Annie Lennox's Diva & Medusa albums to be re-released on vinyl
ANNIE LENNOX'S DIVA & MEDUSA ALBUMS TO BE RE-RELEASED ON VINYL IN MARCH 2018
Legendary singer songwriter, activist, and iconoclast, Annie Lennox, announces the re-release of albums Diva and Medusa on vinyl on 2nd March 2018 via Sony.
Produced by Stephen Lipson and written by Lennox herself, Annie’s debut solo album Diva was originally released in 1992. Certified quadruple platinum in the UK (where it has sold over 1.2million copies), Diva debuted at no. 1 in the UK albums charts and was the 7th best-selling album of the year. It debuted in the top 10 of over ten other countries on release, and is certified double platinum in the U.S. (where it has sold over 2 million copies). Critically acclaimed worldwide, Diva has been described as "state-of-the-art soul pop" by Rolling Stone magazine (who included it in their "Essential Recordings of the 90's" list). It won ‘Best British Album’ at the 1993 Brit Awards, where Annie also won ‘Best British Female Artist’, and was nominated for ‘Album of the Year’ at that year’s Grammys, where it won the ‘Best Long Form Music Video’ for the Sophie Muller directed accompanying video album.
Lennox’s second solo album, Medusa, also produced by Steve Lipson, was originally released in 1995. Consisting entirely of cover songs, Medusa, has sold over 6 million copies worldwide to date, and is certified double platinum in both the U.K. (where it debuted at no. 1 in the albums charts), and the U.S., (where it spent 60 weeks in the Billboard 200 charts). Medusa yielded four singles, including ‘No More I Love You’s’ which entered the UK Singles chart at No. 2 (Lennox’s highest ever solo peak), and won ‘Best Pop Vocal Performance (Female)’ at the 1996 Grammys and was nominated for ‘Best British Single’ at the 1996 Brit Awards where Annie won ‘Best British Female’ for the second time.
In addition to the re-release of Diva and Medusa albums, spring 2018 will also see Annie Lennox share thoughts, memories and reflections during a one night only event of conversation, musical performance and visual imagery at Sadler’s Wells Theatre on 4th March. All proceeds from the evening, ‘Annie Lennox - An Evening of Music and Conversation', will be donated to The Circle, the charitable organisation she founded to help create transformative change in the lives of girls and women facing the challenges of disempowerment across the globe.
Diva and Medusa will be re-released on vinyl via Sony on 2nd March 2018
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ABOUT ANNIE LENNOX
Named as one of The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time by Rolling Stone, Lennox has won more Brit Awards than any other female artist in history (8 in total), 4 Grammys, 4 Ivor Novellos, an Academy award, a Golden Globe and a Billboard Century Award, as well as 26 ASCAP awards for the song ‘Sweet Dreams are Made of This’.
Including her work within Eurythmics, Annie Lennox has released 13 studio albums and sold over 80 million records worldwide.
Over and above completing years of worldwide tours, she has contributed to the soundtracks of numerous films, and as a live performer has taken part in a string of high level global events - including Live 8, Nelson Mandela's HIV/AIDS Campaign (46664), both the Queen's Golden and Diamond Jubilee concerts and the 2012 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony.
In addition to her artistic achievements, Annie Lennox is a celebrated humanitarian and activist.
Her experiences in South Africa with 46664, in Uganda with Comic Relief and Malawi with Oxfam, inspired her to found the SING campaign, supporting women and children affected by HIV/AIDS. SING was named The Economist’s charity of choice in 2009.
Over the years she has worked on behalf of countless organisations including Oxfam, Amnesty International, Greenpeace and The British Red Cross, as well as with UNAIDS as a Goodwill Ambassador. She has also been a Special Envoy for Scottish Parliament and the City of London, receiving the Woman of Peace Award at the 2009 World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. In 2011 was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in recognition of her humanitarian work.
A recipient of 11 doctorates - in 2016 she was awarded the Livingstone Medal for outstanding public service by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society – The Scottish Saltire Award for her contribution to the Arts. This year she was the recipient of The Musicians Company Popular Music Lifetime Achievement Award and most recently, The George Harrison Global Citizen Award.
Annie is founder of The Circle - a not for profit organisation that works to support and empower some of the most marginalised women and girls around the globe. For more information on The Circle go to: www.thecircle.ngo
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January 30, 2018 3:56pm ET by Pressparty