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Lenny Kravitz Renews Recording Agreement With Virgin

Virgin Music Group Worldwide announced that it has renewed its recording agreement with Lenny Kravitz. The announcement was made today by Nancy Berry, vice chairman, Virgin Music Group Worldwide.

Comments Nancy Berry, “Virgin Records is very happy to be able to continue its extraordinary relationship with Lenny Kravitz. We couldn’t be more proud of Lenny, who began his career with us and who has since become a definitive Virgin artist. Working with him over the last twelve years has been a true privilege for everyone at Virgin around the world, and we look forward to even greater success.”

Kravitz is currently completing production of his seventh Virgin album, his first collection of new material in three years. Due for a late 2001 release, the new album is the highly anticipated follow-up to both his breakthrough 1998 release, “5” (featuring the chart-topping “Fly Away” and “American Woman,” each of which won Lenny a Grammy for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male), and his most recent “Greatest Hits,” which contained the smash single “Again,” nominated this year for an MTV Video Award for “Best Male Video.” “Greatest Hits” has sold upwards of eight million copies worldwide, and spawned his third consecutive Grammy Award for the new track “Again,” solidifying the premier American rock musician’s international stature.

Lenny Kravitz launched his multi-million selling recording career with Virgin Records in 1989, when he released his debut album “Let Love Rule.” He has since released five albums – “Mama Said,” “Are You Gonna Go My Way,” “Circus,” “5” and “Greatest Hits” – and sold over 25 million albums internationally.

Comments Lenny Kravitz, “Virgin has been both my creative and musical home for the last twelve years, and I am happy to put down even stronger roots for the future. Nancy Berry and her entire Virgin worldwide team have been instrumental in achieving our success, and even though it has been twelve years, we are truly just beginning.”

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