Canada's David Foster Ranked Among Top 10 Music Producers

Canada’s David Foster has been ranked one of the 10 top music producers by Billboard.

The B.C. native crafted three of the top 100 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, which debuted in 1958.

Foster is credited with Toni Braxton’s “Un-break My Heart” (No. 15), Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” (No. 54), and All-4-One’s “I Swear” (No. 98).

He is tied with Robert “Mutt” Lange, who produced hits for Canadians Bryan Adams (“(Everything I Do) I Do It For You”) and Shania Twain (“You’re Still the One”). 

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Maurice Gibb and Robin Gibb also have three each for their Bee Gees tracks, as does Giorgio Moroder, who helmed hits for Irene Cara, Blondie and Donna Summer.

Leading the way with five credits each are Albhy Galuten, Barry Gibb and Karl Richardson, who co-produced songs for Bee Gees and Andy Gibb, and George Martin, whose credits include The Beatles, Elton John, and Paul McCartney’s collaborations with Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder.

Lionel Richie, with four, is ranked fifth on the list.

Four of the top 100 songs in the 60-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 chart are by Canadian artists – in addition to Adams and Twain, there are tracks by Carly Rae Jepsen and Nickelback. (Justin Bieber is featured on Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito.")