Who is Annie Lennox?
Annie Lennox is a Scottish singer, songwriter, and philanthropist. She gained fame as one half of the duo Eurythmics, alongside Dave Stewart, during the 1980s. The duo produced numerous hit songs including “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” and “Here Comes the Rain Again.” After Eurythmics, Lennox embarked on a successful solo career, releasing albums like “Diva” and “Medusa.” She is known for her powerful voice, distinctive style, and advocacy for various social and humanitarian causes.
Annie Lennox was born on December 25, 1954, in Aberdeen, Scotland. She has been married three times and has two daughters. Lennox has been open about her struggles with depression and the challenges she faced early in her career. She is also known for her activism, particularly in advocating for HIV/AIDS awareness and women’s rights. Throughout her life, Lennox has remained committed to her music career while using her platform to address social issues and support various charitable causes.
A plead for peace
During a rare moment in the evening dedicated to global affairs, Lennox concluded her homage to Sinéad O’Connor with a rendition of “Nothing Compares 2 U.” She emphasized her support for peace by raising her fist and proclaiming, “Artists for ceasefire! Peace in the world!”
Lennox is part of a coalition of over 300 artists, actors, and activists who, in late October, penned a letter urging the US Congress and President Joe Biden to advocate for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and Israel through Artists4Ceasefire.org. Among the signatories are America Ferrera, Jordan Peele, Gracie Abrams, Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck, Amanda Gorman, Dua Lipa, Jon Stewart, and Drake, as confirmed by records until Jan. 23.
A statement from the Artists4Ceasefire website asserts: “Our purpose is to use our voices and platforms to echo the worldwide plea for an instant and lasting ceasefire, the secure release of all hostages, and the prompt distribution of humanitarian assistance to the inhabitants of Gaza. We advocate for universal humanity and envision a tomorrow built on liberty, fairness, respect, and harmony for every individual. Silence is not an option. Compassion must lead the way.”
On the Grammys’ red carpet, Montana Tucker, singer, and social media personality, showed her support for Israeli hostages detained by Hamas by donning a large yellow ribbon on her gown, adorned with the plea, “Bring Them Home.”
“Mason emphasized the importance of music as our sanctuary,” remarked Mason, while a string quartet composed of musicians from Palestinian, Israeli, and Arab backgrounds, according to Mason, performed on stage. “When that sanctuary is breached, it undermines our fundamental identity.” Mason recalled the 2017 bombing following an Ariana Grande concert in England, the terror attack at the Bataclan club in Paris in 2015, the tragic mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival, and then mentioned the massacre at Nova.