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Earth, Wind & Fire (EW&F or EWF) stands as a remarkable American musical ensemble, renowned for their eclectic fusion of genres, encompassing jazz, R&B, soul, funk, disco, pop, Latin, and Afro-pop. Their pioneering sound has left an indelible mark on the music industry, and they've achieved legendary status with over 90 million records sold worldwide, solidifying their place among the best-selling music artists in history.

Founded in 1969 in the vibrant musical hub of Chicago by visionary Maurice White, the band's origins trace back to the Salty Peppers. Throughout their storied career, EW&F has seen a rotation of prominent members, including the likes of Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Ralph Johnson, Larry Dunn, Al McKay, Roland Bautista, Robert Brookins, Sonny Emory, Fred Ravel, Ronnie Laws, Sheldon Reynolds, and Andrew Woolfolk. This ever-evolving lineup has consistently contributed to their dynamic and distinctive sound.

EW&F's music is characterized by their signature kalimba sound, an enthralling horn section, and their electrifying stage performances. The enchanting contrast between Philip Bailey's transcendent falsetto and Maurice White's soulful baritone further elevates their musical brilliance.

Accolades abound in their illustrious career, including 6 Grammy Awards out of 17 nominations and four American Music Awards from 12 nominations. Their influence is enshrined in numerous halls of fame, including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, the NAACP Image Award Hall of Fame, and Hollywood's Rockwalk. They've also received prestigious awards such as the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Heritage Award, BET Lifetime Achievement Award, Soul Train Legend Award, and a NARAS Signature Governor's Award, among others. The band's impact extends beyond music, as they've earned a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2012 Congressional Horizon Award, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2019.

Earth, Wind & Fire's legacy is etched in history, with Rolling Stone hailing them as "innovative, precise yet sensual, calculated yet galvanizing," emphasizing how they "changed the sound of black pop." VH1 aptly describes them as "one of the greatest bands" ever to grace the stage, a testament to their enduring influence and timeless appeal. Browse A to Z all EWF Lyrics, songs, and albums below.