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Adam Levine (born 18.03.1979)
Adam Levine is an American singer who is the front man of pop band Maroon 5 as well as a coach on American singing contest 'The Voice'.

Net worth: Adam Levine has a net worth of $35 million according to The Richest (2013).

Childhood: Adam Levine was born in Los Angeles. His parents are Fred and Patsy Levine. He is Jewish but chose not to have a Bat Mitzvah. He attended French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts Camp and Brentwood School where he formed his first band Kara's Flowers with best friend Jesse Carmichael. They released one unsuccessful album and even appeared in 'Beverly Hills, 90210'. He also attended Five Towns College but dropped out to form Maroon 5 with former Kara's Flowers members Jesse, Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, plus additional guitarist James Valentine.

Musical career: Adam Levine released album 'Songs About Jane' with Maroon 5 as their debut in 2002. It reached number one in the UK and was based on lyrics Levine wrote about his ex-girlfriend. Maroon 5 have since released another three albums; 'It Won't Be Soon Before Long', 'Hands All Over' and 'Overexposed'. Levine has been involved with various collaborations. He has featured on songs by the Ying Yang Twins, Kanye West, Alicia Keys and Gym Class Heroes. He co-wrote Natasha Bedingfield's song 'Say It Again' and recorded 'Gotten' for Slash's first solo album in2009. Adam Levine: Other career ventures His TV appearances include a stint on Saturday Night Live's Digital Short 'Iran So Far' in 2007, an appearance on Comedy Central's 'Night of Too Many Stars' in 2008 and as a judge and mentor on the hit TV singing show 'The Voice'. He is also set to appear on the second season of 'American Horror Story: Asylum'. In 2014, he made his acting debut in 'Begin Again' alongside Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo. In 2008, he teamed up with First Act to design the First Act 222 Guitar which became available at Target. He also launched his own record label in 2012 called 222 Records as well as a '222' perfume at Macy's in 2013.

Personal Life: Adam Levine lives in the Hollywood Hills with his friend Gene Hong. In 2010, he announced that he was dating Victoria's Secret model Anne Vyalitsyna but they later split in 2012. In 2014, Adam married Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. As part of testicular cancer awareness, he did a naked centrefold for UK Cosmopolitan in 2011. He is an avid yoga fan who enjoys Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Jivamukti, Iyengar and Anusara yoga with his instructor Chad Dennis. He was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder as a teenager and has raised awareness of the issue with a 2011 campaign.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

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Adam Levine - Maroon 5 performing live on stage at Meo Arena in Lisbon - Lisbon, Portugal - Wednesday 17th June 2015

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Adam Levine Bares All in New Video for Maroon 5's "This Summer Gonna Hurt"


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Adam Levine has been verging on music video nudity for quite a while, so the newly released clip for This Summer’s Gonna Hurt Like a Motherf***er shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone. The video dropped on Saturday night.

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Here’s the basic outline – the video shows a candid look at life on tour, through the eyes of the Maroon 5 vocalist. It gives viewers a full look at the band experience from the dressing room to backstage to the edge of the catwalk at a massive arena.

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Maroon 5 in concert

Adam Levine - Maroon 5 performing live on stage at Wembley Arena at Wembley Arena - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 26th May 2015

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Maroon 5 perform at The SSE Arena Wembley in London

Adam Levine and Maroon 5 - Maroon 5 on the first date of the UK leg of their world tour at The SSE Arena Wembley in London. at The SSE Arena London - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 26th May 2015

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Adam Levine Sugar Thrower Given Three Years Probation


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Navid Farsi, the man who struck Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine in the face with a bag of sugar this week, has been sentenced to three years of probation after pleading no contest to one charge of battery.

The singer was arriving at a studio near Hollywood Boulevard to appear ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ on Wednesday (May 6th), and was greeting fans when Farsi lobbed a bag of confectioner’s sugar at him, hitting him in the face and bursting, leaving Levine covered in white powder. He was immediately wrestled to the ground and detained until the police showed up to arrest him.

Adam LevineAdam Levine (in white shirt) was left covered in sugar after Farsi threw a bag at him

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Adam Levine Hit By 'Sugar Bomb' While Greeting Fans


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Maroon 5's hit single Sugar may have reached number 2 in the US Billboard Hot 100 earlier this year, but things turned sour for the band's frontman Adam Levine when he was hit by a 'sugar bomb' while meeting fans outside a TV studio in Los Angeles, California.

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The pop-rock group had been appearing on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on Wednesday evening (May 6), and while signing autographs for fans after the show, Levine, 36, was suddenly hit by heaps of powdered sugar thrown at him by someone in the crowd, CNN reports.

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Adam Levine on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Adam Levine - Adam Levine is in Hollywood for an appearance and concert on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at Jimmy Kimmel Studio - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 6th May 2015

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Maroon 5 arrive at Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Adam Levine - Maroon 5 band members arrive at Jimmy Kimmel Live! - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 6th May 2015

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Adam Levine Opens Up About Performing 'Lost Stars' At The Oscars: "It's Just So Far Removed From What I Do"


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Last month it was confirmed that Adam Levine, the frontman for Maroon 5 and a coach of 'The Voice,' will perform the best original Oscar-nominated song 'Lost Stars' at the 87th Academy Awards on February 22nd, and he cannot wait.

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Levine will perform 'Lost Stars' at the Oscars

Although the 35-year-old singer has had a hugely successful music career, singing at the prestigious award ceremony may be his biggest achievement yet, especially since he even thinks this "might be even better than being nominated!"

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Critics of "The Voice's" Star-Making Power Are Missing the Point, Says Pharrell


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The Voice has taken more than a couple hits of criticism recently: it’s dull, it’s repetitive, it just can’t keep up in the ratings race. One of the biggest is that so far, NBC’s answer to American Idol has failed to produce launch a lasting career in music for any of its winners. But here’s what  Pharrell Williams, now in his second season as a panellist on the popular (sort of) format had to say to the critics – aka a group of journalists at the show’s Season 8 press conference.

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After just one season on the show, Pharrell is done with the criticism.

“I don’t understand why we have these interviews, and people ask the same question every time,” Williams said via The Wrap. And that wasn’t where the rant ended.

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Craig Wayne Boyd Wins 'The Voice's' Seventh Season For Mentor Blake Shelton


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And the winner of The Voice is… Craig Wayne Boyd! Yes the country singing father has been crowned the winner of the talent show’s seventh season, beating favourite Matt McAndrew. Boyd’s win also means victory for his mentor, Blake Shelton who triumphed on Tuesday night despite rival Adam Levine having three acts in the final.

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In the grand finale, broadcast on Tuesday (December 16th) on ABC, the four remaining acts, Boyd, McAndrew, Chris Jamison and Damien Lawson battled it out for the lucrative recording contract.

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Xtina Is Back On The Voice USA!


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Christina Aguilera is back in the red, swivelling chair of The Voice, USA. The platinum pop diva will be back for the eighth season, starting in early 2015, making the new line-up look suspiciously similar to the programme’s initial foursome.

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Christina has announced she'll be back on The Voice USA for its eighth season

Xtina was part of the originals with Maroon 5 star Adam Levine, country singer Blake Shelton and singer-songwriter CeeLo Green: the quartet that steered the show for the first three seasons. Shakira and Usher took on the coaching roles in season four before the Genie in a Bottle singer returned with CeeLo for season five.

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Pharrell Won Some Awesome Contestants For His Team On The Voice. Also Our Hearts.


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It’s settled, Pharrell Williams is the best The Voice judge. Sorry, everyone else, your efforts were valiant, but the contest is now closed. Pharrell won us all over with his efforts to win contestants for his team. He did everything from drawing to dropping down to his knees to throwing out some expert sales pitches.

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The puppy dog eyes never fail.

Straight off the bat, he tried to woo Katriz Trinidad, a 15-year-old musical powerhouse from San Diego. “I never thought that I would find something I usually look for for my own label," he said convincingly. "I have been dreaming about an artist like you for my entire career.”

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The Five Best Songs From Maroon 5's 'V'


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Whether on the television or in your speakerbox, Adam Levine is pretty much everywhere. He’s been a coach on the singing competition show The Voice for years, and his band Maroon 5 only seems to be getting bigger - but with their new album, V, does it give them the firepower needed in order to create another ‘Moves Like Jagger’?

Adam Levine LiveMaroon 5 released their new album, V, on September 2

‘Jagger,’ released in 2011, is far and away Maroon 5’s biggest hit to date, and it’s clear that the group has been trying to find the magic to make an equally successful part two ever since. For the most part, they’ve gotten close, but it just hasn’t been enough. ‘Jagger’ reached number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 and the Mainstream Top 40, with sales that have accumulated over six million units. Who wouldn’t want to re-create those numbers?! Maroon 5’s 2012 record, Overexposed, took the band into a brand new pop-heavy realm that relied strictly on those ‘Jagger’ like tunes, but they always fell short. ‘Payphone’ was the album’s lead single and peaked at number two, while ‘One More Night’ only lasted a little while at number one.

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Adam Levine

Date of birth

18th March, 1979

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

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