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Ann "Annie" Lennox, OBE (born 25 December 1954) is a Scottish singer, songwriter, political activist and philanthropist. After achieving moderate success in the late 1970s as part of the new wave band The Tourists, she and fellow musician David A. Stewart
David A. Stewart
went on to achieve major international success in the 1980s as Eurythmics. With a total of eight Brit Awards, which includes being named Best British Female Artist a record six times, Lennox has been named the "Brits Champion of Champions".[1] Lennox embarked on a solo career in 1992 with her debut album, Diva, which produced several hit singles including "Why" and "Walking on Broken Glass". To date, she has released six solo studio albums and a compilation album, The Annie Lennox Collection
The Annie Lennox Collection
(2009). Aside from her eight Brit Awards, she has also collected four Grammy Awards
Grammy Awards
and an MTV Video Music Award. In 2002, Lennox received a Billboard Century Award; the highest accolade from Billboard Magazine.[2] In 2004, she won both the Golden Globe
Golden Globe
and the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Song for "Into the West", written for the soundtrack to the feature film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. In addition to her career as a musician, Lennox is also a political and social activist, notable for raising money and awareness for HIV/ AIDS as it affects women and children in Africa. In 2011, Lennox was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Order of the British Empire
by Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
for her "tireless charity campaigns and championing of humanitarian causes". On 4 June 2012 she performed at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert
Diamond Jubilee Concert
in front of Buckingham Palace. Lennox performed the song "Little Bird" during the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony in London on 12 August 2012. 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.[3] In 2012, she was rated No. 22 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Music.[4] She has earned the distinction of "most successful female British artist in UK music history" due to her commercial success since the early 1980s. As of June 2008[update], including her work within Eurythmics, Lennox had sold over 80 million records worldwide.[5] At the 2015 Ivor Novello Awards, Lennox was made a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, the first female to receive the honour.[6][7] In 2017, Lennox was appointed Glasgow Caledonian University's first female chancellor, taking over the role from Nobel Peace Prize
Nobel Peace Prize
laureate Muhammad Yunus.[8]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 1976–1990: Dragon's Playground, The Tourists
The Tourists
and Eurythmics 2.2 1992–1993: Diva 2.3 1995–2000: Medusa and return to Eurythmics 2.4 2003–2007: Bare and work in Africa 2.5 2007–2008: Songs of Mass Destruction
Songs of Mass Destruction
and AIDS activism 2.6 2008–2009: The Annie Lennox Collection
The Annie Lennox Collection
and departure from Sony 2.7 2010–2013: Island Records
Island Records
and A Christmas Cornucopia 2.8 2014–present: Nostalgia

3 Public image

3.1 Charity and political activism 3.2 Gay icon 3.3 Exhibition

4 Music videos 5 Personal life 6 Discography

6.1 Studio albums 6.2 Compilation albums

7 Awards and nominations 8 References 9 External links

Early life Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox
was born on Christmas Day 1954 in Summerfield Maternity hospital, Aberdeen, the daughter of Dorothy (née Ferguson) and Thomas Allison Lennox.[9] In the 1970s, Lennox won a place at the Royal Academy of Music
Royal Academy of Music
in London, where she studied the flute, piano and harpsichord for three years. She lived on a student grant and worked at part-time jobs for extra money. Lennox was unhappy during her time at the Royal Academy and spent her time wondering what other direction she could take.[10] Lennox's flute teacher's final report stated: "Ann has not always been sure of where to direct her efforts, though lately she has been more committed. She is very, very able, however." Two years later, Lennox reported to the Academy: "I have had to work as a waitress, barmaid, and shop assistant to keep me when not in musical work." She also played and sang with a few bands, such as Windsong, during the period of her course. In 2006, the academy made her an honorary Fellow.[11] Lennox also was made a Fellow of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama that year.[12] Career 1976–1990: Dragon's Playground, The Tourists
The Tourists
and Eurythmics

Lennox in the mid-1980s

In 1976, Lennox was a flute player with a band called Dragon's Playground, leaving before they appeared on TV's New Faces.[13] Between 1977 and 1980, she was the lead singer of The Tourists, a British pop band and her first collaboration with Dave Stewart.[14] 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' career, Lennox was known for her androgyny,[15][16] wearing suits and once impersonating Elvis Presley. Eurythmics
Eurythmics
released a long line of singles in the 1980s, including "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" (a US number one and UK number two), "There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)" (UK number one), "Love Is A Stranger", "Here Comes the Rain Again", "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves", "Who's That Girl?", "Would I Lie to You?", "Missionary Man", "You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart", "Thorn in My Side", "The Miracle of Love" and "Don't Ask Me Why". Although the Eurythmics
Eurythmics
never officially disbanded, Lennox made a fairly clear break from Stewart in 1990. Thereafter, she began her solo career.[17] Lennox and Stewart reconvened Eurythmics
Eurythmics
in the late 1990s with the album Peace, their first album of new material in ten years. A subsequent concert tour was completed, with profits going to Greenpeace
Greenpeace
and Amnesty International.[2]

Lennox (far right) and David A. Stewart
David A. Stewart
(left) performing as Eurythmics
Eurythmics
in 1987.

Lennox has received eight Brit Awards, including being named Best British Female Artist a record six times.[18] Four of the awards were given during her time with Eurythmics, and another was given to the duo for Outstanding Contribution to Music in 1999.[19] The 1988 single, "Put a Little Love in Your Heart", was a duet with Al Green recorded for the soundtrack of the movie Scrooged. Though it was produced by Dave Stewart, it was credited to Lennox and Green. This one-off single peaked at No. 2 on the US Adult Contemporary chart, No. 9 on the US Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
and was a top 40 hit in the UK.[20][21] Lennox performed the song "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye", a Cole Porter
Cole Porter
song, that same year for a cameo appearance in the Derek Jarman film Edward II. She then appeared with David Bowie
David Bowie
and the surviving members of Queen at 1992's Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert at London's Wembley Stadium, performing "Under Pressure".[22] 1992–1993: Diva Main article: Diva ( Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox
album) Lennox began working with former Trevor Horn
Trevor Horn
protégé Stephen Lipson, beginning with her 1992 solo début album, Diva. It was a commercial and critical success, charting No. 1 in the UK, No. 6 in Germany, and No. 23 in the US where it went double platinum.[23][24] Lennox's profile was boosted by Diva's singles, which included "Why" and "Walking on Broken Glass". "Why" won an MTV Award for Best Female Video at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards, while the video for "Walking on Broken Glass" set in the Rococo period, featured actors Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie
and John Malkovich.[25][26] "Little Bird" also formed a double A-side with "Love Song for a Vampire", a soundtrack cut for Francis Ford Coppola's 1992 movie Bram Stoker's Dracula.[27] The B-side of her single "Precious" was a self-penned song called "Step by Step", which was later a hit for Whitney Houston for the soundtrack of the film The Preacher's Wife.[27] The song "Keep Young and Beautiful" was included on the CD release as a bonus track (the original vinyl album had only ten tracks). The album entered the UK album chart at no.1 and has since sold over 1.2 million copies in the UK alone, being certified quadruple platinum.[28] It was also a success in the US where it was a top 30 hit and has sold in excess of 2,700,000 copies.[23] In 1993, the album was included in Q magazine's list of the "50 Best Albums of 1992". Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
magazine (25 June 1992, p. 41) described the album as "...state-of-the-art soul pop..." and it is included in Rolling Stone's (13 May 1999, p. 56) "Essential Recordings of the 90's" list. The album won Best British Album at the 1993 Brit Awards.[29] 1995–2000: Medusa and return to Eurythmics Main articles: Medusa (Annie Lennox album)
Medusa (Annie Lennox album)
and Peace (Eurythmics album) Although Lennox's profile decreased for a period because of her desire to bring up her two children outside of the media's glare, she continued to record. Her second album, Medusa, was released in March 1995. It consisted solely of cover songs, all originally recorded by male artists including Bob Marley, The Clash, and Neil Young. It entered the UK album chart at No. 1 and peaked in the US at number 11, spending 60 weeks on the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
chart and selling over 2,000,000 to date in the United States.[23] It has achieved double platinum status in both the UK and the US.[28][30] The album yielded four UK singles: "No More I Love You's" (which entered the UK singles chart
UK singles chart
at No. 2, Lennox's highest ever solo peak),[21] "A Whiter Shade of Pale", "Waiting in Vain" and "Something So Right". The album was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album
Best Pop Vocal Album
at the Grammy Awards
Grammy Awards
of 1996,[31] losing to Turbulent Indigo
Turbulent Indigo
by Joni Mitchell, however, Lennox won the Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for the single "No More I Love You's".[32] Although Lennox declined to tour for the album, she did perform a large scale one-off concert in New York's Central Park, which was filmed and later released on home video.[33] Lennox provided an extensive solo vocal performance (without lyrics) for the soundtrack score of the film Apollo 13 in 1995.[34] In 1997, Lennox re-recorded the Eurythmics
Eurythmics
track "Angel" for the Diana, Princess of Wales: Tribute album, and also recorded the song "Mama" for The Avengers soundtrack album. In 1998, following the death of a mutual friend (former Tourists member Peet Coombes), she re-united with Dave Stewart.[35] Following their first performance together in eight years at a record company party, Stewart and Lennox began writing and recording together for the first time since 1989. This resulted in the album Peace. The title was designed to reflect the duo's ongoing concern with global conflict and world peace. The record was promoted with a concert on the Greenpeace
Greenpeace
vessel Rainbow Warrior II, where they played a mixture of old and new songs. "I Saved the World Today" was the lead single, reaching number eleven on the UK singles chart.[36] Another single, released at the beginning of 2000, "17 Again", made the UK top 40, and topped the US dance chart.[37] In 2002, Lennox received a Billboard Century Award; the highest accolade from Billboard Magazine, with Editor-in-Chief Timothy White describing her as one of "the most original and unforgettably affecting artists in the modern annals of popular music."[2] 2003–2007: Bare and work in Africa Main article: Bare ( Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox
album)

Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox
on stage in 2004

In 2003, Lennox released her third solo album, Bare. The album peaked at No. 3 in the UK and No. 4 in the US – her highest charting album in the US to date.[38] She embarked on her first tour as a solo artist to promote the album. The tour, simply titled Solo Tour, pre-dated the release of the album and visited both the US and Europe, with only a two-night stop in the UK at Saddler's Wells Theatre in London. The album has been certified Gold in both the UK and the US and was nominated for Best Pop Album at the 46th Grammy Awards.[39] The album was released with a DVD which included interviews and acoustic versions of songs by Lennox.[40] In 2004, Lennox won the Academy Award for Best Song for "Into the West" from the film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,[41] which she co-wrote with screenwriter Fran Walsh and composer Howard Shore. Lennox performed the song live at the 76th Academy Awards. The song also won a Grammy award and a Golden Globe
Golden Globe
award. She had previously recorded "Use Well the Days" for the movie, which incorporates a number of quotations from Tolkien in its lyrics. This features on a bonus DVD included with the "special edition" of the movie's soundtrack CD. In mid-2004, Lennox embarked on an extensive North American tour with Sting.[2] In July 2005, Lennox performed at Live 8
Live 8
in Hyde Park, London, along with Madonna, Sting, and other popular musicians.[42] In 2005, Lennox and Stewart collaborated on two new songs for their Eurythmics
Eurythmics
compilation album, Ultimate Collection, of which "I've Got a Life" was released as a single in October 2005. The promotional video for the song features Lennox and Stewart performing in the present day, with images of past Eurythmics
Eurythmics
videos playing on television screens behind them. The single peaked at number fourteen in the UK Singles Chart
UK Singles Chart
and was a number-one US Dance hit.[20][21] On 14 November 2005, Sony BMG
Sony BMG
repackaged and released Eurythmics' back catalogue as 2005 Deluxe Edition Reissues.[43] Lennox also collaborated with Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock
doing the song "Hush, Hush, Hush" on his collaboration album, Possibilities
Possibilities
in August 2005.[44] 2007–2008: Songs of Mass Destruction
Songs of Mass Destruction
and AIDS activism Main article: Songs of Mass Destruction Ending her long association with Stephen Lipson, Lennox's fourth solo album, Songs of Mass Destruction, was recorded in Los Angeles with veteran producer Glen Ballard (known for producing Alanis Morissette's album, Jagged Little Pill). It was released on 1 October 2007, and was the last studio album of Lennox's contract with BMG. It peaked at No. 7 in the UK and No. 9 in the US.[20][21] Lennox stated that she believed the album consisted of "twelve strong, powerful, really emotive songs that people can connect to". If she achieves that, she says, "I can feel proud of [it], no matter if it sells ten copies or 50 million."[45] Lennox described it as "a dark album, but the world is a dark place. It's fraught, it's turbulent. Most people's lives are underscored with dramas of all kinds: there's ups, there's downs – the flickering candle."[46] She added, "Half the people are drinking or drugging themselves to numb it. A lot of people are in pain."[46] The album's first single was "Dark Road", released on 24 September 2007. Another song on the album, "Sing", is a collaboration between Lennox and 23 prominent female artists: Anastacia, Isobel Campbell, Dido, Céline Dion, Melissa Etheridge, Fergie, Beth Gibbons, Faith Hill, Angelique Kidjo, Beverley Knight, Gladys Knight, k.d. lang, Madonna, Sarah McLachlan, Beth Orton, Pink, Kelis, Bonnie Raitt, Shakira, Shingai Shoniwa, Joss Stone, Sugababes, KT Tunstall, and Martha Wainwright. The song was recorded to raise money and awareness for the HIV/AIDS organisation Treatment Action Campaign.[47] Included among the group of vocalists are TAC activist members' own vocal group known as The Generics, whose CD of music inspired Lennox to make "Sing".[47] To promote Songs of Mass Destruction, Lennox embarked on a primarily North American tour called Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox
Sings, which lasted throughout October and November 2007.[48] 2008–2009: The Annie Lennox Collection
The Annie Lennox Collection
and departure from Sony Main article: The Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox
Collection Finishing out her contract with Sony BMG, Lennox released the compilation album The Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox
Collection. Initially intended for release in September 2008, the release date was pushed back several months to allow Lennox to recuperate from a back injury.[49] The compilation was eventually released in the US on 17 February 2009, and in the UK and Europe on 9 March 2009. Included on the track listing are songs from her four solo albums, one from the Bram Stoker's Dracula soundtrack, and two new songs. One of these is a cover of Ash's single, "Shining Light". The other is a cover of a song by the English band Keane, originally the B-side of their first single in 2000. Lennox renamed the song from its original title "Closer Now" to "Pattern of My Life". A limited 3-disc edition of the album included a DVD compilation featuring most of Lennox's solo videos since 1992, and also featured a second CD of rarer songs including a version of R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts" with Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
and Lennox's Oscar-winning "Into the West" from the third Lord of the Rings film. The album entered the UK Album Chart
UK Album Chart
at No. 2 and remained in the top 10 for seven weeks.[50] Lennox's recording contract with Sony BMG
Sony BMG
concluded with the release of Songs of Mass Destruction
Songs of Mass Destruction
and the subsequent retrospective album The Collection, and much was made in the press in late 2007/early 2008 about the apparent animosity between Lennox and the record company. Lennox stated that while on a trip to South Africa in December 2007 to appear at the 46664 campaign in Johannesburg, the regional company office of the label failed to return phone calls and e-mails she made to them for three weeks, and had completely failed to promote the Sing project as planned. Upon her return to the UK, Lennox met with the head of Sony BMG
Sony BMG
UK, Ged Docherty, who was "mortified" by the problems she had encountered with the South African branch. However, the debacle (partly inflamed when Lennox's dissatisfaction with the South African office was made public on her blog) led to press reports falsely stating that she was being dropped by Sony BMG. The record company themselves quickly refuted the rumour stating that Lennox's contract with them had merely been fulfilled and that they hoped she would consider remaining with them. The British tabloid, Daily Mirror, subsequently printed a retraction of its story about her being dropped by the label.[51] 2010–2013: Island Records
Island Records
and A Christmas Cornucopia Main article: A Christmas Cornucopia In August 2010, Lennox signed a new contract with Island Records
Island Records
in the UK and Decca Records
Decca Records
in the US (both part of the Universal Music Group).[52] Her first release was a Christmas album entitled A Christmas Cornucopia, issued on 15 November 2010. The album is a collection of Lennox's interpretations of traditional festive songs such as "Silent Night" and "The First Noel", along with one new composition, "Universal Child", which was released as a download-only single on 13 October 2010. Lennox had previously showcased the song on the American Idol Gives Back
Idol Gives Back
TV show in April 2010. She sang the song "Angels from the Realms of Glory" from the album for the TNT special Christmas in Washington.[53] A music video was produced for a second single from the album, "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen". Lennox also performed the track on the UK chat show Loose Women
Loose Women
in December 2010, and was also interviewed.[54] According to Metacritic, A Christmas Cornucopia
A Christmas Cornucopia
has gained "generally favourable reviews".[55] Ian Wade of BBC Music
BBC Music
gave the album a very positive review, saying "this collection could find itself becoming as much a part of the holiday season as arguments with loved ones."[56] Sal Cinquemani of Slant Magazine awarded the album 3.5/5 and said "Lennox seems more inspired on A Christmas Cornucopia
A Christmas Cornucopia
than she has in years."[57] John Hunt of Qatar Today magazine gave the album 9/10 and said "in particular, the vocal work and musical arrangement of 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen' are impactful to the point of being intimidating."[58] On 4 June 2012, Lennox performed, as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert, in front of Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
in London and on 12 August she performed "Little Bird" at the 2012 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony.[59] 2014–present: Nostalgia In October 2014, Lennox released her sixth solo album, Nostalgia.[60] The album is a collection of Lennox's childhood favourite soul, jazz and blues songs.[61] Critic Mike Wass of Idolator stated that Lennox "puts her own inimitable spin" on the selected tracks.[62] The lead single "I Put a Spell on You" received its first radio play on 15 September 2014 by Ken Bruce
Ken Bruce
on BBC Radio 2.[63] Upon release, the album entered the UK and US Top 10, and reached number one on the US Billboard Top Jazz
Jazz
Albums chart. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. On 28 January 2015, Lennox performed a live concert at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles entitled An Evening of Nostalgia with Annie Lennox. The show aired on PBS
PBS
in the US in April 2015, and was released on DVD and Blu-ray internationally in May 2015.[64] Public image Charity and political activism

HIV
HIV
campaigner Lennox in Germany ahead of World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day
in 2008

Lennox appeared on stage at the 1988 Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
70th Birthday Concert and commenced activist work with the Sing Foundation afterwards.[65] In 1990, Lennox recorded a version of Cole Porter's "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" for the Cole Porter
Cole Porter
tribute album Red Hot + Blue, a benefit for AIDS awareness. A video was also produced.[66] Lennox has been a public supporter of Amnesty International
Amnesty International
and Greenpeace
Greenpeace
for many years, and she and Dave Stewart donated all of the profits from Eurythmics' 1999 Peacetour to both charities.[67] Concerned by Tibet
Tibet
freedom,[68] she supported Amnesty International campaigns for the release of Tibetan prisoners Palden Gyatso
Palden Gyatso
and Ngawang Choephel.[69] In 2006, in response to her humanitarian work, Lennox became patron of the Master's Course in Humanitarian and Development Practice for Oxford Brookes University.[2] In October 2006, Lennox spoke at the British House of Commons
British House of Commons
about the need for children in the UK to help their counterparts in Africa.[2] On 25 April 2007, Lennox performed "Bridge over Troubled Water" during the American Idol
American Idol
"Idol Gives Back" fundraising drive.[70] Lennox's 2007 song "Sing" was born out of her involvement with Nelson Mandela's 46664 campaign and Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), both of which are human rights groups which seek education and health care for those affected by HIV.[2][47] In December 2007, Lennox established The SING Campaign, an organisation dedicated to raising funds and awareness for women and children affected by HIV
HIV
and AIDS.[71]

HIV
HIV
campaigners, Memory Sachikonye (left) and Lennox (right) meet with the UK's Secretary of State for International Development
Secretary of State for International Development
Andrew Mitchell in December 2011

On 11 December 2007, she performed in the Nobel Peace Prize
Nobel Peace Prize
Concert in Oslo, Norway
Oslo, Norway
together with a variety of artists, which was broadcast to over 100 countries.[72] Lennox appeared at the Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
90th Birthday Tribute in June 2008[73] and then led a rally against the Gaza War in London on 3 January 2009.[74] Lennox opened the 2009 Edinburgh Festival of Politics with commentary on Pope Benedict XVI's approach to HIV/AIDS prevention in Africa. She said that the Pope's denunciation of condoms on his recent tour of Africa had caused "tremendous harm" and she criticised the Roman Catholic Church for causing widespread confusion on the continent. Lennox also condemned the media's obsession with "celebrity culture" for keeping the AIDS pandemic off the front page. During her address, Lennox wore a T-shirt emblazoned with the words " HIV
HIV
positive". Lennox wore similar T-shirts at the 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame concert at Madison Square Garden on 30 October 2009,[75] during her appearance on The Graham Norton Show
The Graham Norton Show
on 30 November 2009 (where she performed the new song "Full Steam", a duet with singer David Gray), during a recorded performance for American Idol
American Idol
during a 21 April 2010 fundraiser, entitled Idol Gives Back, and during a performance on the live Comic Relief show on 18 March 2011.

"She is one of those exemplary human beings who chose to put her success in her chosen career to work in order to benefit others. She is a true friend of Africa and of South Africa. Her Aids activism in general, and support for the treatment action campaign in-particular, contributed significantly to turning the pandemic around in our country."

—Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Desmond Tutu
pays tribute to Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox
in November 2013.[76]

In June 2010, Lennox was named as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for AIDS,[77] a role that continues as of August 2013. Lennox also works with other organisations such as Oxfam, Amnesty International
Amnesty International
and the British Red Cross in regard to the issue.[78] Lennox also supports the Burma
Burma
Campaign UK, a non-governmental organisation that addresses the suffering in Burma
Burma
and promotes democratisation.[79] In December 2010, it was confirmed that Lennox was in the New Years Honours List and would become an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in recognition of her humanitarian work.[80] She received the award from Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
at Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
on 28 June 2011.[81][82] In November 2013, Lennox received the Music Industry Trusts Award for her career achievements in music and her charity commitments.[76] Elton John
Elton John
said of her award; "It is so well deserved and not only for your extraordinary contribution to music and songwriting but also for your outstanding and tireless work as an HIV
HIV
and AIDS activist and supporter of women's rights," while Adele
Adele
stated; " Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox
has been a constant part of my life. An example of a brilliant talent that exudes excellence and influence on everyone."[76] In 2015 Lennox attended, performed at and hosted several charitable events including: the 50th Amnesty International
Amnesty International
Annual Conference where she was a guest speaker, Elton John
Elton John
and David Furnish’s at home Gala in aid of the Elton John
Elton John
Aids Foundation where she performed, held a screening of He Named Me Malala, and hosted a Mothers2mothers
Mothers2mothers
15th Anniversary gala. In 2016 Lennox was awarded the Elle Style Awards 'Outstanding Achievement' award, and the Royal Scottish Geographical Society award, the Livingstone Medal, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the fight against AIDS and support of women's rights.[83] Gay icon

Lennox was known for her androgyny during the 1980s

Lennox's longtime support for LGBT
LGBT
rights have helped garner a significant following within the community.[84] According to The Advocate, "her distinctive voice and provocative stage persona have made Lennox a longtime gay icon."[85] With Eurythmics' music videos earning regular rotation on MTV in the 1980s, Lennox took part in the shaping of popular culture alongside other gay icons such as Boy George, Madonna, Morrissey, and Michael Stipe.[86] Known for her androgynous look in the 1980s – first widely seen in the 1983 music video for "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" where she had close-cropped, orange-coloured hair, and wore a man's suit brandishing a cane, a video which made her a household name – Lennox was viewed as the female version of Boy George, and during the Second British Invasion spurred by MTV, Newsweek
Newsweek
magazine ran an issue which featured Lennox and Boy George
Boy George
on the cover of its 23 January 1984 edition with the caption Britain Rocks America – Again.[87] Exhibition In conjunction with the Victoria and Albert Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum
in London, Lennox put many items from her collection—costumes, accessories, photographs, awards, ephemera from her political campaigns, and personal belongings—on display. This collection, which spanned her entire career, along with music videos and interviews, became The House of Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox
at the V+A from 15 September 2011 to 26 February 2012.[88] An expanded version of the exhibit was later installed at The Lowry
The Lowry
in Salford from 17 March 2012 to 17 June,[89][90] before moving to Aberdeen
Aberdeen
for twelve weeks.[91] Music videos See also: Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox
music videos Both as part of Eurythmics
Eurythmics
and in her solo career, Lennox has made over 60 music promo videos. The 1987 Eurythmics
Eurythmics
album Savage and her 1992 solo album Diva were both accompanied by video albums, both directed by Sophie Muller.[92] Actors Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie
and John Malkovich appeared in the music video for "Walking on Broken Glass" in period costume, while the video for "Little Bird" paid homage to the different images and personas that have appeared in some of Lennox's previous videos.[26] The clip features Lennox performing on stage with several lookalikes (male and female) that represent her personas from "Why", "Walking on Broken Glass", "Sweet Dreams", "Beethoven (I Love To Listen To)", "I Need a Man", "Thorn in My Side", "There Must Be an Angel", and even her stage image from the 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert.[93] Personal life Lennox has been married three times. Her first marriage, from 1984 to 1985, was to German Hare Krishna devotee Radha Raman.[94] From 1988 to 2000, she was married to Israeli film and record producer Uri Fruchtmann.[95] The couple have two daughters, Lola and Tali. A son, Daniel, was stillborn in 1988.[96] On 15 September 2012, Lennox married Mitch Besser in London in a private ceremony.[97][98] In September 2012, Lennox featured in Series 9 of the BBC's Who Do You Think You Are?, in which she discovered that her great-great-grandmother Jessie Fraser worked, at the age of 13, at the Broadford Flax Mill in Aberdeen. Her maternal grandmother, Dora Paton, was a dairy maid at the Balmoral Royal Estate and her maternal grandfather, William Ferguson, was a gamekeeper also at Balmoral, who on one occasion danced with the then queen consort of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.[99] Both of Lennox's parents died of cancer.[10] Lennox is an agnostic[100] and a feminist.[101] In the 2010 Sunday Times Rich List of British millionaires from the world of music, Lennox was estimated to have a fortune of £30 million.[102] Discography Main article: Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox
discography See also: Eurythmics
Eurythmics
discography

Studio albums

Diva (1992) Medusa (1995) Bare (2003) Songs of Mass Destruction
Songs of Mass Destruction
(2007) A Christmas Cornucopia
A Christmas Cornucopia
(2010) Nostalgia (2014)

Compilation albums

The Annie Lennox Collection
The Annie Lennox Collection
(2009)

Awards and nominations Lennox has received a variety of major awards during her career:[103]

BRIT Awards[104]

1984 – Best British Female Artist 1986 – Best British Female Artist 1989 – Best British Female Artist 1990 – Best British Female Artist 1993 – Best British Female Solo Artist 1993 – Best British Album (Diva) 1996 – Best British Female Solo Artist 1999 – Outstanding Contribution to British Music (Eurythmics)

American Music Awards[105]

2008 – AMA Award of Merit for her work and her humanitarian efforts

Academy Awards[106]

2004 – Best Original Song ("Into the West")

Grammy Awards[107]

1984 – Best New Artist (Eurythmics) (nominated) 1986 – Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal (Eurythmics, "Would I Lie to You?") (nominated) 1987 – Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal (Eurythmics, "Missionary Man") (Won) 1993 – Album of the Year (Diva) (nominated) 1993 – Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
(Diva) (nominated) 1993 – Best Music Video – Long Form (Diva) (Won) 1996 – Best Pop Album (Medusa) (nominated) 1996 – Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
("No More I Love You's") (Won) 2004 – Best Pop Album (Bare) (nominated) 2005 – Best Song Written For a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media ("Into the West") (Won) 2014 – Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
(Nostalgia) (nominated)

Ivor Novello Awards[108]

1984 – Songwriter of the Year for Lennox and Dave Stewart 1987 – Songwriter of the Year for Lennox and Dave Stewart 1987 – Best contemporary song ("Its Alright, (Baby's Coming Back)") 1993 – Best Song ("Why")

MTV Music Awards[25]

1984 - MTV Best New Artist “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” 1992 – Best Female Video ("Why") 1992 - MTV European Video Of The Year (“Why”)

Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Awards[109]

2004 – Best Original Song – Motion Picture ("Into the West")

Honorary degrees
Honorary degrees
and awards[110]

1986 – Associate – Royal Academy of Music
Royal Academy of Music
London 1997 – Fellowship – Royal Academy of Music
Royal Academy of Music
London 2006 – Honorary Doctor of Music – The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama 2006 – Fellowship – Edinburgh College of Art 2009 – Honorary Doctorate at the University of Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh
(awarded 20 October 2009), in recognition of her work in the field of HIV/AIDS, and her success as a recording artist.[111] 2011 – Honoured by the University for her International Humanitarian Efforts – Glasgow Caledonian University 2012 – Honorary Degree - Open University
Open University
of Scotland 2013 – Honorary Degree - Williams College 2013 – Honorary Doctorate In Music - Berklee College Of Music 2013 – Honorary Degree - University of Essex

Other awards/titles/ambassadorships[112]

2002 – Billboard Century Award
Billboard Century Award
by Billboard 2008 – OUT magazine honoured Lennox for her work in the HIV
HIV
and AIDS field. The top 100 most influential people in Gay Culture. 2008 – The British Red Cross Services to Humanity Award 2008 – Glamour Magazine's Inspirational Woman of the Year Award 2008 – Honoured at the 2008 Youth AIDS Gala, for her contribution in helping the fight against HIV
HIV
and AIDS 2008 – The German Sustainability "special achievement" award for her commitment in the fight against HIV
HIV
and AIDS 2008 – Webby Award
Webby Award
for official website www.annielennox.com[113] 2009 – Save the Children
Save the Children
"Amigo de los Niños" Award 2009 – Awarded the "Freedom of the City of London" by the British Red Cross for services to humanity in the field of HIV
HIV
and AIDS 2009 – Nobel Peace Laureates for services to humanity 2010 – Patron of the Elton John
Elton John
AIDS Foundation 2010 – Special
Special
Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Scotland 2010 – Ambassador for HIV/AIDS in London 2010 – UNAIDS
UNAIDS
Goodwill Ambassador 2010 – Barclays
Barclays
Women of the Year Award 2010 – International Service Award for Global Defence of Human Rights[114] 2010 – GQ Charity Woman of the Year Award 2010 – Harper's Bazaar Lifetime Achievement Award 2010 – Appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Order of the British Empire
(OBE) for her work fighting AIDS and poverty in Africa 2013 – Music Industry Trust Award (MITS) for her creativity and work that inspires those who work within the music business and millions of others worldwide 2016 – Elle Style Awards – Outstanding Achievement Award 2016 – Awarded Livingstone Medal by Royal Scottish Geographical Society 2016 – Harper's Bazaar Philanthropy Award

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Annie Lennox

Studio albums

Diva Medusa Bare Songs of Mass Destruction A Christmas Cornucopia Nostalgia

Compilations

The Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox
Collection

Singles

"Put a Little Love in Your Heart" "Why" "Precious" "Walking on Broken Glass" "Cold" "Little Bird" "Love Song for a Vampire" "No More "I Love You's"" "A Whiter Shade of Pale" "Waiting in Vain" "Something So Right" "Pavement Cracks" "Into the West" "A Thousand Beautiful Things" "Wonderful" "Dark Road" "Sing" "Many Rivers to Cross" "Shining Light" "Pattern of My Life" "Full Steam" (with David Gray) "Universal Child" "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" "The Holly and the Ivy" "I Put A Spell On You" "Summertime"

Other songs

"Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" "Step by Step" "Angel '97"

Related articles

Discography Eurythmics The Tourists

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Eurythmics

Annie Lennox David A. Stewart

Studio albums

In the Garden Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) Touch Be Yourself Tonight Revenge Savage We Too Are One Peace

Other albums

Touch Dance 1984 (For the Love of Big Brother) Live 1983–1989

Compilations

Greatest Hits Ultimate Collection Boxed

Singles

"Never Gonna Cry Again" "Belinda" "This Is the House" "The Walk" "Love Is a Stranger" "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" "Who's That Girl?" "Right by Your Side" "Here Comes the Rain Again" "Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)" "Julia" "Would I Lie to You?" "There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)" "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves" "It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)" "When Tomorrow Comes" "Thorn in My Side" "The Miracle of Love" "Missionary Man" "Beethoven (I Love to Listen to)" "Shame" "I Need a Man" "You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart" "Revival" "Don't Ask Me Why" "The King and Queen of America" "Angel" "(My My) Baby's Gonna Cry" "Sweet Dreams '91" "I Saved the World Today" "17 Again" "I've Got a Life"

Videography

Live Savage We Two Are One Too Greatest Hits Peacetour Ultimate Collection

Related articles

Discography The Tourists

Book

v t e

The Tourists

Peet Coombes David A. Stewart Annie Lennox Eddie Chin Jim Toomey

Studio albums

The Tourists
The Tourists
(1979) Reality Effect
Reality Effect
(1979) Luminous Basement
Luminous Basement
(1980)

Songs

"I Only Want to Be with You"

v t e

Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Song

1934–1940

"The Continental"

Music: Con Conrad Lyrics: Herb Magidson (1934)

"Lullaby of Broadway"

Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Al Dubin (1935)

"The Way You Look Tonight"

Music: Jerome Kern Lyrics: Dorothy Fields
Dorothy Fields
(1936)

"Sweet Leilani"

Music and lyrics: Harry Owens
Harry Owens
(1937)

"Thanks for the Memory"

Music: Ralph Rainger Lyrics: Leo Robin (1938)

"Over the Rainbow"

Music: Harold Arlen Lyrics: E. Y. Harburg (1939)

"When You Wish Upon a Star"

Music: Leigh Harline Lyrics: Ned Washington (1940)

1941–1950

"The Last Time I Saw Paris"

Music: Jerome Kern Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Hammerstein II
(1941)

"White Christmas"

Music and lyrics: Irving Berlin
Irving Berlin
(1942)

"You'll Never Know"

Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Mack Gordon
Mack Gordon
(1943)

"Swinging on a Star"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Johnny Burke (1944)

"It Might as Well Be Spring"

Music: Richard Rodgers Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Hammerstein II
(1945)

"On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe"

Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1946)

"Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah"

Music: Allie Wrubel Lyrics: Ray Gilbert (1947)

"Buttons and Bows"

Music: Jay Livingston Lyrics: Ray Evans (1948)

"Baby, It's Cold Outside"

Music and lyrics: Frank Loesser
Frank Loesser
(1949)

"Mona Lisa"

Music and lyrics: Ray Evans and Jay Livingston
Jay Livingston
(1950)

1951–1960

"In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening"

Music: Hoagy Carmichael Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1951)

"High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin')"

Music: Dimitri Tiomkin Lyrics: Ned Washington (1952)

"Secret Love"

Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster (1953)

"Three Coins in the Fountain"

Music: Jule Styne Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1954)

"Love Is a Many Splendored Thing"

Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster (1955)

"Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)"

Music and lyrics: Jay Livingston
Jay Livingston
and Ray Evans (1956)

"All the Way"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1957)

"Gigi"

Music: Frederick Loewe Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner
Alan Jay Lerner
(1958)

"High Hopes"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1959)

"Never on Sunday"

Music and lyrics: Manos Hatzidakis
Manos Hatzidakis
(1960)

1961–1970

"Moon River"

Music: Henry Mancini Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1961)

"Days of Wine and Roses"

Music: Henry Mancini Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1962)

"Call Me Irresponsible"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1963)

"Chim Chim Cher-ee"

Music and lyrics: Richard M. Sherman
Richard M. Sherman
and Robert B. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman
(1964)

"The Shadow of Your Smile"

Music: Johnny Mandel Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster (1965)

"Born Free"

Music: John Barry Lyrics: Don Black (1966)

" Talk
Talk
to the Animals"

Music and lyrics: Leslie Bricusse (1967)

"The Windmills of Your Mind"

Music: Michel Legrand Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman (1968)

"Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"

Music: Burt Bacharach Lyrics: Hal David
Hal David
(1969)

"For All We Know"

Music: Fred Karlin Lyrics: Robb Royer
Robb Royer
and Jimmy Griffin (1970)

1971–1980

"Theme from Shaft"

Music and lyrics: Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes
(1971)

"The Morning After"

Music and lyrics: Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn (1972)

"The Way We Were"

Music: Marvin Hamlisch Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman (1973)

"We May Never Love Like This Again"

Music and lyrics: Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn (1974)

"I'm Easy"

Music and lyrics: Keith Carradine
Keith Carradine
(1975)

"Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)"

Music: Barbra Streisand Lyrics: Paul Williams (1976)

"You Light Up My Life"

Music and lyrics: Joseph Brooks (1977)

"Last Dance"

Music and lyrics: Paul Jabara
Paul Jabara
(1978)

"It Goes Like It Goes"

Music: David Shire Lyrics: Norman Gimbel (1979)

"Fame"

Music: Michael Gore Lyrics: Dean Pitchford (1980)

1981–1990

"Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)"

Music and lyrics: Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Christopher Cross and Peter Allen (1981)

"Up Where We Belong"

Music: Jack Nitzsche
Jack Nitzsche
and Buffy Sainte-Marie Lyrics: Will Jennings (1982)

"Flashdance... What a Feeling"

Music: Giorgio Moroder Lyrics: Keith Forsey and Irene Cara (1983)

"I Just Called to Say I Love You"

Music and lyrics: Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1984)

"Say You, Say Me"

Music and lyrics: Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(1985)

"Take My Breath Away"

Music: Giorgio Moroder Lyrics: Tom Whitlock (1986)

"(I've Had) The Time of My Life"

Music: Franke Previte, John DeNicola and Donald Markowitz Lyrics: Franke Previte (1987)

"Let the River Run"

Music and lyrics: Carly Simon
Carly Simon
(1988)

"Under the Sea"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Howard Ashman (1989)

"Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)"

Music and lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1990)

1991–2000

"Beauty and the Beast"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Howard Ashman (1991)

"A Whole New World"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1992)

"Streets of Philadelphia"

Music and lyrics: Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(1993)

"Can You Feel the Love Tonight"

Music: Elton John Lyrics: Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1994)

"Colors of the Wind"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz (1995)

"You Must Love Me"

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1996)

"My Heart Will Go On"

Music: James Horner Lyrics: Will Jennings (1997)

"When You Believe"

Music and lyrics: Stephen Schwartz (1998)

"You'll Be in My Heart"

Music and lyrics: Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1999)

"Things Have Changed"

Music and lyrics: Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(2000)

2001–2010

"If I Didn't Have You (Disney song)"

Music and lyrics: Randy Newman
Randy Newman
(2001)

"Lose Yourself"

Music: Eminem, Jeff Bass and Luis Resto Lyrics: Eminem
Eminem
(2002)

"Into the West"

Music and lyrics: Fran Walsh, Howard Shore
Howard Shore
and Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox
(2003)

"Al otro lado del río"

Music and lyrics: Jorge Drexler
Jorge Drexler
(2004)

"It's Hard out Here for a Pimp"

Music and lyrics: Juicy J, Frayser Boy and DJ Paul
DJ Paul
(2005)

"I Need to Wake Up"

Music and lyrics: Melissa Etheridge
Melissa Etheridge
(2006)

"Falling Slowly"

Music and lyrics: Glen Hansard
Glen Hansard
and Markéta Irglová
Markéta Irglová
(2007)

"Jai Ho"

Music: A. R. Rahman Lyrics: Gulzar
Gulzar
(2008)

"The Weary Kind"

Music and lyrics: Ryan Bingham
Ryan Bingham
and T Bone Burnett
T Bone Burnett
(2009)

"We Belong Together"

Music and lyrics: Randy Newman
Randy Newman
(2010)

2011–present

"Man or Muppet"

Music and lyrics: Bret McKenzie
Bret McKenzie
(2011)

"Skyfall"

Music and lyrics: Adele
Adele
Adkins and Paul Epworth (2012)

"Let It Go"

Music and lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
(2013)

"Glory"

Music and lyrics: John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn (2014)

"Writing's on the Wall"

Music and lyrics: James Napier and Sam Smith (2015)

"City of Stars"

Music: Justin Hurwitz Lyrics: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (2016)

"Remember Me"

Music and lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
(2017)

v t e

Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Original Song

1960s

"Town Without Pity" Lyrics by Ned Washington, Music by Dimitri Tiomkin (1961) "Circus World" Lyrics by Ned Washington, Music by Dimitri Tiomkin (1964) "Forget Domani" Lyrics by Norman Newell, Music by Riz Ortolani
Riz Ortolani
(1965) "Strangers in the Night" Lyrics by Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder, Music by Bert Kaempfert
Bert Kaempfert
(1966) "If Ever I Would Leave You" Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe (1967) "The Windmills of Your Mind" Lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Music by Michel Legrand (1968) "Jean" Music & Lyrics by Rod McKuen
Rod McKuen
(1969)

1970s

"Whistling Away the Dark" Lyrics by Johnny Mercer, Music by Henry Mancini (1970) "Life Is What You Make It" Lyrics by Johnny Mercer, Music by Marvin Hamlisch (1971) "Ben" Lyrics by Don Black, Music by Walter Scharf (1972) "The Way We Were" Lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Music by Marvin Hamlisch (1973) "I Feel Love" Lyrics by Betty Box, Music by Euel Box (1974) "I'm Easy" Music & Lyrics by Keith Carradine
Keith Carradine
(1975) "Evergreen" Lyrics by Paul Williams, Music by Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1976) "You Light Up My Life" Music & Lyrics by Joseph Brooks (1977) "Last Dance" Music & Lyrics by Paul Jabara
Paul Jabara
(1978) "The Rose" Music & Lyrics by Amanda McBroom
Amanda McBroom
(1979)

1980s

"Fame" Lyrics by Dean Pitchford, Music by Michael Gore (1980) "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" Music & Lyrics by Peter Allen, Burt Bacharach, Christopher Cross, & Carole Bayer Sager (1981) "Up Where We Belong" Lyrics by Wilbur Jennings, Music by Jack Nitzsche & Buffy Sainte-Marie
Buffy Sainte-Marie
(1982) "Flashdance... What a Feeling" Lyrics by Irene Cara, Keith Forsey, Music by Giorgio Moroder
Giorgio Moroder
(1983) "I Just Called to Say I Love You" Music & Lyrics by Stevie Wonder (1984) "Say You, Say Me" Music & Lyrics by Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(1985) "Take My Breath Away" Lyrics by Tom Whitlock, Music by Giorgio Moroder (1986) "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" Lyrics by Franke Previte, Music by John DeNicola & Donald Markowitz (1987) "Let the River Run" Music & Lyrics by Carly Simon/"Two Hearts" Lyrics by Phil Collins, Music by Lamont Dozier
Lamont Dozier
(1988) "Under the Sea" Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1989)

1990s

"Blaze of Glory" Music & Lyrics by Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi
(1990) "Beauty and the Beast" Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken (1991) "A Whole New World" Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1992) "Streets of Philadelphia" Music & Lyrics by Bruce Springsteen (1993) "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Elton John (1994) "Colors of the Wind" Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Music by Alan Menken (1995) "You Must Love Me" Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber (1996) "My Heart Will Go On" Lyrics by Wilbur Jennings, Music by James Horner (1997) "The Prayer" Music & Lyrics by David Foster, Tony Renis, Carole Bayer Sager, Alberto Testa (1998) "You'll Be in My Heart" Music & Lyrics by Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1999)

2000s

"Things Have Changed" Music and lyrics by Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(2000) "Until..." Music and lyrics by Sting (2001) "The Hands That Built America" Music and lyrics by Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge
The Edge
& Larry Mullen Jr.
Larry Mullen Jr.
(2002) "Into the West" Music and lyrics by Annie Lennox, Howard Shore
Howard Shore
& Frances Walsh (2003) "Old Habits Die Hard" Music and lyrics by Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger
& David A. Stewart (2004) "A Love That Will Never Grow Old" Lyrics by Bernie Taupin, Music by Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
(2005) "The Song of the Heart" Music and lyrics by Prince Rogers Nelson (2006) "Guaranteed" Music and lyrics by Eddie Vedder
Eddie Vedder
(2007) "The Wrestler" Music and lyrics by Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(2008) "The Weary Kind" Music and lyrics by Ryan Bingham
Ryan Bingham
& T Bone Burnett (2009)

2010s

"You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" Music & Lyrics by Diane Warren (2010) "Masterpiece" Music & Lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost and Jimmy Harry (2011) "Skyfall" by Adele
Adele
Adkins and Paul Epworth (2012) "Ordinary Love" by U2 and Danger Mouse (2013) "Glory" by Common and John Legend
John Legend
(2014) "Writing's on the Wall" by Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes (2015) "City of Stars" by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (2016) "This Is Me" by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (2017)

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