Adam Levine Biography
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'.
Adam Levine: 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.
Adam Levine: 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'.
He made a movie appearance in 2012 on the movie 'Can a Song Save Your Life?' which stars 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.
Adam Levine: 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.
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.
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