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Annie Lennox

Following the disbandment of Eurythmics in 1991, vocalist Annie Lennox began a solo career that rivaled Eurythmics' in terms of crossover popularity. Born and raised in Aberdeen, Scotland, Lennox began playing music as child, learning how to play both the piano and flute. In her late teens, she won a scholarship to London's Royal Academy of Music, but she dropped out before she took her finals. For the next several years, she worked around London, performing various jobs during the day and singing at night. In the late '70s, she met guitarist Dave Stewart through a friend. Stewart, who had previously played with Longdancer, asked Lennox to join a new band he was forming with a songwriter named Peet Coombes. The band was named the Tourists, and they released three albums between 1979 and 1980 and scored a number four U.K. hit with a cover of Dusty Springfield's "I Only Want to Be with You." While they were collaborating in the Tourists, Lennox and Stewart became lovers. Soon, tensions within the band grew, and by 1980 the pair had left the band to begin Eurythmics. During the early '80s, the sleek synth pop of Eurythmics became one of the most popular sounds of new wave, racking up a number of hits in both the U.S. and U.K., including "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)," "Love Is a Stranger," "Who's That Girl," and "Here Comes the Rain Again." Midway through their career, Eurythmics began pursuing a harder, more straightforward rock & roll sound. In 1990, following the release of Eurythmics' commercial disappointment We Too Are One, Lennox announced that she was taking a two-year sabbatical to have a child. During this time, the group quietly dissolved, Lennox had a baby, and she began working on her first solo album. Diva, her solo debut, arrived in 1992 and showcased a calmer, more mature vocalist designed to cross over into the adult contemporary market. On the strength of the singles "Walking on Broken Glass" (number 14) and "Why" (number 34), Diva sold over two million copies in the U.S. alone; the album was also nominated for three Grammy awards. Lennox delivered her second solo album, a covers collection entitled Medusa, in 1995. Peaking at number 11, Medusa spawned the hit single "No More I Love You's" and went platinum by the end of 1995. Lennox took some time off to raise her child and become more actively involved with humanitarian endeavors. A full eight years after Medusa was released, she returned with Bare, one of the strongest and most personal albums of her career. After another break, she released Songs of Mass Destruction in September 2007 and made plans to embark on an extensive North American tour, starting in October. Three years later, Lennox returned to recording with her first holiday album, entitled A Christmas Cornucopia. In 2014, she delivered another covers-oriented album, the Mike Stevens-produced Nostalgia. The following year, Lennox re-released the album as Nostalgia: An Evening with Annie Lennox, which included both the original studio album and a bonus Blu-Ray disc of her live PBS concert recorded on-stage at Los Angeles' historic Orpheum Theatre backed by a 19-piece ensemble. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Stations Featuring
Annie Lennox

    Coffeehouse Corner

    Coffeehouse Corner
    2 songs

    Acoustic Rock

    Acoustic Rock
    1 song

    '90s Pop

    '90s Pop
    2 songs

    Big Band and Swing

    Big Band and Swing
    2 songs

    Jazz Vocalists

    3 songs

    Love Songs

    1 song

    Lite Hits

    1 song

    Gay Anthems

    1 song

    Movie Scores

    1 song

Albums by
Annie Lennox

Top Songs by
Annie Lennox

  1.   Song
  2.   Why
  3.   Walking on Broken Glass
  4.   Waiting in Vain
  5.   No More "I Love You's"
  6.   I Put a Spell on You
  7.   Love Song for a Vampire
  8.   I Cover the Waterfront
  9.   Train in Vain
  10.   Strange Fruit
  11.   The Nearness of You
  12.   September in the Rain
  13.   Angels from the Realms of Glory
  14.   The First Noel
  15.   God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  16.   You Belong to Me
  17.   Ladies of the Canyon
  18.   Memphis in June
  19.   Mood Indigo
  20.   Little Bird
  21.   Dark Road
  22.   Take Me to the River
  23.   Don't Let It Bring You Down
  24.   A Whiter Shade of Pale
  25.   Silent Night
  26.   Cold
  27.   Pavement Cracks
  28.   Angel
  29.   Primitive
  30.   Money Can't Buy It
  31.   Precious
  32.   Here Comes the Rain Again
  33.   I Can't Get Next to You
  34.   Downtown Lights
  35.   Georgia on My Mind
  36.   Summertime
  37.   Stand By Me
  38.   You Have Placed a Chill I
  39.   Step by Step
  40.   Shining Light
  41.   Bitter Pill
  42.   Honestly
  43.   The Hurting Time
  44.   A Thousand Beautiful Things
  45.   Live With Me and Be My Love
  46.   Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
  47.   Something So Right
  48.   Thin Line Between Love and Hate
  49.   I Can Dream, Can't I?
  50.   God Bless the Child
  51.   Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
  52.   Broken Glass
  53.   The Holly and the Ivy
  54.   See Amid the Winter's Snow
  55.   O Little Town of Bethlehem
  56.   Lullay Lullay (Coventry Carol)
  57.   In the Bleak Midwinter
  58.   Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant
  59.   Pattern of My Life
  60.   Fingernail Moon
  61.   Sing
  62.   Lost
  63.   Through the Glass Darkly
  64.   Womankind
  65.   Ghosts in My Machine
  66.   Smithereens
  67.   Love Is Blind
  68.   Oh God (Prayer)
  69.   Twisted
  70.   Erased
  71.   Loneliness
  72.   Who's That Girl?
  73.   Mama
  74.   Keep Young And Beautiful
  75.   Stay By Me
  76.   Legend in My Living Room
  77.   The Saddest Song Ive Got
  78.   Universal Child
  79.   Coloured Bedspread
  80.   The Gift
  81.   Big Sky
  82.   Wonderful
  83.   As Joseph Was a Walking (The Cherry Tree Carol)

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