One of the finest and most outstanding musical voices of our time, Annie Lennox is celebrated as an innovator, an iconoclast, and a symbol of enduring excellence. Her songs, both with Eurythmics and as a solo artist, are part of the soundtrack to our collective lives.
In 1971, at the age of 17, Lennox left her native Scotland after gaining a place at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Soon realizing however that the world of classical music would never suit her, one day she intuited that she might be destined to become a singer/songwriter.
From a fortuitous chance encounter with Dave Stewart in the early seventies, the pair went on to form The Tourists, who ultimately achieved significant success in the UK, Europe and Australia, as well as recording three albums and touring extensively, including many dates across the USA.
It was not until the break up of the band in ’79 however, that Annie and Dave decided to form a duo, calling themselves “Eurythmics”.
They released their first album, “In the Garden” in 1981, but it was not until the world-wide success of their second album, (Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This) in 1983, that Eurythmics became the musical phenomenon we know today.
During a decade of recording, touring and creating ground breaking videos, they sold over 75 million albums, and achieved over 20 international hits across the world.
In 1989, after many years of a highly successful and intensely creative partnership, Dave and Annie felt it was time to pursue separate ventures.
Two years after the birth of her first daughter in 1990, Annie released her debut solo album entitled “Diva”. Entering the charts at number 1 in the UK, the album sold around six million copies world wide, (including two and a half million in the USA). “Diva” included the Top 10 singles “Why”, “Walking On Broken Glass” and “Little Bird”.
In 1995, her second album was released, entitled “Medusa”. An album of lovingly crafted reinterpretations of some of Lennox’s favorite songs. It also debuted at number one, and included the massive single “No More “I Love You’s””. Medusa sold around 5 million copies.
Several years later, in June 2003 Annie released her third solo album “Bare” to much critical acclaim. Achieving the position of number four in the US Billboard Charts, it went on to sell approximately two million copies worldwide. This launched her first solo tour across Europe, the USA and Canada, which was ecstatically received by audiences and reviewers alike.
Throughout June to October the following year, Annie joined Sting on the “Sacred Love Tour” performing 52 dates across America and Canada.