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lifetime of achievement. To the present, the honor has been conferred on Quincy Jones, Jan Timmer, Jean-Loup Tournier, Clive Davis, Ahmet Ertegun, Frances W. Preston, and Eduardo Bautista. “David Foster is an exceptional artist and music industry executive. He has consistently contributed his talent and flair to the work of hundreds of artists and musicians, including some of the world’s greatest vocalists”, said Xavier Roy, Chief Executive, REED MIDEM ORGANISATION, "he continues, to enrich the music community with his creativity and prowess". Foster, says of his nomination, "MIDEM is the Rolls Royce of all music events on this planet. I read about it as a teenager, dreamt of being at it when I couldn’t pay my rent and now gratefully, respectfully and excitedly accept this honour in 2001. The past honourees prove that I am in great company and the evening promises to be a memorable one for two main reasons, neither of which is my receiving this award. Firstly, it’s the only time and place throughout the year when all the great music makers from around the globe gather in one place and, secondly, we will be treated to a wonderful musical performance by one of the greatest international bands of our time,143/Atlantic recording sensation, The Corrs. Enjoy!” A fourteen-time Grammy Award winner (including the coveted Producer of the Year award no less than three times) with an unprecedented 42 nominations to his credit, David Foster, is among the most commercially successful producers and composers in all of contemporary pop music. He has lent his signature sweeping, power ballad aesthetic to smash hits from Celine Dion, Chicago and Whitney Houston and has, in the process, virtually defined the adult contemporary format. Foster began his career in music with piano lessons at the age of 5 in his native Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and eight more >>
"PERSON OF THE YEAR" at MIDEM 2001 by Barbara McMillen Award-winning songwriter, visionary producer, gifted arranger, prolific composer and accomplished musician, David Foster, will receive the “Nesuhi Ertegun Person of the Year” Trophy at MIDEM, on Tuesday, 23 January 2001 in Cannes, France before a prestigeous audience of top international music industry executives. The Irish band and contemporary pop phenomena, The Corrs, who are nominees for the Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for the "Breathless" track from the album, "In Blue" will perform at the event. Foster will be the eighth person to receive the prestigious international accolade that was created (and first presented to Mr. Ertegun) in 1989 to recognise outstanding music industry figures, and honour their

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