Michael McDonald is an American singer and songwriter best known as a former member of Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers. During his time with the Doobie Brothers, McDonald recorded hits including "It Keeps You Runnin'," "Takin' It to the Streets" and "What a Fool Believes." The latter yielded a Grammy Award (song of the year) for McDonald and Kenny Loggins. After the Doobie Brothers disbanded in the early 1980s, McDonald continued to perform and collaborate as a solo artist. He released his first solo album, If That's What it Takes, in 1982. With a career that has seen innumerable chart successes and sales feats and as an artist who has maintained consistent popularity and earned numerous accolades in both personal and professional arenas, McDonald remains the artist's artist and an enduring presence in popular music.