Almanac December 25 :: Annie Lennox
Ann "Annie" Lennox, OBE (born 25 December 1954) is a Scottish singer-songwriter, political activist and philanthropist. After achieving minor success in the late 1970s as part of the New Wave band The Tourists, she and fellow musician David A. Stewart went on to achieve major international success in the 1980s as Eurythmics. Lennox is the most recognized female artist at the Brit Awards, winning a total of eight awards. She has also been named the "Brits Champion of Champions".
Lennox has been named "The Greatest White Soul Singer Alive" by VH1 and one of The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time by Rolling Stone. In 2012, Lennox was listed at number 22 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women In Music. She has earned the distinction of "most successful female British artist in UK music history" due to her commercial success since the early 1980s. Including her work within Eurythmics, Lennox has sold over 80 million records worldwide.