5 (1998, 1999)
Created for Virgin Records America, Inc. in 1998 and

reissued with two bonus tracks in 1999.
Peaked at the 28th spot on The Billboard 200 charts in 1998

and reached the 10th spot on Billboard's
Top Internet

Albums
 in 1999.  
"Fly Away" won the 1999 Grammy Award for Best
Male Rock Vocal Performance.

        On
5, Lenny Kravitz continues to push the envelope of creativity. Defying the traditional genre

categories of pop, rock, soul and alternative,
5 provides the listener with Kravitz's most far-reaching

creation to date. Hip-Hop drum loops, Electronica textures and vintage Fender Rhodes, Hammond B-3

organ and Moog keyboard sounds interact throughout the disc, solidly backed by Kravitz's trademark

guitar sound. As usual, Lenny plays most of the instruments on the album, from drums to bass.

Delivering the goods as a songwriter and musician, Kravitz is truly a mega-talent.

        As his influences range from Led Zeppelin to Parliament, Kravitz can combine classic

songwriting with '90s sampled-based vibes.
5 is filled with standard Kravitz-type, beautifully sung, well-

crafted songs such as "If You Can't Say No", "Thinking of You" and "Can We Find a Reason." Although

Kravitz hasn't yet fully reached the vast commercial potential of his talent,
5 will appeal to music buyers

from vastly different categories. (
Muze/MTS Inc. - Tower Records)
Album Play List

1. Live 5:12 (Recommended)
Written by Lenny Kravitz
Published by Miss Bessie Music (ASCAP)/Wigged Music (BMI)
1998 Virgin Records America, Inc.

2. Supersoulfighter 4:58 (
Recommended)
Written by Lenny Kravitz
Published by Miss Bessie Music (ASCAP)
1998 Virgin Records America, Inc.

3. I Belong To You 4:17 (
Recommended)
Written by Lenny Kravitz
Published by Miss Bessie Music (ASCAP)
1998 Virgin Records America, Inc.
Peaked the following positions on Billboard's charts in 2000; # 15 on the Adult Top 40, # 71 on
The Billboard Hot 100, # 36 on the Top 40 Mainstream, and # 30 on the Top 40 Tracks.

4. Black Velveteen 4:48 (Recommended)
Written by Lenny Kravitz
Published by Miss Bessie Music (ASCAP)
1998 Virgin Records America, Inc.

5. If You Can't Say No 5:17 (
Recommended)
Written by Lenny Kravitz
Published by Miss Bessie Music (ASCAP)
1998 Virgin Records America, Inc.
Peaked at # 39 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks in 1998.

6. Thinking Of You 6:24 (Recommended)
Written by Lenny Kravitz
Published by Miss Bessie Music (ASCAP)/Venus Rising Music
1998 Virgin Records America, Inc.

7. Take Time 4:31 (
Recommended)
Written by Lenny Kravitz
Published by Miss Bessie Music (ASCAP)
1998 Virgin Records America, Inc.

8. Fly Away 3:41 (
Recommended)
Written by Lenny Kravitz
Published by Miss Bessie Music (ASCAP)
1998 Virgin Records America, Inc.
Peaked at the following positions on Billboard's charts in 1998; # 8 on the Adult Top 40, # 1 on the
Mainstream Rock Tracks, # 1 on the Modern Rock Tracks, and # 12 on The Billboard Hot 100.
Peaked at the following positions on Billboard's charts in 1999; # 1 on the Top 40 Adult
Recurrents
, # 7 on the Top 40 Mainstream, and # 9 on the Top 40 Tracks.

9. It's Your Life 5:02 (Recommended)
Written by Lenny Kravitz
Published by Miss Bessie Music (ASCAP)
1998 Virgin Records America, Inc.

10. Straight Cold Player 4:19
Written by Lenny Kravitz
Published by Miss Bessie Music (ASCAP)
1998 Virgin Records America, Inc.

11. Little Girl's Eyes 7:44 (
Recommended)
Written by Lenny Kravitz
Published by Miss Bessie Music (ASCAP)
1998 Virgin Records America, Inc.

12. You're My Flavor 3:48 (
Recommended)
Written by Lenny Kravitz
Published by Miss Bessie Music (ASCAP)
1998 Virgin Records America, Inc.

13. Can We Find A Reason 6:24 (
Recommended)
Written by Lenny Kravitz
Published by Miss Bessie Music
1998 Virgin Records America, Inc.

14. American Woman 4:21 (
Recommended)
Written by B. Cummings/M.J. Kale/G. Peterson/R.Bachman
Published by Shillelagh Music (SOCAN/BMI)
1999 Virgin Records America, Inc.
Peaked at the following positions on Billboard's charts in 1999; # 23 on the Adult Top 40, # 3 on
the
Mainstream Rock Tracks, # 7 on the Modern Rock Tracks, # 49 on The Billboard Hot 100, #
17 on the
Top 40 Mainstream, and # 24 on the Top 40 Tracks.  

15. Without You 4:47 (Recommended)
Written by Lenny Kravitz
Published by Miss Bessie Music (ASCAP)
1998 Virgin Records America, Inc.
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Shalondra
recommends
14/15 songs on
this album