Father of Sara Foster, Erin Foster and Jordan Foster.
Father, with B.J. Cook, of singer/songwriter Amy Foster-Gillies.
He was awarded the C.M. (Member of the Order of Canada) on July 11, 1988 and C.O. (Officer of the Order of Canada) on October 30, 2003 and the Order of British Columbia for his services to music and charities.
Was married to singer B.J. Cook, with whom he had daughter, Amy Foster-Gillies. Later married to Rebecca Dyer, with whom he had daughters Sara Foster, Erin Foster and Jordan Foster.
Was a member of the '70s group, The Skylarks, who had a #9 pop hit with "Wildflower".
Co-wrote several songs with Maurice White for Earth Wind & Fire and The Emotions.
Brother of Jaymes Foster-Levy.
His close friend Andrea Bocelli is his all-time favorite singer.
Declined an offer to write a theme/title song for Titanic (1997).
Father-in-law of Tommy Haas.
Ex-stepfather of Brandon Jenner and Brody Jenner.
Five sisters: Jeanie, Maureen, Ruth, Marylou and Jaymes.
His collaborative projects have involved such recording artists as: Barbra Streisand, Céline Dion, Natalie Cole, Madonna, Diana Ross, Olivia Newton-John, Whitney Houston, Cheryl Lynn Josh Groban, Michael Bolton, Lara Fabian, Michael Bublé, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart, Toni Braxton, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Jake Zyrus, Renee Olstead, The Corrs etc.
Co-wrote (with friends Jay Graydon and Bill Champlin) the Earth Wind & Fire hit "After the Love Has Gone", winning the GRAMMY for Best Rhythm & Blues Song (1979). The song was denied the Number One chart position by The Knack's "My Sharona" in June 1979.
Uncle of Parker Foster Aiken, the son his sister had with Clay Aiken.
Stepfather of Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid and Anwar Hadid.
His personal label titled "143 Records" (from the words "I Love You") was formed as a sub-label of Warner Bros in 1995 and managed by Brian Avnet. The label's first signed act was the Irish folk-rock family quartet The Corrs.
According to Foster, the key to success in his industry is "networking".
Was friends with Maurice White of Earth Wind & Fire.
Engaged to singer Katharine McPhee [July 3, 2018].
Scored his only instrumental hit with the "Love Theme from St. Elmo's Fire (1985)".
Foster and Katharine McPhee celebrated their wedding ceremonies at the Church of St Yeghiche, South Kensington in London, and afterwards at the exclusive club Oswald's in Mayfair. The bride's gown was designed by Zac Posen.