Earth, Wind & Fire formed in Chicago, Illinois, in 1969. Earth, Wind & Fire has won six Grammy Awards and four American Music Awards. They have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. They have sold over 100 million albums worldwide earning them a place on the list of best-selling music artists where they are ranked as the seventh best selling American band of all time. Rolling Stone Magazine has described Earth, Wind & Fire as "innovative, precise yet sensual, calculated yet galvanizing" and has also declared that the band "changed the sound of black pop". Earth, Wind & Fire were also ranked at number 60 on VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll.
Grammy Award Wins and Nominations
Year RecipientAward Result
1975 "Shining Star"Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Won
1976 GratitudeBest R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Nominated
"Can't Hide Love"Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s Nominated
1978 All 'N AllBest R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Won
"Got to Get You into My Life"Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Nominated
"Runnin'"Best R&B Instrumental Performance Won
1979 "Boogie Wonderland"Best Disco Recording Nominated
Best R&B Instrumental Performance Won
"After the Love Has Gone"Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Won
Record of the Year Nominated
1981 Let's Groove"Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Nominated
1982 "Wanna Be With You"Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Won
1983 "Fall in Love with Me"Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Nominated
1993 "Sunday Morning"Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Nominated
2003 "Hold Me"Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance Nominated
2004 "Show Me the Way" feat. Raphael SaadiqBest R&B Performance by a Duo or Group w/ Vocal Nominated
2005 IlluminationBest R&B Album Nominated
Earth wind and Fire get star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame - September 14, 2006
HOLLYWOOD, CA.--- Award winning musical group Earth, Wind & Fire were honored with the 2053rd star on the world famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. The 12 member-grouphad their star dedicated on Thursday, September 14, at 11:30 a.m. at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard (corner of La Brea). Johnny Grant, Honorary Mayor of Hollywood and Chairman of the Walk of Fame Committee presided over the event and Bill Welsh, President Emeritus of the Hollywood
Chamber of Commerce spoke on behalf of the organization. Actor/Comedian Sinbad and radio personality Tom Joyner of the Tom Joyner Morning Show were the featured speakers at the event. Accepting the honor on behalf of the group was lead singer/percussionist Philip Bailey and bass player, Verdine White. Earth, Wind and fire recently completed The Legend Continues: Earth, Wind & Fire's 1995 Summer Tour, a 50-city U.S. concert tour kicked off in Florida and played to mostly sold-out crowds that have numbered as large as an estimated 116,000 at a mid-week solo headline date.
GRAMMY CAMP ENROLLMENT NOW OPEN!
SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 17, 2008
GRAMMY Campers will work, learn, and play with some of the music industry's top professionals. Their experience in Los Angeles will place them well on the way to gaining the industry tools required to have a successful career in music.
GRAMMY Camp will be hosted by the University of Southern California (USC) Thornton School of Music and the culminating Showcase Concert will be at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles.
NAMM AND BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA PARTNER TO MAKE PLAYING MUSIC MORE ACCESSIBLE TO NEXT GENERATION CARLSBAD, Calif., May 17, 2007
NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) are launching MusicMakers, a national after-school music education program, at BGCA’s National Conference in Orlando, Fla., tonight. The program will be launched during the organization’s prestigious Alumni Hall of Fame induction ceremony, where Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM, and Verdine White, bass player of Earth Wind & Fire, both alumni of BGCA and supporters of MusicMakers, will be honored for their dedication to and passion for music.
On Thursday, May 17, musician Verdine White (left) and his wife visit with Joe Lamond (right) after the two men were inducted into BGCA’s Alumni Hall of Fame for their outstanding efforts in the music industry.
With the decline of music education in many areas of the country, including inner-city public schools, the MusicMakers program is providing children with an opportunity to make music that they might not have otherwise. Program participants will use guitars, drums and hand percussion instruments to learn about music making in a fun, relaxed environment. Through the program, Club members can develop musical skills that inspire creativity and build confidence.
Rockin' 4 Relief Christmas Toy Drive Benefits Los Angeles' Dream Center
Star-studded night of music and comedy provides Christmas gifts for Los Angeles-area children.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 2, 2006 -- Over $40,000 in Christmas gifts were donated by guests who attended the recent Rockin’ 4 Relief Christmas Toy Drive presented by J.E.P. Entertainment and sponsors to benefit The Dream Center.
Held at the West Hollywood night spot, The Key Club, the night included performances by Slapbak, Aaron G., Clarin, and Shawn Rivera, renowned comedians including T.K. Carter, Tommy Davidson, and Kym Whitley also took the stage to entertain.
Celebrity guests for the Rockin’ 4 Relief Christmas Toy Drive included Vivica A. Fox, socialite and bestselling author Eric Schiffer, comedian TK Carter, Verde en White of Earth, Wind and Fire, comedian Tommy Davidson, celebrity Stylist Scott Julion, and The Dream Center’s Bishop Noel Jones.
One of the most well-regarded churches in Southern California, The Dream Center is a ministry and non-profit outreach dedicated to helping inner-city residents in meeting their spiritual and tangible needs. In addition to providing food, shelter, education and job training, The Dream Center is among LA-area organizations also providing assistance to Gulf Coast residents displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
“Bishop Jones has done a lot for the community and we believe in how he cares for our children,” said J.E.P. Entertainment’s Julion. “When he expressed a need and desire to help children in need at Christmastime, we wanted to respond.”