The best Sam Smith songs have practically become standards – a marker of just how much talent the singer has displayed in a short time.
Seventeen years after he was first on record, the British artist became the new sensation of the MTV generation.
The 24-year-old chart-topper Halsey will receive the Hal David Starlight Award at the 50th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction on 13 June.
The group's 1976 R&B hit would be hugely influential on Rodgers as he crafted a 1980s Bowie smash.
George Ezra also won Best British Male Artist, while Jorja Smith was awarded Best British Female Artist.
Following in the footsteps of The Cure‘s Robert Smith, David Bowie and M.I.A, Rodgers will take over London's Southbank Centre from 3-11 August.
uDiscover Music celebrates a producer who was a true master of sonic invention in British pop music.
The star-studded bill also includes Orbital, Manic Street Preachers, Courteneers, Tom Jones, Idles, Gomez and more.
Ariana Grande, Drake and Eminem are also in the running in the award ceremony's International categories.
The string of European dates will see the 78-year-old synth-pop legend—who typically tours DJ sets—playing piano, vocoder, and synths with a live band and vocalists.
"We are putting together “the” party of the festive season!" says Rodgers.
The Chic legend will succeed Philly soul architects Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff.
It's the lead song from the first all-new studio album in 25 years by the funk-soul trailblazers.
The funk and soul trendsetters return with their first all-new studio album in 25 years.
This year's star-studded event also features Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Gary Barlow and The Waterboys.