We are delighted to announce that Annie Lennos is to receive an Honorary Degree from Williams College, Massachusetts: Named as one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine, internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter and human rights activist Annie Lennox rose to fame with Dave Stewart as Eurythmics in the early 1980s, with the classic album “Sweet Dreams are Made of This.” In the decade to follow, Eurythmics went on to achieve more than 20 international hits. In 1992, Lennox released her debut album, “Diva,” selling more than 6 million copies worldwide, and establishing her career as a solo artist. Lennox has received numerous accolades, including eight Brit Awards, 10 Grammy nominations, four Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award. In 2002, she received the Billboard Century Award, the highest accolade from Billboard magazine, and earned the distinction of “most successful female British artist in UK music history.” In 2003, Lennox performed at the inaugural concert for Nelson Mandela’s HIV/AIDS campaign, 46664. Her experience in South Africa inspired her to found the SING campaign, supporting women and children affected by HIV/AIDS. A goodwill ambassador for UNAIDS, Oxfam, Amnesty International, and the British Red Cross, she is also Special Envoy for Scottish Parliament and the City of London. She received the Woman of Peace Award at the 2009 World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, and in 2011 was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in recognition of her humanitarian work.
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