For a musician to be able to address a specific audience, they usually tend to focus on one genre or at least on genres that are very similar to each other. However, this was not the case with Lenny Kravitz, who found a way to integrate elements of rock, blues, soul, R&B, funk, jazz, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, pop, folk, and ballads into his music. For this reason, the Bahamian-American musician found it difficult to find a record company he could call at home because he was told that his music was not “black enough” or “white enough”.
Nevertheless, Kravitz continued to create his specific music mix, which later triggered a bidding war between labels like Warner Bros., Elektra, Geffen, Capitol, and Virgin. The boy, who began as a three-year-old boy tapping on pots and pans in the kitchen, finally signed with Virgin Records in January 1989. His debut album “Let Love Rule”, a combination of rock and funk with the mood of the 1960s, was released on September 6, 1989, and received varying degrees of critical acclaim. The album sold moderately in the USA but was an instant hit in Europe.
Lenny Kravitz’s newfound success and fame helped him diversify and launch his career as a record producer and songwriter. In particular, he produced and co-composed the song “Justify My Love” for Madonna and also produced the self-titled album for the French singer and actress Vanessa Paradis. Other notable acts he has worked with include Al Green, Curtis Mayfield, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Mick Jagger, and many others.
From a personal perspective, Kravitz released ten other studio albums: Mama Said (1991), Are You Gonna Go My Way (1993), Circus (1995), 5 (1998), Lenny (2001), Baptism (2004), It Is Time for a Love Revolution (2008), Black and White America (2011), Strut (2014) and Raise Vibration (2018). His music has earned him a Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance four years in a row (1999 – 2002), an American Music Award, and the MTV Video Music Awards.
Based on reports from several authoritative sources, Lenny Kravitz has an estimated net worth of about $50 million. A four-time Grammy award winner, Kravitz has amassed enormous wealth through his successful music career, selling millions of records and merchandise while selling out stadiums and arenas whenever he tours. He has also earned a good portion of his wealth over the years through his appearances in movies and television series.
As any wise man would, Kravitz started a business that would help him maintain his wealth instead of just relying on his career. In 2003, he founded an interior and furniture design company called Kravitz Design Inc. The company’s famous clients include Swarovski Crystal, Morgan’s Hotel Group, and The Setai Group.
Lenny Kravitz Family – Wife, Girlfriend, Daughter
Kravitz was previously married to the actress Lisa Bonet. The two met backstage at a New Edition concert in 1985 and became friends. They maintained a close friendship for about two years before falling in love and eloping in Las Vegas on November 16, 1987. About a year after their wedding, on December 1, 1988, the couple welcomed a daughter whom they called Zoe Isabella Kravitz, who is now an actress and singer. The couple stayed together until 1993 when they parted amicably. It is not clear what happened between the two of them, but in any case, they remained good friends.
Since his divorce from Bonet, Kravitz has not exchanged marriage vows with anyone, although he has had some remarkable relationships. Some of his best-known friends are the French singer Vanessa Paradis, with whom he dated in the 1990s before switching to Brazilian model Adriana Lima in the early 2000s. In 2002 the two announced their engagement, which was dissolved a year later. In the mid-2000s, Kravitz went out briefly with the Australian actress Nicole Kidman and was also engaged to her.
The musician Lenny Kravitz is the only child of his parents, Roxie Roker and Sy Kravitz. His mother, a Howard University graduate, is an actress who played the character of Helen Willis in the CBS sitcom “The Jefferies” (1975-1985). His father, however, worked as a television news producer for NBC.
The two married in 1962 and welcomed their son two years later. In 1985, however, it had come to the point where they decided to separate and divorce. It is not clear what happened to Sy afterward, but Roker never remarried and she died of breast cancer in 1995.
Height and Weight
It would be unfair to men all over the world if Lenny Kravitz had everything, i.e. a decent career and the perfect body measurements. Fortunately, as much as the multi-talented entertainer has a body worth dying for, he is a little short in height, standing at 5 feet 8 inches (1.76 m) at least 1 inch shorter than the average American male. He also weighs about 73 kg (160 lbs).