Jun 27 2012
Iconic Singer, Writer, Symbol of Enduring Excellence, Dedicated Activist & Campaigner and Cultural Diversity speaker
Annie Lennox OBE is one of the world’s most renowned singer songwriters, formerly with the Eurythmics. She is celebrated as an innovator, an icon, and a symbol of enduring excellence. Annie’s music career is peerless with over 80 million record sales to date. In 2011, Annie received an OBE in the New Years Honours list. Throughout her career she has been honoured with prestigious awards in recognition for both her brilliant music and the great campaigning work she does for humanitarian causes around the world.
“After personally witnessing Nelson Mandela describing the African HIV AIDS pandemic as a genocide, with women and children being the frontline victims, I set out to try and do something” Annie Lennox
Eurythmics released their first album, in 1981, but it was not until the worldwide success of their second album, (Sweet Dreams Are Made of This) in 1983, that Eurythmics became the musical phenomenon we know today. In 2007 Annie released her much-anticipated album, Songs of Mass Destruction to critical acclaim. The album featured SING a new song featuring 23 or the world’s most acclaimed female superstars, invited by Annie to appear on the record to help draw attention to the HIV AIDS pandemic. Now, the SING campaign continues to raise funds and awareness in order to contribute to support and change. In addition to that, Annie is an Ambassador for UNAIDS, Oxfam, Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Campaign, Amnesty International, The British Red Cross, as well as supporting numerous other organisations.
What she offers you
Annie Lennox uses her unique voice to fight stigma and bring about change. A tireless campaigner against HIV/AIDS in South Africa and its impact on women’s and children’s lives, she openly shares her experiences in South Africa and her fight against the HIV / AIDS epidemic at prestigious worldwide events including TEDGlobal 2010, having already raised 2 million dollars so far through her SING campaign.
How she presents
The most successful female British pop musician in history, Annie Lennox is a highly motivational and passionate speaker who powerfully and emotively explains the action everyone can take in fighting the pandemic. Drawing on her talents, she combines music and film to put a human face on the crisis and emotionally connect people to the cause.
Watch a video presentation of Annie Lennox
Aid for Africa
Why I am an HIV/AIDS Activist
Awards & Recognition
Women For Women International Making a Difference Award
The Daily Record “Entertaining Hero award”
Humanitarian Award at the NARM Convention
Annie is honoured with the Nordoff Robbins Silver Clef award
Annie Lennox awarded the Walpole Medal of Excellence
Association of Scottish Businesswomen’s “Scottish Woman of Achievement”
‘Lifetime Achievement’ award at the ‘Inspiration Awards’ for women 2011
Award for Global Defence of Human Rights
Awarded the Services to Humanity Award by the British Red Cross
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