Lenny Kravitz is an American rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actor and arranger, whose “retro” style incorporates elements of rock, soul, R&B, funk, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, folk and ballads. In addition to singing lead and backing vocals, Kravitz often plays all the guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and percussion himself when recording. He is known for his elaborate stage performances and music videos.
Kravitz has had multiple number 1 hits on the US Top Singles Charts, though none by himself on the Hot 100, and many more worldwide. He won the Grammy Award for "Best Male Rock Vocal Performance" four years in a row from 1999 to 2002, breaking the record for most wins in that category and most consecutive wins in one category for a male. He has been nominated for and won other awards, including American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Radio Music Awards, BRIT Awards and Blockbuster Entertainment Awards. On December 1, 2011, Kravitz was made an Officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Kravitz has released nine studio albums, one greatest hits compilation album, four box set compilation albums, two extended plays, forty-nine singles and eight video albums, including one single, three of which are live. All of Kravitz's albums have received certifications of gold or higher in the U.S., three of which have been declared multi-platinum. He has earned three gold albums, two platinum albums, two double platinum albums, and one triple platinum album.