Annie Lennox

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Annie Lennox (born December 25, 1954) is a singer from Aberdeen, Scotland.

As a child, she attended a school for the exceptionally intelligent. She also studied the flute at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

After three years as lead singer of The Tourists, Lennox achieved her greatest fame as the alto, soul-tinged lead singer of the 80s superduo Eurythmics. This duo released a long line of classic singles in the 1980s: Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This), Here Comes The Rain Again, Would I Lie To You?, There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart) and so on. After her break-up with Dave Stewart (the other half of the duo) in 1990, she began her long and equally successful solo career.

Her 1992 debut album, Diva, was an unambiguous commercial and critical success: Lennox's profile was boosted by Diva's singles, numerous awards and a soundtrack for Francis Ford Coppola's 1992 movie Dracula. This profile decreased due to her somewhat sparse output although she continued to be a major figure in popular music. Medusa was released three years after Diva and sold well. In 1997 she re-recorded the Eurythmics track Angel for the Diana, Princess of Wales tribute album. In 1998 she re-established contact with Dave Stewart and by 1999, the Eurythmics had reformed for the album Peace. In 2003 she released her third solo album, Bare.

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 at the 76th Academy Awards. She had previously recorded Use Well the Days for the movie, which incorporates numerous quotations from Tolkien in its lyrics. This song was not used in the film, but appears on a bonus DVD included with the "special edition" of the movie's soundtrack CD.

Discography, solo career

  • 1992 Diva #1UK #23US UK sales 1,759,000 (5x Platinum) (Worlwide Gross 15,000,000)
  • 1995 Medusa #1UK #11US UK sales 1,151,000 (3x Platinum) (Worldwide Gross 13,500,000)
  • 2003 Bare #3UK #4US UK sales 732,000 (2x Platinum) (Worldwide Gross 14,000,000)

Singles

  • 1988 Put A Little Love In Your Heart (with Al Green) #28UK; #9US; #2 US Adult Chart
  • 1992 Why (1992 single) #5UK; #34US; #6 US Adult Chart
  • 1992 Precious #23UK
  • 1992 Walking On Broken Glass #8UK; #14US; #6 US Adult Chart
  • 1992 Cold (1992 single) #26UK
  • 1993 Little Bird #3UK; #49US; #1 US Dance Chart
  • 1993 Love Song For A Vampire #3UK
  • 1995 No More 'I Love You's' #2UK; #23US; #1 US Dance Chart; #10 US Adult Chart
  • 1995 A Whiter Shade Of Pale #16UK; #101 US "Bubbling Under" Chart; #66 US Sales Chart
  • 1995 Waiting In Vain #31UK
  • 1995 Something So Right (with Paul Simon) #44UK
  • 2003 Pavement Cracks #1 US Dance Chart; #17 US Sales Chart
  • 2004 1000 Beautiful Things #1 US Dance Chart
  • 2004 Wonderful #1 US Dance Chart

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