Annie Lennox Has 'Potential' as Artist, per LA Radio Station

Singer posts weird letter she received telling her she has chance to be a star
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2017 10:42 AM CDT
Annie Lennox Posts 'Scam' Letter for Fun—and as Warning
Annie Lennox arrives at the Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Feb. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

What sweet dreams are really made of: receiving a letter from a radio station informing you that you might just have what it takes to become a big star. Of course, when the recipient of such a letter is ex-Eurythmics singer and four-time Grammy winner Annie Lennox, that kind of missive may provoke more laughter than heart-stopping excitement. "I think I'm in with a chance??!!!" the Scottish singer gushed sarcastically on Facebook Thursday afternoon, posting a photo of the note she received from a staffer named "Kylie," who was writing on behalf of a radio station whose call letters Lennox mostly blurred out in the pic, though some speculate based on the partial reveal that it came from KMIX Radio Los Angeles, per the Los Angeles Times.

The letter says that Kylie stumbled upon Lennox's music online and "really [liked] what I heard!" "I find artists who I think have potential and get them in rotation on our station," Kylie continues, urging Annie to send over an MP3 of her "latest single" to vie for possible airplay at the discretion of "Glenn," the station's program director. While many are LOLing, the Wrap offers a different take: that Lennox inadvertently exposed a "scam" targeting unsigned artists as the letter tells Lennox to consider signing up with an "artist development firm" the station is connected with. Lennox says much the same, commenting on Facebook that while sharing the letter was "obviously a bit of fun," her digital team gets hundreds of "these kinds of scams" each year. Her advice for artists: "Send that kind of email straight to your trash." (Two years ago, a tragedy for Lennox's daughter.)

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