Adam Levine of Maroon 5 Music and News

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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 CeeLo Green, Blake Shelton, 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), Overexposed (2012)

On Twitter: @adamlevine

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-By Rebecca Murray

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