Nile Rodgers will add more silverware to his heaving trophy cabinet when he attends the U.K.’s Artists and Managers Awards later this year.
The iconic artist and in-demand-producer will receive the coveted Artist’s Artist Award at the gala, to be held Nov. 14 at the Bloomsbury Big Top in central London.
Voted on by fellow artists in the Featured Artist Coalition, the award recognizes the long-term creative and innovative musical output of an individual or group.
“I’ve been very lucky to receive recognition for my achievements throughout my career but this is very special,” Rodgers says in a statement. “To be selected as ‘The Artist’s Artist’ by some of my favorite artists is truly special. To receive that recognition from a panel as diverse as Annie Lennox, Nick Mason from Pink Floyd, Ed O’ Brien from Radiohead, Sandie Shaw and Dave Rowntree from Blur and so many others is very, very meaningful to me and will make for a special night in my life at the Artist & Managers Awards.”
Previous winners of the award, sponsored by the PPL, include Elbow’s Guy Garvey, Everything But The Girl’s Tracey Thorn, Joan Armatrading, Placebo, Robbie Williams and Massive Attack.
The seventh awards ceremony highlights “exceptional individuals and those who pioneer, forging new pathways in the industry,” and is an initiative of the Music Managers Forum and the Featured Artists Coalition.
Further winners will be revealed in coming weeks.
Over a career spanning more than 40 years, Rodgers has sold over 300 million albums and 50 million singles worldwide, both as a member of Chic and as a producer for records by such artists as David Bowie, Madonna, Diana Ross, Sister Sledge, Duran Duran, Daft Punk, INXS and more.
An Ivor Novello recipient and multiple Grammy winner, Rodgers currently serves as chairman of the Songwriters Hall Of Fame, and as chief creative adviser at Abbey Road Studios.
A man of many hats, Rodgers has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Dance Music Hall of Fame and he was awarded the “Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” by the French Embassy in New York
He is also curator of this year’s Meltdown Festival on London’s Southbank.