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Earth, Wind & Fire is an American band whose music spans the genres of jazzR&BsoulfunkdiscopopLatin, and Afro pop. They are among the best-selling bands of all time, with sales of over 90 million records worldwide.

The band was founded in 1969 in Chicago by the legendary Maurice White. Prominent members have included Philip BaileyVerdine White who is the brother of the legend Maurice White. Earth, Wind &Fire is known for its dynamic horn section, energetic and elaborate stage shows, and the contrast between Bailey’s falsetto and Maurice’s baritone

Earth, Wind & Fire has won six Grammys out of 17 nominations and four American Music Awards out of 12 nominations. They have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, the NAACP Image Award Hall of Fame, and Hollywood’s Rockwalk, and earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The band has received an ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Heritage Award, a BET Lifetime Achievement Award, a Soul Train Legend Award, a NARAS Signature Governor’s Award, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2012 Congressional Horizon Award, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2019. VH1 has recognized Earth, Wind & Fire as one of the greatest bands ever.