If Oprah could sing like Faith Hill, she says there's only one music producer she'd call—David Foster. With 15 Grammy awards and more than 100 top hits to his name, David is the mastermind behind many of the songs that make up the fabric of our lives.
Over the years, he's sold half a billion records and worked with some of the most celebrated artists of all time, including Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Cher, Paul McCartney, Madonna and Celine Dion. "For some of these people, I'm part of their story," he says. "For a couple of them, I'm a big part of their story, so it feels pretty good."
In December 2008, artists like Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé and Brian McKnight will celebrate David's legendary career in the PBS special Hit Man: David Foster & Friends. They'll be singing some of his most famous hits, which he says come to him while he's at the piano. "Sometimes it happens, and sometimes it doesn't," he says. "I could write a song right now. It probably would be crap, but it would be a song. [With] the song 'After the Love is Gone,' I sat down and it fell out in one moment—the whole chorus fell out."
At home, David admits that he doesn't like to listen to his own music. "I love classical music, so that's what I listen to mostly," he says.