Leonard Norman Cohen (born September 21, 1934, Westmount, Quebec, Canada – died November 7, 2016, Los Angeles, California, U.S.) was a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet, and novelist.
Cohen started as a poet and novelist during the 1950s, publishing his first book of poems, Let Us Compare Mythologies (1956). His music career begins in the mid-1960s, when he became interested in the Greenwich Village folk scene. His first album, Songs of Leonard Cohen, was released in 1967.
Leonard Cohen is best known for his poetic lyrics, songs and baritone voice. Some of his notable albums are Songs of Love and Hate (1971), Death of a Ladies’ Man (1977), Various Positions (1984), I’m Your Man (1988), The Future (1992), Old Ideas (2012), and You Want It Darker (2016).
In 2008, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and he received a Grammy Award for lifetime achievement in 2010.