Nile Rodgers

Nile Rodgers

Nile Gregory Rodgers Jr. (born September 19, 1952) is an American record producer, songwriter, musician, composer, arranger and guitarist. He is the lead guitarist and co-founding member with Bernard Edwards of the band Chic, which has been active since 1976 and was one of the most successful groups of the disco era.

Although he recorded three solo albums during the 1980s and 1990s, and one as part of the short-lived group Outloud, Rodgers has found more success in collaboration as producer and performer with many artists including Jeff Beck, Vaughan Brothers, Eric Clapton, The Stray Cats, David Lee Roth, Mick Jagger, Sister Sledge, Diana Ross, Philip Bailey, Thompson Twins, Sheena Easton, David Bowie, Bryan Ferry, Duran Duran, Madonna, INXS, Britney Spears, Spoons, and more recently, Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, Avicii, Dislosure, Sam Smith, Pitbull, Lady Gaga, Kylie Minogue, Keith Urban and Christina Aguilera. On April 7, 2017, Rodgers was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received an Award for Musical Excellence.

In 2014 Nile Rodgers won three Grammys: Album Of The Year for the album "Random Access Memories" (Shared with: Daft Punk among others), Record Of The Year for the song "Get Lucky" (Shared with: Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams among others) and Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for the song "Get Lucky"!

At The 2023 GRAMMYs, Nile Rodgers Received The Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition to his Lifetime Achievement Award, Nile Rodgers earned his fourth GRAMMY also at the 2023 show, Best R&B Song for Beyonce's "CUFF IT."

Nile is using a Mad Professor Snow White AutoWah for his famed ”chucking” rhythm guitar style. He loves the pedal so much that he carries a backup with him just in case!