David Foster To Be Honored At BMI Pop Music Awards
David Foster To Be Honored At BMI Pop Music Awards

Songwriter/producer/musician David Foster will be honored as a BMI Icon at the 59th annual BMI Pop Music Awards on Tuesday, May 17 in Los Angeles.

The ceremony will honor publishers and songwriters of the most-performed pop songs in the United States in the past year. BMI President and CEO Del Bryant and BMI Vice President and General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations Barbara Cane will present awards for Pop Songwriter, Song, and Publisher of the Year.

According to BMI's Web site, "icons are selected because of their unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers."

Foster has collborated with Madonna, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Earth, Wind & Fire and more than a dozen other artists. Under his own record label, 143 Records, Foster produced the debut albums of Michael Buble and Josh Groban.

The awards ceremony will include an "all-star musical tribute to Foster," according to a statement from BMI.

Foster has won 36 BMI Awards in the past 40 years. He has also received 15 Grammys, and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame last year.

Foster will be joining the ranks of previously inducted BMI Icons including John Fogerty, Willie Nelson, James Brown, Carlos Santana, Dolly Parton and others.