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Lenny Kravitz

There may have been other "retro" rock acts before him, but Lenny Kravitz was one of the first to not be pigeonholed to a single style as he touched upon such genres as soul, funk, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, folk, and ballads over the years. 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, Rovi
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IT AIN'T OVER BABIES...TIL L IT'S OVER. PERIOD. Nuff said. PEACE
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I'm off to work... PEACE, LOVE, AND HAVE FUN. B :-)
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NICE AND SEXY
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You're like an angel. Thank you. :-)
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Teach me.
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American Woman: THAT is HOT. :-)
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Fly Away: This is one of my most favorite albums by Lenny Kravitz. Dive into it, babies. :-)
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It Ain't Over ...Extended: Very, VERY nice. :-) NEED I SAY MORE????
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I'll Be Waiting: EXACTLY. thank you very much.
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It Ain't over: Internet Explorer and ADOBE FLASHPLAYER will not allow me to see your new album on iTunes. BUT, I did make a comment on the nice boots. PEACE. b :-) I LOVE THIS SONG.
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IT AIN'T OVER BABIES...TIL L IT'S OVER. PERIOD. Nuff said. PEACE
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If You Want It: I'm working on losing weight. Thank God. I work out as much as I can. I love what this album has to say. It's DEFINITELY time for a Love Revolution. THAT is exactly why I live today. :-) Thank you very much. LET'S DO IT FOR THE CHILDREN, THE CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE AND ONLY WE CAN CREATE IT. LET'S DO IT. IT'S TIME FOR A LOVE REVOLUTION MY PANDORA PALS. PEACE, LOVE, AND HAVE FUN b :-)
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THAT is HOT. :-) I like the Black and White America Album Art. :-) PEACE, LOVE, AND HAVE FUN b
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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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vyfoster
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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L A D Y ������❤️
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P A T I O
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tpetrou930
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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vertillo1992
Very Talented, Very Sexy , Very COOL, Better with age. Go on with super fine self Lenny!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! !
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carrascocd
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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onecharmingd i v a
Love it. Love it...MWAH!!!
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If you. Cascade
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When I first heard his song It Ain't Over Till it's Over, I thought he was Smokey Robinson. LOL
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American Woman
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Beautiful favorite Lenny
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Believe In Me
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Let Love Rule <3
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IF You Can't Say No
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spa-man
deep and smooth
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American Woman
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I think of Free when I listen to Lenny...I think of April and November of 2001...
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Always Be IN LOVE... It Ain' Ovah til it's Over.....?
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I thought this was Smokey Robinson when I first heard this. LOL
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love love love this soooooooong
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<333
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AMO SU CANCION ★ Again♥
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No the Hendrix flare
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