Adam Levine of Maroon 5 Music and News
Birthday: March 18, 1979
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Background: Adam and Maroon 5 bandmates Jesse Carmichael and Mickey Madden started playing together in junior high. They called themselves Kara’s Flowers before ultimately deciding on Maroon 5. And according to the group’s bio on Maroon5.com, the origin of the name is a secret and “aside from the five of us only Billy Joel knows its provenance (true story).”
Hosting Work: Along with Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine is a host of The Voice on NBC.
Collaborators: Levine has collaborated with Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Natasha Bedingfield, Slash and K’naan.
Genres: Alternative Rock, Punk Rock, Funk Rock, Pop Rock
Debut single: With Maroon 5 – “Harder to Breathe” (2002)
Big hits: “This Love,” “She Will be Loved,” “Makes Me Wonder,” “Sunday Morning,” “Sweetest Goodbye”
Albums: Songs About Jane (2002), It Won’t Be Soon Before Long (2007), Hands All Over (2010)
On Twitter: @adamlevine