Nile Gregory Rodgers is an American musician, producer, composer, arranger, and guitarist.
Happy Birthday Nile born September 19, 1952
The success of Chic's first singles led Atlantic to offer Rodgers and Edwards the opportunity to produce any act on its roster. They chose Sister Sledge
In 1980 Rodgers and Edwards wrote and produced the album Diana for Diana Ross, yielding the smash hits "Upside Down" and "I'm Coming Out"
Chicâs song "Good Times" played a pivotal role in the explosion of hip hop music, as an interpolation of the song's bass line and the recordâs string-section sample was the bedrock of The Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight", the first multiple-platinum Hip Hop single.
Chic dissolved in 1983 after its final contractual Atlantic album, Believer and Soup For One (a film soundtrack).
Rodgers produced David Bowie's biggest selling album Let's Dance with several hit singles including "China Girl", "Modern Love" and the title track, "Letâs Dance".
He produced Madonna's blockbuster album Like a Virgin, spawning her two signature hits "Material Girl" and the album's title track, "Like a Virgin".
The September 11 attacks prompted Rodgers to create the We Are Family Foundation (WAFF) to help promote the healing process.
In January 2011, Rodgers revealed on his website that he has cancer, which was diagnosed in October 2010