David Foster

Birth Day November 1st, 1949
Birth Place Victoria, British Columbia
Age 74 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Scorpio

Who is David Foster?

The multi-talented and award-winning Canadian musician is named for David Foster. Till now, he has won 16 Grammy Awards from 47 nominations. He was also the chairman of "Verve Records" from the year 2012 to 2016. He is famous for having served as a producer to some of the biggest names in the music industry including Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Seal, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Bryan Adams, and Michael Buble.  

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Additionally, David Foster is also the composer, arranger, record producer, as well music executive. Through Sound Design Records, he released his very first studio album "The Best of Me" in the year 1994. He released his first compilation album, "A Touch of David Foster", in 1992 via Atlantic Records. His first Live album, "Hit Man: David Foster and Friends", was released in the year 2008. In the year 1978, he made his theatrical film debut in the stoner comedy film, "Up in Smoke" and made his first TV show appearance in "The Paul Ryan Show" in the year 1977. 

In 2015, Foster joined the panel of judges for Asia's Got Talent

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Family and Early Life

On 1st November 1949, David Foster was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada where he experienced his childhood. His birth name/real name is David Walter Foster. He holds Canadian nationality and his ethnic background is Mixed of English Scottish and Irish. His Zodiac sign is Scorpio and his religion is Christian. He has often expressed his admiration for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, a part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and has collaborated with them to create religious music. As of 2020, Foster celebrated his 71st birthday and he will next be celebrating his 72nd birthday as of 2021. 

David Foster was born as the only son to her parents; Maurice Foster (father), a support yard director, and Eleanor May Foster (mother), a homemaker. About his siblings; he has six sisters. His five sisters name are Ruth, Maureen, Jeanie, Marylou, and Jaymes. He is a cousin of race car driver Billy Foster. 

Moving towards his educational qualification, he attended Mount Douglas Secondary School. He was then enrolled in the University of Washington music program. At the age of sixteen, he decided to quit school to focus on the music field. 

Personal Life - Married Life & Wife

Till now, David Foster has married five times and has five biological daughters, one biological son, and seven grandchildren. David Foster married for the fifth time with his beautiful spouse, Katharine McPhee on 28th June 2019 at the Armenian Church of St Yeghiche, South Kensington in London. Katherine gave birth to a boy in 2021. His sexual orientation is straight. 

David Foster and Katharine McPhee on 28th June 2019 at the Armenian Church of St Yeghiche

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Back then, David was firstly married to singer and writer, B.J. Cook in the year 1972. With her, he had a daughter, Amy S. Foster. He also has a daughter Allison Jones Foster from his previous relationship. The duo then divorced on 16th June 1981. Secondly, he married Rebecca L. McCurdy on 27th October 1982, in an intimate wedding ceremony. He has three daughters; an actress Sara Foster, comedy writer and performer Erin Foster, and Jordan Foster. Foster and Rebeca divorced in the year 1986. For the third time, he married Linda Thompson on 27th June 1991. The married couple then divorced on 11th July 2005. They did not have any children. His fourth marriage was with Dutch model, Yolanda Hadid on 11th November 2011 which ended with a divorce. He also had three stepchildren from Yolanda's previous relationship with Mohamed Hadid; son Anwar Hadid and two daughters; Gigi Hadid and Isabella "Bella" Khair. In the year 2015, David and Yolanda split through a divorce which was finalized in May 2017. 

David Foster's Daughters, Erin and Sara

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Studio Albums 

  • 1983 - The Best of Me (1983)
  • 1986 - David Foster 
  • 1987 - The Symphony Sessions 
  • 1990 - River of Love 
  • 1991 - Rechordings 
  • 1993 - The Christmas Album 
  • 1994 - Love Lights the World 
  • 2020- Eleven Words 

Compilation albums

  • 1989 - Time Passing 

Christmas Albums

  • 1984 - Once Upon a Christmas 
  • 1998 - These Are Special Times
  • 2007 - Noel
  • 2009 - My Christmas 
  • 2011 - Christmas
  • 2012 - Merry Christmas, Baby
  • 2013 - A Mary Christmas
  • 2016 - 'Tis the Season

Live albums

  • 2008 - Hit Man: David Foster & Friends 
  • 2011 - Hit Man Returns: David Foster & Friends 
  • 2011 - Dream With Me In Concert 
  • 2019 - An Intimate Evening with David Foster 

Awards, Nominations, and Achievements

  • 16 Grammy Awards, including three Grammy Awards for Producer of the Year and, has been nominated a total of 47 times
  • Nominated three times for an Academy Award for Best Original Song and won the 1999 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for the song "The Prayer" (sung by Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion) from the film Quest for Camelot 
  • Named BMI's "Songwriter of the Year" 
  • 1995 - Order of British Columbia  
  • 1995 - Hon. Doctorate University of Victoria  
  • 1998 - Order of Canada  
  • 2002 - Canadian Walk of Fame Inductee  
  • 2002 - Hon. Doctorate of Music Berklee College of Music  
  • 2006 - Officer of the Order of Canada  
  • 2007 - Canadian Music Hall of Fame Inductee 
  • 2010 - Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee  
  • 2010 - Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee 
  • 2013 - Hollywood Walk of Fame Star 
  • 1985 - Rolling Stone magazine named Foster the "master of ... bombastic pop kitsch"

Grammy Award Winning musician, David Foster

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Television Shows

  • 1992 -  David Foster's Twilight Orchestra
  • 2001 - Popstars
  • 2005 - The Princes of Malibu
  • 2006 - American Idol, Nashville Star, Celebrity Duets, Star Tomorrow, The View, Under the Desert Sky
  • 2007 - The Oprah Winfrey Show
  • 2008 - Hit Man: David Foster & Friends
  • 2011 - Concerto: One Night in Central Park
  • 2012 - The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
  • 2015 - Asia's Got Talent

Net Worth and Wealth

Successful musician, as well as a record producer, David Foster's net worth, is $150 Million as per the site, celebritynetworth. He has made a huge fortune from his career earnings. Whereas, he has not mentioned anything about his salary to the media. His major source of wealth comes from his singing career through his album sales, tours, concerts, tickets, songs. He signed as the Global Grand Brand Ambassador for AirAsia in the year 2015. He is living a luxurious lifestyle. 

Height and Weight

At the age of 71, David Foster looks handsome with the perfect height of 5 ft 10 in. With the slim body build, his weight consists of 70 KG. He has grey hair with a pair of hazel eye colors. He has a sharp nose with big ears. He occasionally lifts weights in the gym whenever his busy travel and work schedule allows him. In 2016, he also posted a gym selfie while traveling to Russia. 

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