David Walter Foster, OC, OBC (born November 1, 1949), is a Canadian musician, record producer, composer, singer, songwriter, and arranger. He has been a producer for such successful musical artists as Christina Aguilera, The Bee Gees, Andrea Bocelli, Mariah Carey, Chicago, Céline Dion, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Prince, Rod Stewart,Westlife, Barbra Streisand, and many others. Foster has won 16 Grammy Awards from 47 nominations. Foster is the current Chairman of Verve Music Group.
Foster was a keyboardist for the pop group Skylark, discovered by Eirik Wangberg. The band's song, "Wildflower", was a top ten hit in 1973. Together with Jay Graydon he formed the band Airplay, whose album of the same name is often labeled as important within the west coast AOR genre. In 1975, he played on George Harrison's album Extra Texture.