BMI Honoring Nile Rodgers with 2015 Icon Award
The legendary Nile Rodgers will receive the BMI Icon award at this year's R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Ceremony on August 28th, in Los Angeles California. BMI is honoring Rodgers for his outstanding catalog and influence in popular music, and they have certainly chosen the perfect candidate. Rodgers has made quite a tremendous mark in the music industry as the co-founder of group CHIC, and musical mastermind behind songs such as Madonna's "Like A Virgin", Sister Sledge's "We Are Family" and David Bowie's "Let's Dance" just to name a few. He's most recently collaborated with stars Avicii, Sam Smith, and Daft Punk showing that he has continued to live up to his "hit maker" name. Rodgers will join previous BMI Icon honorees such as Mariah Carey, Al Green, The Jacksons, and James Brown.