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Top 10 Facts - Lenny Kravitz
11.23.2015
Fact #1

Leonard Albert "Lenny" Kravitz (born May 26 1964) is an African-American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actor and arranger, whose "retro" style incorporates elements of rock, blues, soul, R&B, funk, iazz, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, pop, folk and ballads.

Fact #2

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.

Fact #3

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.

Fact #4

On December 1, 2011, Kravitz was made an Officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres He played the role of Cinna in the Hunger Games film series.

Fact #5

Kravitz and Bonet eloped to be married on November 16, 1987, her 20th birthday, in a 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, Zoe Isabella Kravitz,

Fact #6

He then dated French singer and actress 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.

Fact #7

Lenny's mom, Roxie Roker, is a television icon who broke racial barriers with her performance as Helen Willis, a wealthy black woman married to a white man, in "The leffersons."

Fact #8

Even though Lenny worked as a child actor and performer, it did not stop him from getting a more typical teenage iob. While in high school, young Lenny worked in a fish market where he cut up fish all day and fried them.

Fact #9

As a child, Kravitz performed with a Boy's Choir and sang with the Metropolitan Opera, where he shared the stage with some of the world's leading opera greats.

Fact #10

Lenny was named after his dad's brother, Pfc Leonard Kravitz, who died in the Korean War. Pfc. Kravitz, who was lewish, was later awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously, along with a fellow group of veterans who were previously passed over because of racial and ethnic bias.

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