Earth, Wind & Fire, the R&B-Pop-Soul band from Chicago, have produced quite a number of hits during the 1970's and early 1980's. The biggest hits were "September", "Boogie Wonderland", "After the Love Has Gone", "Let's Groove", and "Fantasy"."I Am", originally released in 1979, features "Boogie Wonderland" (featuring the vocals of The Emotions), which became one of the most popular disco and cross-over hits of that time and ballad "After the Love Has Gone". Affraid to be labeled Discoband, Verdine White stated "we might have partied, but we didn't dance!". Having sold over 90 million albums worldwide and winning 6 Grammy Awards, the band is ranked on the list of best-selling music artists. Main musical elements of Earth, Wind & Fire, led by founder Maurice White, are African and Latin American influences mixed with funk, soul & pop with hints of rock and jazz. "I Am" is a good testimony to the solid combination of the band's vocal strength and instrumental backup!