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Biography Lenny Kravitz
Winner of the “Grammy” rock musician Lenny Kravitz has released albums such as «Let Love Rule», «Mama Said» and «Are You Gonna Go My Way». He also starred in the films “The Treasure” and “The Hunger Games.”
Leonard Albert Kravitz, better known as Lenny Kravitz, who was born May 26, 1964 in Brooklyn, NY. Kravitz is the only child in the family, a descendant of interracial marriage. His father, Sy Kravitz, a Jew; mother, Roxie Rouker, who died of cancer in 1995, was African-American. As a child of interracial marriage in the 1960s, I experienced a lot of pressure and biased attitude towards him.
Kravitz grew up in a wealthy family. Sai Kravets worked teleprodyusirovaniem and Roxy Rouker played Helena Willis in the popular sitcom “Jefferson.” When the family moved to Hollywood for the role of Roxie, Lenny, who has a passion for music manifested itself since childhood, I went to the California Boys Choir.
Demonstrating its uncut talent playing several musical instruments, Kravitz was admitted to the musical program in the Beverly Hills High School. He finished it in 1982.
Start of musical career
After the release, Kravitz left home. He took the stage name Romeo Blue (Eng. Romeo Blue), and began his journey, wanting to succeed in the music industry. Despite his parents’ communication with various celebrities, Kravitz was determined to succeed on their own. The first years of his musical career were anything but rosy. Kravitz was living in a car, for which paid $ 5. Per day. In 1985, Kravitz is trying to make a breakthrough in his career, he was greatly saddened by the news of the divorce of their parents.
The following year, Kravitz moved to New York. There he meets an actress Lisa Bonnet, who at that time played the role of Denise Huxtable in the sitcom “The Cosby Show.” Lenny and Lisa quickly fell in love and soon began living together. In November 1987, the couple eloped to Vegas.
Back in New York, Lenny was fortunate to meet with engineer Henry Hirsch. It was exactly the opportunity that Lenny was waiting for so long. By 1989, his debut album «Let Love Rule» ( «Let ruled by love”) was released on the label Virgin Records – it was at this time a daughter was born and Lisa Kravitz – Zoe.
Kravitz’s first album «Let Love Rule» ( «Let ruled by love”) was released in 1989 and won 61 seats in the US charts Billboard. And the title track took 89 place in the chart Billboard’s Hot 100. The debut album of Kravitz in which he embodied the mixture of electronic music and rock, has been relatively successful, but has not achieved wide popularity as he and Madonna did not co-author of «Justify My Love» song 1990. While Kravitz climbed to the top of fame, his marriage fell apart with Bonnet.
Kravitz’s second album «Mama Said» was released in 1991. The inspiration for the album, it was the painful farewell, and he went into the Billboard Top 40 chart. And the song «It Is not Over Til It’s Over» became a hit and took second place in the chart.
In 1993, Kravitz released the album «Are you Gonna Go My Way» and won her a nomination for MTV Video Music Award for the video for the title song of the album. Circus (1995) took place 10 on the Billboard chart. When you create an album Five (1998), Kravitz began to play with digital technology. The experiment led to great success and he was awarded the “Grammy” award in the category “Best Rock Performance”.
In 2000, Kravitz released a greatest hits compilation. Two years later, he was invited to participate in one of the songs of Guns N ‘Roses. The following year, he released a new album «Lenny». Kravitz protest against the US invasion of Iraq, releasing a song, only available for download under the name «We Want Peace» ( «We want peace”) in 2003. In 2004, his album «Baptism» embodied his enthusiasm returned to making music. For the «Baptism» album was followed by albums It is Time for a Love Revolution (2008) and Black and White America (2011).
In 2009, Kravitz made his debut as an actor in the movie “Treasure”, which was nominated for “Oscar”. He also had a small role in the movie “The Hunger Games” (2012). In recent years, he moved to a small island in the Bahamas, where he found peace and inspiration in everyday life.
In 2013, Kravitz returned to the big screen in the movie “The Butler” with director Lee Daniels, starring Forest Whitaker is playing and Oprah Winfrey. He also wrote the soundtrack for this film. In the same year Kravets played a role in the film “Catching Fire”, the next part of the trilogy “The Hunger Games.”
“Anxiety makes people nervous. They can not give me to understand what was going on. ”
“Change – is growth. For me it was a spiritual and musical rebirth. “