Enny Kravitz grew up in Los Angeles. His parents had moved to the city when he was just ten years old. His mother had landed a role on the hit television series The Jeffersons. When he was young, Kravitz sang in the California Boys Choir. He later sang with the Metropolitan Opera and performed Mahler’s Third Symphony at the Hollywood Bowl. After a few years in Hollywood, Kravitz began listening to rock music. The cool style and rock ‘n roll lifestyle drew him to the genre.
After a string of singles, Kravitz began recording his first full-length album. He worked with producers Karl Denson and Henry Hirsch. Later, he hired manager Stephen Elvis Smith, who got five record labels to compete for his services. In 1989, Kravitz signed with Virgin Records. He later co-wrote and produced Madonna’s hit single “Justify My Love”. In 1991, Kravitz’s debut album “Mama Said” went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached number one in the United Kingdom.