David Foster

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David Walter Foster OC, OBC (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 13,173,142 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). David Foster is the 543rd most popular musician (up from 581st in 2019), the 132nd most popular biography from Canada (up from 142nd in 2019) and the 9th most popular Canadian Musician.

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  • 64.73

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  • 36

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  • 2.23

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.86

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, David Foster ranks 543 out of 2,675Before him are András Schiff, Âşık Veysel, DJ BoBo, Ewa Demarczyk, Phil Lynott, and Sia. After him are John Lewis, Steve Howe, Alan Menken, Marty Friedman, Tom Petty, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

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Among people born in 1949, David Foster ranks 139Before him are Steve Perry, Walid Jumblatt, Paul Rodgers, Michael W. Young, John Savage, and Phil Lynott. After him are Alan Menken, Christopher Hitchens, Georges Leekens, Leopoldo Luque, John Toshack, and Clodoaldo.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, David Foster ranks 132 out of 1,130Before him are Jean Chrétien (1934), James Craig Watson (1838), Reginald Fessenden (1866), Wilfrid Laurier (1841), Walter Huston (1883), and Shulamith Firestone (1945). After him are Peter Cullen (1941), Bonar Law (1858), Robert Langlands (1936), Shawn Mendes (1998), Nelly Furtado (1978), and Louis Riel (1844).

Among MUSICIANS In Canada

Among musicians born in Canada, David Foster ranks 9Before him are Neil Young (1945), Oscar Peterson (1925), Joni Mitchell (1943), Avril Lavigne (1984), Gil Evans (1912), and Loreena McKennitt (1957). After him are Neil Peart (1952), Maynard Ferguson (1928), Diana Krall (1964), Robbie Robertson (1943), Paul Bley (1932), and Buffy Sainte-Marie (1941).

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