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Leonard Albert Kravitz (born May 26, 1964) is an American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer.His "retro" style incorporates elements of rock, blues, soul, R&B, funk, jazz, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, pop, folk, and ballads.In addition to singing lead and backing vocals, Kravitz often plays all of the instruments himself when recording.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 as well as setting the record for most consecutive wins in one category by 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.He was also ranked number 93 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.Kravitz was named after his uncle, Private First Class Leonard M.Kravitz, who was killed in action in the Korean War at the age of 19, while defending against a Chinese attack and saving most of his platoon; he was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross but was denied the Medal of Honor.
Kravitz began banging on pots and pans in the kitchen, playing them as drums at the age of three. "My parents were very supportive of the fact that I loved music early on, and they took me to a lot of shows," Kravitz said.
His father, who was also a jazz promoter, was friends with Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Bobby Short, Miles Davis and other jazz greats.
Ellington even played "Happy Birthday" for him one year when he was about 5.
He was exposed to the soul music of Motown, Stax, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, Gladys Knight, The Isley Brothers, and Gamble and Huff growing up who were key influences on his musical style.
Kravitz often went to see New York theater, where his mother worked.
His mother encouraged his dreams of pursuing music.