Leonard Albert "Lenny" Kravitz (born May 26, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actor and arranger, whose "retro" style incorporates elements of rock, soul, R&B, funk, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, folk and ballads.
In addition to singing lead and backing vocals, Kravitz often played all the guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and percussion himself when recording.
He is known for his elaborate stage performances and music videos.He won the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance four years in a row from 1999 to 2002, breaking the record for most wins in that category as well as setting the record for most consecutive wins in one category by a male.
He has been nominated for and won other awards, including American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Radio Music Awards, BRIT Awards and Blockbuster Entertainment Awards.
On December 1, 2011, Kravitz was made an Officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
He plays the role of Cinna in the Hunger Games film series.ToursLet Love Rule Tour (1990)There Is Only One Truth Tour (1991)Universal Love Tour (1993)Circus Tour (1995–96)The Freedom Tour (1998–99)Lenny Tour (2002)The Baptism Tour (2004)Celebration Tour (2005)Electric Church Tour: One Night Only (2005)Get On The Bus Mini-Tour (2008)Love Revolution Tour (2008)LLR 20(09) Tour (2009)Black and White Europe Tour 2011 (2011)AwardsMTV Video Music Awards1993 – Best Male Video ("Are You Gonna Go My Way?")Brit Awards1994 – International maleVH1/Vogue Fashion Awards1998 – Most Fashionable Artist, Male AwardGrammy Awards1993 – Best Rock Vocal Solo Performance ("Are You Gonna Go My Way" – Nominated)1995 – Best Male Rock Vocal Performance ("Rock and Roll Is Dead" – Nominated)1999 – Best Male Rock Vocal Performance ("Fly Away")2000 – Best Male Rock Vocal Performance ("American Woman")2001 – Best Male Rock Vocal Performance ("Again")2001 – Best Rock Song ("Again" - Nominated)2002 – Best Male Rock Vocal Performance ("Dig In")2003 – Best Male Rock Vocal Performance ("If I Could Fall In Love" – Nominated)Radio Music Awards2001 – Artist of the Year/Pop Alternative RadioMy VH1 Awards2001 – Favorite Male ArtistBlockbuster Entertainment Awards2001 – Favorite Male Artist – RockAmerican Music Awards2002 – Favorite Pop/Rock Male ArtistMicrosoft Windows Media Innovation Awards2002 – Microsoft Windows Media Innovation AwardOrdre des Arts et des Lettres2011 – OfficerScreen Actors Guild Awards2009 – Nominated – Screen Actors' Guild Award for Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (Precious)2013 – Nominated - Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (The Butler)
Are You Gonna Go My Way
It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over
Stand By My Woman
I Belong To You
Let Love Rule
Mr. Cab Driver
I'll Be Waiting