Adam Levine

Adam Levine is an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter. He is the lead singer of Grammy Award-winning band Maroon 5.

Adam was born to Jewish parents in Los Angeles, California. He showed a strong love of music at a young age, learning to play the guitar and  performing on stage at twelve years old. As a teenager at the Brentwood School, a private day school in LA, he was awkward: he says of his teen years, “I was gross, My hair was long and really ratty…[I wore] huge, oversize flannels that didn’t fit [and I had] a goatee.”

He met future band mates Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden, and Ryan Dusick at a performing arts camp while he was in junior high school. They formed the band Kara’s Flowers and released one album in 1997 — The Fourth World. They later reformed in 2001 as Maroon 5.

Maroon 5’s debut album Songs About Jane was based on lyrics written about his break-up with a former girlfriend. The second single from the album, “This Love”, won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance in 2005. Their second album It Won’t Be Soon Before Long was released in 2007 to similar success. Their latest release Hands All Over is described as “a killer hybrid of rock, pop, funk and R&B.”

Adam has had much success as a solo artist, working with artists such as Kanye West, Alicia Keys, and Slash (Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver). He has stated that he plans to leave Maroon 5 in the near future.

Adam is ambidextrous — he writes with his left hand, but uses his right hand for almost everything else. He has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a disorder characterized by hyperactivity and difficulty with attention.

He says he “loves women” and plans on getting married, despite high divorce rates and his own parents divorce when he was seven. He has been romantically linked to several celebrities, but his current girlfriend of nearly a year is Russian model Anne Vyalitsyna.

Adam lives in Hollywood Hills with his close friend, Korean-American writer and producer Gene Hong.

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8 thoughts on “Adam Levine

  1. He looks like Joseph Fiennes. lol

    I must admit, “This Love” is catchy. But I wouldn’t call myself a Maroon 5 fan.

    Adam has an interesting voice, but it’s too high for my taste.

  2. Mira,

    “He looks like Joseph Fiennes.”

    Somewhat, somewhat… He’s a bit “prettier”. They are both extremely goodlooking though.

    I like “This Love”, but it’s not my favorite Maroon 5 song. I agree that he has an interesting, yet high voice. I wouldn’t know he sounded like that just by looking at him.

  3. Jasmin, for some reason, I’m not a fan of “Sunday Morning”. But I love “Heard ‘Em Say”. Of course. 😉

  4. Somewhat, somewhat… He’s a bit “prettier”. They are both extremely goodlooking though.

    True. I used to really like Joseph, if you know what I mean. Unfortunately, he’s not good enough of an actor (imo) to make me really interested. And the moment I first saw Adam, back in 2003 or so, I was intrigued.

    I wouldn’t know he sounded like that just by looking at him.

    It’s often the case, the contrast between physical appearance and the voice (no matter if it’s a singer or an actor). The most striking (and not in a good way) actor example is Marlon Brando, imo. He looked the way he did, and he had this high voice.

    I must admit I prefer the opposite kind of a contrast: tiny frame, deep voice (Cillian Murphy?)

    But the most important thing is, Adam’s voice is unique and recognizable, and that’s always a plus.

  5. Lol @ Marlon Brando’s voice. His voice and appearance are way mismatched, but his voice is cute in a little boy kind of way.

    Right: Adam’s voice has carried Maroon 5 a long way. There’s no mistaking that voice when you hear it.

  6. He is a beautiful man, he’s so sexy and i love him! Te amo Adam Levine!!! Eres el hombre más hermoso que haya visto y siempre serás así, HERMOSO HERMOSO HERMOSO!!!!

  7. Sabdí,

    “Eres el hombre más hermoso que haya visto y siempre serás así, HERMOSO HERMOSO HERMOSO!!!!”

    Google translates…

    “You’re the most beautiful man I’ve ever seen and will always be so BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL”

    Well, what a compliment. 😀

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