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Music producer David Foster to be inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

David Foster at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2019.Chris Young/The Canadian Press

Music producer David Foster is inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

The prolific entertainer, who has made a name for himself as a musician and songwriter alongside some of pop music’s biggest stars, will be toasted at an event at Massey Hall in Toronto on September 24 .

Foster, who was born in Victoria, is known for her power ballads that defined an era of music diva.

The 72-year-old was a writer on Whitney Houston’s ‘I Have Nothing’, Celine Dion’s ‘To Love You More’ and Madonna’s ‘You’ll See’, while he helped the Chicago band member Peter Cetera forged his solo career with “Glory of Love” and played a key role in the soundtrack to the 1985 Brat Pack film “St. Elmo’s Fire.”

Canadian R&B singer Deborah Cox and Chicago member Neil Donell will perform at the ceremony honoring Foster’s work.

Daniel Lavoie is also inducted. He grew up in Dunrea, Manitoba, before working with Dion, Luce Dufault, Roch Voisine and Lara Fabian.

The French singer-songwriter has a career spanning 24 albums and his chart-topping 1990 recording “Long Courier” won a Félix award for pop-rock album of the year.

This year’s gathering of Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame will be hosted by Quebec singer Marie-Mai and will celebrate a number of prominent local artists, including previously announced inductees Alanis Morissette, Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance.

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