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Lenny Kravitz on Hollywood Walk


Four-time Grammy winner

A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was unveiled this week honoring Lenny Kravitz for being credited with reimagining rock ‘n’ roll for the 1990s and beyond and receiving nine Grammy nominations, winning four times.

Actor Denzel Washington and Kravitz’s actress daughter Zoë Kravitz joined him in speaking at the Tuesday ceremony in front of the Capitol Records Tower.

Born May 26, 1964 in New York City and named after his father’s younger brother, U.S. Army Pfc. Leonard Kravitz, who was killed in the Korean War in 1951 while suppressing a Chinese attack and saving most of his platoon.

Kravitz took his first steps to a music career when he began banging on a pots-and-pans drum kit when he was 3 years old.

Kravitz and his family moved to Southern California when he was 10 years old after his mother, the late Roxie Roker, was cast as Helen Willis on the 1975-85 CBS comedy “The Jeffersons.” He continued his musical aspirations by singing with the California Boys Choir for three years.

Kravitz released his debut album, “Let Love Rule,” in 1989 which was certified as gold by the industry trade group the Recording Industry Association of America for selling more than 500,000 copies. His hit “It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over” was released in 1991.

He received his first Grammy nominations in 1994 for best rock song for the single “Are You Gonna Go My Way” and best rock vocal performance, solo from its track from the album of the same name.