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 nine 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 for his single "Dig In" (previously winning for "Again," "American Woman" and "Fly Away"). Additionally, Kravitz has also been nominated for other six GRAMMY awards. 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, Slash, Aerosmith, Jay-Z, N.E.R.D., Mick Jagger, P. Diddy and Alicia Keys.
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. The artist appeared in a supporting role in the critically-acclaimed film Precious, for which he has received a 2010 NAACP Image Awards nomination for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture." Kravitz and the celebrated Precious cast also received a 2010 Screen Actors Guild nomination for "Best Ensemble." In addition to his supporting role in Precious, Kravitz has also appeared in such films as The Diving Bell And The Butterfly and Zoolander.
In 2003 he launched a creative firm, Kravitz Design Inc., which undertakes various high-concept projects with commercial, residential and product design. The firm partnered with Swarovski, to contribute two chandeliers to its 'Crystal Palace Collection.' Kravitz Design also conceived the environment and identity for the Florida Room lounge at the Delano for Morgans Hotel Group and is responsible for the luxury recording studio located in The Setai Resort & Residences in Miami Beach. Kravitz Design recently announced a partnership with the SLS Hotel in South Beach to create an exclusive bungalow and penthouse suite for the luxury hotel. The firm has confirmed they will also design a 47-story condominium project, Paramount Bay in Miami, FL.
In 2009, the 20th anniversary deluxe edition of Lenny Kravitz's debut, Let Love Rule, was issued. The project was followed by the release of his most recent studio release Black and White America. This past June, Kravitz teamed up with Avicii, to produce "Superlove – Remix." Avicii's rework of the song off of Black and White America became an instant dance floorhit, soaring to the top of the Beatport charts in less than a week's time. The artist also appeared in the box office smash film "The Hunger Games," as Cinna, which hit theaters in March 2012. Kravitz will reprise this role in the second film, which is scheduled for release in the fall of 2013. He is currently filming "The Butler," due out in 2013, where he will appear as James Holloway.