Diva and Medusa are coming March 2nd via Sony
Legendary singer songwriter, activist, and iconoclast, Annie Lennox, announces the re-release of albums Diva and Medusa on vinyl on March 2nd via Sony Legacy Recordings.
Produced by Stephen Lipson and written by Lennox herself, Lennox’s debut solo album Diva was originally released in 1992. Certified quadruple platinum in the UK (where it has sold over 1.2 million copies), Diva debuted at No. 1 in the UK albums charts and was the seventh 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 two 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 Lennox 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 six 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 Lennox won Best British Female for the second time.
In addition to the reissues, 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 March 4th called Annie Lennox – An Evening of Music and Conversation. All proceeds from the event will be donated to The Circle, the charitable organization she founded to help create transformative change in the lives of girls and women facing the challenges of disempowerment across the globe.
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