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Lenny Kravitz

Rock music in the 1980s had completely lost the gritty feel of earlier eras, until Lenny Kravitz rediscovered the magic formula. Kravitz's sonic template combined good old-fashioned rock & roll with glam, soul, and psychedelia, making him a massive success. He made a splash straight out of the gate with his album Let Love Rule. After that, he de-emphasized the flower-power aspects of his music and began moving toward a heavier rock sound. This progression brought him such huge hits as "Are You Gonna Go My Way" and a hard-rocking cover of the Guess Who's "American Woman." Along the way, his flamboyant image, model-like looks, and frequent acting roles made him a fixture in pop-music circles.

Born in New York on May 26, 1964 (his mother was actress Roxie Roker, best known for her role as Helen Willis on the popular TV series The Jeffersons, and his father was a TV producer), Kravitz was raised in Los Angeles, where he found himself around countless musical giants as a youngster due to his parents' friendships with the likes of Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Bobby Short, and Miles Davis. Kravitz was a member of the California Boys Choir until his teenage years, when he decided to pursue rock & roll while in high school and under the heavily influence of funk-rocker Prince. Kravitz's admiration of the Purple One was so great that he at first patterned his style and approach directly after Prince and became known as "Romeo Blue" (complete with blue contact lenses), but failed to land a recording contract.

In the late '80s, Kravitz relocated back to New York City, where one of his roommates turned out to be actress Lisa Bonet (who played the part of Denise Huxtable on The Cosby Show); they eventually got married. During this time, Kravitz wisely discarded his Prince-like approach and looked back to such '60s/'70s classic rockers as Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, Bob Marley, and the Beatles for inspiration. Kravitz found a kindred spirit in engineer Henry Hirsch (who would stick by Kravitz throughout his career). With a back-to-basics approach, his style was quite refreshing in the humorously gaudy late '80s. He inked a recording contract with Virgin Records and issued his debut release, Let Love Rule, in 1989. Kravitz's debut proved to be a surprise hit due to the success of the title track, which became a hit single and oft-aired video. A few critics were quick to assume that Kravitz's retro look and sound were simply a schtick to get the public's attention, but come the '90s, it had become integrated into the mainstream (both musically and fashion-wise), proving that Kravitz was a bit of a trendsetter. It was around this time that Kravitz penned a major hit single, not for himself but for Madonna, who went to number one with the sultry track "Justify My Love."

What should have been a time of happiness for Kravitz quickly turned sour as he and Bonet divorced in the early '90s. Kravitz's heartbreak was very evident in his sophomore effort, Mama Said, which was even stronger than its predecessor, highlighted by the Led Zep-like funk-rocker "Always on the Run" (a collaboration with Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash), as well as a mega-hit with the Curtis Mayfield-esque soul ballad "It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over," which confirmed that Kravitz's success was no fluke. But the best was yet to come for Kravitz. His third release overall, 1993's Are You Gonna Go My Way, is often considered to be the finest album front to back of his entire career, and with good reason: every single song was a winner, including the uptempo, anthemic title track, which turned out to be one of MTV's most-played videos for that year. The album was a massive hit and Kravitz became an arena headliner stateside, as well as being featured on countless magazine covers.

Despite an almost two-year gap between albums, Kravitz's fourth release, Circus, came off sounding unfocused and was a major letdown compared to his stellar previous few releases. Perhaps sensing that he needed to stir things up musically, Kravitz dabbled with electronics and trip-hop loops for his next album, 1998's 5. Although not a huge hit right off the bat, the album proved to have an incredibly long chart life, spawning the biggest hit of Kravitz's career, "Fly Away," almost a year after its original release. With the single's success, Virgin decided to cash in on the album's sudden rebirth by reissuing it around the same time with a pair of extra added bonus tracks, one of which became another sizable hit single, a remake of the Guess Who's "American Woman" (which was used in the hit 1999 comedy movie Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me). Kravitz's first best-of set, the 15-track Greatest Hits, was issued as a stopgap release in 2000, while his sixth studio release overall, Lenny, was issued a year later. Baptism followed in 2004. After starting a residential, commercial, and product design company called Kravitz Design, he recorded a funky version of John Lennon's "Cold Turkey" for Amnesty International's 2007 benefit compilation Instant Karma. Before the end of the year it was announced that Kravitz would return in 2008 with a new album, It Is Time for a Love Revolution. The album arrived in February, accompanied by a brief tour.

Kravitz made his acting debut in the Academy Award-nominated 2009 film Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire. As he was filming his next role -- a spot in the eagerly awaited adaptation of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games -- he released his ninth album, Black and White America, in the summer of 2011. Reprising his role of Cinna in the second of The Hunger Games movies in 2013, Kravitz wouldn't return to the studio until the following year. Kravitz released his tenth studio album, Strut, in September of 2014; it was preceded by the disco-rock single "The Chamber." ~ Greg Prato
full bio

Selected Discography

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Track List: Superlove (Remixes)

1. Superlove

2. Superlove (Carl Tio & Morjac Radio Mix)

3. Superlove (Andy Caldwell Vocal Mix)

4. Superlove (Fred Falke Extended Vocal Mix)

5. Superlove (WAWA Remix Extended)

6. Superlove (Taped & RedTop Club Mix)

7. Superlove (Stefan Dabruck Remix)

8. Superlove (Teddy Douglas Remix)

9. Superlove (Whatever Whatever Remix)

10. Superlove (RedTop Original Extended Re-Edit)

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Track List: Black And White America

1. Black And White America

2. Come On Get It

3. In The Black

4. Liquid Jesus

5. Rock Star City Life

6. Boongie Drop

7. Stand

8. Superlove

9. Everything

10. I Can't Be Without You

11. Looking Back On Love

12. Life Ain't Ever Been Better Than It Is Now

13. The Faith Of A Child

14. Sunflower

15. Dream

16. Push

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Track List: It Is Time For A Love Revolution

1. Love Revolution

2. Bring It On

3. Good Morning

4. Love Love Love

5. If You Want It

6. I'll Be Waiting

7. Will You Marry Me

8. I Love The Rain

9. A Long And Sad Goodbye

10. Dancin' Til Dawn

11. This Moment Is All There Is

12. A New Door

13. Back In Vietnam

14. I Want To Go Home

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Track List: Baptism

1. Minister Of Rock 'N Roll

2. I Don't Want To Be A Star

3. Lady

4. Calling All Angels

5. California

6. Sistamamalover

7. Where Are We Runnin'?

8. Baptized

9. Flash

10. What Did I Do With My Life?

11. Storm (feat. Jay-Z)

12. The Other Side

13. Destiny

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Track List: Lenny

1. Battlefield Of Love

2. If I Could Fall In Love

3. Yesterday Is Gone (My Dear Kay)

4. Stillness Of Heart

5. Believe In Me

6. Pay To Pay

7. A Million Miles Away

8. God Save Us All

9. Dig In

10. You Were In My Heart

11. Bank Robber Man

12. Let's Get High

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Track List: Greatest Hits

1. Are You Gonna Go My Way

2. Fly Away

3. Rock And Roll Is Dead

4. Again

5. It Ain't Over Til It's Over

6. Can't Get You Off My Mind

7. Mr. Cab Driver

8. American Woman

9. Stand By My Woman

10. Always On The Run

11. Heaven Help

12. I Belong To You

13. Believe

14. Let Love Rule

15. Black Velveteen

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Track List: Circus

1. Rock And Roll Is Dead

2. Circus

3. Beyond The 7th Sky

4. Tunnel Vision

5. Can't Get You Off My Mind

6. Magdalene

7. God Is Love

8. Thin Ice

9. Don't Go And Put A Bullet In Your Head

10. In My Life Today

11. The Resurrection

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Track List: Are You Gonna Go My Way

1. Are You Gonna Go My Way

2. Believe

3. Come On And Love Me

4. Heaven Help

5. Just Be A Woman

6. Is There Any Love In Your Heart

7. Black Girl

8. My Love

9. Sugar

10. Sister

11. Eleutheria

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Track List: Mama Said (21st Anniversary Edition)

Disc 1

1. Fields Of Joy

2. Always On The Run

3. Stand By My Woman

4. It Ain't Over 'til It's Over

5. More Than Anything In This World

6. What Goes Around Comes Around

7. The Difference Is Why

8. Stop Draggin' Around

9. Flowers For Zoe

10. Fields Of Joy (Reprise)

11. All I Ever Wanted

12. When The Morning Turns To Night

13. What The... Are We Saying?

14. Butterfly

15. Light Skin Girl From London

16. I'll Be Around

17. Always On The Run (Instrumental)

18. It Ain't Over 'til It's Over (12" Remix Instrumental)

Disc 2

2. It Ain't Over 'til It's Over (Home Demo)

4. The Difference Is Why (Home Demo)

5. Riding On The Wings Of My Lord (Funky Vocal)

6. Riding On The Wings Of My Lord (Instrumental)

8. Stand By My Woman (Instrumental)

9. Stop Draggin' Around (Live In Rotterdam)

10. Always On The Run (Live In Rotterdam)

11. Fields Of Joy (Live In Rotterdam)

12. Stand By My Woman (Live In Rotterdam)

13. More Than Anything In This World (Live In Rotterdam)

14. Always On The Run (Live In Japan)

15. Stop Draggin' Around (Live In Japan)

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Track List: Mama Said

1. Fields Of Joy

2. Always On The Run

3. Stand By Your Woman

4. It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over

5. More Than Anything In This World

6. What Goes Around Comes Around

7. The Difference Is Why

8. Stop Draggin Around

9. Flowers For Zoe

10. Fields Of Joy (Reprise)

11. All I Ever Wanted

12. When The Morning Turns To Night

13. What The.... Are We Saying

14. Butterfly

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Track List: 5

1. Live

2. Supersoulfighter

3. I Belong To You

4. Black Velveteen

5. If You Can't Say No

6. Thinking Of You

7. Take Time

8. Fly Away

9. It's Your Life

10. Straight Cold Player

11. Little Girl's Eyes

12. You're My Flavor

13. Can We Find A Reason

14. American Woman

15. Without You

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Track List: Are You Gonna Go My Way (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

Disc 1

1. Are You Gonna Go My Way

2. Believe

3. Come On And Love Me

4. Heaven Help

5. Just Be A Woman

6. Is There Any Love In Your Heart

7. Black Girl

8. My Love

9. Sugar

10. Sister

11. Eleutheria

12. Spinning Around Over You

13. Ascension

14. All My Life

15. Brother

16. Someone Like You

17. For The First Time

18. B-Side Blues

Disc 2

22. Work Like The Devil

24. Getting Out (Will You Marry Me)

25. Good Lovin'

28. I May Not Be A Star (Light Piece For Vanessa)

29. Travelogue (Your Love Has Got A Handle On My Mind)

30. Lonely Rainbows

31. Lenny Kravitz Interviewed By Mick Wilkojc For Steve Wright In The Afternoon On BBC Radio 1

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Track List: Black And White America (Deluxe Version)

1. Black And White America

2. Come On Get It

3. In The Black

4. Liquid Jesus

5. Rock Star City Life

6. Boongie Drop (Feat. JAY Z & DJ Military)

7. Stand

8. Superlove

9. Everything

10. I Can't Be Without You

11. Looking Back On Love

12. Life Ain't Ever Been Better Than It Is Now

13. The Faith Of A Child

14. Sunflower (Feat. Drake)

15. Dream

16. Push

17. War

18. Black And White America (Acoustic)

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Track List: Circus (Single)

3. Tunnel vision

4. Are You Gonna Go My Way (Live)

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Track List: Come On Get It (Radio Single)

1. Come On Get It

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Track List: Let Love Rule

1. Sittin' On Top Of The World

2. Let Love Rule

3. Freedom Train

4. My Precious Love

5. I Build This Garden For Us

6. Fear

7. Does Anybody Out There Even Care

8. Mr. Cab Driver

9. Rosemary

10. Be

11. Blues For Sister Someone

12. Empty Hands

13. Flower Child

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Track List: Like A Jet (Single)

1. Like A Jet

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Track List: New York City (Single)

4. New York City

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Track List: Sex (Single)

1. Sex

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Track List: Stand (Radio Single)

1. Stand

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Track List: Strut (Bonus Track Version)

1. Sex

2. The Chamber

3. Dirty White Boots

4. New York City

5. The Pleasure And The Pain

6. Strut

7. Frankenstein

8. She's A Beast

9. I'm A Believer

10. Happy Birthday

11. I Never Want To Let You Down

12. Ooo Baby Baby

13. Sweet Gitchey Rose

14. Can't Stop Thinkin' 'Bout You

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Track List: Strut (Single)

1. Strut

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Track List: The Chamber (Single)

1. The Chamber

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"Belong" such a possessive word.
Was this recorded inside a metal factory? Well it doesn't matter I like the Bit
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Love Love Love Lenny. I belong 2 you reminds me of fun times......; )
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Love that chiming beat
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Love me some Lenny, his style of music brings me back when Jimi Hendrix played. But also I love his doen to earth music, It ain't over til it's over is my jam. He serenade that piece. Keep on jammin. Love U
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LOVE LENNY... DEFINITELY ONE OF A KIND
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Unicorns m itihomb htuohb hyu ohguides. Yong the bicj6khtjbt have been.
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I belong to you.....and you. You belong to me too
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I have tried to get into his music but could never form the habit. Don't know what it is that doesn't do it for me!
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I just died and went to heaven...... . . . . . . . . ! ! Are you gonna go my way!! L.K. rocks!!
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'Feeling a little blue today....Tha n k you Mr. Kravitz for bringing back a grin to my face. You are awesome & then some. ��
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Let Love Rule: GREAT PEACE, LOVE, AND HAVE FUN SONG
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Lenny Rocks..
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Thank you so much Pandora. :-) I appreciate this.
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littlemeowth
I love this guy and he plays guitar a plus in my book.
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vettez06505
Saw Lenny in Boston, one of the best concerts I've been to, Plus I met him, Shook his hand, Great man great musician. Lenny you ROCK!
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Great Bio!
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Where Are We Running????? ? ? ? ? Lenny Rocks!
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Man, I've always this song. It always put me in that chill out mood. I would put the song on repeat and let go.
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Your awesome singer and great guitar player keep the good work
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��Yeah❗ Lenny Kravitz at the Riv!!! Chicago baby!!
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Can't wait to see him in LA!!
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littlemeowth
This dude sings as good as he looks and that an't bad
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He's not going to respond to your question @bsworkspot it doesn't work that way
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He's a bad man!!!!! His talents run the gauntlet a smooth soulful ballad to in your face rock from his Guitar......
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I love you lenny
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I wonder...... . . . . . . .
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I'm ready for love!
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After all these years....Len n y still kills it!
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Luv Lenny
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Smiles and I do
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Permits to city's come clse ask befor I go close to you I ask before.actio n so idont
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Heard heart hoping that it gives will always be good to years ago and I do it for you
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OH! Lenny believable.. .
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P A T I O
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Step Up
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{Bronshae Alexander Pittsburg CA} Sacramento Policemen B-French is trying to Murder Me! Date:12/31/1 4 ! (Today's DATE:1/15/20 1 5 ) President: Barack Oboma! Alexander.Re s u m e 1 @ g m a i l . c o m
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U.N.L.V Small Business Development Center Grad 2010*
Mr.Bronshae La'Ray Alexander™ Owner of; Nevada Professional Jet`Ski Rental inc.™ Year2009* CEO of; Shandozia Entertainmen t Service®Year 2 0 0 4 * Owner of; UFC, MMA, TMC, 2Mil.1987* at S.T.M.B.Chur c h Pittsburg Ca. {Owner of Nuloos inc.™} ((Paperwork Discrepancy? ) ) ~WNBA, NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL~ Universal Studios Hollywood© The Monica & Bronshae Show® & Promos! Year2000* 103.5 The Bomb™ Year2000* K.M.E.L SF© Year1988* The Kid Chris Show® Sacramento 2001
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Very Talented, Very Sexy , Very COOL, Better with age. Go on with super fine self Lenny!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! !
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Ahhh Lenny! U take me back 2 those late 90's early 2000's! Good times, b4 kids, lol!
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Tell'm LA Papa!
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Something funky
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Sorry, wanted to hear something other than American Women even though I like.
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Pandora, we need to hear more from Lenny
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Lenny, Love this song but, you are a bad boy, you know why
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Love it. Love it...MWAH!!!
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