Earth, Wind & Fire, one of the world top-selling musical groups of all-time was born in Chicago in 1969. With a signature sound beyond category & a groove as deep as the soul of the planet, the band’s legendary journey has mix the standard for music of all genres & made a profound & lasting impact on popular culture

One of the most important, innovative, and commercially invincible contemporary forces of the 20th century, Earth, Wind và Fire has released 23 albums. They have recorded eight #1 R&B singles & eight Double Platinum vị trí cao nhất 10 Pop Albums. EWF has earned more than 50 Gold and Platinum albums and sold over 100 million albums worldwide, earning them a solid spot as one of best selling music artists of all- time.

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Earth, Wind và Fire"s career achievements và influences have impacted music history. They have been inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (2000) và 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, và the BET Awards.

Many contemporary superstar artists --including Kanye West, Usher, Beyoncé, Prince, Kendrick Lamar & Chance the Rapper —are self proclaimed Earth, Wind và 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 đen Eyed Peas took the stage with EWF for a performance at the XXIX Super Bowl, & again when opening the 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

The worldwide EWF fanbase also extends to lớn include heads-of-state. President Bill Clinton invited the group khổng lồ the nhà trắng in 2000 as special guests at a State dinner and, in February 2009, President Barack Obama invited Earth, Wind và Fire to lớn perform in the East Room at the white house nhà trắng for the first social sự kiện of the his administration và declaring in an interview with Rolling Stone that EWF was a "rhythm and blues và pop staple” for him.

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In 2016, the powerful & substantial memoir by EWF’s founder và creative force, Maurice white was release posthumously. The work chronicles his personal journey và the band’s legendary rise khổng lồ the vị trí cao nhất of music history.

April of 2014, lead singer Philip Bailey released his memoir SHINING STAR: Braving the Elements of Earth, Wind & Fire. Shining Star.

Three of the group"s principal members--Philip Bailey, Verdine White and Ralph Johnson--have each earned honorary doctorate degrees from the Columbia College in Chicago. Philip Bailey và founder Maurice white each earned a doctorate degree at Berklee College of Music.