Influential guitarist, songwriter and producer, born 19 September 1952 in New York City.
A leading light of the disco scene in the late 1970's, he recorded as part of [a=Chic] and with bandmate [a=Bernard Edwards] produced many of the most popular and memorable disco hits of the 1970's and 1980's. You can take a look at the entry [a=Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers] for a more complete list of their works together.
Rodgers produced artists like [a=Sister Sledge], [a=Diana Ross], [a=David Bowie], [a=Madonna], [a=Duran Duran], [a=Mick Jagger], [a=INXS], [a=Thompson Twins], [a=Grace Jones], [a=The B-52's] and [a=Beavis & Butt-Head] and is responsible as either artist, producer or writer of songs that have accounted for sales of over 100,000,000 records.
Rodgers is also the first African-American to own his own national music distribution company [l=Sumthing Else MusicWorks, Inc.], which is a leader in the distribution of video game soundtracks.