Adam Levine is an American-based singer, songwriter, musician, and busniessman. He is famous as the lead vocalist and guitarist of the Maroon 5 ( a pop rock genre).
Adam began his musical career in 1994 with the band Kara’s Flowers. After some commercial failure, the group was reformed in 2001 as Maroon 5. In 2002, the band released their debut album, Songs About Jane, which was a hit in the U.S. Later, the band released six more albums: It Won’t Be Soon Before Long, Overexposed, Hands All Over, V, Red Pill Blues, and Jordi. As part of the band “Maroon 5,” he has received multiple awards and nominations, including three Grammy Awards.
From 2011 to 2019, Adam was a coach on NBC’s reality talent show The Voice. In 2012, he made his acting debut as the character Leo Morrison in the second season of the American Horror Story television series. Adam also appeared in the films Begin Again, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, Fun Mom Dinner, and The Clapper. Further, he launched his eponymous fragrance line and collaborated with Kmart and ShopYourWay.com to develop his menswear collection. Adam also owns 222 Records (a record label) and 222 Productions (a production company), producing Songland and Sugar’s television shows.
In July 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Adam and Behati Prinsloo (his wife) collaborated with Save the Children and Ferrari to raise funds to support U.S. education programs. In 2021, the couple also founded a tequila company named Calirosa.
Adam Levine Early Life:
Adam Noah Levine was born on 18th March 1979, in Los Angeles, U.S. He is currently 43, and his nickname is Sharky.
At around ten years of age, Adam’s interest in music started while playing the guitar for the first time. Later at the age of twelve, he performed his first professional gig at The Troubadour. Adam’s musical influences included The Beatles, The Who, Nirvana, Fleetwood Mac, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Phish, Soundgarden, Bob Marley, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye, and Michael Jackson. Further, his music includes elements of The Police and Prince.
Adam Levine Family Background:
Adam was born to Fredric Levine (the founder of retail chain M. Fredric) and Patsy (née Noah) Levine (an admissions counselor). When Adam was seven, his parents and he used to spend weekdays with his mother and weekends with his father. He gives his musical credits to his mother.
Further, Adam has a brother Michael, two half-siblings named Sam and Liza Levine, and a step-sister, Julia.
Adam is also known as the nephew of Timothy Noah (journalist and author) and Peter Noah (television producer and writer)
Adam Levine Education:
Adam graduated from Brentwood School, where he met his future bandmates; Jesse Carmichael and Mickey Madden. Further, he enrolled at Five Towns College in New York for higher studies and dropped out in the first semester because he wanted to concentrate on his musical career.
Adam Levine Physical stats:
Adam stands 5′ 11¾”, weights around 77 Kg. He has an athletic build and a charming smile. Further, he has dark brown hair and beautiful hazel eye. Adam is a tattoo lover and has more than 30 tattoos.
Further, in November 2013, Adam was named in People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive, becoming the first singer and the second non-actor to claim the title. Further, he was ranked No. 41 on Glamour’s “Sexiest Men of 2012” list. In 2008, his name also appeared on People’s “Single and Sexy Men” list. And he was elected T.V.’s Most Crushworthy Male Reality Host/Judge in a poll held by Zap2it. In April 2012, Adam was ranked Number 7 on the “Top 50 Hottest Jewish men in the world” list. He was stripped naked for testicular cancer awareness in Cosmopolitan U.K.’s February 2011 issue.
Adam Levine Birth Signs:
Adam’s sun and star sign are Pisces, and his birth flower is the Daffodil. His birth sign modality & element is Mutable Water and Further Adams, his birth sign duality is Passive, and the opposite sign is Virgo.
Adam Levine’s Net worth:
Adam estimated networth is more than $40 million. This figure is based on his musical career, companies owned, endorsements, etc.
Adam Levine Relationship Status:
In May 2012, Adam began dating Behati Prinsloo (a Namibian Victoria’s Secret model). On 19th July 2014, the couple married with Jonah Hill officiating the wedding. They have two daughters, Dusty Rose (born 12th September 2016) and Gio Grace (born 15th February 2018). Recently on 7th September 2022, it was reported that they were expecting their third child.
Adam’s previous relationship includes Alexandra Burman, Jane Herman, Jessica Simpson, Maria Sharapova, Becky Ginos, Janine Habeck, Angela Bellotte, Arielle Vandenberg, Cameron Diaz, Anne Vyalitsyna, Amanda Setton, and Nina Agdal.
Adam Levine Cheated On Wife
An Instagram influencer accused Adam of having an affair while married to Behati Prinsloo. On Monday, Sumner Stroh (a model) released a TikTok video alleging that she and the singer were having an affair. She said they dated for a year, but the period was not specified. Further, Sumner also shared the Instagram D.M. screenshots that the singer had sent her.
The model claimed she was “manipulated,” her TikTok video received more than 7.5 million views in 10 hours. Adam hasn’t responded to the allegations yet. Later on Tuesday, she also posted a TikTok video clarifying that she isn’t the “victim” here. Sumner added that she was under the impression that Adam’s marriage was over.
Adam Levine Career:
Adam started his musical career through the garage band Kara’s Flowers, In February 1994, along with friends Mickey Madden, Jesse Carmichael, and Ryan Dusick. In 1995, the group performed their first gig at a nightclub named Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, California, where Adam played his part of vocals and guitar. Soon the band was discovered by independent producer Tommy Allen while performing in Malibu. Tommy and his partner John DeNicola recorded an 11-track album with the band. Due to a string of industry showcases in Los Angeles, they were signed on to Reprise Records by producer Rob Cavallo. In August 1997, they released their first album, “The Fourth World,” and were also featured on an episode of the Beverly Hills, 90210, a drama series. The album got little success and sold about 5,000 copies. Later, after Cavallo’s exit from the label, Reprise decided to drop the band. The other band members were disappointed with the results, and the band broke up.
After the band broke up, Adam, along with Jesse, Shifted to New York for higher studies, and after they dropped out a semester, both reunited with Mickey and Ryan to form a band. Several styles were experimented with, and groove-based music was finally decided to become their genre. After getting rejected by several labels, the band got the attention of Octone Records executives James Diener, David Boxenbaum, and Ben Berkman. After Ben’s advice, the band added a fifth member, James Valentine, and the band was renamed Maroon 5.
Further, during this time, Adam worked as a writer’s assistant on the CBS television show Judging Amy. While working, he wrote songs about his ex-girlfriend, which were put into Maroon 5’s debut album, Songs About Jane, released in June 2002. The album eventually became a sleeper hit, sold an estimated 10 million copies, and became the tenth best-selling album of 2004. In 2005, the band won their first Grammy Award for Best New Artist. The following year, they won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for the second single of the album, “This Love.”
In May 2007, the second album, It Won’t Be Soon Before Long, was released. In support of the album, they performed on a ten-date club tour from April to June 2007, in which they visited small venues in Europe and the United States.
The album singles “Makes Me Wonder,” “Won’t Go Home Without You,” and “If I Never See Your Face Again” each received Grammy nominations, although only “Makes Me Wonder” won the award. Further, in 2009, the band began recording in Switzerland with Robert John “Mutt” Lange (record producer and songwriter). In 2010, they released Hands All Over, its third album, The album’s single “Moves like Jagger” became a worldwide success and achieved the ninth-best-selling digital single in 2011 by selling 8.5 million copies.
The band’s next album was Overexposed, an old-fashioned disco tune. The album, including its lead single, “Payphone,” gave them their second Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album nominations. Further, in support of the album, the band conducted the Overexposed Tour from 2012 to 2013 and later extended to 2014 due to scheduling conflicts; they headlined the 2013 Honda Civic Tour, including Tony Lucca.
In 2014, the band collaborated with Ryan Tedder, Max Martin, and several others to release their fifth studio album V (Roman numeral for five). After releasing five singles from it, the band started the Maroon V Tour, which discontinued for a show in Dallas in February 2015. On 10th February 2017, Adam received a star for his contributions to the recording industry on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Adam, in his career, has collaborated with several musical artists. He was featured in several songs and singles, including “Live Again,” “Heard ‘Em Say,” “Wild Horses,” “Bang Bang,” “Painkiller,” “Locked Away,” and “Gotten.” In February 2010, Adam was among 80 musicians who sang on the charity single “We Are the World 25 for Haiti”. In 2011, he appeared in the song “Stereo Hearts.” He also worked with hip-hop artist 50 Cent on his song “My Life.”
Later, in 2013, Adam wrote a song with Swedish composer Ludwig Göransson titled “My Most Terrible Secret,” which was performed in the episode “Intro to Felt Surrogacy” by the cast of Community. In 2016, he collaborated with The Lonely Island for the song “I’m So Humble.” In April 2019, Adam, along with 29 other musical acts, was featured on the charity single “Earth.” In late 2019, he also collaborated with Joe Pesci (American actor and musician) on his third album Pesci… Still Singing, with songs like “Baby Girl” and “My Cherie Amour.”
Further, in 2020, he was featured on two songs, “Trust Nobody,” alongside rapper Lil Wayne, and “Same Guy” on the album, That’s What They All Say. Adam is also featured in the music rhythm game Band Hero as a singer for his band’s song “She Will Be Loved.” Further, he has contributed two songs for the soundtracks of films: “Lost Stars” in Begin Again and “Go Now” in Sing Street.
Adam has not left the acting industry and made four television comic appearances. In an SNL Digital Short called Iran So Far, he appeared on Saturday Night Live (in 2007). Adam performed on Comedy Central’s “Night of Too Many Stars.” He also appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Further, In 2013, he hosted Saturday Night Live and appeared alongside Kendrick Lamar on Lonely Island’s digital short “YOLO.” From 2011 to 2019, Adam was a contestant judge/coach on The Voice (a reality talent television show). The Voice has been credited with Maroon 5’s flying career after Adam’s popularity grew. The Hollywood Reporter estimated he was paid $10–12 million for each season of The Voice. In May 2019, Adam left the series after sixteen seasons and eight years.
In 2012, Adam appeared in American Horror Story: Asylum. Further, in June 2012, he was cast in the musical romance-drama film Begin Again.
In 2013, Adam started a production company named 222 Productions. The company’s first project was Sugar (2018), a YouTube Premium web television series inspired by the music video for the Maroon 5 song of the same name. The company also produced a reality competition series Songland, premiered on 28th May 2019 on NBC, where he served as executive producer. Further, the company has signed a deal with Wheelhouse Entertainment.
If we talk about Adam’s Business ventures and endorsements, In October 2008, he collaborated with First Act to design the First Act 222 Guitar, designed to his specifications. The guitar was sold via Target stores. After two years, he launched his fashion line, entitled “222”, in Las Vegas at the Project Trade Show. The collection includes basic T-shirts, jeans, and leather jackets. The venture is in partnership with his father, Fred Levine, and Sami Cooper (his cousin).
In June 2011, Adam participated in a campaign (educational-based) to raise awareness of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The project was close to him as he was diagnosed with ADHD as a teenager. Further related to this, he wrote an article in ADDitude Magazine sharing his personal experience with it.
In February 2012, Adam founded his record label, 222 Records. Later in September, he was in the Philippines to collaborate with the Bench (a clothing company), which launched the menswear collection. In January 2013, Adam announced he would partner with Sears Holdings to launch a multi-department lifestyle brand (for apparel and accessories). The company owns ShopYourWay and Kmart, a social shopping platform. Later, he became a celebrity delegate for Proactiv. In the commercial, he promoted Proactiv Plus.
Adam created his debut eponymous scent in collaboration with I.D. Perfumes. The line was launched in February 2013 at the Premiere Fragrance Installation in Los Angeles. In January 2020, He was the new Ambassador of the brand Shure.
Adam Levine Social Appearance:
Adam has a massive fan following on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter; he is more than 15M, 17M, and 7.7M followers. He has a nice collection of posts.