Adam Noah Levine is an American singer-songwriter, musician and occasional actor best known as the lead singer of Maroon 5.
Levine was born in March 18, 1979 in Los Angeles to Fred andPatsy Levine. He formed his first band, Kara’s Flowers in 1995, while at the Brentwood School with friends Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, and the band released its first album, TheFourth World, in 1997 (while the members were seniors in high school). Kara’s Flowers released one single, “Soap Disco,” and appeared on an episode of Beverly Hills 90210 before finding successelusive and breaking up. Levine and Carmichael left Los Angeles for New York, where they were exposed to a completely different music scene. On MTV News, in 2002, Levine said, "That's when I started wakingup to the whole hip hop, R&B thing. We had friends named Chaos and shit. It was not Brentwood High.
Maroon 5 and mainstream success
During this time, Levine worked a two-week stint as a waiter atJohnny Rockets. After dropping out of Five Towns College, Levine and Jesse reunited with Mickey and Ryan, but added former Square guitarist, James Valentine in 2001. Renaming the band Maroon 5, Levineand his friends began to compile all of their newfound musical influences into their music. While Levine was working as a writer's assistant on the television show "Judging Amy", he spent timewriting the lyrics about his ex-girlfriend, Jane. Those lyrics became the album Songs About Jane.
Adam has made many featuring, among them: “Live Again” – Ying Yanh Twins, “Heard “Em Say” –Kanye West, “Wild Horses” – Alicia Keyes, “Stereo Hearts” – Gym Class
Heroes and "Gotten" – Slash. Besides, he co-wrote Natasha Beingfield’s song “Say it Again”. Adam launched his own record label“222 Records” last year.
Levine made appearances in Saturday Night Live’s “Iran So Far” and "Night of Too Many Stars" for Comedy Central. He will appear as Leo, a recurring character, in...
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