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Earth, Wind & Fire, America's seventh top-selling musical group of all-time was born in Chicago in 1969.
With a signature sound beyond categories and a groove as deep as the soul of the planet, the band’s
legendary journey has set the standard for music of all genres.
One of the most important, innovative, and commercially invincible contemporary forces of the 20th
century, Earth, Wind & Fire has released a total of 23 albums. They have recorded eight #1 R&B singles
and eight Double Platinum Top 10 Pop Albums. EWF has earned more than 50 Gold and Platinum albums
and sold over 90 million albums worldwide, earning them a solid spot on the list of all-time best selling
Earth, Wind & Fire's career achievements and their music influences impacted music history. They have
been inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2000) and The National Academy of Recording Arts &
Science (NARAS) bestowed its highest honor, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016,
totaling nine Grammy Awards for the group. The ensemble has also earned Lifetime Achievement honors
from ASCAP, NAACP, and the BET Awards.
Many contemporary artists and superstars--including Usher, Beyoncé and Prince —are self proclaimed
Earth, Wind & Fire fans. Alicia Keys has said that EWF " the best band ever" while Mary J. Blige
showed her love for the band in her own version of the band's hit "Imagination."´ The Black Eyed Peas
took the stage with EWF with a performance at the XXIX Super Bowl, and again when opening the 57th
Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
The worldwide EWF fanbase also extends to include heads-of-state. President Bill Clinton invited the
group to the White House in 2000 as special guests at a State dinner and, in February 2009, President
Barack Obama invited Earth, Wind & Fire to perform in the East Room at the White House for the first
social event of the new administration, declaring in an interview with Rolling Stone that EWF were
"rhythm and blues and pop staples for me."
In April of 2014, lead singer Philip Bailey released his memoir SHINING STAR: Braving the Elements of
Earth, Wind & Fire. Shining Star is a story of triumph and challenges —chronicling the band’s iconic rise
to the top.
Three of the group's principle members--Philip Bailey, Verdine White and Ralph Johnson--have each
earned honorary doctorate degrees from the Columbia College in Chicago. Philip Bailey and founder
Maurice White have earned doctorate degrees at Berklee College of Music.