About Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox is one of the most distinctive singers of her generation, and her work as a solo performer and as part of Eurythmics has made her a critical and commercial icon.
• Lennox and her Eurythmics partner Dave Stewart first collaborated in the pop band The Tourists from 1977 to 1980. The group released three albums before breaking up.
• Eurythmics released seven albums and 33 singles from 1981 to 1999. Seven of the LPs made the Top 10 in their native UK, and four of them reached the Top 20 in the US. The duo had nine Top 10 singles in the UK and three in the US, including the No. 1 (US) hit “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”.
• Lennox released her solo debut, Diva, in 1992. The album topped the charts in the UK and featured the Top 10 singles “Why” and “Walking on Broken Glass”.
• Her 1995 sophomore effort, Medusa, marked her second No. 1 album in the UK. The single “No More I Love You’s” became her biggest hit in the UK, reaching No. 2.
• In 2004, Lennox’s song “Into the West” won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Original Song and a Grammy for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. The tune appeared in The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. She also contributed “Love Song for a Vampire” to Francis Ford Coppola’s 1993 film Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
• She has won four Grammys (including two with Eurythmics) and eight Brit Awards, including a record six for Best British Female Artist.
• In addition to pop hits, Lennox topped Billboard’s Jazz Albums chart in 2014 with Nostalgia, an album of standards that had influenced her.
BORN25 December 1954