Lenny Kravitz will be rocking out extra hard today (26 May 2016) as the musician celebrates his 52nd birthday. Whether it is talking about family life with his daughter Zoe Kravitz, being "best friends" with his ex-wife Lisa Bonet or politics, the Fly Away hitmaker is pretty much an open-book but there are still some interesting facts many devoted fans may be unaware of.
The New York native got his breakthrough in the music industry with his 1989 debut album Let Love Rule, but it was not until 1993 that he claimed his first number one record in the UK with his third album Are You Gonna Go My Way. Kravitz then built a loyal fan base thanks to the popularity of his songs including It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over and Fly Away (1999), which remains his only chart-topping single in the UK. It is estimated Kravitz has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide over the course of his career.
Music is not Kravitz's only forte as the musician has also managed to successfully cross over into movies, starring in the blockbuster fantasy The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Lee Daniels' The Butler and Precious. He has also made cameos in Entourage and Zoolander as himself.
In celebration of his 52nd birthday, IBTimes UK lists some interesting facts about the musician and his career you may not have known.