EARTH,WIND & FiRE
Genre: R&B, Soul, Jazz, Funk, Disco, Pop
Earth, Wind & Fire, America's seventh top-selling musical group of all-time, was born in Chicago in 1969 and is still going strong in its fifth decade, making music that crosses years and decades and now connects the 20th and 21st centuries. Inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, Earth, Wind & Fire has earned eight Grammy Awards and four American Music Awards alongside numerous other accolades including the prestigious Soul Train Legend Award. EWF has sold more than 90 million albums worldwide and is one of the world's top touring bands. Earth, Wind & Fire's songs haven been covered by an eclectic roster of artists and has influenced many artists including, Prince, Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Jay Z, Usher, P. Diddy, will.i.am, and more.
In 2013, Legacy Recordings announced the release of Now, Then & Forever, the first new studio album from Earth, Wind & Fire since 2005's Grammy-nominated Illuminations. "The Now, Then & Forever album is really about the legacy of Earth, Wind & Fire," said the group's co-founder Philip Bailey. "The spirit of the band has always been about uplifting the consciousness of humanity. There's a hope that this Earth, Wind & Fire music will go on forever."