Annie Lennox

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Legal name: Ann Lennox

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Ann Lennox, OBE (born 25 December 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 David A. Stewart went on to achieve major international success in the 1980s as Eurythmics. With a total of eight Brit Awards, which includes being named Best British Female Artist a record six times, Lennox has been named the "Brits Champion of Champions".

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". To date, she has released six solo studio albums and a compilation album, The Annie Lennox Collection (2009). Aside from her eight Brit Awards, she has also collected four Grammy Awards and an MTV Video Music Award. In 2002, Lennox received a Billboard Century Award; the highest accolade from Billboard Magazine. In 2004, she won 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.

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 Officer of the Order of the British Empire 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. Lennox performed the song "Little Bird" during the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony in London on 12 August 2012.

Lennox 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" 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.

At the 2015 Ivor Novello Awards, Lennox was made a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, the first female to receive the honour. In 2017, Lennox was appointed Glasgow Caledonian University's first female chancellor, taking over the role from Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus. Lennox's vocal range is contralto.

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Discography

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
TM Century: GoldDisc 252 Various Artists 1
Top of the Morning With Terry Wogan Various Artists 1
Ultimate Dance Divas Various Artists 1
Woman Various Artists 1
Woman 2 Woman Two Various Artists 1
Woman II Various Artists 1
Your Favorite Chick Flix Songs From the Movies! Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Extravadance NRJ Various Artists 1
1996 Ultimate Dance Party 1997 Various Artists 1
1996 Groove Station 2 Various Artists 1
2004 Deeper Shades of Euphoria, Volume 2 Jay Burnett 1
2017 Ministry of Sound: Legends Various Artists 2

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 The Unplugged Collection, Volume 1 Various Artists 3
2002 The Very Best of MTV Unplugged Various Artists 3.5 3

Album + Compilation + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 The Very Best of Back to the Movies Various Artists 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 The Freddie Mercury Tribute Various Artists 6
1992 A Tribute to Freddy Mercury Various Artists 1
1994 Alternative NRG - Greenpeace Various Artists 2
1996 The Best Live Various Artists 1
1997 Junior Vasquez Live, Volume 1 Junior Vasquez 1
2002 Party at the Palace Various Artists 2
2009 A Company of Voices: Conspirare in Concert Conspirare 1
2010 The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concerts Various Artists 2

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Uncut 69 Various Artists 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Scrooged Various Artists 2
1989 Lily Was Here David A. Stewart 4
1992 Prelude to a Kiss Howard Shore 1
1992 Bram Stoker’s Dracula: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Wojciech Kilar 3 3
1994 Melrose Place: The Music Various Artists 1
1995 Boys on the Side Various Artists 2
1995 Um die 30 Various Artists 1
1995 Jack & Sarah: Songs From the Feature Film Various Artists 1
1998 The Avengers Various Artists 3
1999 Holy Smoke: Music From the Miramax Motion Picture Angelo Badalamenti 2
2001 Serendipity Various Artists 3
2003 Music from the Lord of the Rings: The Trilogy Howard Shore 1
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Howard Shore 4.35 9
2004 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Various Artists 6
2007 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - The Complete Recordings Howard Shore 2
2008 Take My Breath Away: Ultimate Movie Hits Various Artists 1
2008 The Women Various Artists 1
2012 A Symphony of British Music: Music for the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games Various Artists 1
2015 Fifty Shades of Grey Various Artists 5
2016 Bridget Jones's Baby: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Various Artists 2
Someone Like You Various Artists 1

Other

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
O Melhor das Novelas da Globo: Woman Various Artists 1

Other + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 The Women Album Various Artists 1
2006 Red Hot + Blue Various Artists 1

Other + Spokenword

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 When Love Speaks Various Artists 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
KFOG Sampler #3 Various Artists 1
Slow Motion 6 Various Artists 1

Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Turbo Mix Various Artists 1
2008 One Shot 1995 Various Artists 1
2009 100 Love Songs Various Artists 5 1
2014 Knuffelrock 2015 Various Artists 1

Compilation + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Voices of Summer 2007 GT vs. Project C 1

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