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Founded by guitarist Nile Rodgers and bassist Bernard Edwards in New York, Chic took disco to new creative heights – and they still stand as one of the sleekest, funkiest bands ever. Their 1979 smash "Good Times" proved especially influential when its bassline was sampled for the Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" later that year. Rodgers is also a noted producer, who has helped shape hits by David Bowie, Madonna, Diana Ross, INXS and many others.

Active: 1977-present

Previous nominations: 6

Signature songs: "Le Freak," "Good Times," "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)," "I Want Your Love"

From the RS Archives: Album Review: Chic, 'Chic-ism' (1992)

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