Singer songwriter, activist, and iconoclast - Annie Lennox is one of the most universally renowned artists in pop music history.
Named as one of The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time by Rolling Stone, Lennox has won more Brit Awards than any other female artist in history (8 in total), 4 Grammys, 4 Ivor Novellos, an Academy award, a Golden Globe and a Billboard Century Award, as well as 26 ASCAP awards for the song ‘Sweet Dreams are Made of This’.
Including her work within Eurythmics, Annie Lennox has released 13 studio albums and sold over 80 million records worldwide.
Over and above completing years of worldwide tours, she has contributed to the soundtracks of numerous films, and as a live performer has taken part in a string of high level global events - including Live 8, Nelson Mandela's HIV/AIDS Campaign (46664), both the Queen's Golden and Diamond Jubilee concerts and the 2012 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony.
In addition to her artistic achievements, Annie Lennox is a celebrated humanitarian and activist.
Her experiences in South Africa with 46664, in Uganda with Comic Relief and Malawi with Oxfam, inspired her to found the SING campaign, supporting women and children affected by HIV/AIDS. SING was named The Economist’s charity of choice in 2009.
Over the years she has worked on behalf of countless organisations including Oxfam, Amnesty International, Greenpeace and The British Red Cross, as well as with UNAIDS as a Goodwill Ambassador. She has also been a Special Envoy for Scottish Parliament and the City of London, receiving the Woman of Peace Award at the 2009 World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. In 2011 was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in recognition of her humanitarian work.
A recipient of 11 doctorates - in 2016 she was awarded the Livingstone Medal for outstanding public service by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society – The Scottish Saltire Award for her contribution to the Arts. This year she was the recipient of The Musicians Company Popular Music Lifetime Achievement Award and most recently, The George Harrison Global Citizen Award.
Annie is founder of The Circle - a not for profit organisation that works to support and empower some of the most marginalised women and girls around the globe.
For more information on Annie Lennox go to: annielennox.com