Childhood & Early Life
Adam Noah Levine was born on March 18, 1979, in Los Angeles, California, USA. His mother Patsy Noah Levine was an admissions counselor, and his father Fred Levine owns a retail chain named ‘M. Fredric.’ His uncle Timothy Noah was a journalist and an author. He has a brother named Michael and two half-siblings, namely Sam and Liza Levine. He also has a step sister named Julia Milne Levine.
When he was only seven years old, his parents got divorced. He had to undergo therapy for hysteria when he learned about the divorce.
He joined ‘Brentwood School’ where he met Mickey Madden, Ryan Dusick, and Jesse Carmichael who would later join his band.
He attended high school, but was more interested in music than his studies. He started abusing drugs during adolescence.
After graduating from school, he went to New York and joined ‘Five Towns College,’ Long Island, but dropped out after the first semester.
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Adam Levine formed the band ‘Kara’s Flowers’ in 1994 with his schoolmates Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden, and Ryan Dusick. He then performed for the first time at a West Hollywood night club named ‘Whisky a Go Go.’
Tommy Allen, an independent producer, discovered them in 1997 when they were playing at a Malibu beach party. They joined ‘Reprise Records’ and recorded their first 11-track album with the help of Tommy Allen and John DeNicola.
In 1997, the first album titled ‘The Fourth World’ was released by ‘Kara’s Flowers.’ They played in an episode of ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ in the same year.
After dropping out of ‘Five Towns College’ in New York, he joined his previous band mates to start a band for the second time.
He came in contact with Ben Berkman, David Boxenbaum, and James Diener who worked for ‘Octone Records.’ James Valentine was inducted into the band, and its name was changed to ‘Maroon 5.’
During this period, a family friend named Barbara Hall, the producer of ‘Judging Amy’ on ‘CBS,’ helped Levine to land an assistant writer’s job.
While working for the show, he started writing songs in memory of his ex-girlfriend Jane. ‘Songs About Jane,’ which was included in the first album of ‘Maroon 5,’ released in 2002 and became an instant hit.
He was featured in a song titled ‘Live Again’ by a hip-hop duo in 2005. The same year, he sang a single titled ‘Heard ‘Em Say’ for Kayne West’s album.
The band, under Levine, had started recording their songs again by 2006. The band released their second album ‘It Won’t Be Soon Before Long’ in 2007. The same year, he appeared on TV in the show ‘Saturday Night Live.’
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In 2008, he performed in the TV show ‘Night of Too Many Stars.’ He recorded a single titled ‘Gotten’ in 2009 for the album ‘Slash.’ The same year, the band collaborated with songwriter and record producer Robert John ‘Mutt’ Lange.
He was one of the 80 musicians who sang ‘We Are The World 25 for Haiti’ in 2010.
Levine and his band released their third album ‘Hands All Over’ in 2010. The album was moderately successful.
In 2011, he came up with the single ‘Moves Like Jagger’ which was very successful and sold millions of copies in 2011 and 2012. The same year, Levine was featured in the song ‘Stereo Hearts’ by American rap rock band ‘Gym Class Heroes.’ He also started serving as a judge/coach in the reality show ‘The Voice.’
He appeared in the horror show ‘Asylum,’ and was cast in the film ‘Begin Again’ in 2012.
In 2013, he collaborated with ‘ID Perfumes’ for a line of fragrances for men and women, and partnered with ‘Sear’s Holdings’ for developing apparel and accessories for men.
The band’s next album ‘Overexposed’ released in 2012, and the band went on a world tour in 2012-2013.
‘V,’ the fifth album of the band, released in 2014. This was followed by a world tour in 2015.
In 2017, he hosted his own celebrity golf show titled ‘Teeing Off with Adam Levine’ in partnership with ‘Topgolf.’
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His band released their sixth studio album ‘Red Pill Blues’ in 2017. The album peaked at number two at ‘US Billboard 200.’ Its final single ‘Girls Like You,’ with new version featuring CardiB, peaked at number one at ‘US Billboard 100.’ The band then embarked on a world tour in 2018-19 to promote the album.
In 2018, Adam created and produced ‘Sugar,’ a reality web series based on the band’s music video of the same name. The show revolves around celebrities crashing events of unsuspecting fans.
In 2019, Adam, along with his band mates, performed at the ‘Super Bowl LIII’ halftime show in Atlanta, Georgia.