Lennox was born and raised in Aberdeen. In the early 1970s she gained a place at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she studied flute and piano. In the early 1980s she formed Eurythmics with her partner Dave Stewart. From the release of the album 'Sweet Dreams Are Made of This', the duo went on to have international acclaim and success. The following decade saw Lennox embark on solo projects. She has received numerous awards, including Grammys, Brits, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award. Alongside her outstanding musical career, Lennox has also been an ardent political and social activist. In 2010 she was awarded an OBE in recognition of her humanitarian work.