Her Aids activism in general, and support for the treatment action campaign in-particular, contributed significantly to turning the pandemic around in our country.". Efter achievin minor success in the late 1970s as pairt o the New Wave baund The Tourists, she an fellae muisicker David A. Stewart went on tae achieve major internaitional success in the 1980s as Eurythmics. [44] She embarked on her first tour as a solo artist to promote the album. [85] Elton John said of her award; "It is so well deserved and not only for your extraordinary contribution to music and songwriting but also for your outstanding and tireless work as an HIV and AIDS activist and supporter of women's rights," while Adele stated; "Annie Lennox has been a constant part of my life. She achieved major international success in the 1980s as one half of Eurythmics. [28] In 1993, the album was included in Q magazine's list of the "50 Best Albums of 1992". She lived on a student grant and worked at part-time jobs for extra money. [19], Lennox and Stewart's second collaboration, the 1980s synth-pop duo Eurythmics, resulted in her most notable fame, as the duo's alto, soul-tinged lead singer. [65], In October 2014, Lennox released her sixth solo album, Nostalgia. Élete. [3][53] In December 2007, Lennox established The SING Campaign, an organisation dedicated to raising funds and awareness for women and children affected by HIV and AIDS. 1 and peaked in Australia at No. [32] The song "Keep Young and Beautiful" was included on the CD release as a bonus track (the original vinyl album had only ten tracks). [42] Another single, released at the beginning of 2000, "17 Again", made the UK top 40, and topped the US dance chart. 2008 – The British Red Cross Services to Humanity Award, 2008 – Glamour Magazine's Inspirational Woman of the Year Award, 2008 – Honoured at the 2008 Youth AIDS Gala, for her contribution in helping the fight against HIV and AIDS, 2008 – The German Sustainability "special achievement" award for her commitment in the fight against HIV and AIDS, 2009 – Nobel Peace Laureates for services to humanity, 2010 – Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Scotland, 2010 – International Service Award for Global Defence of Human Rights, 2010 – Harper's Bazaar Lifetime Achievement Award, 2013 – Music Industry Trust Award (MITS) for her creativity and work that inspires those who work within the music business and millions of others worldwide, 2016 – Harper's Bazaar Philanthropy Award, "I Feel Love" Lyrics by Betty Box, Music by, This page was last edited on 27 January 2021, at 07:06. [25][26] Lennox performed the song "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye", a Cole Porter song, that same year for a cameo appearance in the Derek Jarman film Edward II. The show aired on PBS in the US in April 2015, and was released on DVD and Blu-ray internationally in May 2015. A subsequent concert tour was completed, with profits going to Greenpeace and Amnesty International. The promotional video for the song features Lennox and Stewart performing in the present day, with images of past Eurythmics videos playing on television screens behind them. In 1998, following the death of a mutual friend (former Tourists member Peet Coombes), she re-united with Dave Stewart. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. Billboard Hot 100, 6 in Australia, and was a top 40 hit in the UK. Annie Lennox (Aberdeen, 25. prosinca 1954.) Eurythmics released a long line of singles in the 1980s, including "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" (a U.S. number one and UK number two), "There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)" (UK number one), "Love Is A Stranger", "Here Comes the Rain Again", "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves", "Who's That Girl? [102], Lennox has been married three times. "[85], In 2015 Lennox attended, performed at and hosted several charitable events including: the 50th Amnesty International Annual Conference where she was a guest speaker, Elton John and David Furnish's at home Gala in aid of the Elton John Aids Foundation where she performed, held a screening of He Named Me Malala, and hosted a Mothers2mothers 15th Anniversary gala. [58] Her first release was a Christmas album entitled A Christmas Cornucopia, issued on 15 November 2010. With eight Brit Awards, which includes being named Best British Female Artist a record six times, Lennox has been named the "Brits Champion of Champions". This features on a bonus DVD included with the "special edition" of the movie's soundtrack CD. The Best WWE Wrestlers Of The 1990s. Lennox stated that while on a trip to South Africa in December 2007 to appear at the 46664 campaign in Johannesburg, the regional company office of the label failed to return phone calls and e-mails she made to them for three weeks, and had completely failed to promote the Sing project as planned. Medusa is the second solo album by the Scottish singer Annie Lennox, released in March 1995, and consists entirely of cover songs.It entered the UK Albums Chart at number 1 and peaked in the United States at number 11, spending 60 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart. Annie Lennox married to a German Hare Krishna devotee, Radha Raman (March 14, 1984 - May 2, 1985) her second marriage was to Israeli film producer Uri Fruchtmann on July 15, 1988. The song also won a Grammy award and a Golden Globe award. A video was also produced. Her 1995 studio album, Medusa, includes "No More I Love You's" and "A Whiter Shade of Pale". Si Annie Lennox habang nagpapasali sa Rally For Human Rights kan International AIDS Conference 2010 sa Vienna parte kan SING Campaign. [53] To promote Songs of Mass Destruction, Lennox embarked on a primarily North American tour called Annie Lennox Sings, which lasted throughout October and November 2007. The musician is married to Mitchell Besser, her starsign is Capricorn and she is now 66 years of age. 7 in Australia, No. Lennox has earned the distinction of 'most successful female British artist in UK music history' due to her global commercial success since the 1980s. The record company themselves quickly refuted the rumour stating that Lennox's contract with them had merely been fulfilled and that they hoped she would consider remaining with them. 23 in the U.S. where it went double platinum. Ennen Eurythmics-yhtyettä Lennox oli sen edeltäjän The Touristsin jäsen. [16] Lennox also was made a Fellow of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama that year. [60] According to Metacritic, A Christmas Cornucopia has gained "generally favourable reviews". Lennox renamed the song from its original title "Closer Now" to "Pattern of My Life". The artwork was shot by Canadian rock singer Bryan Adams. The record was promoted with a concert on the Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior II, where they played a mixture of old and new songs. 's "Everybody Hurts" with Alicia Keys and Lennox's Oscar-winning "Into the West" from the third Lord of the Rings film. Diva is the debut solo album by the Scottish singer-songwriter Annie Lennox, released in 1992.The album entered the UK album chart at number 1 and has since sold over 1.2 million copies in the UK alone, being certified quadruple platinum. [114], Lennox has received a variety of major awards during her career:[115], Annie Lennox performing at the Rally for Human Rights during the, "She is one of those exemplary human beings who chose to put her success in her chosen career to work in order to benefit others. Annie Lennox OBE. –) Oscar-, Golden Globe-és négyszeres Grammy-díjas skót énekes és zeneszerző, az egykori, nagy sikerű Eurythmics együttes énekese. The Annie Lennox Collection is the first greatest hits album by Scottish singer-songwriter Annie Lennox. It was released on 1 October 2007, and was the last studio album of Lennox's contract with BMG. She then appeared with David Bowie and the surviving members of Queen at 1992's Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert at London's Wembley Stadium, performing "Under Pressure".[27]. Besser had divorce proceedings brought against him after his relationship with Lennox became public. [95] An expanded version of the exhibit was later installed at The Lowry in Salford, England from 17 March 2012 to 17 June,[96][97] before moving to Aberdeen for twelve weeks. This article is the discography of the Scottish pop and rock singer-songwriter Annie Lennox. Rolling Stone magazine (25 June 1992, p. 41) described the album as "...state-of-the-art soul pop..." and it is included in Rolling Stone's (13 May 1999, p. 56) "Essential Recordings of the 90's" list. The couple had two daughters and divorced on July 19, 2000. Si Annie Lennox habang nagpapasali sa Rally For Human Rights kan International AIDS Conference 2010 sa Vienna parte kan SING Campaign. [61] Ian Wade of BBC Music gave the album a very positive review, saying "this collection could find itself becoming as much a part of the holiday season as arguments with loved ones. p. 155., Canongate. [41] Following their first performance together in eight years at a record company party, Stewart and Lennox began writing and recording together for the first time since 1989. The Eurythmics formed in London in 1980 and broke up in 1990. Her second album, Medusa, was released in March 1995. [17], In 1976, Lennox was a flute player with a band called Dragon's Playground, leaving before they appeared on TV's New Faces. Annie Lennox performing at the Rally For Human Rights during the International AIDS Conference 2010 in Vienna as part of her SING Campaign. In 2011, Lennox was appointed an OBE by Queen Elizabeth II for her "tireless charity campaigns and championing of humanitarian causes". [73] Lennox has been a public supporter of Amnesty International and Greenpeace for many years, and she and Dave Stewart donated all of the profits from Eurythmics' 1999 Peacetour to both charities. [15], Lennox's flute teacher's final report stated: "Ann has not always been sure of where to direct her efforts, though lately she has been more committed. 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". Lennox began working with former Trevor Horn protégé Stephen Lipson, beginning with her 1992 solo début album, Diva. She married South African gynecologist Dr. Mitch Besser on September 15, 2012. To date, she has released six solo studio albums and a compilation album, The Annie Lennox Collection (2009). It was her first album of new material since … 1 in the UK, No. It is Lennox's first album in four years, and her third album of covers. She is a true friend of Africa and of South Africa. [104] The couple have two daughters, Lola and Tali. Mga studio album: 6: Mga compilation album: 1: Mga video album: 4: Mga music video: 23: Singles: 23: An artikulo manungod sa diskograpiya kan Scottish popasin rock singer-songwriter na si Annie Lennox Mga album Mga studio albums. 9 in the US. Ann Lennox OBE (born 25 December 1954) is a Scottish singer-songwriter, political activist and philanthropist. [37] Although Lennox declined to tour for the album, she did perform a large scale one-off concert in New York's Central Park, which was filmed and later released on home video. Initially intended for release in September 2008, the release date was pushed back several months to allow Lennox to recuperate from a back injury. Last night Annie Lennox’s spokeswoman released a statement on behalf of the newly-weds. [50], Ending her long association with Stephen Lipson, Lennox's fourth solo album, Songs of Mass Destruction, was recorded in Los Angeles with veteran producer Glen Ballard (known for producing Alanis Morissette's album, Jagged Little Pill). On 28 January 2015, Lennox performed a live concert at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles entitled An Evening of Nostalgia with Annie Lennox. Famous Beautiful Women With Green Eyes. "[3], In 2003, Lennox released her third solo album, Bare. After a decade of major international success as part of Eurythmics, Lennox began her solo career in earnest in 1992 with the release of her first album Diva. 5 in the United Kingdom. Re-broadcast by Sky 27 January 2021, Royal Academy of Music Bulletin, August 2006, p. 7, Martin Strong (1996). [18] Between 1977 and 1980, she was the lead singer of The Tourists, a British pop band and her first collaboration with Dave Stewart. Annie Lennox David A. Stewart R.Kelly: Eurythmics were a pop music band from England. 2008 – OUT magazine honoured Lennox for her work in the HIV and AIDS field. Their most famous song is "Sweet Dreams". [54], Finishing out her contract with Sony BMG, Lennox released the compilation album The Annie Lennox Collection. [32] The B-side of her single "Precious" was a self-penned song called "Step by Step", which was later a hit for Whitney Houston for the soundtrack of the film The Preacher's Wife. Lennox opened the 2009 Edinburgh Festival of Politics with commentary on Pope Benedict XVI's approach to HIV/AIDS prevention in Africa. [24], The 1988 single, "Put a Little Love in Your Heart", was a duet with Al Green recorded for the soundtrack of the movie Scrooged. 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 honour. I 2004 vandt hun, sammen med Fran Walsh og Howard Shore, en Oscar for sangen Into the West fra Ringenes Herre - Kongen vender tilbage.. Annie Lennox Soloplader The album entered the UK album chart at no.1 and has since sold over 1.2 million copies in the UK alone, being certified quadruple platinum. A multi-platinum success, she has since released five further solo studio albums, three of them being covers albums (including a Christmas-themed album) and also a greatest hits collection. [91], Lennox's longtime support for LGBT rights have helped garner a significant following within the community. Ann 'Annie' Lennox, OBE (born 25 December 1954 in Aiberdeen) is a Scots sanger-sangwriter an poleetical activist. One of these is a cover of Ash's single, "Shining Light". Annie Lennox, OBE (born 25 December 1954), born Ann Lennox, is a Scottish singer-songwriter, political activist and philanthropist. "—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory. Although the Eurythmics never officially disbanded, Lennox made a fairly clear break from Stewart in 1990. It was released on 17 February 2009 and contains two brand-new songs, "Shining Light", originally a song by Ash, and a cover version of Keane's B-side "Closer Now", retitled "Pattern of My Life". [76], Lennox was a signatory to the "No war on Iraq" campaign started in 2003,[77] her album "Songs of Mass Destruction" and her rendition of "Dark Road" were deeply critical of the war. "[93], Known for her androgynous look in the 1980s–first widely seen in the 1983 music video for "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" where she had close-cropped, orange-coloured hair, and wore a man's suit brandishing a cane, a video which made her a household name–Lennox was viewed as the female version of Boy George, and during the Second British Invasion spurred by MTV, Newsweek magazine ran an issue which featured Lennox and Boy George on the cover of its 23 January 1984 edition with the caption Britain Rocks America – Again. "[62] Sal Cinquemani of Slant Magazine awarded the album 3.5/5 and said "Lennox seems more inspired on A Christmas Cornucopia than she has in years. [112][113] In the 2010 Sunday Times Rich List of British millionaires from the world of music, Lennox was estimated to have a fortune of £30 million. Annie Lennox version "Waiting in Vain" was recorded by Annie Lennox for her album Medusa in 1995 – 18 years after Marley recorded it. Another song on the album, "Sing", is a collaboration between Lennox and 23 prominent female artists: Anastacia, Isobel Campbell, Dido, Céline Dion, Melissa Etheridge, Fergie, Beth Gibbons, Faith Hill, Angelique Kidjo, Beverley Knight, Gladys Knight, k.d. 36. [46], In 2004, Lennox won the Academy Award for Best Song for "Into the West" from the film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,[47] which she co-wrote with screenwriter Fran Walsh and composer Howard Shore. And the Nominees for Outstanding Performance in the Service of Human Rights Are... 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Six of her albums have reached the UK top ten, and two of them reached numbe… For works within Eurythmics, see. Annie Lennox (s. 25. joulukuuta 1954 Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Skotlanti) on brittiläisen popmusiikki-duo Eurythmicsin toinen laulaja. ‘On Saturday 15th September 2012, Annie Lennox and Dr Mitch Besser were married in … "The Wee Rock Discography". The album has been certified Gold in both the UK and the US and was nominated for Best Pop Album at the 46th Grammy Awards. [2] She has also collected four Grammy Awards and an MTV Video Music Award. 340, 342–3. Hän on tehnyt yhtyeen ohella myös soolouraa. je škotska glazbenica.Karijeru je započela u pop grupi The Tourists, te je kasnije s bivšim članom grupe Daveom Stewartom osnovala sastav Eurythmics.Duo je tijekom 1980-ih postigao međunarodni uspjeh sa singlovima kao "Sweet Dreams" i … [25][26] Lennox stated that she believed the album consisted of "twelve strong, powerful, really emotive songs that people can connect to". [98], In October 2014, Lennox faced criticism for failing to mention the history of lynching in the US when discussing her cover Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit" on her Nostalgia album. [55] The compilation was eventually released in the US on 17 February 2009, and in the UK and Europe on 9 March 2009. Annie Lennox: Why (1992) You May Like. Annie Lennox, Joe Dyer "A Whiter Shade of Pale" "Waiting in Vain" "Something So Right" 2003 "Pavement Cracks" "A Thousand Beautiful Things" 2007 "Dark Road" "Sing" 2009 "Shining Light" "Pattern of My Life" "Full Steam" (with David Gray) 2010 "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" Ibang pagluwas. [1], This article is about Annie Lennox's solo career. Real Name: Ann Griselda Lennox. In conversation with Melvyn Brag in 2006, she expressed her anger at how the UK was misled over Iraq's alleged 'weapons of mass destruction'. Including her work with Eurythmics, Lennox is one of the world's best-selling music artists, having sold over 80 million records worldwide. The same year, she performed "Love Song for a Vampire" for Bram Stoker's Dracula. The title was designed to reflect the duo's ongoing concern with global conflict and world peace. [3] In October 2006, Lennox spoke at the British House of Commons about the need for children in the UK to help their counterparts in Africa. [59], A music video was produced for a second single from the album, "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen". Studio albums: 6: Compilation albums: 1: Video albums: 4: Music videos: 23: Singles: 23: An artikulo manungod sa diskograpiya kan Scottish popasin rock singer-songwriter na si Annie Lennox Mga album Mga studio albums. [3] In 2004, she received both the Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Into the West", written for the soundtrack to the feature film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Included on the track listing are songs from her four solo albums, one from the Bram Stoker's Dracula soundtrack, and two new songs. [101] Actors Hugh Laurie and John Malkovich appeared in the music video for "Walking on Broken Glass" in period costume, while the video for "Little Bird" paid homage to the different images and personas that have appeared in some of Lennox's previous videos. [33] It was also a success in the US where it was a top 30 hit and has sold in excess of 2,700,000 copies. [28][29] Lennox's profile was boosted by Diva's singles, which included "Why" and "Walking on Broken Glass". 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. [111] Lennox became a vegetarian at age 29. "The video accompanying "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)", in which Annie Lennox appeared with closely cropped orange hair and wearing a man's business suit, was both striking and surreal. "I Saved the World Today" was the lead single, reaching number eleven on the UK singles chart. The album consists entirely of cover versions, mainly of compositions from the Great American Songbook originally written in the 1930s; two compositions initially date from the 1950s. [100], —Sweet Dreams: remembering the music video that broke the mould for female pop stars, (BBC). Lola Lennox Fruchtmann (born 10 December 1990), known professionally as Lola Lennox, is a British singer, songwriter, and model. She is very, very able, however." [13], In the 1970s, Lennox won a place at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she studied the flute, piano and harpsichord for three years. In 2002, Lennox received a Billboard Century Award; the highest accolade from Billboard magazine. "[63] John Hunt of Qatar Today magazine gave the album 9/10 and said "in particular, the vocal work and musical arrangement of 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen' are impactful to the point of being intimidating. [45] The album was released with a DVD which included interviews and acoustic versions of songs by Lennox. Mae Annie Lennox (ganwyd 25 Rhagfyr 1954) yn gantores roc o'r Alban a anwyd yn Aberdeen.Dangosodd allu cerddorol pan yn ifanc iawn ac yn hwyrach, astudiodd cerddoriaeth glasurol yn Academi Frenhinol Gerddorol yn Llundain.Dechreuodd ei gyrfa recordio fel aelod o'r band pop Prydeinig, The Tourists, ac yn ddiweddarach, ffurfiodd y ddeuawd pop Eurythmics gyda chyn-aelod y band David A. Stewart. Lennox's vocal range is contralto. She made her 45 million dollar fortune with Diva, Medusa, Songs of Mass Destruction. The Annie Lennox Collection is the first greatest hits album by Scottish singer-songwriter Annie Lennox. [87] Lennox also supports the Burma Campaign UK, a non-governmental organisation that addresses the suffering in Burma and promotes democratisation. Its two members were Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart. Profile: Scottish singer, songwriter, political activist and philanthropist, born December 25, 1954 in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK. [1] Subsequent hits with Eurythmics include "There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)" and "Here Comes the Rain Again". [68] The lead single "I Put a Spell on You" received its first radio play on 15 September 2014 by Ken Bruce on BBC Radio 2. A son, Daniel, was stillborn in 1988. ", "Annie Lennox Drops Surprise Piano EP 'Lepidoptera'", "mvdbase.com – Annie Lennox – "Every time we say goodbye, "Messages for Dalai Lama's 75th birthday". This article is the discography of the Scottish pop and rock singer-songwriter Annie Lennox. [7] In 2012, she was rated No. Though it was produced by Dave Stewart, it was credited to Lennox and Green. [31] The clip features Lennox performing on stage with several lookalikes (male and female) that represent her personas from "Why", "Walking on Broken Glass", "Sweet Dreams", "Beethoven (I Love To Listen To)", "I Need a Man", "Thorn in My Side", "There Must Be an Angel", and even her stage image from the 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert. During her address, Lennox wore a T-shirt emblazoned with the words "HIV positive". [92] According to The Advocate, "her distinctive voice and provocative stage persona have made Lennox a longtime gay icon. 3 in the UK, No. [14], After being forced to pull out of performing at Live Aid held at Wembley Stadium in 1985 due to a serious throat infection, Lennox appeared at Live 8 held in Hyde Park, London in 2005. However, the debacle (partly inflamed when Lennox's dissatisfaction with the South African office was made public on her blog) led to press reports falsely stating that she was being dropped by Sony BMG.