The thing that I've enjoyed about my career is that it's been a gradual climb. And I think that's part of the reason why I've had longevity. I think it'd be a real nightmare to put a record out and sell 20 million copies and then after that, that's it. You know? I'm in this for the long haul. I've been making music my whole life and I'm gonna continue making it. So the rate of success has been... has been really good. It's worked out well.
I've had to work very hard, and the thing about my music is that I don't really have a category or fit into any niche, so each time I come out with a new record, it's like, I'm a new guy. It's like, the loyalty rate isn't that high. You know, I could have a big hit single, and then, put out the next single, and they say, "oh yeah, who are you?" You know. "Prove it again." So, we've had to work hard.
-from the official Lenny Kravitz website
--- from the official Lenny Kravitz website