“Extra” special correspondent Carlos Greer interviewed David Foster and Katharine McPhee as they stepped out for Clive Davis’ 90th birthday party in New York City.
Katharine, who called herself “a retired recording artist”, recalls landing her first recording contract with Clive. She said, “It was my first record deal, I mean, the first time I sat in an office with a bunch of record executives and he looked over the table and told me. asked… ‘Do you think you can sing the song?’ and he was always so nice to be with me and made me feel at ease.
David also considered working with the late Whitney Houston and Clive on the soundtrack to “The Bodyguard.”
Foster commented: “It’s like a hurricane, the storm, like everything, came together at that time, you know, with Kevin [Costner] choosing Whitney in the first place and Clive being involved and catching me at a good time in my life.
Foster noted that he worked with Houston in her heyday as she was “climbing.”
The album included hits like “I Will Always Love You”, “I Have Nothing”, “Queen of the Night”, and “I’m Every Woman”.
Foster described Davis as a “beacon of light”, adding, “He’s just a pillar of the industry.”
Katharine opened up about her next plans for Mother’s Day.
She shared, “We will be taking Rennie for lunch and dinner. We just love spending time with him.