In 1991, when The Eurythmics had gone south as band, Scottish vocalist Annie Lennox made the decision to take on a solo career. Diva, her debut, shot to number 1 in the UK off the back of Walking On Broken Glass and Why, both smash-hit singles. Her later song Little Bird/Love Song For A Vampire gave her another Top 5 hit, bolstered by its appearance on the soundtrack of Francis Ford Coppola's film Bram Stoker's Dracula. Lennox switched tactics somewhat for Medusa, her 1995 LP that saw her taking on a series of covers, including A Whiter Shade Of Pale; it also contained some unexpected numbers such as Train In Vain by The Clash. Lennox announced she had re-formed the Eurythmics with David A. Stewart in 1998, before re-launching her solo career with the Grammy-nominated Bare in 2003. After a four-year hiatus she returned with Songs Of Mass Destruction; which included the unique sisterhood track Sing, with Lennox accompanied by 23 female artists including Gladys Knight, k.d. lang, Madonna and Isobel Campbell.
Followers: Pink, Sinead O'Connor, Alanis Morissette
Influenced By: Al Green, Roxy Music, Aretha Franklin...