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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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Albums by
Annie Lennox

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    12 songs

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    Nostalgia

    12 songs

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    A Christmas Cornucopia

    11 songs

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    Songs of Mass Destruction

    11 songs

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    Bare

    10 songs

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    Medusa

    11 songs

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    Diva

    6 songs

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    Dance Vault Mixes - Little Bird (2nd Set Of Mixes)

    5 songs

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    Dance Vault Mixes - A Thousand Beautiful Things

    2 songs

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    Dark Road

    2 songs

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    Dance Vault Mixes - A Whiter Shade Of Pale/No More I Love You's

    7 songs

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    Pavement Cracks [Remix]

    3 songs

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    Why [CD Single]

    14 songs

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    The Annie Lennox Collection

    10 songs

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    Sing [Original Soundtrack]

    13 songs

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    Lennox Live

    8 songs

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    Sing

    8 songs

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    Sing - Remix EP

    1 song

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    Dark Road (Acoustic)

    1 song

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    Pattern Of My Life (Edited Version)

    25 songs

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    Songs Of Mass Destruction (Deluxe Edition)

    12 songs

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    Diva [Bonus Track]

    11 songs

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    Medusa [Bonus Track]

    1 song

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    Georgia On My Mind

    1 song

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    Summertime

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Top Songs by
Annie Lennox

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  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.   Mood Indigo
  9.   I Cover the Waterfront
  10.   You Belong to Me
  11.   The Nearness of You
  12.   Strange Fruit
  13.   Ladies of the Canyon
  14.   Memphis in June
  15.   September in the Rain
  16.   God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  17.   The First Noel
  18.   Angels from the Realms of Glory
  19.   Little Bird
  20.   Summertime
  21.   Take Me to the River
  22.   Primitive
  23.   Money Can't Buy It
  24.   Live With Me and Be My Love
  25.   Sing
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Stations & Shows Featuring
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    Broken Heart

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    Coffee House

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    Covered

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    Vocal Standards

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    Big Band/Swing

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    Soft Hits

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    New Holiday Hits

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    Nothing But Love Songs

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    Adult Chill

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    Eclectic Rock

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    '90s Hits

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