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Legendary musician and producer Nile Rodgers has been named chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, reports Billboard. The organization’s board of directors unanimously elected Rodgers, who is a co-founder of the group Chic and also a former Hall of Fame inductee, for the next three years. He replaces a couple of other legends: Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. “I am truly honored and beyond humbled to be elected by such an esteemed group as this illustrious board. I will try and serve with all my heart. I hope I can make you half as proud of me as I am to even sit in the room with you who’ve done so much for the furtherance of composition. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve the songwriting community,” Rodgers said in a statement. Rodgers is reportedly working on wrapping up Chic’s first new album in 26 years, called “About Time.”