Lenny Kravitz was born on May 26, 1964, in New York. He is a singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. Kravitz is mostly famous for such hits as “Are You Gonna Go My Way”, “It Ain’t Over ‘til It’s Over”, and “Fly Away”. He holds numerous awards, including four Grammies, MTV Video Music Award, and American Music Award.
Leonard Kravitz was the only child. His father was Jewish and his mom was African American. As a child of an interracial marriage in 1960’s, Lenny suffered from a biased treatment. His parents were both in show business. Lenny’s father was a TV producer while his mom was an actress. Kravitz wanted to perform ever since he was a child. When his family moved to Hollywood, the boy starting singing in the choir. As a very talented student, Kravitz was admitted to a special music program in Beverly Hills High School. He graduated in 1982.
After graduating, Kravitz left his parents’ home. He took on the pseudonym Romeo Blue and started to pursue a music career. Even though his parents were both successful in the music industry, Kravitz managed to earn popularity without their help.
At first, his fight for success wasn’t going well. Lenny lived in his car. Finally, in 1989, he managed to sign a deal with Virgin Records and release his first album Let Love Rule. The LP reached the 61st spot on Billboard 200.