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David Foster

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David Walter Foster (born November 1, 1949) is a Canadian musician, composer, arranger, record producer and music executive who chaired Verve Records from 2012 to 2016. He has won 16 Grammy Awards from 47 nominations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Foster has received more than 15,054,212 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). David Foster is the 460th most popular musician (up from 543rd in 2019), the 108th most popular biography from Canada (up from 132nd in 2019) and the 8th most popular Canadian Musician.

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  • 15M

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  • 55.48

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 37

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.43

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.87

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, David Foster ranks 460 out of 2,662Before him are Bill Ward, Isao Tomita, Manitas de Plata, Yann Tiersen, Philly Joe Jones, and Roger Hodgson. After him are Maxim Shostakovich, Rudolf Serkin, Eugene Ormandy, Captain Beefheart, Robert Miles, and Chucho Valdés.

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Among people born in 1949, David Foster ranks 141Before him are Thierry Sabine, José Pékerman, Ric Flair, Lindsay Wagner, Hans-Hermann Hoppe, and Carlos Bianchi. After him are Georges Leekens, Leslie Easterbrook, Alexander Gradsky, Alice Walton, Pam Grier, and Patrick Hernandez.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, David Foster ranks 108 out of 1,350Before him are Walter Huston (1883), Conrad Bain (1923), Louis Slotin (1910), Norman Jewison (1926), Loreena McKennitt (1957), and Joseph Wiseman (1918). After him are Margot Kidder (1948), Louis Riel (1844), Fay Wray (1907), Marc Ouellet (1944), Peter Cullen (1941), and Joshua Slocum (1844).

Among MUSICIANS In Canada

Among musicians born in Canada, David Foster ranks 8Before him are Glenn Gould (1932), Neil Young (1945), Joni Mitchell (1943), Oscar Peterson (1925), Avril Lavigne (1984), and Loreena McKennitt (1957). After him are Gil Evans (1912), Maynard Ferguson (1928), Neil Peart (1952), Robbie Robertson (1943), Diana Krall (1964), and Paul Bley (1932).

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