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Annie Lennox Net Worth: Early Years, Career & More!
Annie Lennox, better known by her stage name Ann Lennox, is an accomplished singer who is based in the United States. She has a wonderful musical approach that has garnered her a lot of attention. Because of her ethereal, lilting voice and distinctive, forward-thinking aesthetic, she is widely regarded as one of the most revered female American vocalists of the modern era.
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Annie Lennox Early Years
Annie Lennox was born in Aberdeen, Scotland on December 25, 1954. Her parents are Thomas and Dorothy Lennox. At the age of 17, she began studying piano, flute, and harpsichord at London’s Royal Academy of Music. Annie earned a student grant and worked as a shop assistant, waitress, and barmaid to supplement her income while attending the Royal Academy of Music. The school made Lennox an honorary Fellow in 1997.
Annie Lennox Career
In 1976, Lennox played flute with the band Dragon’s Playground, and in the late 1970s, he sang lead for The Tourists. Following the disbandment of The Tourists in 1980, Annie and bandmate Dave Stewart created Eurythmics, releasing the album “In the Garden” the following year.
Before Lennox went solo in 1990, the team issued six more studio albums, spawning big songs such as “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” (1983), “Who’s That Girl?” (1983), “There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)” (1985), and “Thorn in My Side” (1985).
Eurythmics was reformed in the late 1990s and released “Peace” in 1999. Annie’s debut solo album, “Diva,” was certified 4x platinum in the United Kingdom and 2x platinum in the United States and Canada. The album included the singles “Why” and “Walking on Broken Glass,” both of which charted in the top ten in the United Kingdom. “Diva” was named one of the “Essential Recordings of the 1990s” by Rolling Stone magazine in 1999.
“Medusa,” Lennox’s second solo album, was certified 2x platinum in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It featured interpretations of songs by Neil Young, Bob Marley, and Paul Simon. Annie launched her third solo album, “Bare,” in 2003 and went on her first solo tour; the following year, she toured North America with Sting.
She then published “Songs of Mass Destruction” in 2007 and “The Annie Lennox Collection” in 2009 before releasing “A Christmas Cornucopia” in 2010. Lennox performed at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert and the Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony in 2012, and two years later, she released the album “Nostalgia,” which featured interpretations of songs she adored as a youngster, including “I Put a Spell on You,” “Summertime,” and “Georgia on My Mind.”
Annie was named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for AIDS in 2010, and she received the Music Industry Trusts Award in 2013. She attended the 50th Annual Conference of Amnesty International in 2015, and the following year, she earned various honors for her charitable activities, including the Royal Scottish Geographical Society medal and the Livingstone Medal. Lennox has also earned the British Red Cross Service to Humanity Award, the Save the Children “Amigo de Los Ninos” Award, and the International Service Award for Global Human Rights Defense.
Annie Lennox’s Private Life
Annie married Radha Raman from 1984 to 1985 before marrying music and film producer Uri Fruchtmann in 1988. Lennox and Fruchtmann had two daughters, Lola and Tali, in 1990 and 1993, respectively, and their son Daniel died in 1988. Annie divorced Uri in 2000, and she later married Mitch Besser in 2012.
Annie Lennox Nominations and Awards
Lennox earned an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for her song “Into the West,” which appeared in “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” in 2004. She also won a Grammy in 2005 for the song, as well as Grammys in 1987 for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for “Missionary Man,” 1993 for Best Music Video – Long Form for “Diva,” and 1996 for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “No More ‘I Love You’s.”
Annie has received eight Brit Awards, one MTV Video Music Award, four Ivor Novello Awards, and the “Billboard” Century Award in 2002. Honorary degrees have been bestowed on her by the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, the University of Edinburgh, the Open University of Scotland, Williams College, Berklee College of Music, and the University of Essex.
Annie Lennox’s Net Worth
Annie Lennox OBE, a Scottish musician, and campaigner are worth $60 million. Lennox is best known as a member of the Eurythmics and for a successful solo career spanning over four decades. The Eurythmics alone has sold over 80 million records worldwide. Annie is one of the best-selling musical artists in history, with tens of millions of solo record sales.