David Foster

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David Foster OC, born 1950 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, is a multi Grammy Award winning musician, producer, and composer.

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David Foster has worked with Barbra Streisand, CÚline Dion, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Chicago and Madonna. Recently he has produced debut albums for The Corrs (Forgiven, Not Forgotten), Michael BublÚ, Renee Olstead, and Josh Groban, which were released under his own record label, 143 Records, and distributed through Warner Music.

For his compositions, David Foster earned BMI's "Songwriter of the Year" honors. He has won fourteen Grammy Awards (three for producer of the year) and has been nominated a total of forty-two times. He also as 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.

In 1991, he married Linda Thompson and the two worked together on several songs. In 1992 they were nominated for a Grammy Award and an Academy Award for Best Song for their composition of the song "I Have Nothing" sung by Whitney Houston in the 1992 film, The Bodyguard. 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 words. In 2003, Foster and his wife won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics for "The Concert for World Children's Day."

For his work supporting research into children's cancer, leukemia, and AIDS, in 1997 David Foster was honored with the United States Children's Choice Award from the Neil Bogart Memorial Fund. Both Foster and his wife are involved in a number of humanitarian causes and wrote the song "Voices That Care" which they donated to the American Red Cross and the United Service Organizations (USO). In his native Canada, Foster established the David Foster Foundation Society, giving generously of his time and talent to raise money to assist families of British Columbia children who require organ transplants.

In recognition of his achievements and humanitarian work, David Foster was made an Officer of the Order of Canada, his country's highest civilian honor, and was given an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Victoria. He has a star on Canada's Walk of Fame and was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

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