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House of Blues, Adam Levine

Adam Levine

November 30th, -0001

Birth Name:
Adam Noah Levine

Born:
March 18, 1979 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre:
Pop

Years Active:
'90s, '00s






Adam Levine

Biography

Maroon 5 lead vocalist and guitarist Adam Levine was born on March 18, 1979, in Los Angeles, CA. He began playing music with junior-high friends guitarist Jesse Carmichael and bassist Mickey Madden under the influence of groups like Nirvana and Pearl Jam, and after the final 1994 addition of Ryan Dusick on drums, the alternative rock band Kara's Flowers were born. The quartet scored a record deal with Reprise, released a mediocre album, and was released from its contract all in a matter of years. Following the termination of its deal, the band went on hiatus and Levine headed to New York with Carmichael to attend Five Towns College on Long Island. While there, he was exposed to a whole new music scene and absorbed new influences like hip-hop, soul, gospel, and R&B that changed Levine's whole perspective on songwriting, even altering the way in which he sang — from a deeper, grunge-inspired delivery to a higher and more expressive one. Levine and Carmichael dropped out of school after a semester and headed back to California rejuvenated and inspired to add a new groove-based element to their band's rock template. Hooking back up with the rest of the Kara's Flowers guys, Levine began writing a bunch of songs that were directly inspired by his recently failed relationship, which was imploding as the band was entering the studio to record. After adding in new guitarist James Valentine (moving Carmichael over to keyboards) and scoring a new deal with Octone Records, the newly christened Maroon 5 were officially up and running; their debut album, the aptly titled Songs About Jane, was soon completed. Released in June 2002, the album sold steadily over the next couple of years and was certified platinum by 2004. Maroon 5 scored several hit singles, won two Grammy Awards, and toured constantly in support. During their rise in popularity, the pop/rockers managed to stir up a little bit of controversy when the music video for "This Love" included scenes of Levine and his then real-life girlfriend (not Jane) engaging in simulated sex. . Maroon 5 lead vocalist and guitarist Adam Levine was born on March 18, 1979, in Los Angeles, CA. He began playing music with junior-high friends guitarist Jesse Carmichael and bassist Mickey Madden under the influence of groups like Nirvana and Pearl Jam, and after the final 1994 addition of Ryan Dusick on drums, the alternative rock band Kara's Flowers were born. The quartet scored a record deal with Reprise, released a mediocre album, and was released from its contract all in a matter of years. Following the termination of its deal, the band went on hiatus and Levine headed to New York with Carmichael to attend Five Towns College on Long Island. While there, he was exposed to a whole new music scene and absorbed new influences like hip-hop, soul, gospel, and R&B that changed Levine's whole perspective on songwriting, even altering the way in which he sang — from a deeper, grunge-inspired delivery to a higher and more expressive one. Levine and Carmichael dropped out of school after a semester and headed back to California rejuvenated and inspired to add a new groove-based element to their band's rock template. Hooking back up with the rest of the Kara's Flowers guys, Levine began writing a bunch of songs that were directly inspired by his recently failed relationship, which was imploding as the band was entering the studio to record. After adding in new guitarist James Valentine (moving Carmichael over to keyboards) and scoring a new deal with Octone Records, the newly christened Maroon 5 were officially up and running; their debut album, the aptly titled Songs About Jane, was soon completed. Released in June 2002, the album sold steadily over the next couple of years and was certified platinum by 2004. Maroon 5 scored several hit singles, won two Grammy Awards, and toured constantly in support. During their rise in popularity, the pop/rockers managed to stir up a little bit of controversy when the music video for "This Love" included scenes of Levine and his then real-life girlfriend (not Jane) engaging in simulated sex.

Top Albums

House of Blues, Adam Levine
1. House of Blu..
Keeping It Simple, Judy Philbin
2. Keeping It S..
House of Blues 2, Adam Levine
3. House of Blu..
Christmas Night, Adam Levine
4. Christmas Ni..
Somebody That I Used To Know (The Voice Performance) - Single, Christina Grimmie
5. Somebody Tha..
Let It Be (The Voice Performance) - Single, Tessanne Chin
6. Let It Be (T..
Tiny Dancer (The Voice Performance) - Single, Will Champlin
7. Tiny Dancer ..
YOLO (feat. Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar) - Single, The Lonely Island
8. YOLO (feat. ..
My Life (feat. Eminem & Adam Levine) - Single, 50 Cent
9. My Life (fea..
My Life (feat. Eminem & Adam Levine) - Single, 50 Cent
10. My Life (fea..
Yesterday (The Voice Performance) - Single, Adam Levine
11. Yesterday (T..
Man In the Mirror (The Voice Performance) - Single, Adam Levine
12. Man In the M..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Lost StarsBegin Again (Music From and..4:27$1.29
2.
No One Else Like YouBegin Again (Music From and..3:28$1.29
3.
Higher PlaceBegin Again (Music From and..3:12$1.29
4.
Lost Stars (Into the Night Mix)Begin Again (Music From and..3:38$1.29
5.
Somebody That I Used To Know (The Vo..Somebody That I Used To Kno..3:19$1.29
6.
Lost StarsBegin Again - Music From an..4:27$1.29
7.
Man In the Mirror (The Voice Perform..Man In the Mirror (The Voic..3:22$1.29
8.
Somebody That I Used To Know (The Vo..Complete Season 6 Collectio..3:19$1.29
9.
Let It Be (The Voice Performance)Let It Be (The Voice Perfor..3:36$1.29
10.
Higher PlaceBegin Again - Music From an..3:12$1.29
11.
Yesterday (The Voice Performance)Yesterday (The Voice Perfor..2:11$1.29
12.
No One Else Like YouBegin Again - Music From an..3:28$1.29
13.
Let It Be (The Voice Performance)Complete Season 5 Collectio..3:36$1.29
14.
Tiny Dancer (The Voice Performance)Complete Season 5 Collectio..3:36$1.29
15.
Tiny Dancer (The Voice Performance)Tiny Dancer (The Voice Perf..3:36$1.29
16.
God Rest Ye Merry GentlemenChristmas Night3:09$0.99
17.
O Come All Ye FaithfulChristmas Night3:27$0.99
18.
Study in B MinorChristmas Night2:18$0.99
19.
Silent NightChristmas Night4:03$0.99
20.
Over the River and Through the WoodsChristmas Night3:35$0.99
21.
GreensleevesChristmas Night3:07$0.99
22.
Christmas Is HereChristmas Night3:58$0.99
23.
First NoelChristmas Night2:40$0.99
24.
O Little Town of BethlehemChristmas Night3:03$0.99
25.
Jingle BellsChristmas Night3:41$0.99

Top Music Videos

Yolo (feat. Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar), The Lonely Island
1. Yolo (feat. A...
Yolo (feat. Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar), The Lonely Island
2. Yolo (feat. A...
My Life, 50 Cent
3. My Life
Bang Bang, K'naan & Adam Levine
4. Bang Bang
Heavy (feat. Adam Levine), PJ Morton
5. Heavy (feat. ...


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