Instead she’s used her fame to promote the causes she believes in, such as HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. But is it a trade off that works?
Annie Lennox talks to Stephen Sackur.
You can watch the full interview on Wednesday 24th March 2010 on BBC World News at 04:30, 09:30, 15:30, 21:30 GMT.
And on the BBC News Channel at 04:30 and 23:30.