Women Music March 2021 – Day 6 – Annie Lennox

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Annie Lennox

Ann Lennox OBE (born December 25, 1954) is a Scottish singer-songwriter, political activist and philanthropist. After achieving moderate success in the late 1970s as part of the new wave band The Tourists, she and fellow musician Dave Stewart went on to achieve international success in the 1980s as Eurythmics. Appearing in the 1983 music video for “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” with orange cropped hair and wearing a man’s business suit, the BBC states, “all eyes were on Annie Lennox, the singer whose powerful androgynous look defied the male gaze“. Subsequent hits with Eurythmics include “There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)” and “Here Comes the Rain Again”.

Lennox embarked on a solo career in 1992 with her debut album, Diva, which produced several hit singles including “Why” and “Walking on Broken Glass”. The same year, she performed “Love Song for a Vampire” for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Her 1995 studio album, Medusa, includes “No More I Love You’s” and “A Whiter Shade of Pale”.

Lennox’s vocal range is contralto. She has been named “The Greatest White Soul Singer Alive” by VH1 and one of The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time by Rolling Stone. In 2012, she was rated No. 22 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Women in Music. She has earned the distinction of “most successful female British artist in UK music history”. As of June 2008, including her work with Eurythmics, Lennox had sold over 80 million records worldwide. As part of a one-hour symphony of British Music, Lennox performed “Little Bird” during the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony in London. At the 2015 Ivor Novello Awards, Lennox was made a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, the first woman to receive the honor.

Discography: 7 studio albums from 1992 – 2019; 1 compilation album in 2009

One thing to share:
In addition to her career as a musician, Lennox is also a political and social activist, notable for raising money and awareness for HIV/ AIDS as it affects women and children in Africa. In 2011, Lennox was appointed an OBE by Queen Elizabeth II for her “tireless charity campaigns and championing of humanitarian causes”. On 4 June 2012 she performed at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert in front of Buckingham Palace. In 2017, Lennox was appointed Glasgow Caledonian University’s first female chancellor.

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. Thanks for reminding me to lesten to her very unique voice.

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  2. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    Annie can sing a mellow song and she can belt a song with the best of them. Her voice is so versatile. Really good addition Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Max 🙂

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  3. Such a great voice. I was a big fan of the Eurythmics years ago, and I still listen to her/them on occasion on Pandora. I was unaware of her accolades. Thanks, Lisa! 🌞

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Happy to bring her to mind for you 🙂

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  4. Aphoristical says:

    Walking On Broken Glass is such a jam.

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  5. Annie Lennox is a fantastic choice – great vocalist who has also (co-)written some great songs. I know her better from Eurythmics than solo. I have “Diva” on CD and really dig “Why” from that album. I also like “Little Bird”!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So glad you enjoy her music, Christian. I also know her better as part of the Eurythmics.

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  6. memadtwo says:

    Annie Lennox is one artist both of my daughters and I can agree on. When Medusa came out I played it non stop for weeks.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Cool, it’s nice when you can reach music consensus with your kids. I love her sound and I love the twinkle in her eye. Will have to look for that one!

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