Annie Lennox 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 Dave Stewart went on to achieve international success in the 1980s as Eurythmics. Lennox embarked on a solo career in 1992. To date, she has released six solo studio albums and a compilation album, The Annie Lennox Collection. With eight Brit Awards, which includes being named Best British Female Artist a record six times, she has been named the Brits Champion of Champions.
She has also collected four Grammy Awards, an MTV Music Video Award and a Billboard Century Award (the highest accolade from Billboard). She has received the Golden Globe and the 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. At the 2015 Ivor Novello Awards, she was made a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, the first woman to receive the honour.
In addition to her career as a musician, she is also a political and social activist, notable for raising money and awareness for HIV/AIDS as it affects women and children in Africa. She founded the SING Campaign and founded a women's empowerment charity called The Circle.