Scottish singer Annie Lennox, who achieved international success as part of Eurythmics, accepted the the 22nd Music Industry Trusts Award on Monday for her “outstanding contribution to British music and her indefatigable charity work”.
Over 1,200 guests attended Monday’s award show and were treated to live performances from Oliver Marques as well as six songs from Lennox herself: ‘1000 Beautiful Things’, ‘There Must Be An Angel’, ‘Little Bird’, ‘No More I Love You’s’, ‘Here Comes The Rain’, and ‘Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves’.
Since its foundation, the Music Industry Trusts Award has raised over £4.5 million for charity. It was founded “to recognise outstanding achievement in the UK music industry as well as to benefit the charitable work of Nordoff Robbins and the BRIT Trust”.
58-year old Lennox, who attended the award show with her family, said: “I’m very touched and honoured to receive this Award. Music has given me a lifetime of experiences and opportunities that I would never have dreamed possible, and I feel very privileged to have been able to become an artist and communicator, especially as a woman.”
Tributes to the singer were offered after her victory by Adele, Joni Mitchell, Sting, Elton John, Stephen Fry, Chrissie Hynde, Emeli Sandé, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.