In January, ‘Into The West’, the track Annie recorded for film The Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King, won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song – Motion Picture.
By February Annie was nominated for a BRIT Award for Best Female Artist.
The awards were coming in thick and fast as she won her first Oscar! Annie was among a trio of winners of the best song category for ‘Into the West’ from The Return of the King.
Alongside Fran Walsh and Howard Shore, Annie dedicated the award to her mother, who died last year, and the late composer Michael Kamen.
Looking amazing in a Stella McCartney 1930s-inspired ice blue silk satin dress, she said: “Wow. I am stunned. Thank you so very much to the Academy.
“I would like to thank (Rings director) Peter Jackson so much for inviting me to be part of this extraordinary project. Thank you so much Peter, it’s amazing.”
From June to October Annie joined Sting on his Sacred Love Tour across USA and Canada.
Annie also was awarded a Grammy – Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media Into The West (From The Lord Of The Rings – The Return Of The King), which she went to recieve in 2005.
From March through to July Annie embarked on a three month exclusive solo tour of America, Canada and Europe, playing in intimate venues.
June saw the global release of ‘Bare’, Annie’s third solo album. It entered the UK charts at number three and made it to number four in the US.
In September Annie was nominated for a Grammy for Best Female Artist
Annie recorded ‘Into The West’ in November for the hugely successful film The Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King
Annie and Dave performed at 46664 Concert in aid of Nelson Mandela’s Aids Foundation singing ‘Here Comes The Rain’, ‘Sweet Dreams’ and ‘7 Seconds’ with Youssou NDour. To see pictures and find out more about the charity go to http://www.46664.com
In June, Annie performed at Buckingham Palace for the Golden Jubilee
Annie presented a MOBO Award to Jimmy Cliff in September
In December, Annie received a Billboard Century Award. It’s Billboard magazine’s highest honour for distinguished creative achievement. Billboard editor-in-chief, Timothy White said, “As a vocalist, a live performer, and then a solo singer/songwriter of astounding eloquence and power, Annie Lennox has shown herself to be one of the most original and unforgettably affecting artists in the modern annals of popular music.” In response Annie said, “I’m extremely touched and surprised to receive such a prestegious award as this.”
In October Annie received the Tartan Clef Award from Nordoff Robbins Scotland
Eurythmics performed at the American Music Awards at the Shrine in Los Angeles in January. Also they did a Live By Request in New York
Annie and Dave performed acoustic sets in June at the Summer Festival Tour in Europe. They also performed at the opening of Paul Allen’s ‘Experience Music Project’ in Seattle
The Eurythmics received the Silver Clef Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music by Nordoff Robbins. Annie was forced to miss the ceremony due to a back injury. Bob Geldof presented the award to Dave Stewart, describing the Eurythmics as, ‘one of the greatest bands this country has produced.’
In October Eurythmics won the ASCAP Award for Most Performed Song for huge hit ‘Sweet Dreams’