Lenny Kravitz

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Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz in Brasília, Brazil on March 19, 2005
Lenny Kravitz in Brasília, Brazil on March 19, 2005
Background information
Birth nameLeonard Albert Kravitz
Also known asThe Krav
Born (1964-05-26) May 26, 1964 (age 59)
Manhattan, New York City, USA
OriginUnited States
GenresRock, hard rock, funk rock, album rock, neo-psychedelia, pop rock, soul, R&B, ballads
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, celebrity
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, bass, drums, harmonica, keyboards, percussion, sitar, piano
Years active1989 - present
LabelsVirgin Records America
Websitewww.lennykravitz.com

Leonard Albert "Lenny" Kravitz (born May 26, 1964) is an American actor, rock singer, songwriter and musician. Some of his biggest hit songs include "It Ain't Over Til It's Over", "Again", and "Fly Away".[1] He sung on "(I Can't Make It) Another Day" Michael Jackson's 2010 album Michael. He also wrote and produced the song.

Early life[change | change source]

He is of African-American, Afro-Bahamian and Ashkenazi Jewish (from Russia and Ukraine) descent. His mother, Roxie Roker (1929-1995), was an actress on The Jeffersons in the 1970s and His daughter Zoë Kravitz who is also an actress.[2]

The family of his father Sy Kravitz has Ukrainian roots.[3]

Albums[change | change source]

Year Album
1989 Let Love Rule
1991 Mama Said
1993 Are You Gonna Go My Way
1995 Circus
1998 5
2001 Lenny
2004 Baptism
2008 It Is Time for a Love Revolution
2011 Black and White America
2014 Strut
2018 Raise Vibration
2024 Blue Electric Light

Singles[change | change source]

  • 1989 - "Let Love Rule"
  • 1990 - "I Build This Garden for Us"
  • 1990 - "Be"
  • 1990 - "Mr. Cab Driver"
  • 1990 - "Does Anybody Out There Even Care"
  • 1991 - "Always on the Run"
  • 1991 - "It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over"
  • 1991 - "Fields of Joy"
  • 1991 - "Stand by My Woman"
  • 1991 - "What the Fuck Are We Saying?"
  • 1991 - "Stop Draggin' Around"
  • 1991 - "What Goes Around Comes Around"
  • 1993 - "Are You Gonna Go My Way"
  • 1993 - "Believe"
  • 1993 - "Heaven Help"
  • 1993 - "Spinning Around Over You"
  • 1993 - "Is There Any Love in Your Heart"
  • 1993 - "The Buddha of Suburbia"(with David Bowie)
  • 1994 - "Deuce"
  • 1995 - "Rock and Roll Is Dead"
  • 1995 - "Circus"
  • 1996 - "Can't Get You Off My Mind"
  • 1996 - "The Resurrection"
  • 1998 - "I Belong to You"
  • 1998 - "If You Can't Say No"
  • 1998 - "Thinking of You"
  • 1998 - "Fly Away"
  • 1999 - "Black Velveteen"
  • 1999 - "American Woman"
  • 2000 - "Again"
  • 2001 - "Dig In"
  • 2002 - "Stillness of Heart"
  • 2002 - "Believe in Me"
  • 2002 - "If I Could Fall in Love"
  • 2002 - "Yesterday Is Gone (My Dear Kay)"
  • 2004 - "Show Me Your Soul"(with P. Diddy, Loon and Pharrell)
  • 2004 - "Where Are We Runnin'?"
  • 2004 - "California"
  • 2004 - "Storm"(with Jay-Z)
  • 2005 - "Calling All Angels"
  • 2005 - "Lady"
  • 2005 - "Breathe"
  • 2007 - "Bring It On"
  • 2007 - "I'll Be Waiting"
  • 2008 - "Love Love Love"
  • 2008 - "Dancin' Til Dawn"
  • 2011 - "Come On Get It"
  • 2011 - "Stand"
  • 2011 - "Rock Star City Life"
  • 2011 - "Black and White America"
  • 2011 - "Push"
  • 2012 - "Superlove"
  • 2014 - "The Chamber"
  • 2014 - "Sex"

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Lenny Kravitz Music News & Info | Billboard.com". Billboard. Archived from the original on January 13, 2010. Retrieved March 8, 2010.
  2. "Roxie Roker". IMDb.
  3. Mitchell Peters (August 12, 2011). "Lenny Kravitz Returns With 'Black and White America,' Countless Partnerships". Billboard.