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Annie Lennox: Her Career Then & Now

Annie Lennox: Her Career Then & Now
June 14, 2020 - 09:00 / Rachel Johnson

At 65-years old Annie Lennox has had quite the career! With billboard hits from "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" to political and social activism, here is the story behind her success! 

Annie Lennox had a magical start being born on Christmas Day 1954 in Aberdeen, Scotland! The talented singer studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London, before going onto success.

Breaking into the music industry wasn't always the easiest path though, and at times it would get Annie down and make her question her true calling! Her breakthrough would finally come in 1980, after her second collaboration with English music legend Dave Stewart

Annie Lennox in 1979

Annie Lennox Then

Together, Annie and Dave would form the group Eurythmics, which would result in notable fame for both singers! Some of Annie's earliest hits as part of Eurythmics include "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of this)", which reached number one U.S. charts, and "Here Comes the Rain Again"

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It was in these early days that Annie became known for her androgyny, often wearing suits and dying her cropped hair. Her looks drew much attention, but it was her voice that kept audiences coming back for more! 

Annie Lennox 2018 made University Chancellor at Glasgow Caledonian

Annie Lennox Now

Throughout her career Annie would release six studio albums, win eight Brit Awards, four Grammys, two Golden Globes, and a Billboard Century Award! In addition, she has been named one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time by Rolling Stone, and has performed at the 2012 London Olympics and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace

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When she's not blowing audiences away with her powerful voice, Annie can be found spending time with husband, Israeli film producer Uri Fruchtman, and their two daughters, singer Lola Lennox and model Tali Lennox, or fighting for causes she truly believes in, including raising money and awareness for HIV/AIDS. As of 2018, Annie Lennox has been the first female Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University and is an inspiration for women everywhere!