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Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz
Kravitz in Brasília, Brazil on March 19, 2005
Personal information
Birth nameLeonard Albert Kravitz
Also known asLenny Kravitz,
Romeo Blue (former)
BornMay 26, 1964(age 52)
New York City,
United States
GenresRock, funk rock, hard rock, neo-psychedelia, neo soul
OccupationSinger-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, lyricist, record producer, arranger, actor, interior designer, clothing designer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, bass guitar, drums, harmonica, keyboards, percussion, sitar, piano, synthesizer
Years active1988 present
LabelsVirgin Records America, Roadrunner Records/Atlantic Records
Associated actsKarl Denson, Dan Dyer, Vanessa Paradis, Madonna, Slash, Aerosmith, Mick Jagger, Guns N' Roses, Baha Men, Michael Kamen, Angie Stone, Cree Summer, Lionel Richie, Zoro, Craig Ross, Jay-Z, Jazzanova, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Draco Rosa, Wisin & Yandel
Notable instrumentsGuitars:
Gibson Flying V
Gibson Les Paul
White Gibson SG

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Leonard Albert "Lenny" Kravitz (born May 26, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and arranger, whose "retro" style incorporates elements of rock, soul, R&B, funk, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, folk and ballads. In addition to singing lead and backing vocals, Kravitz often plays all the guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and percussion himself when recording. He is known for his elaborate stage performances and music videos.

Kravitz has had multiple number 1 hits on the US Top Singles Charts, though none by himself on the Hot 100, and many more worldwide. He won the Grammy Award for "Best Male Rock Vocal Performance" four years in a row from 1999 to 2002, breaking the record for most wins in that category and most consecutive wins in one category for a male. He has been nominated and won other awards, including American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Radio Music Awards, BRIT Awards and Blockbuster Entertainment Awards. Kravitz is playing Cinna in the film The Hunger Games.

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