"When I produce a record, I roll up my sleeves; I'm not one of those passive guys. I really get in there and make sure every note is measured."

  • Born David Walter Foster on Nov. 1, 1949, in Victoria, British Columbia
  • Foster broke out as an in-demand producer through co-writing and producing several of the band Chicago's best-selling albums in the 1980s, including 1984's Chicago 17.
  • He won his first career GRAMMY for 1979 for Best Rhythm & Blues Song for Earth, Wind & Fire's "After The Love Has Gone," which he co-wrote with Jay Graydon and Bill Champlin.
  • Did you know? Foster joined Chuck Berry's backing band at the age of 16.
  • He helped launch the David Foster Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to raising money to help children in need of organ transplants.

 

David Foster

"When I produce a record, I roll up my sleeves; I'm not one of those passive guys. I really get in there and make sure every note is measured."

  • Born David Walter Foster on Nov. 1, 1949, in Victoria, British Columbia
  • Foster broke out as an in-demand producer through co-writing and producing several of the band Chicago's best-selling albums in the 1980s, including 1984's Chicago 17.
  • He won his first career GRAMMY for 1979 for Best Rhythm & Blues Song for Earth, Wind & Fire's "After The Love Has Gone," which he co-wrote with Jay Graydon and Bill Champlin.
  • Did you know? Foster joined Chuck Berry's backing band at the age of 16.
  • He helped launch the David Foster Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to raising money to help children in need of organ transplants.

 

GRAMMY Award Results for David Foster

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Wins
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Crazy Love
 
Nominations
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
A Change Is Gonna Come
 
Wins
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Call Me Irresponsible
 
Nominations
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
Can't Buy Me Love
 
Nominations
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
Summertime
 
Nominations
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
The Prayer (Track)
 
Wins
Album Of The Year
Falling Into You
Best Instrumental Arrangement With Accompanying Vocal(s)
When I Fall In Love
Nominations
Record Of The Year
Because You Loved Me (Theme From "Up Close And Personal") (Track)
Producer Of The Year
Producer Of The Year
 
Nominations
Album Of The Year
History Past, Present And Future Book I (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Instrumental Arrangement With Accompanying Vocal(s)
I've Got A Crush On You (Track)
Producer Of The Year
Producer Of The Year
 
Wins
Record Of The Year
I Will Always Love You
Album Of The Year
The Bodyguard - Original Soundtrack Album
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s)
When I Fall In Love
Producer Of The Year
Nominations
Best Song Written Specifically For A Motion Picture Or For Television
I Have Nothing (From The Bodyguard)
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s)
I Have Nothing (Single)
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s)
Some Enchanted Evening (Track)
 
Wins
Record Of The Year
Unforgettable
Album Of The Year
Unforgettable With Love
Producer Of The Year (Non Classical)
 
Nominations
Best Instrumental Composition (other than Jazz)
Winter Games (Track)
Best Performance Music Video
The Symphony Sessions (Video)
 
Wins
President's Merit Award (Michael Greene, Pres.)
(president's Merit Award)
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals
Somewhere
Nominations
Best Pop Instrumental Performance (Orchestra, Group Or Soloist)
David Foster (Album)
Producer Of The Year (Non-Classical)
Producer Of The Year
 
Nominations
Best Pop Instrumental Performance (Orchestra, Group Or Soloist)
Love Theme From St. Elmo's Fire (Single)
Best Rhythm & Blues Song
Through The Fire (Single)
Best Instrumental Composition
Love Theme From St. Elmo's Fire (Single)
Best Album Of Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special
St. Elmo's Fire (Album)
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s)
Through The Fire (Single)
Producer Of The Year (Non-Classical)
Producer Of The Year
 
Wins
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s)
Hard Habit To Break
Producer Of The Year (Non-Classical)
Nominations
Record Of The Year
Hard Habit To Break (Single)
Best Album Of Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or Television Special
Ghostbusters (Album)
Best Vocal Arrangement For Two Or More Voices
Hard Habit To Break (Track)
Best Vocal Arrangement For Two Or More Voices
What About Me? (Track)
 
Nominations
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s)
Mornin' (Track)
 
Wins
Best Cast Show Album
Dreamgirls
Nominations
Producer Of The Year
Producer Of The Year
 
Nominations
Best Album Of Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special
Urban Cowboy (Album)
 
Wins
Best Rhythm & Blues Song
After The Love Has Gone
Nominations
Song Of The Year
After The Love Has Gone (Single)
Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
After The Love Has Gone