Regarded as one of the preeminent rock musicians of our time, Lenny Kravitz has transcended genre, style, race and class into a 20-year musical career, one which revels in the rich influences of ’60s and ’70s soul, rock and funk.
Kravitz’s talents as a writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist have resonated through ten studio albums into a timeless catalog. He has won four consecutive GRAMMY Awards, setting a record for the most wins in the “Best Male Rock Vocal Performance” category. Lenny Kravitz’s appeal has also been recognized by his peers; his collaborative efforts are as varied as his own influences, having worked with Madonna, Drake, Aerosmith, Jay-Z, Mick Jagger, Miguel, and Alicia Keys.
His tenth studio album Strut was released in September 2014 via Roxie Records/ Kobalt Label Services. The album is a real rock & roll record that hits hard rhythmically and looks back on the 1970’s metropolis of funky after-hours grooves and soulful hooks. The album was named one of Rolling Stone’s Top Albums of 2014 and includes such standout titles as “New York City,” “I Never Want to Let You Down” and “She’s a Beast.”
Having sold over 38 million albums worldwide, Lenny Kravitz’s musical success has afforded him many opportunities to fulfill his creative vision beyond the recording industry. Amongst his other endeavors, Kravitz has appeared in a supporting role in the critically-acclaimed film Precious, and the box office smash film The Hunger Games, as Cinna. He reprised this role in the second film which was released in Fall 2013. Lenny was also seen in Lee Daniels’ The Butler (The Weinstein Company) alongside Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey. Next up, Kravitz will be guest-starring in Season 2 of the new hit TV series Empire alongside Alicia Keys, Chris Rock, and others.
Lenny Kravitz has also launched a creative firm, Kravitz Design Inc., which provides commercial and residential design services as well as specializes in product development and branding. Kravitz Design touts a portfolio of noteworthy ventures, with a range that includes chandeliers for Swarovski Crystal Palace Collection, suites at the SLS Hotel Miami Beach and Paramount Bay, a 47-story bay front condominium in Miami. Kravitz Design has undertaken the creative vision for a collection of luxury suites at the SLS Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas as well as L’Arc, a celebrated nightclub in Paris, France. Kravitz Design is also collaborating with iconic California lifestyle brand Fred Segal and will be introducing its first-ever designer collaboration called Fred Segal x Kravitz Design.
Projects for Kravitz Design include designs for a nightclub and luxury villa at the Baha Mar Casino and Resort in Nassau, Bahamas set to open fall 2015. The firm is creating a collection with Rocky Mountain Hardware, renowned for custom-manufactured architectural hardware. Their latest collaboration is with Leica – creating a strictly limited special edition of 125 Leica M-P (Typ 240) “Correspondent” camera.