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LEONARD ALBERT KRAVITZ (born May 26, 1964) is an American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. His "retro" style incorporates elements of rock , blues , soul , R see the Kravits surname). His mother was of Bahamian and African-American
African-American
descent, and was from a Christian family. Kravitz is the cousin (once removed) of television weather presenter Al Roker
Al Roker
. During his early years, Kravitz did not grow up in a religious environment. After a spiritual experience when he was 13, he started attending church, becoming a non-denominational Christian .

Kravitz was named after his uncle, Private First Class Leonard M. Kravitz , who was killed in action in the Korean War
Korean War
at the age of 20, while defending against a Chinese attack and saving most of his platoon; he was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross but was denied the Medal of Honor
Medal of Honor
. In 2014, he posthumously received the Medal of Honor
Medal of Honor
in a ceremony that awarded it to 23 other servicemen who were passed over because of their ethnicity. Kravitz grew up spending weekdays on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, with his parents, attending P.S. 6 for elementary school, and weekends at his grandmother Bessie Roker's house in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn
Brooklyn
.

Kravitz began banging on pots and pans in the kitchen, playing them as drums at the age of three. At the age of five, he wanted to be a musician. He began playing the drums and soon added guitar. Kravitz grew up listening to the music his parents listened to: R John Lennon and Bob Marley proved later to be influential as well. Kravitz attended Beverly Hills High School . Maria McKee
Maria McKee
, actor Nicolas Cage and musician Slash were his classmates. In 1978, Kravitz was accepted into the school's well-respected music program. He taught himself to play piano and bass , and made friends with Zoro who would later become his long-time collaborator. Kravitz wanted to be a session musician . He also appeared as an actor in television commercials during this time.

CAREER

1989–90: VIRGIN RECORDS AND CAREER DEBUT

With record labels still telling him his music was not "black enough" or "white enough", Kravitz decided to record an album on his own. Kravitz had met recording engineer /keyboardist/bassist Henry Hirsch in 1985 when recording a demo at his Hoboken, New Jersey
Hoboken, New Jersey
recording studio. The two shared an interest in using real instruments and vintage recording equipment, as well as a love of R&B, jazz, and rock. Kravitz would go on to collaborate with Hirsch on most of his albums. Kravitz began working on his debut album with Hirsch over the next year and a half, with Kravitz's father paying for the studio time. Kravitz met saxophonist Karl Denson and invited him to play on the song, " Let Love Rule ". Kravitz was so impressed with his playing that Denson played on much of the album. Denson toured with Kravitz for the next five years.

In October 1988, after completing most of the recording, Kravitz approached friend Stephen Elvis Smith who had served as the Music Supervisor on Lisa Bonet 's spin-off of The Cosby Show , A Different World . Smith had also worked with Kravitz' mother Roxie Roker , on the hit sitcom The Jeffersons . Kravitz urged Smith to manage his career and assist him in finding a record deal. In less than a month of shopping the recordings, five labels (Warner Bros, Elektra, Geffen, Capitol and Virgin) were in a bidding war for Kravitz. Eventually a deal was made with Virgin Records
Virgin Records
in January 1989, and signed by Virgin A&R executive Nancy Jeffries. The label was excited about the music he was making, music inspired by his relationship with wife Bonet and their new daughter, Zoe. On Smith's urging, Kravitz dropped the name Romeo Blue and reclaimed the Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz
moniker. About his time as Romeo Blue, Kravitz said, "Ultimately, it got me back to myself. And when I finally did accept myself for myself, music started flowing out of me."

Kravitz released his début album Let Love Rule on September 6, 1989, a combination of rock and funk with a 1960s vibe. Music critics were mixed: some felt Kravitz was a gifted new artist, others felt he was overpowered by his musical influences. The album was a moderate success in the United States, but became an instant hit outside of the US, especially in Europe. Lisa Bonet directed the debut music video for the title track, "Let Love Rule". Stephen Smith signed Kravitz with talent booking agency CAA, who soon were fielding offers for Kravitz, first on a club tour, and then in opening slots for Tom Petty a snippet of "Another Day " has leaked, and the full version was officially released on the album Michael in 2010.

Kravitz released a Greatest Hits album in 2000. It proved to be his most successful album, reaching #2 on the Billboard 200 and selling nearly 11 million copies worldwide and ultimately becoming one of the most commercially successful albums of the decade. The single "Again " earned him his third consecutive Grammy for the Best Male Rock Vocal in the Grammy Awards of 2001 and peaked at number 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Kravitz also co-wrote the song "God Gave Me Everything" with Mick Jagger in this period, appearing on Jagger's 2001 solo album Goddess in the Doorway and in the film Being Mick . In 2001, Kravitz participated in a benefit auction for the Red Hot Organization , in conjunction with Amazon.com to increase public AIDS awareness, which ran from February 28 until April 11, 2001. The event featured rare RHO memorabilia and the work of Rolling Stone photographer Mark Seliger .

2001–05: LENNY AND BAPTISM

Kravitz in Brasília
Brasília
, Brazil
Brazil
on March 19, 2005

Kravitz released his sixth album Lenny in October 2001. The album was recorded in Miami. Kravitz wrote the song "Bank Robber Man" after the Miami Police Department detained and cuffed him while walking to the gym with his trainer because police stated that he matched the description of a bank robber. Kravitz did not have any identification with him at the time and the police on the scene did not believe that he was indeed Lenny Kravitz. The bank teller who was robbed was then brought to the scene and said Kravitz was not the bank robber. Miami Police later sent officers to Kravitz's home to apologize for the detention. When asked if he thought the incident was a case of racial profiling , Kravitz said he wasn’t sure although some of the lyrics in the song suggest otherwise. The first single from the album, "Dig In ", went to number 1 in Argentina
Argentina
and the top 10 in Italy and Portugal. The video for "Dig In" was originally supposed to be shot at the top of the Empire State Building
Empire State Building
on September 12, 2001 but the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 caused the location to be moved. The video was later shot off the coast Miami. He won his fourth Grammy in 2002 . "Stillness of Heart", "Believe in Me", and "If I Could Fall In Love" were subsequent singles from the album.

Kravitz was the subject of a photo book by former chief photographer for Rolling Stone, Mark Seliger . Published in November 2001, Seliger captures Kravitz on tour, with family, with friends and in posed portraits. Jay-Z invited Kravitz to appear on the track "Guns and Roses" on his 2002 The Blueprint²: The Gift A Tribute To Fats Domino" was released. Kravitz was on the song "Whole Lotta Lovin'" along with Rebirth Brass Band , Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews , Fred Wesley , Pee Wee Ellis and Maceo Parker
Maceo Parker
.

Kravitz performed at the Grey Cup
Grey Cup
halftime show in Toronto at the Rogers Centre on November 25, 2007, where the Saskatchewan Roughriders beat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 23-19. The original video for "I\'ll Be Waiting " was shot in Central Park
Central Park
in New York City
New York City
with Marc Webb directing but that video was later shelved and a new version, which Kravitz co-directed with Philip Andelman , was filmed in Lenny's New York City recording studio. The video premiered on VH1's Top 20 Countdown at number 3. On January 17, 2008, Kravitz embarked on a 9 city mini-tour to promote his new album It Is Time for a Love Revolution. The tour started in Santa Monica
Santa Monica
, California and ended in New York City
New York City
on February 1. The tour was done in association with Myspace and called the "Get on the Bus" tour. At each stop on the tour, they would pick up one contest winner and their guest and they rode on the "Love Revolution" bus until the end of the tour. Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, a close friend of Lenny's would appear at The Orpheum Theater in Boston. The New York City
New York City
winner, Tyrone Good was presented a train ticket from Penn Station to travel to Philadelphia and rode with the tour the rest of the way starting in Philadelphia (The Electric Factory), Boston (The Orpheum Theater), and finally New York City (The Hammerstein Ballroom). Ryan Neuerburg, the San Francisco winner, embarked on almost the entire tour with his father, Tom Neuerburg. The winners were featured in the YRB February Edition alongside Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz
in a magazine pull-out. The photo shoot took place at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia on stage. The winner's pull out was featured in another issue of YRB which had Lil' Wayne on the cover.

On February 11, 2008, Kravitz was admitted to Miami Hospital suffering from severe bronchitis . He had been suffering from a series of severe respiratory tract infections since mid-January, and the illness developed into bronchitis. Kravitz's illness had forced him to postpone Canadian dates and his trip to Europe to promote his album It Is Time for a Love Revolution. On March 19, 2008 he canceled the South American part of his tour due to the same illness. The decision affected planned concerts in Colombia
Colombia
, Mexico, Brazil
Brazil
and Argentina
Argentina
. In Argentina
Argentina
Kravitz had a performance in the biggest rock festival there, Quilmes Rock Fest. On July 15, 2008, Lenny was honored in Milan
Milan
, Italy with the key to the city in a special toast ceremony for his work with the United Nations Millennium Campaign to end world poverty . Kravitz performing in Madrid
Madrid
on June 30, 2012.

Kravitz made his feature film acting debut in Precious which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2009. During the Italian leg of his 53 date Let Love Rule (20)09 European tour, Kravitz had been instructed to cancel some shows due to a bad bout of bronchitis . Under strict orders from his doctor, the singer was told to rest so that he could make a quick recovery and return to the stage for the rest of his tour. Shows scheduled for Rome on June 5 and Brescia on June 6 were postponed to late July. Lenny Kravitz live.

2009–12: U2 TOUR AND BLACK AND WHITE AMERICA

Kravitz's next album, tentatively titled Funk, was tentatively re-titled Negrophilia and was due out sometime in 2010. This is believed to be a project that Kravitz has been working on since 1997. Some of the original tracks for Funk
Funk
were recorded while he was in New Orleans at Allen Toussaint 's studio while taking a break for several months from recording in New York City. A video on Kravitz's Twitter page shows him working on one of the songs for the album, called "Super Love", in his GTS studios in the Bahamas. Another video shows him working on another track titled "Life Ain't Never Been Better Than It Is Now" in his GTS Studios. On his Twitter page, Kravitz said that the album title was Negrophilia but then "felt like something else". Eventually, the album was later named Black and White America
Black and White America
. The album was released on August 22, 2011 in Europe and August 30, 2011 in the U.S.

On February 20, 2011, the first single "Come on Get It" was released. On June 6, 2011, the second single "Stand " was released. It was announced that Kravitz would be supporting U2 on their 360 Tour
360 Tour
on the second North American leg in 2010. Kravitz agreed to support them for four shows. Though the shows were postponed until 2011, Kravitz remained committed for four of the shows. In June 2010 it was announced that Kravitz would guest star on an episode of the upcoming season of Entourage .

On December 1, 2011, Kravitz was honored with one of the highest cultural awards in France when he was made an Officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by French cultural minister Frederic Mitterrand in Paris. Kravitz stated he was "particularly touched" to receive the award in France as his success in the country pre-dated his success in the United States and still enjoys great record sales in the country today. Kravitz joins other American recipients such as Martin Scorsese, George Clooney, and Bob Dylan. On February 26, 2012, he performed at the Daytona International Speedway (several songs carried live on Fox) for the Daytona 500, the opening race of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. A sample of "Are You Gonna Go My Way" was used in American singer Chris Willis 's single "Too Much In Love", released on August 16, 2011.

2012–15: THE HUNGER GAMES, STRUT AND SUPER BOWL XLIX

Kravitz performing with Katy Perry
Katy Perry
at Super Bowl XLIX halftime show .

Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz
played the part of Katniss' creative stylist, Cinna, in the first two Hunger Games films, The Hunger Games released on March 23, 2012 and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire released on November 22, 2013.

On September 23, 2014, Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz
released his tenth studio album Strut on his own Roxie Records via Kobalt Label Services . The single "The Chamber " was released on June 24, 2014, followed by "Sex" on August 6 and "New York City" on October 21. along with the title track on February 17 and then the final single "The Pleasure And The Pain" on June 26.

On February 1, 2015, Kravitz performed alongside Katy Perry
Katy Perry
at the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show .

On August 4, 2015, Kravitz was performing a concert in Stockholm
Stockholm
. During a guitar solo, he squatted down, causing his leather pants to rip. Kravitz was not wearing underwear and his genitals were briefly exposed to the audience . He did not face any legal repercussions from the incident.

As a designer, Kravitz launched a furniture collection in partnership with CB2 in 2015.

2015–PRESENT: CB2 FURNITURE STAR AND UPCOMING ELEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM

Kravitz performing at the 2016 Democratic National Convention

In 2015 he became a furniture designer for the first time ever launching a collection of furniture products called CB2 which was launched later that same year and he has a partnership with the company CB2.

In 2016 He earned a spot on the Fox Television series Star playing the part as Roland Crane in his very first ever recurring television role. This was the first time that he became a television actor.

Kravitz is working on his upcoming eleventh studio album and it will be released sometime in 2017.

PERSONAL LIFE

Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz
with daughter Zoe Kravitz at the 25th Spirit Awards in March 2010

In 1985, Kravitz's parents divorced, which had a profound impact on him. His relationship with his father became extremely strained. Kravitz focused on his music to help him get through this period. That year, Kravitz met actress Lisa Bonet backstage at a New Edition concert. Bonet worked on The Cosby Show , the number one rated show on television. They were close friends for two years before falling in love. Like Kravitz, Bonet is half African-American
African-American
and half Russian-Jewish. Kravitz moved back to New York City
New York City
where The Cosby Show was produced in 1987, moving in with Bonet.

Kravitz and Bonet eloped to be married on November 16, 1987, her 20th birthday, in a Las Vegas
Las Vegas
ceremony. Kravitz, still known as Romeo Blue at the time, suddenly found himself in the headlines of tabloid newspapers. They had a daughter, Zoë Isabella Kravitz , born on December 1, 1988, who became an actress, singer, and model. Kravitz and Bonet divorced amicably in 1993. He then dated French singer and model Vanessa Paradis until 1997. In 2001, he began dating model Adriana Lima . In 2002, the couple was engaged, but less than a year later, the engagement was called off. He briefly dated and was engaged to Australian actress Nicole Kidman in 2003-2004.

Kravitz identifies himself as a Christian in a religious sense, "through choice but I'm also a Jew, it's all the same to me". During another interview Kravitz stated, "I'm half Jewish, I'm half black, I look in-between." He also notes that spirituality "has been an important issue in my growth", given his upbringing by parents of different faiths. Such spirituality is prominently featured in many of his songs, such as the lyrics on his album Baptism, and having his back inscribed with a tattoo stating, "My Heart Belongs to Jesus Christ." As late as 2011, Kravitz stated that his 2005 religious commitment to remain celibate until remarriage was unchanged.

DISCOGRAPHY

Kravitz and Craig Ross during a concert. Main article: Lenny Kravitz discography

* Let Love Rule (1989) * Mama Said (1991) * Are You Gonna Go My Way
Are You Gonna Go My Way
(1993) * Circus (1995) * 5 (1998) * Lenny (2001) * Baptism (2004) * It Is Time for a Love Revolution
It Is Time for a Love Revolution
(2008) * Black and White America
Black and White America
(2011) * Strut (2014) * TBA (2017)

FILMOGRAPHY

YEAR TITLE ROLE NOTES

1998 The Rugrats Movie Newborn Baby (voice) Nominated – Kids Choice Award for Best Cameo Voice in Animated Film

2001 Zoolander Himself Cameo role

2001 Being Mick Himself Supporting role

2004 Rebelde Himself Guest Star

2007 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Himself Cameo role

2009 Precious Nurse John Supporting role Black Reel Award for Best Ensemble Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cast Nominated— Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast Nominated—NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated— Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble

2012 The Hunger Games Cinna Supporting role

2012 The World Is Watching: Making the Hunger Games Himself Documentary

2013 The Butler James Holloway Supporting role

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Cinna Supporting role

2014 Holy Ghost Himself Guest star

2016 Zoolander No. 2 Himself Cameo role

2016 Better Things Mel Trueblood Guest Star

2016 Star Roland Crane Recurring Role

TOURS

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* Let 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) * Strut Europe Tour 2014 (2014) * "Strut Europe Tour 2015 " (2015)

GRAMMY AWARDS

YEAR CATEGORY RECIPIENT OUTCOME

1994 Best Rock Song " Are You Gonna Go My Way
Are You Gonna Go My Way
" Nominated

Best Male Rock Vocal Performance Nominated

1996 " Rock and Roll Is Dead " Nominated

1999 "Fly Away " Won

2000 " American Woman " Won

2001 "Again " Won

Best Rock Song Nominated

2002 Best Male Rock Vocal Performance " Dig In
Dig In
" Won

2004 "If I Could Fall In Love " Nominated

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

YEAR AWARDS CATEGORY RECIPIENT OUTCOME

1993 MTV Video Music Awards Best Male Video " Are You Gonna Go My Way
Are You Gonna Go My Way
" Won

Best Art Direction in a Video Nominated

Billboard Music Awards Top Rock Song Nominated

Top Rock Artist Himself Nominated

1994 Brit Awards
Brit Awards
International Male Solo Won

1995 MTV Europe Music Awards
MTV Europe Music Awards
Best Male Nominated

1998 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards Most Fashionable Artist, Male Award Himself Won

Kids Choice Awards Best Cameo Voice in Animated Film The Rugrats Movie Nominated

1999 MTV Europe music awards
MTV Europe music awards
Best Rock Artist Himself Nominated

VH1
VH1
Fashion Awards Most Fashionable Artist (Male) Nominated

Billboard Music Awards Top Rock Artist Nominated

2001 Top Male Artist Nominated

Radio Music Awards Artist of the Year/Pop Alternative Radio Himself Won

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Male Artist – Rock Won

My VH1
VH1
Awards Favorite Male Artist Won

2002 American Music Awards
American Music Awards
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Won

Microsoft
Microsoft
Windows Media Innovation Awards Microsoft
Microsoft
Windows Media Innovation Award Won

MTV Europe Music Awards
MTV Europe Music Awards
Best Live Act Lenny Tour Nominated

Best Male Himself Nominated

2009 ECHO awards Best International Male Artist (Bester Kunstler international Rock/Pop) Nominated

NRJ Music Awards International Male Artist of the Year Nominated

Screen Actors Guild Awards
Screen Actors Guild Awards
Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Precious Nominated

Black Reel Awards Best Ensemble Won

Best Supporting Actor Nominated

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Cast Won

Critics\' Choice Movie Awards Best Acting Ensemble Nominated

NAACP Image Awards
NAACP Image Awards
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Nominated

Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Nominated

2012 DJ Awards Best Ibiza Live Performance Himself Won

MTV Movie Awards Best Cast The Hunger Games Nominated

2013 NAACP Image Awards
NAACP Image Awards
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Nominated

Critics\' Choice Movie Awards Best Acting Ensemble The Butler Nominated

Screen Actors Guild Awards
Screen Actors Guild Awards
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated

DJ Awards Best Ibiza Live Performance Himself Won

2014 NRJ Music Awards NRJ Award of Honor Won

2015 UK Music Video Awards Best Live Music Coverage, in association with Procam "Just Let Go" Won

SEE ALSO

* Book: Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz

* List of artists who reached number one on the U.S. Mainstream Rock chart * List of artists who reached number one on the U.S. Modern Rock chart * List of artists who reached number one on the UK Singles Chart * List of artists who reached number one on the Australian singles chart * List of blues musicians * List of Gibson players * List of Number 1 albums from the 1990s (UK) * List of Number 1 singles from the 1990s (UK) * List of performers on Top of the Pops * List of Saturday Night Live hosts and musical guests

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Lenny Kravitz
Considers The Unforgettable People Who\'ve Helped Color His World". Black Book
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Lenny Kravitz
discuss being distant cousins". Today. September 2, 2011. Retrieved October 21, 2014. * ^ "Kravitz Sets The Record Straight". Illawarra Mercury. May 24, 2004. Retrieved 2012-10-14. * ^ Harrison, Donald H. (April 13, 2001). "Did anti-Semitism block medal for rocker\'s namesake?". San Diego Jewish Press-Heritage. Retrieved September 25, 2011. * ^ " Private First Class Leonard M. Kravitz Valor 24 Medal of Honor The United States Army". Army.mil. Retrieved 2014-04-19. * ^ A B Henderson. (2002). * ^ A B C D Hodgkinson, Will (July 5, 2002). "Lenny Kravitz Archived January 7, 2008, at the Wayback Machine .". The Guardian
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Book
Book
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cast as Cinna in The Hunger Games". hunger-games.net. Archived from the original on May 27, 2011. * ^ " Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz
Releasing New Album \'Strut\' in September Through Kobalt Label Services". Billboard.com. 2014-04-24. Retrieved 2014-07-30. * ^ Lynch, Joe (August 4, 2015). "So… Lenny Kravitz\'s Penis Popped Out On Stage in Sweden". Billboard . Retrieved August 6, 2015. * ^ Marquina, Sierra (August 4, 2015). " Steven Tyler Has the Perfect Reaction to Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz
Accidentally Flashing His Penis — Read His Text Message". Us Weekly
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Takes Spiritual Turn on \'Baptism\'". NPR . Retrieved November 29, 2007. * ^ Breimeier, Russ (2004). "Glimpses of God: Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz
/ Baptism". Christianity
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FURTHER READING

* Anderson, Ashely (November 9, 2000). "Brown eyes blue". The Silhouette . Volume 71, Number 12. Retrieved on March 11, 2007. * Cooper, Carol (1990). "Let love rule – Lisa Bonet and husband Lenny Kravitz". Essence Magazine . Retrieved on March 11, 2007. * Halbersberg, Elianne (November 1, 2004). "Flying (Almost) Solo". Mix. Retrieved on March 13, 2007. * "Behind The Music: Lenny Kravitz". Harper, William & Williams, Paulina (Directors). Behind The Music . VH1. June 27, 1999. No. 35, season 2. * Henderson, Ashyia N. (2002). Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community. Gale Group. ISBN 978-0-7876-6049-9 * Pepper, Tracey (July, 1998). "Deep joy – musical artist Lenny Kravitz – Interview". Retrieved on March 12, 2007. * "Artist Profile – Lenny Kravitz". EMI Music Publishing. Retrieved on March 11, 2007. * "HELLO! Profiles – Lenny Kravitz". Hello! . Retrieved on March 11, 2007. * Prato, Greg. Biography of Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz
at AllMusic . Retrieved September 19, 2007. * "Romeo Blue Discography, Biography and Links". Mr. Bill's I.R.S. Records Corner. Retrieved on March 11, 2007. * Scarlett MacDougal's book series: "Have A Nice Life", refers to the main girl's "intergalactic angel/fairy godmother" as a Lenny Kravitz lookalike, though his actual name is Clarence Terence. ISBN 0-14-131020-0

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