Annie Lennox, OBE, is a Scottish singer-songwriter, political activist and philanthropist.
After achieving moderate success in the late 1970s as part of the new wave band
she and fellow musician Dave Stewart went on to achieve major international success in the 1980s as
She has earned the distinction of "most successful female British artist in UK music history" due to her commercial
success since the early 1980s. As of June 2008, including her work within Eurythmics, Lennox had sold
over 80 million records worldwide.
Ann Griselda Lennox
December 25th, 1954 (age
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Pop, pop rock, rock, soul, blue-eyed soul, new wave, R&B, synthpop, electronica
Singer-songwriter, activist, humanitarian ambassador
Vocals, piano, keyboards, guitar, accordion, harmonium, flute, bass guitar
Aberdeen High School for Girls (now Harlaw Academy)
Royal Academy of Music in London
Mitchell Besser (m. 2012)
Uri Fruchtmann (m. 19882000)
Radha Raman (m. 19841985)
Daughters Lola and Tali
Son Daniel Fruchtmann
Did You Know:
• Her first husband, Radha Raman, was a Hare Krishna monk
•Annie is a vegetarian
• She is the most recognised female artist at the Brit Awards, winning a total of eight awards to date.
Annie Lennox Quotes
I want to branch out. I want to write. I write poetry. I want to see my children grow up well.
I mean, I'm 48 years old and I've been through a lot in my life - you know, loss, whether it be death, illness, separation. I mean, the failed expectations... We all have dreams.
I was perceiving myself as good as a man or equal to a man and as powerful and I wanted to look ambiguous because I thought that was a very interesting statement to make through the media. And it certainly did cause quite a few ripples and interest and shock waves.
I'm an only child, you know, originally. I'm not a child anymore, but I certainly tend to spend a lot of time on my own.
Music is an extraordinary vehicle for expressing emotion - very powerful emotions. That's what draws millions of people towards it. And, um, I found myself always going for these darker places and - people identify with that.
When you're that successful, things have a momentum, and at a certain point you can't really tell whether you have created the momentum or it's creating you.
Annie Lennox Awards
MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video ("Why")
Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Long Form (Diva)
Hungarian Music Award for albuma itthon "Diva"
Brit Awards for Best British Album and Best
British Female Artist.
ECHO German Music Award for Künstlerin des Jahres international
Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
("No More 'I Love You's'")
Brit Award for Best Female Artist
Billboard magazine - '2002 Billboard Century Award'
Golden Globe Award for Original Song (with co-writers Howard Shore and Fran Walsh): "Into The West" from the film Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King.
Academy Award for Best Original Song: "Into The West" from the film Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King
for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual
Media (awarded to the songwriter) ("Into The West" with Howard Shore and