Annie Lennox









Annie Lennox

was born on December 25, 1954 in Scotland. She was interested in music at a very early age and her parents realized this and sent her to the Royal Academy of Music in London to study the flute. Annie was one part of the two part group called Eurythmics. She met the guitarist Dave Stewart while living in London and joined a band named The Tourists who gained success in the U. K. In the late 1970's and the early 1980's. Annie and Dave left the band and formed their duo Eurythmics. The duo disbanded in 1991 when Annie took time off to have a baby. She eventually began work on her solo debut. Annie’s debut album was not released until 1992. She teamed up with Al Green in 1989 and recorded the remake of Put a Little Love in Your Life. She worked solo in the 1990's and gained success with her first solo LP, Diva, which was released in May. Before she went solo, however, Annie received 4 Brit Awards for the Best British Female Artist in 1984, 1986, 1989, and 1990.

As a soloist, Annie seemed to have more of a contemporary adult sound instead of the electronic sounds of the 1980's. She became a success as a soloist with her songs Walking on Broken Glass and Why. Her video interpretations of the songs were also successful. Her LP sold over 2 million copies in the United States and was nominated for 3 Grammy awards one of which was Album of the Year. Her music video for Why also won a MTV Music Award for Best Female Video. The Rolling Stone readers of the Rolling Stone Magazine voted her the Best Female Singer of 1992.

Her album Diva also sold over 2 million copies in the United States. Annie’s singing was not the only talent she had. She was also known for her song writing ability. In 1993 Annie won 2 Brit Awards for the Best Album and the Best Female Artist of the year. In March of 1995 Annie released her second album called Medusa. Annie’s backup singers wore ballet wear or bear suits. Annie sang backup on the Whitney Houston song Step by Step which was used in the movie The Preacher’s Wife. She also sang songs on other soundtracks for Dracula, House of Groove, Apollo 13, and others. Annie won the Brit Award for the Best female Artist in 1997. She accomplished a style of her own that many others wished they had. Annie is keeping a low profile these days because she is taking care of and spending a lot of time with her child. She did contribute a track called Dream Angus to the Carnival compilation to be used to benefit the rainforest. In 1999 Dave Stewart and Annie teamed up again as the Eurythmics and they were awarded the lifetime achievement award for the Outstanding Contribution to the British Music Industry.