Eight Brit Awards, four Grammys, a Golden Globe, an Oscar and decades spent topping music charts somehow escaped a Los Angeles radio station that sent a letter inviting the legendary Annie Lennox to send in her latest MP3 single for its consideration.
The icon shared a copy of the note on Facebook on Thursday, joking, “I think I’m in with a chance ??!!!” Lennox blacked out the station’s name, but that didn’t stop her many fans from commenting on the post speculating which Los Angeles radio station with a program director named Glenn and a new music coordinator named Kylie could have sent the note.
Lennox’s post racked up more than 2,000 comments just hours after she shared it on Facebook.
Some commenters lamented the possibility that a person working in radio today might not know of Lennox. Others wondered if the letter was automated and somehow reached the recording star in total error without the station even realizing it sent out the note. The Wrap speculated that the note may be a phishing letter or total scam targeting unsigned musicians.
KMIX Los Angeles, the radio station fans suspected had sent Lennox the letter, confirmed on Sunday that a young talent scout at the station mistakenly reached out to the superstar as a potential new artist after examining only a few social media criteria.
But when it comes to social media, Lennox has more than 1.5 million followers on Facebook, over 215,000 followers on Twitter and more than 24,000 followers on Instagram.
Nonetheless, commenters agreed, if “new music coordinator Kylie” hasn’t ever listened to songs like “Here Comes the Rain Again” or albums like “Diva” or “Touch,” she must do so immediately.
Here. Start now:
This post has been updated to include comment from KMIX Los Angeles.