Lenny Kravitz Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame With ‘Twin’ Denzel Washington by His Side

Lenny Kravitz received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 in Los Angeles. (Credit: HCC)

Lenny Kravitz can now add a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to his list of accomplishments.

The Grammy-winning rocker was honored Tuesday, March 12, with the 2,774th star on the Los Angeles landmark for his contributions to music.

Kravitz’s star is located at 1750 N. Vine St. in front of the historic Capitol Records building. The New York native told the audience he’s always been drawn to Hollywood, which is known for being kind of seedy.

“I used to walk these very streets because the action and the grit that I was missing in New York was right here in Hollywood,” Kravitz said. “As a teenager, I spent a lot of time walking up and down Hollywood Boulevard, seeing the names of all my idols.”

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He was joined at the ceremony by his daughter, actress Zoë Kravitz, and movie idol Denzel Washington.

Washington told the crowd he’s known Kravitz for over 30 years and they’re like family.

“He’s more than a friend, he’s more than a brother. We’re twins, we just don’t look alike,” the Oscar-winning actor said.

“God has blessed him with an unbelievable talent, but even more so with an unbelievable heart,” Washington added. “We are brothers. I love Lenny Kravitz. I love Lenny Kravitz. I love Lenny Kravitz like I’ve loved no other brother in my life.”

Zoë Kravitz called her dad “cool” and “awesome.”

The Jeffersons star Marla Gibbs also attended the ceremony and was seated in the audience.

Born in New York City in 1964, Kravitz was named after his father’s younger brother, U.S. Army Pfc. Leonard Kravitz, who was killed in the Korean War.

His family moved to Southern California when he was 10 years old after his mother, Roxie Roker, landed a role in the 1970s CBS comedy The Jeffersons.

Kravitz released his debut album, Let Love Rule, in 1989 and it was certified gold after selling more than 500,000 copies.

Over the years, he’s won four male rock vocal performance Grammy Awards for “Fly Away,” “American Woman,” “Again” and “Dig In.”

In 2023, Kravitz released the single “Road To Freedom,” which he wrote, performed, and produced for the Oscar-nominated Netflix film Rustin.

He’s appeared on screen with roles in the films The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and the Lee Daniels dramas The Butler and Precious.

He’s also among the 2024 nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Kravitz’s 12th studio album, Blue Electric Light, is set to be released on May 24.

You can watch the Lenny Kravitz star ceremony in the video below: