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Annie Lennox      

Singer-Songwriter Known for "Sweet Dreams;" Political Activist & Humanitarian

Annie Lennox 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 the 1983 hit single "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" their commercial breakthrough. Lennox is the most recognized female artist at the Brit Awards, winning a total of eight awards.

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 five solo studio albums and a compilation album, The Annie Lennox Collection. 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 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 Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for her "tireless charity campaigns and championing of humanitarian causes."

In December 2007, Lennox established The SING Campaign, an organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for women and children affected by HIV and AIDS. Lennox also supports the Burma Campaign UK, a non-governmental organization that addresses the suffering in Burma and promotes democratization.

Lennox has garnered a significant following within the LGBT community. According to The Advocate, "her distinctive voice and provocative stage persona have made Lennox a longtime gay icon." With Eurythmics' music videos earning regular rotation on MTV in the 1980s, Lennox took part in the shaping of popular culture alongside other gay icons such as Boy George, Madonna, Morrissey and Michael Stipe.

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Brit Awards 2016: David Bowie Tribute from Lorde, Annie Lennox ...
Tears for David Bowie at the Brit Awards: Annie Lennox and Gary Oldman Pay Tribute and Lorde Gives a Moving Performance. By Danielle Anderson•@ ...
Annie Lennox Speaks On UN Radio About Ending AIDS Around The World
Annie Lennox has talked to United Nations Radio about ending AIDS around the world. “Start free, stay free, AIDS free” is a new plan adopted by the UN and its partners to accelerate the end of the AIDS epidemic. The announcement was made during a High-Level Meeting in the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week, focussing on wiping the disease out by 2030.
Annie Lennox Jon Global Leaders to Fight HIV/AIDS
On Monday (June 6), celebrity philanthropist Annie Lennox joined more than 30 mayors and health officials from around the world to discuss a new Fast-Track Cities Initiative aimed to end HIV/AIDS on a city-by-city level by 2030...
Annie Lennox joins forces with Bianca Jagger, Helen Pankhurst and schoolgirls dressed as Suffragettes in march for International Women's Day in London
Annie Lennox joined Bianca Jagger and Helen Pankhurst - great granddaughter of the Suffragette founder Emmeline - in a special march today to mark International Women's Day in London. Taking the mic, the singer and activist urged men, women and children from all walks of life to help stamp out gender inequality as she marched for women's rights on Mothering Sunday. She appealed to ‘any woman or girl or man' to continue the fight for equal rights for which the suffragettes blazed a trail more than a century ago, adding that 'all men must be feminists'.
Annie Lennox wins Music Industry Trusts Award for 'outstanding ...
Former Eurythmics leading lady Annie Lennox has accepted the 22nd Music Industry Trusts Award for her “outstanding contribution to British music” and tireless ...

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