Songwriting and producer legend Nile Rodgers has been appointed Chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Gary Graff reports for Billboard that Rodgers will serve as Chairman for a three year period, replacing Philadelphia soul giants Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff.
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— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) July 2, 2018
Nile Rodgers rose to fame in the 70s with his dance funk outfit Chic and simultaneously drove the sound and hits of Sister Sledge.
As a producer he has created hits for David Bowie (Let’s Dance), INXS (The Original Sin), Duran Duran (The Reflex), Diana Ross (Upside Down) and Daft Punk (Get Lucky).
Recently he recorded new music for Chic.
“I’ve had the great privilege of producing some of the most important artists in the world so when it came time to collaborating for my own record the barometer was shall we say pretty high.”
“We all grew up on CHIC! No matter who you are or where you’re from, they’re one of those bands that have sound tracked at least one part of your life,” co-writer Nao added. “We’ve had such great fun making records and playing together, it’s been a joy. I’m so glad they’re back, the world – especially right now – needs more CHIC!”