Adam Levine Biography
Adam Noah Levine (born March 18, 1979) is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for Maroon 5. Levine began his musical career in 1994 with the band Kara’s Flowers. After The Fourth World’s financial failure, the group reunited as Maroon 5 in 2001 with James Valentine as lead guitarist. Since 2002, they’ve published six additional albums: It Won’t Be Soon Before Long (2007), Hands All Over (2010), Overexposed (2012), V (pronounced: “five”) (2014), Red Pill Blues (2017), and Jordi (2021). Levine won three Grammys with Maroon 5.
Levine coached The Voice from 2011 to 2019. His team won 1-5-9. In 2012, Levine debuted as the recurring character Leo Morrison in American Horror Story. Begin Again (2013), Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016), Fun Mom Dinner, and The Clapper starred Levine (both 2017). Levine’s fragrance collection debuted in 2013. In the same year, he teamed with Kmart and ShopYourWay.com. 222 Productions created Sugar and Songland. He also owns 222 Records. The Hollywood Reporter anticipated Levine will earn more than $35 million in 2013.
Adam Noah Levine was born in Los Angeles to Fredric and Patsy (née Noah) Levine. Levine had treatment after his parents divorced when he was 7. His mother raised him during the week and his father on weekends. Michael, Sam and Liza Levine, and Julia Bartolf Milne are his siblings. [Bibliography] Levine’s father, maternal grandpa, and maternal grandmother were Jewish. Levine is spiritual but not religious, says The Jewish Chronicle. “I felt like a lot of kids were trying to cash in,” he said of Bar Mitzvah gifts. I don’t think it’s a respectful approach to treat God, beliefs, and cultural history. Levine is the nephew of Timothy Noah and Peter Noah. Levine’s mother “started me on the path,” he says.
Simon & Garfunkel, Fleetwood Mac, and The Beatles were “a significant part of my upbringing,” he says. Levine met his future bandmates in Brentwood School. He was “a touch rebellious” and musically interested in high school. [Music] filled my every thought; I didn’t want to accomplish what they were teaching me.
Levine and Carmichael left Five Towns in 2000 and returned to L.A. They rejoined with Kara’s Flowers and recruited guitarist James Valentine, with Carmichael playing keyboards. Maroon 5’s debut album, Songs About Jane, was released in 2002. Two years later, “Harder to Breathe,” “This Love,” and “She Will Be Loved” helped the album become platinum. Levine’s music videos made him a sex icon.
In 2004, Maroon 5 won Best New Artist. In 2005 and 2007, the band won Best Pop Performance Grammys.
It Won’t Be Soon Before Long (2007) and Hands All Over (2010) followed Songs About Jane. Levine also appeared on Kanye West, Alicia Keys, and Natasha Bedingfield’s albums.
Maroon 5 returned to the charts in 2012 with their fourth studio album, Overexposed. Levine toured internationally to promote the album. V sustained the band’s success (2014). “Maps” and “Animals” were hits.
Maroon 5’s sixth album Red Pill Blues featured ASAP Rocky, Julia Michaels, and SZA. “What Lovers Do,” “Wait,” and “Girls Like You” topped the charts from the No. 2 album.