Next Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 10PM/ET TV One’s NAACP Image Award-winning hour-long music documentary Unsung features the story of Nile Rodgers, newly-minted Grammy winner for record of the year in the best pop duo/group performance category collaborating with Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams on the record “Get Lucky.”
Get lucky by checking out the song below:
Born and raised in NYC, Rodgers is an American musician, producer, 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. In the beginning of his career as a session guitarist in New York, he toured with the Sesame Street band in his teens led by Joe Raposo and worked in the house band at Harlem‘s world famous Apollo Theater. He played behind legendary artists such as Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Maxine Brown, Aretha Franklin, Ben E. King, Betty Wright, Earl Lewis and the Channels and Parliament Funkadelic.
Although he recorded four solo act albums throughout the 1980s and the ’90s, Rodgers found more success in collaboration as a producer and performer with many artists including Diana Ross, David Bowie, Duran Duran, Madonna, and then more recently, French house duo Daft Punk and Swedish progressive house producer Avicii.