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Lenny Kravitz Lets Love Rule For 20 Years

Lenny Kravitz performs in France in May 2009.
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Lenny Kravitz performs in France in May 2009.

Grammy-winning musician Lenny Kravitz has just commemorated two decades in the music industry with the release of a deluxe edition of his first album, 1989's Let Love Rule. The re-release features remastered versions of the original tracks, as well as demos and live versions.

The record — originally released on Sept. 6, 1989 — met with mixed reviews at the time.

Since then, Kravitz's popularity and critical regard have grown steadily. From 1999 to 2003, he won four consecutive Grammy Awards for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. He's sold millions of records worldwide, and has co-written songs for rock royalty from Mick Jagger to Madonna.

Here, Kravitz talks about his influences, his personal style and his budding acting career.

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