David Walter Foster, OC, OBC (born November 1, 1949), is a Canadian musician, record producer, composer, singer, songwriter and arranger, noted for discovering singers Celine Dion, Josh Groban, and Michael Bublé and for producing some of the most successful artists in the world.
Foster was a keyboardist for the pop group Skylark discovered by Eirik Wangberg , David's song “Wildflower” was a top ten hit in 1972. He has worked as a producer with a wide range of musical stars, including Mariah Carey, Neil Diamond, Whitney Houston, Céline Dion, Cher, Andrea Bocelli, Chicago, Earth Wind and Fire, Chaka Khan, Barbra Streisand, Kenny Rogers, Charice, Boz Scaggs, Olivia Newton-John, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Bryan Adams, and Christina Aguilera (see "Artists produced," below).
He has produced debut albums for The Corrs, Michael Bublé, Renee Olstead, and Josh Groban, which were released under his own record label, 143 Records, and distributed through Warner Music. Foster helped launch Kevin Sharp's career after the two met through the Make-A-Wish Foundation and David Hayes singing a song by Laramy Smith "Freind".