Real People is the fourth studio album by American R&B band Chic, released on Atlantic Records in 1980. It includes the singles "Rebels Are We" (US R&B #10, Pop #61, July 1980) and "Real People" (#51 R&B, #79 Pop). The album was one of four written and produced by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers in 1980, the other three being Sister Sledge's Love Somebody Today, Sheila and B. Devotion's King of the World including the European hit single "Spacer", and Diana Ross' multi-platinum selling album diana, which includes "Upside Down", "I'm Coming Out" and "My Old Piano". Chic's own album however peaked at #30 on the US Albums chart and #8 on the R&B chart, a modest commercial success in comparison both to the Diana Ross project and their previous albums, most likely due to the so-called "anti-disco backlash". Though in spite of the backlash, all of the album cuts peaked at #29 on the American dance charts.
Real People was transferred to CD and re-released by Atlantic Records/Warner Music in 1991. It was digitally remastered and reissued by Wounded Bird Records in 2003.