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  • WAFF Celebration 2019 - Save the Date!

    Once a year our We Are Family Foundation throws the best party in New York City to support some of the world's most incredible young people positively impacting our planet. Here's a throwback to 2016, one of our favorite Celebrations honoring President Jimmy Carter and Bono - two of the most incomparable examples of humanity. From President Carter's heartfelt words about Read More
  • Nile Rodgers & CHIC Open 2019’s Meltdown Festival at Royal Festival Hall

    By: Musanna Ahmed Southbank Centre’s annual festival Meltdown offers a rich variety of curated arts and culture by an alternating artist. 2019’s funky bill is selected by prolific hitmaker Nile Rodgers, who, alongside his “R&B/dance/disco/funk/soul” band Chic, opens the festival with a sold-out performance at the illustrious Royal Festival Hall. Read More
  • Nile Rodgers and CHIC Kick Off July 4th Festivities Live at the Hollywood Bowl

    Nile Rodgers and CHIC Kick Off July 4th Festivities Live at the Hollywood Bowl by ILANA TEL-OREN July 3rd 2019 -- Patriotism, fireworks and disco were the ultimate recipe for a fantastic fourth of July celebration in Los Angeles. This was the first of three Nile Rodgers & CHIC at the Hollywood Bowl performances and fans simply couldn’t stay in their seats. Read More
  • Nile Rodgers to receive Artist's Artist honour at 2019 Artist & Manager Awards

    Nile Rodgers to receive Artist's Artist honour at 2019 Artist & Manager Awards by James Hanley June 26th 2019 -- CHIC legend Nile Rodgers is to receive the Artists’ Artist Award at the 2019 Artists & Managers Awards, which return to the Bloomsbury Big Top in London on Thursday, November 14. Voted for by fellow artists in the Featured Artists Coalition and peers, Read More
  • Jungle and Johnny Marr join the line-up for Nile Rodgers' Meltdown at Southbank Centre

    Jungle and Johnny Marr join the line-up for Nile Rodgers' Meltdown at Southbank Centre (L-R) Jungle; Johnny Marr &copy Niall Lea Also featuring: Kero Kero Bonito, Nicky Siano, Onyx Collective, Nakhane, V**gra Boys, Azekel, Radiant Children, Anaïs, Yael Naim, Peter Cat Recording Co., Richard Norris, and a special evening with Nile Rodgers and Merck Mercuriadis in conversation. Today Southbank Centre Read More
  • 'WE ARE FAMILY' - NILE RODGERS CALLS TO GIVE PRISON OFFENDERS A SECOND CHANCE

    'WE ARE FAMILY' - NILE RODGERS CALLS TO GIVE PRISON OFFENDERS A SECOND CHANCE Set to perform with CHIC at gala fundraising dinner for Key4Life on 17th June Charity to launch new campaign, YOUNITED, calling on businesses to offer jobs to young offenders on release from prison London June XX 2019. Multiple Grammy- winning composer, producer arranger and guitarist, Nile Rodgers Read More
  • First acts confirmed for Nile Rodgers’ 2019 Meltdown festival

    First acts confirmed for Nile Rodgers’ 2019 Meltdown festival May 08, 2019 - The wait is over. It’s time to announce the first acts of Nile Rodgers' Meltdown, a festival that’s set to be full of exclusive collaborations and global one-offs. We’re delighted to confirm that the 26th Meltdown will feature Eurythmics Songbook, Despacio, Anitta, Thundercat, Songhoy Blues, Kyle Dixon & Michael Read More
  • THE ONE & ONLY CHER ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL U.S. DATES FOR HER ‘HERE WE GO AGAIN’ TOUR

    THE ONE & ONLY CHER ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL U.S. DATES FOR HER ‘Here We Go Again’ TOUR – Nile Rodgers & CHIC Featured as Special Guests – – Tickets For New Dates On Sale to the General Public Starting April 5 at LiveNation.com – LOS ANGELES, CA (March 29, 2019) – Cher, the legendary multi-award winning entertainer has added several additional dates in November and December to Read More
  • Southbank Centre announces Nile Rodgers as curator of Meltdown 2019

    Date: Monday 11 February 2019, 8.30am Contact: Phoebe Gardiner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. // / 020 7921 0967 Alexandra Shaw, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. // / 020 7921 0676 Southbank Centre announces Nile Rodgers as curator of Meltdown 2019 Nile Rodgers © Read More
  • NILE RODGERS & CHIC TO PROVIDE “GOOD TIMES” FOR GOVERNMENT WORKERS SUFFERING FROM THE SHUTDOWN

    New York, NY (January 22, 2019) - If you are one of the 800,000 federal government workers who has been furloughed or is forced to work without pay, Nile Rodgers & CHIC would like to help you "leave your cares behind" for a few hours. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame / Songwriters Hall Of Fame legend who wrote the #1 Read More
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Nile Rodgers Biography

Among music legends, Nile Rodgers is truly exceptional. He amplifies his legacy as a multi-Grammy-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist by constantly traversing new musical terrain and successfully expanding the boundaries of popular music. As the co-founder of CHIC, Rodgers pioneered a musical language that generated chart-topping pop hits like "Le Freak," sparked the advent of hip-hop with "Good Times," and won CHIC eleven Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations. His work in the CHIC Organization and his productions for artists like David Bowie and Madonna have sold over 200 million albums and 50 million singles worldwide while his innovative, trendsetting collaborations with Daft Punk, Avicii, Disclosure, and Sam Smith reflect the vanguard of contemporary music. Fueling four decades of pop anthems with more than 200 production credits to his name, the scope of Rodgers' peerless influence is undeniable.

If 2016 is any indication, Nile Rodgers is already setting more precedents in his own illustrious career. Rodgers (along with Bernard Edwards) became the latest inductees of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June. In 2015, he produced, performed, and hosted the inaugural FOLD Festival, a two-day, all-star concert presented at Martha Clara Vineyards on Long Island featuring an "eclectic, genre-spanning set" (Rolling Stone). The success of FOLD 2015 inspired Rodgers to expand the brand worldwide and take it to the UK with the three-day FREAK OUT! LET’S DANCE!! LONDON Festival in June 2016. It was the first ever music event at London’s historic Fulham Palace.

Signed to Warner Bros., Rodgers is currently recording It's About Time, the first new CHIC album in 25 years. "I'll Be There," the album's first single, went to #1 on the Billboard Dance Charts, while the accompanying video generated nearly three million views in less than a week. Additionally, "Le Freak" was inducted into the 2015 Grammy Hall of Fame and Rodgers was elected to the NARAS Board of Governors and received the President's Merit Award during the Recording Academy's 8th Annual Grammy Week Celebration for the Producers & Engineers Wing of NARAS. One of the world's most dazzling headliners, Rodgers continues to tour globally with CHIC.

A native New Yorker raised in the city's thriving bohemian subculture, Nile Rodgers established the CHIC Organization Ltd. after partnering with bassist Bernard Edwards in the Big Apple Band. Between 1977-1983, CHIC's blend of jazz, funk, and disco dominated the airwaves and has since influenced a range of hip hop and EDM acts, ultimately distinguishing CHIC as the "most sampled band in history" (The Guardian, 2011). Their streamlined yet sumptuous grooves powered "Everybody Dance," "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)," "I Want Your Love," "Good Times," and "Le Freak" — the biggest-selling single in Atlantic Records' history. Amassing a mountain of gold and platinum awards, Rodgers and Edwards revamped Sister Sledge with the chart-topping We Are Family (1979) album, which included "Lost In Music," "He's the Greatest Dancer," and the Grammy-nominated title track. They wrote and produced the best-selling album of Diana Ross' career diana (1980), spawning signature hits like "I'm Coming Out" and the number one "Upside Down."

Beyond the CHIC Organization, Rodgers has achieved commercial and critical triumphs for artists like David Bowie (Let's Dance), Duran Duran ("The Reflex"), and Madonna (Like A Virgin). He's remained on the cutting edge of pop music working with countless icons like Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Steve Winwood, Grace Jones, Bryan Ferry, Peter Gabriel, and Eric Clapton. His boundless talents include scoring music for films like the blockbuster Coming to America (1988) and distributing soundtracks for popular AAA video games via his national distribution company and record label, Sumthing Distribution and Sumthing Else Music Works. He regularly gives keynote talks at events for noted media companies like FremantleMedia and conferences like Google Zeitgeist. Complementing his creative endeavors, Rodgers is Chairman and Founder of the We Are Family Foundation (WAFF), a non-profit organization he launched in 2002 that's dedicated to the vision of a global family by creating and supporting programs that promote cultural diversity while nurturing the vision, talents, and ideas of young people who are changing the world.

As a cultural icon and music innovator, Nile Rodgers transcends all styles of music across every generation, whether headlining Glastonbury 2013 or producing star-studded concerts for Montreux Jazz Festival. After surviving an aggressive form of cancer, he published his critically acclaimed self-penned autobiography Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco and Destiny (2011) and was subsequently the subject of two documentaries, BBC Radio 4's Nile Rodgers: The Hitmaker (2013) and TV One's Unsung: Nile Rodgers & CHIC (2014). His collaboration with Daft Punk on "Get Lucky" and Random Access Memories (2013) earned three Grammy Awards, including "Record of the Year" and "Album of the Year." "The full scope of Nile Rodgers' career is still hard to fathom, and it's not just ongoing, it's in overdrive," remarked Rolling Stone, who named Rodgers one of "the 50 Most Important People in EDM" (2014). Indeed, there's no shortage of superlatives or accolades to convey the impact Nile Rodgers has made in popular music. From "Good Times" to "Get Lucky," Rodgers' unrivaled track record is a mere glimpse of what's yet to come.

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