Song is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are songwriters and composers. ... Babyface redirects here. ... The Power of the Dream is a single by Céline Dion, released on August 20, 1996 in Japan. ... The 1996 Summer h Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ... The 1988 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XV Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and opened by Governor General Jeanne Sauvé. The Olympics were highly successful financially as they brought in million-dollar profits. ... Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. ... Bellagio is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, USA. It is owned by MGM Mirage and was built on the site of demolished Dunes hotel and casino. ... SeaWorld Orlando is a theme park in Orlando, Florida. ... For other uses, see O Canada (disambiguation). ... The logo of Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. ... Lara Fabian (born Lara Crokaert January 9, 1970 in Etterbeek, Belgium) is an international Belgian-Canadian francophone singer, known for her vocal prowess and skilled technique. ... An Emmy Award. ...


Television

In early 2001, Foster was in Popstars, a reality series that aired on WB. The series aimed at coming up with the next girl group and eventually became Eden's Crush (featuring Nicole Scherzinger). He and Linda Thompson wrote and produced several songs on their album. Countries which had a version of Popstars Popstars is an international reality television program and a precursor to the Idol series. ... WB or Wb or wb may stand for: Internet chat slang for welcome back Wachovia Corporation, stock symbol Warner Bros. ... Edens Crush was a girl group based in Los Angeles created on the American television series Popstars which aired on The WB Television Network in early 2001. ... Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente Scherzinger (also known as Nicole Kea) (born June 29, 1978) is an American singer-songwriter, dancer, and occasional actress best known for her work as the lead vocalist for the Pussycat Dolls. ...


Foster's home life was featured in a Fox staged[6] reality TV show called The Princes of Malibu, in which he attempts to force his two spoiled stepsons, Brandon and Brody Jenner, the children of Thompson and Olympian Bruce Jenner, to straighten their lives up and earn their own way. FOX redirects here. ... // This article is about the genre of TV shows. ... The Princes of Malibu was an American reality show that aired on the Fox Network during the summer of 2005. ... Sam Brody Jenner (born August 21, 1983) is an American reality television personality and model. ... William Bruce Jenner (born October 28, 1949 in Mount Kisco, New York) is a U.S. track athlete, known principally for winning the decathlon in the 1976 Summer Olympics. ...


In late April 2006, Foster appeared as a special guest on both American Idol (as a mentor) and Nashville Star (as a judge) two weeks apart. He was also a judge on Celebrity Duets, a FOX TV show. He also appeared on Star Tomorrow, where auditions were held in Los Angeles and New York for undiscovered talent. It aired only one [July 31, 2006] episode on NBC. For the current American Idol season, see American Idol (season 7). ... Nashville Star is a television program broadcast on the USA Network in the United States and CMT in Canada. ... Celebrity Duets, a U.S. reality television show of the progressive game-show type, combined celebrities of different backgrounds with professional singers in a weekly elimination competition. ... Star Tomorrow is a music competition, similar to American Idol but entirely online, hosted by NBC.com. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... This article is about the state. ... This article is about the television network. ...


In July 2006, Foster made a brief appearance on The View as Star Jones's vocal coach. In August 2006, he was the musical director for JCPenney Jam: The Concert For American Kids, which aired on CBS and was later released in CD/DVD format. In November 2007, Foster appeared in Oprah's annual "Favorite Things" episode, performing with Josh Groban. This article is about the talk show. ... Star Jones Reynolds (born March 24, 1962) is an American lawyer, best known for her stint as a co-host of the ABC weekday morning talk show The View. ... CD may stand for: Compact Disc Canadian Forces Decoration Cash Dispenser (at least used in Japan) CD LPMud Driver Centrum-Demokraterne (Centre Democrats of Denmark) Certificate of Deposit České Dráhy (Czech Railways) Chad (NATO country code) Chalmers Datorförening (computer club of the Chalmers University of Technology) a 1960s... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ...


On March 12th, 2008, Foster accompanied Katharine McPhee on the Beatles' song "Something" on American Idol. After the song Foster announced that he and McPhee were working together on an album[citation needed]. He subsequently appeared on Access Hollywood with Michael Johns, who he invited to play in his one-night tribute concert, David Foster & Friends on May 23, 2008 (also featuring Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, Josh Groban and Charice Pempengco) at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on the Las Vegas Strip.[7] This article is about the singer. ... For the current American Idol season, see American Idol (season 7). ... Access Hollywood logo used 2001-2005 Access Hollywood is a weekday television entertainment news program covering events and celebrities in the entertainment industry. ... Michael Johns (September 8, 1964 - ) is an American health care executive, former federal government of the United States official and conservative policy analyst and writer. ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Andrea Bocelli (born 22 September 1958) is an Italian operatic pop[1] tenor and a classical crossover singer who has also performed in operas. ... Michael Bublé Michael Bublé (born 9 September 1975) is a Canadian crooner jazz singer and actor. ... Joshua Winslow Groban (born February 27, 1981) is a Grammy-nominated American singer/songwriter known for his mature and lyrical baritone voice. ... Mandalay Bay Events Center is a 12,000 seat indoor arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... The south end of The Strip; approximately one third of the entire Strip is represented here The Las Vegas Strip (also known as The Strip) is an approximately 4 mile (6. ...


Discography

In addition to the numerous albums he has produced, the following are Foster's own solo or band works:[citation needed]

  • Skylark (self-titled) (1972)
  • Skylark - 2 (1974)
  • Attitudes (self-titled) (1976)
  • Attitudes - Good News (1977)
  • Airplay (self-titled) (1980)
  • David Foster - The Best of Me (1983)
  • David Foster (self-titled) (1986)
  • David Foster - The Symphony Sessions (1988)
  • David Foster - Time Passing (1989)
  • David Foster - River of Love (1990)
  • David Foster - Rechordings (1991)
  • David Foster - A Touch Of David Foster (1992)
  • David Foster - The Christmas Album (1993)
  • David Foster - Love Lights The World (1994)
  • David Foster - The Best Of Me: A Collection of David Foster’s Greatest Works (2000)
  • David Foster - O Canada - with Lara Fabian (2001)
  • David Foster - Love Stories (2002)
  • David Foster - Teko’s Theme - with Nita Whitaker (2003)
  • David Foster - The Best Of Me - Original Recording Remastered (2004)

Skylark was a Canadian pop/rock band active from 1971-1973 (1974?) and based in the Pacific Northwest. ... Attitudes was another of the bands from the Dark Horse Records label belonging to George Harrison The group was an ammalgum of several session musicians (probably from the Los Angeles area). ... David Foster is a self-titled solo album released in 1986. ... For other uses, see O Canada (disambiguation). ... Lara Fabian (born Lara Crokaert January 9, 1970 in Etterbeek, Belgium) is an international Belgian-Canadian francophone singer, known for her vocal prowess and skilled technique. ...

Singles

This article is about the Canadian city. ... The 1988 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XV Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and opened by Governor General Jeanne Sauvé. The Olympics were highly successful financially as they brought in million-dollar profits. ...

Awards and honours

In 1995, Foster became the recipient of the Order of British Columbia, the highest honour awarded in his native province of British Columbia. Foster became an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2006.


Foster has won fourteen Grammy Awards (three for producer of the year) and has been nominated a total of forty-three times. He has been nominated three times for an Academy Award for Best Song and won a Golden Globe Award for the song “The Prayer” from the film Quest for Camelot and he has been named BMI's "Songwriter of the Year".[8] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Academy Award for Best Song is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are songwriters and composers. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... This article is about song by Céline Dion and Andrea Bocelli, for another song by the same name, see The Prayer (Bloc Party song) . The Prayer is a duet between Céline Dion and Andrea Bocelli. ... Quest for Camelot is an animated feature from Warner Bros. ... Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) is a collecting society that protects composers intellectual property in the communications business, especially radio. ...


References

  1. ^ David Foster Current Biography at Executive Visions.
  2. ^ =The Corrs, The Pride of Ireland - family biography".
  3. ^ Michael Bublé biography.
  4. ^ "John Stevens debuts with Red".
  5. ^ [1] St. Elmo's Fire credits, IMDB
  6. ^ Reality Blurred: "Princes of Malibu’s fakeness “was meant to play funny,” producer says".
  7. ^ David Foster's 'Idol' Surprise For Michael Johns
  8. ^ David Foster at Peermusic.

External links

  • The Official David Foster Website
  • Christian Di Carlo's Great David Foster Site
  • YouTube - Winter Games (Can't You Feel It) - performed at the 1988 Calgary Olympics Closing Ceremonies.
  • David Foster on The Hour
  • Airplay MySpace page
  • David Foster at the Internet Movie Database
  • David Foster at Yahoo! Movies
  • Order of Canada Citation
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