Inspirational Woman Of The Day: Annie Lennox

Annie Lennox was born on December 25, 1954 in Scotland. In the early 1980s, Lennox joined Dave Stewart to form the band the Eurythmics, which put out such hits as Sweet Dreamsand Here Comes the Rain Again. In 1991, Lennox launched a solo career, putting out the popular single Walking On Broken Glassand the haunting song Why, work which firmed established her as a serious solo artist.

Singer, songwriter, composer. Born on December 25, 1954 in Scotland. With an obvious early talent for music, Lennox’s parents sent her to the Royal Academy of Music in London to study the flute. While living in London, Lennox met guitarist Dave Stewart and joined a band called The Tourists. The two soon left to form the Eurythmics, which marked the beginning of a ten-year partnership. The duo produced a number of hit singlesduring the 1980s, including Sweet DreamsHere Comes the Rain Again and the soul-infused rocker Would I Lie To You.

The Eurythmics quietly disbanded in 1991 when Lennox took time off to have a child, and eventually work on a solo career. In 1992, her first solo album, Diva, was released. Her soulful vocals and mature stylings showed a sophisticated departure from the electronic sounds of the 1980s. Popular singles such as Walking On Broken Glass and the haunting Why established Lennox as a serious solo artist. The album sold over 2 million copies in the U.S., and was nominated for three Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year.

In 1995, she released her second album, Medusa, a collection of cover tunes including No More ‘I Love You’s’Can’t Get Next To You and Don’t Let It Bring You Down. All the while, Lennox continued to push the envelope with her live performances, including male backup singers in ballet wear and bear suits.

Throughout the 1990s, Lennox took on the creative challenge of collaborating to produce for movie soundtracks. She wrote and sang backup on the Whitney Houston song Step By Step for The Preacher’s Wife. In 1992, she contributed to Love Song For A Vampire from the Dracula soundtrack and her voice can be heard on Dark Side Of The Moon and End Titles from Apollo 13. Her collaborative film efforts were rewarded in 2004 when she received an Academy Award for Best Song for the haunting, beautiful Into the West from The Lord of the Rings: The Return the King.

In 1999, Stewart and Lennox received a lifetime achievement award for Outstanding Contribution to the British Music Industry.

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    OH MY GOD,Annie Lennox is life.

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