Annie Lennox (real name - Ann Lennox) is a Scottish musician, vocalist, and Academy Award-winning songwriter. She was born on 25 December 1954.
She is both a solo artist and the lead singer of the musical duo Eurythmics, called "The Greatest White Soul Singer Alive" on the VH1 show 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll in 1999. Both as a solo artist and with Eurythmics, Lennox has sold approximately 80 million records.
Between 1977 and 1980, Lennox was the lead singer of The Tourists, a moderately successful British pop band and her first collaboration with Dave Stewart.
Lennox and Stewart's second collaboration, the 1980s synthpop duo Eurythmics, resulted in her most notable fame, as the duo's alto, soul-tinged lead singer. Early in Eurythmics's career, Lennox was known for her androgyny, wearing suits and once impersonating Elvis Presley. Eurythmics released a long line of singles in the 1980s, including "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)," "Here Comes the Rain Again," "Who's That Girl?", "Would I Lie to You?," "There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)," "Missionary Man," "You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart," and "Don't Ask Me Why," among others. Though Eurythmics never officially disbanded, Lennox made a fairly clear break with Stewart in 1990. Thereafter, she began a long and equally-successful solo career.
She began working with former Trevor Horn protege Stephen Lipson, beginning with Lennox's 1992 solo debut album, Diva, was a commercial and critical success, charting no 1 in UK, no 6 in Germany, and no 23 in the U.S. Lennox's profile was boosted by Diva's singles, which included "Why" and "Walking on Broken Glass").
Lennox's fourth solo album, Songs of Mass Destruction, was greatly anticipated by her fans between 2006 and 2007. Speculation, especially on the internet, reported various titles throughout that period, including “Venus, I, Annie, and Dark Road”. Lennox finally announced the actual title on her website on June 27, 2007.