BMI Honors David Foster at the 74th Annual BMI/NAB Dinner in Las Vegas

Posted in News on April 17, 2024
BMI’s President & CEO Mike O’Neill honors David Foster onstage at the 74th Annual BMI/NAB Dinner at Encore Las Vegas on April 16, 2024.
BMI’s President & CEO Mike O’Neill honors David Foster onstage at the 74th Annual BMI/NAB Dinner at Encore Las Vegas on April 16, 2024. Photo: Lester Cohen for BMI.

As one of the most successful composers of our time, David Foster has created hit songs for many world-renowned artists including Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Chicago, Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton, Boz Scaggs and Gloria Estefan, to name a few. He’s also a celebrated performer in his own right with multiple acclaimed albums, including The Best of Me, Rechordings and Eleven Words, and lead the immensely popular PBS specials, Hitman: David Foster & Friends, which became the one of network’s highest-rated shows in decades. In 2018, Foster embarked on a worldwide tour titled, “An Intimate Evening with David Foster,” which sold out around the world and garnered rave reviews.

Throughout his career, Foster has earned many accolades and honors including 16 GRAMMY Awards, with three as Producer of the Year, an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe and three Oscar nominations for Best Original Song. He’s also been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, was honored with the esteemed GRAMMY Architects of Sound Award and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In addition, Foster has an incredible 42 BMI awards and was named BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year three times and honored as a BMI Icon in 2011.

In addition to his music, charitable work is one of Foster’s other passions. Thirty years ago, he founded the David Foster Foundation to offer financial support to Canadian families with children who need organ transplants and raise awareness about the importance of becoming a registered organ donor.

The annual BMI/NAB dinner recognizes the mutually supportive partnership between the songwriting community and the broadcast industry. Past recipients of the BMI honor include Paul Anka, John Fogerty, Graham Nash, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Mike Post, Carlos Santana, Paul Simon, Carrie Underwood and John Williams, among others.

SOURCENews TAGS Pop Las Vegas


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