Annie Lennox

  • Birth Place: Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter
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Fast Facts

  • Dropped out of the Royal Academy of Music a few weeks prior to taking the final exam.
  • Formed a duo called Stocking Tops with future opera singer Joy Dey in the early 1970s.
  • Met guitarist Dave Stewart while working as a waitress. His first words to her were, "Will you marry me?"; they subsequently moved in together, but never married.
  • Joined Stewart's band Catch, which soon morphed into the Tourists, with whom she released three albums.
  • Along with Stewart, parted from the Tourists in 1980 and formed Eurythmics, scoring five Top 20 hits over the next decade, including the No. 1 smash "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)."
  • Made her solo debut in 1992 with the multi-platinum Diva, featuring the hits "Walking on Broken Glass" and "Why."
  • Ranked No. 93 on Rolling Stone magazine's Top 100 Singers of All Time list.
  • Left foot is permanently numb due to a 2008 spinal surgery to repair an impinged nerve.
  • Released her first holiday album, Christmas Cornucopia, in 2010.

Awards

  • 1995, Grammy — Best Female Pop Vocal Performance: Winner
  • 2004, Golden Globe — Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2003, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Song): Winner
  • 1986, Grammy — Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: Winner
  • 2004, Grammy — Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Winner
  • 1992, Grammy — Best Music Video - Long Form: Winner

Relationships

  • Uri Fruchtmann — Ex-husband
  • Mitch Besser — Husband
  • Tali Lennox — Daughter
  • Radha Raman — Ex-husband
  • Tom Lennox — Father
  • Dave Stewart — Ex-significant Other
  • Lola Lennox — Daughter
  • Dorothy Lennox — Mother

College

  • Attended Royal Academy of Music, London, England
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