Music icon David Foster tells the stories behind his biggest hits

Award-winning record producer and songwriter David Foster talks about some of the massive hits he's helped create with the likes of Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Michael Bublé and more.

Originally published on February 8, 2019

David Foster knows what makes a good song. He's the producer and songwriter behind massive hits like Tears Are Not Enough and Whitney Houston's version of I Will Always Love You.

Foster's collaborations with the likes of Celine Dion, Michael Bublé, Madonna, Michael Jackson and Barbra Streisand have earned him platinum records, 16 Grammys, an Emmy, an Oscar nomination and six Juno awards.

He's about to put another feather in his cap at this year's Junos when he receives the 2019 humanitarian award for his lifelong dedication to charity work through his David Foster Foundation.

David Foster with host Tom Power in the q studio in Toronto, Ont. (Vivian Rashotte/CBC)

Listen to the full conversation with David Foster near the top of this post. You can watch the Junos on Sunday, March 17 on CBC. 

Produced by ​Catherine Stockhausen

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