Annie Lennox Offers Rare Billie Eilish and Alicia Keys Items at Charity Auction


Billie Eilish and Alicia Keys are among the artists who offered Annie Lennox signed manuscripts of their lyrics.

Annie Lennox has brought together some of the world's most iconic female artists in an international auction to support her charity's work on economic empowerment and ending violence against women and girls.

Charity The Circle's auction will take place during the upcoming 'Global 16 Days of Activism' and will include signed manuscripts with lyrics from Billie Eilish, Brandi Carlile, Lennox, Alicia Keys and Angelique Kidjo.

Lyrics will be awarded both to bidders and through raffles with an entry fee of $10 or the equivalent amount in each interested party's local currency.

"I've long believed that music can build bridges and bring people together and it's great to see these amazing artists stand with women and girls around the world who are facing and fighting gender-based violence," said Annie Lennox, who was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Eurythmics.

The Music Icons auction and lottery draw will be held live from Tuesday, November 22nd to December 5th, with the auction ending on December 6th at 01:59 GMT. The deadline for raffle entries ends at 01:59 Greek time on December 16th.

Click here for all the details on the auction items and how to bid or enter the draw.

Items currently up for auction include signed manuscripts of the lyrics to Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)," Billie Eilish's "Your Power," Brandi Carlile's "Right on Time," "Agolo" by Angelique Kidjo and "Fallin'" by Alicia Keys.

"It's an incredible opportunity to claim pieces of music history in their infancy," said The Circle's CEO, Raakhi Shah.

“We are so grateful to Alicia, Angelique, Annie, Billie and Brandi for their extraordinary generosity and support for women experiencing violence and abuse around the world. I would just like to encourage all music lovers to visit the site and start bidding!” he continued.

According to a related announcement, The Circle's "16 Days Challenge" will include a series of creative fundraising activities themed around the numbers 1 and 6, as part of the global "16 Days of Activism" campaign against gender-based violence.

The challenge will run from Friday 25 November to 10 December, with supporters of The Circle encouraged to come up with countless creative ways to raise money, from 'dancing non-stop for 16 hours or inviting 16 friends to a meal that will change their lives, until they walk 1.6 miles for 16 days or give up a daily coffee and donate the money they save for 16 days."