Lenny Kravitz is an American songwriter, record producer, and actor who is on record for most wins in the category of Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. He made an officer of the Ordie Oles Arts et des Lettres in 2011 on 1st December. Lenny won consecutive Grammy Awards between 1999 and 2002 on the category named above. No male artist is yet to break that record. Here is a quick summary of Lenny Kravitz’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Lenny Kravitz Early Life
Lenny Kravitz was born in 1964 on 26th May to Roxie Rocker and Sy Kravitz. His birthplace was Manhattan, New York. He was the only child. Kravitz’s mother was an actress while his father was an NBC television news producer. Kravitz is the nephew of Leonard M. Kravitz, and he is the man he was named after. His uncle died at the age of 19 while in action in the Korean WAR.
He went to P.S. 6 for his elementary school. His family left New York for Los Angeles in 1974. There he joined Beverley Hills High School. His classmates included Nicolas George, Maria Mckee, and Slash.
The following year on 1st December, the couple welcomed their firstborn who was a baby girl. They named her Zoe Isabella Kravitz. She is a singer, an actress as well as a model. Their marriage ended in 1993.
After their marriage, Lenny has had several relationships. He and Vanessa Paradis who is a French model and singer were dating until 1977. His relationships with model Adriana Lima began in 2001. They got engaged the following year. The engagement lasted for less than a year.
He was also in a relationship and engaged to Nicole Kidman between 2003 and 2004. She is an Australian actress.
Lenny Kravitz Career
In 1989 January, Kravitz got a recording album with virgin Record. He was s9igned by Virgin AIR executive Nancy Jeffness. Smith convinced him to change his name from Romeo Blue to Lenny Kravitz, and he eventually agreed.
On 6th September, he released his debut album titled Let Love Rule. The following year he and Ingrid Chavez wrote the song Justify My Love by Madonna. He was the producer as well as of that song in her hit album the immaculate collection Kravitz produced a self- titled album for Vanessa Paradis in 1991.
He released his second album Mama Said. Some of its singles were in Aren’t Over til It is over, Always on the Run, What Goes Around Comes Around, Stand by My Woman and All I Ever Wanted.
Two years later, he released his third album Are You Gonna Go My Way. Other albums in the 1990s are Circus and 5 which were his fourth and 5th album. In the 200s, he released three albums. They are Lenny Baptism, and It Is Time for a Love Revolution. Later he released Black and White America in 2011 as well as Strut and TBA In 2014 and 2017 respectively.
As an actor, Lenny has appeared in several films. He has had cameo roles in Zoolander (2001), The Diving Bell and the butterfly (2007) and Zoolander No.2(2016). His supporting roles have been in Being Mick, Precious, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. He has guest starred in Rebelde, Holy Ghost, and Better Things. In 1998, Kravitz voiced a New Born in the Rugrat Movies. He also had a recurring role of Roland Crane instar (2016)
Awards & Achievements
Kravitz won 4 Grammy Awards in 2000, 1999, 2001 and 2002 for Best Male Rock Vocal Performances. He has also won a UK Music Video Award and an NJR Music Award in 2014 and 2015, respectively. Others include 2 DJ Awards, an MTV Video Music Awards, a Brit Award and a VHI/Vogue Fashion Award. Others are Radio Music Award, Blockbuster Entertainment Award, My VHI Award and Microsoft Windows Media Innovation Award between 2001 and 2002. In 2009, he earned a Black Reel Award and a Boston Society of Film Critics Award.
Net Worth of Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz has an estimated net worth of around $40 million. His primary source of income is his singing career. Kravitz has approximately 8 albums so far, and he makes much money from the sales of their copies. He has also written or produced songs adding to this basket of income. Lenny also earns by portraying various characters in films as well as television series.
Kravitz is an award-winning singer. In addition to that, he is an actor, record producer, and songwriter. Lenny wrote a song for Madonna which turned out to be a great hit. His exceptional talent makes him not only break but also set a new record that no male artist has managed to break. He won Grammy Awards for four consecutive years for the best Rock Voice Performer male artist. He also has many awards for his other work.