Annie Lennox

Born - Dec 25, 1954 in Aberdeen, Scotland  |   Genres - Music [nf], Comedy, Drama, Historical Film

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  • Dropped out of the Royal Academy of Music a few weeks prior to taking the final exam.
  • Formed a duo called Stocking Tops with future opera singer Joy Dey in the early 1970s.
  • Met guitarist Dave Stewart while working as a waitress. His first words to her were, "Will you marry me?"; they subsequently moved in together, but never married.
  • Joined Stewart's band Catch, which soon morphed into the Tourists, with whom she released three albums.
  • Along with Stewart, parted from the Tourists in 1980 and formed Eurythmics, scoring five Top 20 hits over the next decade, including the No. 1 smash "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)."
  • Made her solo debut in 1992 with the multi-platinum Diva, featuring the hits "Walking on Broken Glass" and "Why."
  • Ranked No. 93 on Rolling Stone magazine's Top 100 Singers of All Time list.
  • Left foot is permanently numb due to a 2008 spinal surgery to repair an impinged nerve.
  • Released her first holiday album, Christmas Cornucopia, in 2010.