Annie Lennox (born Ann Lennox on 25 December 1954) is a Scottish musician, vocalist, and Academy Award-winning songwriter. She is both a solo artist and the lead singer of the musical duo Eurythmics, called “The Greatest White Soul Singer Alive” on the VH1 show 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll in 1999. Both as a solo artist and with Eurythmics, Lennox has sold approximately 80 million records.
Ann Lennox was born on Christmas Day, 1954, in Aberdeen, Scotland. She attended Aberdeen High School for Girls, now Harlaw Academy. She was educated as a classical musician and studied the flute at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Lennox was not entirely happy during her time at the Royal Academy. Her flute teacher’s final report stated: “Ann has not always been sure of where to direct her efforts, though latterly 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.” In 2006, the Academy made her an honorary Fellow. Lennox also was made a Fellow of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama that year.
Lennox’s first marriage was to Radha Raman, between 1984 and 1985. From 1988 to 2000, she was married to Israeli film and record producer Uri Fruchtmann, with whom she had two daughters, Lola and Tali. Fruchtmann was also the father to Lennox’s first, stillborn child, Daniel, in December of 1988.