The Chic leader, who is very much back in vogue thanks in part to his recent work with dance music duo Daft Punk, will receive the prestigious prize at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles from Broadcast Music International (BMI) bosses for his career achievements.

Announcing the news on Wednesday (17Jun15), BMI executive Catherine Brewton said, "The BMI Icon Award is given to an individual for their ability to connect people through song and defy musical expectations."

Past recipients of the accolade include James Brown, Mariah Carey and Al Green.