80’s British pop duo, Eurythmics namely, Annie Lennox
and Dave Stewart, achieved global success with their album Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
for which the title track became a worldwide hit topping the charts in numerous countries including the U.S. The duo went on to release a string of hit singles and albums before they went their own ways in 1990. Both Lennox and Stewart spent the next nine years focusing on their solo careers. Eurythmics reunited in 1999 to record their ninth album, Peace
, and once again in 2005 to release their single “I’ve Got A Life
,” which also appeared on the new Eurythmics compilation album, Ultimate Collection
. The duo won an MTV Music Video Award for Best New Artist in 1984, a GRAMMY Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1987, a Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music in 1999, and were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. They were also nominated for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2017.
Lennox’s solo career began with the release of her solo debut album, Diva
, which includes several hit songs like “Why
” and “Walking on Broken Glass
.” Her 1995 album, Medusa
, includes “No More I Love You’s
” and “A Whiter Shade of Pale
.” She has released six solo studio albums and a compilation album entitled The Annie Lennox Collection
in 2009. Over the decades, Annie Lennox has received numerous accolades in recognition of her contribution to the music business, including 8 BRIT Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement), 4 Ivor Novello Awards, 3 MTV Awards, 4 GRAMMY Awards, 26 ASCAP Awards, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Into the West
,” written for the soundtrack to the film The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
. She was also named one of The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time by Rolling Stone
. Lennox has been awarded fellowships from some of the world’s most prestigious music institutions, including The British Academy of Songwriters, The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Berklee College of Music, and The Musicians Company.
Dave Stewart is recognized as one of the most respected and accomplished talents in the music industry today with a music career spanning four decades and over 100 million album sales. Stewart co-wrote and produced each Eurythmics album along with Annie Lennox. He has also co-written and produced albums and songs with Tom Petty
, Gwen Stefani, Jon Bon Jovi
, Stevie Nicks, Mick Jagger
, Bryan Ferry, Katy Perry, Sinead O’Connor, Joss Stone and many others. Along the way, his work has garnered numerous awards including 26 ASCAP Awards and BMI awards for most performed songs, 4 Ivor Novello Awards, 4 Brit Awards including Best Producer, a Lifetime Achievement Award, The Silver Clef Award, the Clive Davis Legend in Songwriting Award, and a Grammy Award. In 2015, Stewart also won the Outstanding Contribution to UK Music Award given by the Producers Guild. He has scored films for several directors, has written and produced the title songs for many hit movies and together with Mick Jagger, he wrote and produced the score for Alfie
, which won the pair a Golden Globe for Best Original Song.
Additionally, Stewart along with songwriter/producer Glen Ballard wrote the music for the musical adaptation of the 1990 Jerry Zucker film Ghost
, which is now being performed in many cities all over the world. Beyond his creative work as a musician, Stewart is a renowned film and TV producer, author, photographer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He has established multimedia companies including Dave Stewart Entertainment (DSE) and The Hospital Club with Microsoft’s Paul Allen,co-authored The Business Playground: Where Creativity and Commerce Collide
( Financial Times/Pearson), and Executive Produced NBC’s hit show Songland
Also, in 2001, Stewart was approached by Nelson Mandela to help fight against the Aids epidemic. Stewart developed a Global Campaign using Mandela’s prison number 46664 as a telephone number. When people dialed this number Mr. Mandela answered followed by new songs Dave had written with Joe Strummer, Bono and Edge, Paul McCartney
, and many others. While you listened, money was being donated into 46664 foundation by the telephone companies. He then went on to organize the biggest concert ever staged in South Africa, appearing on stage with Beyonce, Bono, Bob Geldof, Queen, Anastacia, and longtime partner Annie Lennox. The concert was broadcast live to over 1 billion people and Oprah Winfrey devoted a week to this special event.
In addition, Stewart is an award-winning public speaker winning best public speaking awards 3 times in the last ten years.