The lead singer of the Grammy Award-winning band Maroon 5, which has had numerous successes that reached the top of the charts as well as gold and platinum albums, is Adam Levine. He made his television debut in 2011 as a judge and coach on the reality singing competition The Voice. The band Maroon 5 released its fourth studio album the following year, Overexposed, which included the songs “One More Night” and “Payphone.” With V, which had the singles “Maps” and “Animals,” Levine and his bandmates debuted on the charts in 2014. Three years later, Red Pill Blues, which featured the singles “What Lovers Do,” “Wait,” and “Girls Like You,” was published.
Early Life and First Band
On March 18, 1979, in Los Angeles, California, Adam Noah Levine was born. While attending the exclusive Brentwood School, he created his first band, Kara’s Flowers, with classmates Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden, and Ryan Dusick. As seniors in high school, the band published The Fourth World, their debut album, in 1997. Before disbanding, Kara’s Flowers recorded one single, “Soap Disco,” and made an appearance on a Beverly Hills 90210 episode.
To attend Five Towns College, a school for music and performing arts, Levine and Carmichael relocated from Los Angeles to Long Island, New York. Living in New York introduced the two to a whole new music culture that heavily incorporated R&B and hip-hop; Levine would later claim that his artistic perspective was greatly influenced by his time there.
In 2000, Levine and Carmichael left Five Towns and moved back to Los Angeles. There, they reconnected with the other Kara’s Flowers members and welcomed guitarist James Valentine as a new member, with Carmichael switching to the keyboards. The group later changed its name to Maroon 5 and issued its self-titled debut album in 2002. Two years later, the album achieved platinum status after steadily ascending the charts with singles like “Harder to Breathe,” “This Love,” and “She Will Be Loved.” Levine became an instant sex icon because to the music videos that accompanied the singles.
In 2004 Maroon 5 won their first Grammy for Best New Artist. In 2005 and 2007, the group will win Grammy Awards for Best Pop Performance.
Following Songs About Jane, the popular albums It Won’t Be Soon Before Long (2007) and Hands All Over (2010) were released. The latter had the number-one single “Moves Like Jagger.” Levine also achieved success by contributing to the albums of other musicians, working with well-known artists including Natasha Bedingfield, Alicia Keys, and Kanye West.
With its fourth studio album, Overexposed, which featured singles like “One More Night” and “Payphone” with Wiz Khalifa, Maroon 5 made a comeback on the charts in 2012. To promote the album, Levine and his bandmates on an international tour. The band’s subsequent release, V (2014), saw the band maintain its high level of popularity. The album included the singles “Maps” and “Animals.”
Maroon 5’s sixth studio album, Red Pill Blues, which features ASAP Rocky, Julia Michaels, and SZA, was released in 2017. The singles “What Lovers Do,” “Wait,” and “Girls Like You” topped the charts and helped the album reach No. 2 on the Billboard 200 in America.
Rappers Big Boi and Travis Scott made performances during the Super Bowl LIII halftime show, which featured Maroon 5 as the headlining act.
Television Appearances and Judge on ‘The Voice’
In 2007, Adam Levine had his first appearance on television, which was on Saturday Night Live. He also had a cameo on Jimmy Kimmel Live and appeared on Comedy Central’s A Night of Too Many Stars. Levine transitioned to a full-time TV position as a judge/coach on the reality series The Voice in 2011, and the following year he was cast in a supporting part in the show American Horror Story.
Levine began his fourth season of The Voice in 2013, joining Blake Shelton, Shakira, and newcomers Usher, who took the place of Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera as judges, in the competition. Levine launched his first perfume line, which includes items for both men and women, in the same year. Additionally, he agreed to collaborate with NBC to create fresh shows and one-off events for the network.
After 16 seasons on the well-known singing competition series, Levine’s tenure on The Voice came to a conclusion in May 2019. He thanked his other coaches, the cast of the show, and the viewers in a lengthy Instagram post, noting that it was “time to move on.”
Levine has given his time to the advancement of a number of causes in addition to singing and acting on television. These include ADD/ADHD awareness, homosexual rights, and testicular cancer (for which he posed nudely for Cosmopolitan magazine).
Levine was awarded “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine in November 2013. The Voice’s host, Carson Daly, delivered the news in real time. Levine said he practices yoga and spinning to maintain his strength and physique in an interview with the magazine.
Wife & Children
In 2010, after meeting at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue release party for that year, Levine started dating model Anne Vyalitsyna. The pair parted ways in May 2012.
Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo was asked to marry by Levine in 2013. On July 19, 2014, the pair exchanged vows in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Their first child, a baby girl named Dusty Rose, was born two years later. Gio Grace, their second child, was born in 2018.