She lived on a student grant and worked at part-time jobs for extra money.
Ann "Annie" Lennox, OBE (born 25 December 1954) is a Scottish singer, songwriter, political activist and philanthropist.
After achieving moderate success in the late 1970s as part of the new wave band The Tourists, she and fellow musician David A.
In 2002, Lennox received a Billboard Century Award; the highest accolade from Billboard Magazine.
In 2004, she won both the Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Into the West", written for the soundtrack to the feature film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
A subsequent concert tour was completed, with profits going to Greenpeace and Amnesty International.
The 1988 single, "Put a Little Love in Your Heart", was a duet with Al Green recorded for the soundtrack of the movie Scrooged. 9 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and was a top 40 hit in the UK.Lennox's flute teacher's final report stated: "Ann has not always been sure of where to direct her efforts, though lately she has been more committed.She is very, very able, however." Two years later, Lennox reported to the Academy: "I have had to work as a waitress, barmaid, and shop assistant to keep me when not in musical work." She also played and sang with a few bands, such as Windsong, during the period of her course. Between 19, she was the lead singer of The Tourists (initially known as The Catch), a British pop band and her first collaboration with Dave Stewart.The album entered the UK album chart at no.1 and has since sold over 1.2 million copies in the UK alone, being certified quadruple platinum.In 1993, the album was included in Q magazine's list of the "50 Best Albums of 1992". 41) described the album as "...state-of-the-art soul pop..." and it is included in Rolling Stone's (, p. The album won Best British Album at the 1993 Brit Awards.Lennox has been named "The Greatest White Soul Singer Alive" by VH1 and one of The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time by Rolling Stone.