Born of a Tahitian mother and Rarotongan father, Annie resides in Aotearoa(New Zealand). At the age of 16, Polygram Records NZ released her first single, ONCE OR TWICE, which reached #16 on the NZ music charts. In 1993 Annie her released debut album LANGUAGE gaining platinum status andin 1996 released her second album SEVENTH WAVE reaching gold.Annie has won numerous music awards including BEST FEMALE ARTIST at the 1993 New Zealand Music awards and also nominated BEST FEMALE ARTIST at the 1996 ARIA’s in Australia. Due to her contribution to numerous hits including FOR TODAY, MELTING POT, SEE WHAT LOVE CAN and LANGUAGE, Warner Music NZ released ANNIE CRUMMER ‘SHINE’ THE BEST OF in 2002.
As a Solo Artist, Annie was the Opening Act and toured with Sir Paul McCartney, K.D. Lang, Sting, Ray Charles and Michael Jackson. In 1998 Annie won her first musical role as the soloist singing SEASONS OF LOVE and understudied JOANNE in the Australian Production of Jonathan Larson’s hit musical RENT. In 2003 Annie won the lead role of KILLER QUEEN in the Australian production of WE WILL ROCK YOU (WWRY) written and directed by BEN ELTON to the music of iconic legends, QUEEN. QUEEN invited Annie to record ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST to the original multi-track at Roger Taylor’s Studio in London.
Annie toured with both the Australian production and South African production of WWRY throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia from 2003 ~ 2008. In April/May 2010, Annie completes a season of Auckland’s production of RENT playing the lead role of JOANNE and also singing SEASONS OF LOVE. In March 2011, Annie proudly assists her father, WILL CRUMMER, with the release of his critically acclaimed cd/dvd, SHOEBOX LOVESONGS and in MAY 2011, Annie was honoured with the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at the Vodafone Pacific Music Awards. On 24th Nov 2011, Annie was also praised with the prestigious SENIOR PACIFIC ARTIST AWARD from the Creative NZ Pacific Arts Committee.
Annie was as invited to explore South America as a presenter for TV series, ‘INTREPID JOURNEYS’ and featured as special guest with the incredible MADELINE SAMI in TV series SUPER CITY 2’. Along with fellow Artists, ANIKA MOA, DON MacGLASHAN and LAUGHTON KORA, Annie mentored Prison Inmates for the 2nd series of ‘SONGS FROM THE INSIDE’. Annie also mentored Auckland Girls Grammar School’s music students, SOULFUL 7, to win 1st place at the SMOKEFREE PACIFICA BEATS 2014 competition. With the NZ MUSIC COMMISION, she continues to be a long time mentor forstudents in Gisborne, NZ.
Annie is a guest singer with the phenomenal LADY KILLERS and tours with NZ Super Group paying tribute to BOB MARLEY ~ CELEBRATE THE LEGEND and is proud to be endorsed by SHURE and performs using their outstanding products.
Annie was appointed as Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM)in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours in recognition of her services to music.*When Covid-19 would allow, Annie was able to record and film her owncomposition ‘HINA KI TAI’ (Ocean Moon) as part of the ‘WAIATA ANTHEMS’web series. “Music is the perfect nourishment for my Soul”. ‘PROJECT annie.c.’ is the working title of her next CD.