Annie Lennox to be honoured with lifetime achievement award

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Inspiration Awards for Women will award Annie Lennox a lifetime achievement award for – her music career with the Eurythmics and as a solo artist, her charity work and her campaigning for humanitarian causes.

Lennox, a prominent peace activist, is a UNAids goodwill ambassador and an ambassador for Oxfam.  She founded the Sing campaign in 2007 to raise awareness of Aids in Africa.  She was appointed an OBE for her work fighting Aids and poverty in Africa.

Her exceptional singing voice has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide with the Eurythmics and as a solo artist.

The Aberdeen-born singer’s life is currently the subject of an exhibition on show at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.  The London ceremony will honour the “most inspirational, aspirational and stylish women”.

Lady Gaga and Alicia Keys are among the celebrities nominated in the international category.  The awards raise money for the Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity.