Mark Foster Biography
Mark Foster (Mark Derek Foster) is an american songwriter, Singer and musician. Mark is famous for being the lead singer in the band “Foster The People“, He plays piano, keyboard, synthesizer and also guitar. Foster finally had his big break as one of the co-founders of Foster the People in 2009, along with his two friends, Mark Pontius and Cubbie Fink.
Mark Foster Age
Mark was born on February 29, 1984. He is currently 35 years old as of 2019. His birth sign is Pisces.
Mark Foster Early Life
Foster was born and raised in San Jose, California, the USA. He attended Nordonia High School. During the initial days of his career, he struggled with drug addiction. His then-roommate, Brad Renfro, also struggled with addiction, dying from drug overdose in January 2008. Foster’s song “Downtown” reflects on the life and death of Brad.
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Mark Foster Career
In 2002, Mark Foster moved to Los Angeles to pursue his musical dreams. Initially, he didn’t achieve much success. At the age of 22, he got the chance to work with Aftermath Entertainment. Unfortunately, the deal fell through and Foster was left heartbroken. Then in 2008, he landed a job as a jingle writer for the label Mophonics.
The following year, he recorded and released his debut solo album titled ‘Solo Songs’ that included demo versions of the two tracks from the ‘Torches’ album, titled “Don’t Stop” and “I Would Do Anything for You”. Also in October 2009, Mark Foster collaborated with his longtime friend Jacob Fink and colleague Mark Pontius to form the band Foster the People and went on to release their first single “Pumped up Kicks”.
In May 2010, the band signed a multi-album deal with Startime International. They released their self-titled debut EP in January 2011. This EP featured the single ‘Pumped up Kicks’ which went on to be nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
On May 23, 2011, Foster and his band mates released their debut studio album called ‘Torches.’ The album became a hit and earned the American singer his second Grammy Award nomination. Then in March 2014, Foster the People came up with their second album, ‘Supermodel’ that went on become their highest peaking album on the Billboard 200 at #3. A year later, Mark Foster produced the soundtrack for the drama film ‘Little Boy.’ On July 21, 2017, he and his band members released its third album titled ‘Sacred Hearts Club.’
Mark Foster Net Worth
Mark has an estimated net worth of 15 million dollars as of 2019.
Mark Foster Girlfriend
Mark stated his thoughts on the relationship between popularity and craft in an interview with CNN: “I think that there’s a difference between being an entertainer and being an artist. I think artists throughout the history of time have always been controversial and have been a voice to speak to public culture in a way a politician can’t because they’ll lose their constituency. But artists, I think historically, have shined a magnifying glass on culture and have talked to it … I don’t consider myself an entertainer. I consider myself an artist, and I think with that comes responsibility.”
It seems that mark is currently focused in his career and not in the mood for any relationships yet. We will update this information soon.
Mark Foster “Foster The People”
Mark founded the band in 2009 after spending several years in Los Angeles as a struggling musician and working as a commercial jingle writer. After Foster’s song “Pumped Up Kicks” became a viral success in 2010, the group received a record deal from Startime International and gained a fanbase through small club shows and appearances at music festivals.
Mark Foster Albums
- Solo Songs (2009)
With Foster The People
- Torches (2011)
- Supermodel (2014)
- Sacred Hearts Club (2017)
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