Fellow: Lennox
Elected: 2022
Discipline: History, Theory and Practice of the Creative and Performing Arts
Dr Annie Lennox
Chancellor, Glasgow Caledonian University
Celebrated and named as one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time by Rolling Stone Magazine, Annie Lennox’s iconic musical career spans over four decades, going back to the early 80’s when the internationally renowned ‘Eurythmics‘ was formed in collaboration with Dave Stewart.
In the early 90’s she went on to establish an acclaimed solo career.
Over the years she has won eight Brit Awards, including Best British Female Artist six times – four Ivor Novello Awards and 26 ASCAPs.
In the US she has been awarded four Grammy Awards, with fifteen nominations and three MTV Awards.
She was awarded both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award, as well as a Billboard Century Award; the highest accolade from Billboard magazine.
Having sold over 83 million albums worldwide, she is the first woman to be recognised with an ASCAP Fellowship.
Over the years, she has worked on behalf of countless organisations, including Oxfam, Amnesty International, Greenpeace, The British Red Cross and Comic Relief.
Working with UNAIDS as a Goodwill Ambassador, she became well known for her work as a tireless HIV/AIDS activist and advocate.
She has been a Special Envoy for the Scottish Parliament and the City of London, receiving the Woman of Peace Award at the 2009 World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. In 2011 she was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in recognition of her humanitarian work.
She is a Royal Academician and the first female Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University in her native Scotland, where she was also honoured with the prestigious Livingstone Medal in 2016. Her work in the visual arts includes an exhibition launched at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; ‘The House of Annie Lennox’ – and through the UK and in 2019 – a conceptual installation at MASS MoCA, entitled “Now I Let You Go…” in USA.
Annie Lennox is the original founder of The Circle : A non – profit organisation of women working together to achieve equality for women and girls in a fairer world.