Annie Lennox, iconic singer, songwriter and philanthropist, was this evening honoured with the 22nd Music Industry Trusts Award (MITS). The Award, presented by Peter Gabriel, himself a MITS recipient, was in recognition of Annie Lennox’s outstanding contribution to British music and her indefatigable charity work. Adele, Joni Mitchell, Sting, Elton John, Stephen Fry, Chrissie Hynde, Emeli Sandé and Archbishop Desmond Tutu all paid tribute to Annie Lennox, citing her as an inspiration and an influence on successive generations of musicians. Over 1200 guests attended this charity event which is in Aid of Nordoff Robbins and The BRIT Performing Arts & Technology School. The Music Industry Trusts Award is sponsored by Spotify, PPL and Ingenious Media.
Annie Lennox, who attended the event 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.”