There is nothing you can say about Nile Rodgers that hasn't already been heard by billions of people, in millions of cities, via thousands of radio airwaves, in hundreds of countries. The career of Nile Rodgers is one of the most enduring and prolific in music. Nile's signature is scrawled across an amazing array of music - from Madonna to Diana Ross, from David Bowie to Eric Clapton.
Nile wanted to form a band and searched for a partner in crime. He soon found him in local boy Bernard Edwards. The two were confident enough in their talent to introduce the world to CHIC in 1977. Dance, Dance, Dance, the first single off CHIC's eponymous debut, hit the Top 10 and they never looked back. They also produced and composed the album We Are Family by Sister Sledge and completed the same duties on Diana, the best selling album by Diana Ross, featuring their smash singles.
It was the 80s that secured Nile's place in music history. While forever bonded, Nile branched away from Bernard in the early 80s to collaborate with David Bowie. With the success of Let's Dance, Nile proved an R&B guy could produce pop and rock. So, he followed it up by working with Madonna, on Like A Virgin, Duran Duran's The Reflex single, more production collaborations with Duran Duran and a staggering amount of artists.
The events of September 11th prompted Nile to embark upon the biggest project of his life - The We Are Family Project, A Celebration of Our Common Humanity; a re-recording of We Are Family with over 200 celebrities and an accompanying music video directed by Spike Lee; an unprecedented recording and music video of over 100 famous children's characters singing We Are Family.