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As one of the preeminent rock musicians of our time Lenny Kravitz has with its rich, distinctive sound exceeded and lifted the boundaries between genres, styles and musical Zeitwenden often. His music canon is well fed by influences from the 60s and 70s, the soul, rock and funk music as from the numerous references to modernity. Since its debut in 1989, always reinvented and repeated often.
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Lenny Kravitz (born May 26, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York City; actually Leonard Albert Kravitz; formerly musicians under the pseudonym Romeo Blue) is an American rock singer, musician, songwriter and record producer.
Kravitz is the son of Ukrainian-Jewish television producer Sy (Seymour =) Kravitz and bahamesisch-Christian actress Roxie Roker.
Kravitz married in 1987 the actress Lisa Bonet, with whom he has a daughter, Zoë Isabella (* 1988). Bonet divorced Kravitz 1993rd The daughter Zoë Kravitz lived since circa 1998 with him.
Lenny Kravitz lives since the beginning of 2008 in Paris. Before that, he lived with his daughter in New York and Miami.
Early originated in Kravitz, have been in contact already with his parents’ house with music (his father was a promoter of jazz concerts), the desire, later to become a musician himself. So Kravitz grew until he was about ten years old, with various musical influences such as jazz, soul, blues and gospel, but also with classical music. After the family moved to Los Angeles, he was moreover with the rock in contact.
Kravitz himself called The Jackson Five as his first favorite band. Later his love of the music of Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, KISS, The Cream and The Who was. In addition, his musical role model of soul singer Curtis Mayfield.
During his high school time Kravitz began ‘musical career. Under the pseudonym Romeo Blue he took on the first tapes and had the early 1980s his first performances. Several labels were interested because of demo tapes to Kravitz, but wanted to “radio-compatible” have the music so that Kravitz initially refused to collaborate. It took until 1989 before he signed his first recording contract with Virgin Records. In the autumn of the same year the debut album Let Love Rule, which in Europe especially was a great success appeared.
The final breakthrough came Kravitz then in 1991 with his second album Mama Said. The single It Is not Over ‘Til It’s Over reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100th
In 1993, the third album Are You Gonna Go My Way, which conquered the top of the British album charts. The main title achieved great success as a single. The video won the MTV Video Music Award.
The subsequent album Circus in 1995, however, remained behind expectations.
With his fifth album 5 succeeded Lenny Kravitz again but to connect with his old successes. The lead single Fly Away was number 1 in several countries. For this song Kravitz in 1998 was also the first of four consecutive Grammy Awards for Best Male Rock Performance category. This was followed by the Awards for American Woman (1999), Again (2000) and Dig In (2001).
In 2000, Kravitz released his greatest-hits album, which – as well as its Single Again – again was very successful.
2001 release Kravitz next album named Lenny, of which the singles Dig In, Stillness Of Heart and Believe in Me come. On the same album is also found with the song Bank Robber Man a piece in which Kravitz told his experience, how he was arrested in Miami by the police as a suspected bank robber.
His seventh studio album Baptism, which was released in 2004, however, can build on the successful predecessor not quite.
In February 2008, the album It Is Time For A Love Revolution was published. The first single, the ballad I’ll Be Waiting, reached in the German charts Platz 6 and thus became his most successful single in Germany.
Lenny Kravitz often collaborates with other artists. So he wrote and produced 1990 Madonna song Justify My Love. He also worked with Vanessa Paradis together on her album Vanessa Paradis, released 1992nd Even with Mick Jagger came several times to cooperate. Other projects produced Kravitz with Busta Rhymes, Mary J. Blige, Aerosmith, Chicago, Slash, Jay-Z, Nikka Costa, Pharrell Williams, Al Green and Curtis Mayfield.
19 July 2008 Lenny Kravitz was in Vienna Music Studio Cosmix and sang some new songs, including the campaign song for Barack Obama, Change, a.
“Another Day”, a song that he wrote for Michael Jackson and recorded with him, is since January 2010 at the circulation – the music clip has appeared on various video portals Internet. This version, however, is unprocessed and only 30 seconds. Kravitz wrote the lyrics, produced the song and all the instruments. To date, neither Sony nor by Lenny Kravitz a precise statement of when the complete song to appear in its final form, however, regretted Kravitz that a piece of the unprocessed version has come into circulation and versichterte to be not responsible for it.
In 2009, Kravitz in Lee Daniels’ film drama were Precious – Life is Precious (Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire) his acting debut. He played here a nurse who befriends the protagonist and their confidence wins.
In January 2010 appeared on the Internet a 30 second long segment of the song Another Day, a collaboration Kravitz ‘with Michael Jackson. Kravitz wrote the lyrics and played the instruments, he also sings with the chorus. Later, a three-minute version appeared on various Internet platforms. Originally the song for Jackson’s album Invincible was planned. Finally, it was published as (I Can not Make It) Another Day on Jackson’s posthumous album Michael.
In 2011 he also published his funk-influenced album Black and White America.
In the tarnished in theaters in March 2012 and November 2013 fictional works The Hunger Games – The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games – Catching Fire Kravitz can be seen in the role of stylist Cinna.
The music of Lenny Kravitz can basically be defined as rock. However Kravitz mixed a whole range of different styles in his albums. These include Soul, Funk, Hard Rock, Reggae and rock ballads. His style is often characterized as retro as it is reminiscent of music of the 1960s and 1970s.
Lenny Kravitz’s multi-instrumentalist. On his albums he often sings not only all the voices themselves, but also plays all the instruments himself a, this is also indicated in the music video for his song I’ll Be Waiting, where he plays all the instruments himself. In his bands but also musicians like saxophonist Karl Denson operate. To reinforce the retro style, Kravitz used particularly in the earlier publications analog recording technology.