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Adam Levine is an American singer-songwriter and musician, best known as the front man and guitarist for the pop rock band Maroon 5. He is also a coach on the American talent show The Voice.

  1. He was born Adam Noah Levine on March 18, 1979 in Los Angeles, California.
  2.  He is the son of Patsy (Noah), an admissions counselor, and Fredric Levine, who founded the retail chain M. Fredric.
  3. He has a brother, Michael, and a sister, Julia. He also has a little half-brother and half-sister, Sam and Liza.
  4. Adam has known Jason Segel and Jake Gyllenhaal since kindergarten.
    Source: Wikipedia
    Source: Wikipedia
  5. He had his first kiss at age 11. "Her name was Katie. She asked me to take a walk after dinner. We walked 10 feet west of the cafeteria, which felt like forever. She went in for the kiss. I was freaked out and amazed. Then it got weird, once I got comfortable and started experimenting."
  6. Levine has Jewish ancestry on both sides of his family (his father and maternal grandfather were Jewish), and considers himself Jewish, though according to The Jewish Chronicle, who interviewed Levine, he "has rejected formal religious practice for a more generalized, spiritual way of life". He chose not to have a Bar Mitzvah as a child.
  7. His uncle is journalist and author Timothy Noah.
    Source: YouTube screenshot
    Source: YouTube screenshot
  8. His musical career in 1994, when he co-founded alternative rock band Kara's Flowers, of which he was the lead vocalist and guitarist.
  9. Levine attended French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts Camp (Hancock, NY) with best friend Jesse Carmichael, guitar player of the band known at that time as Kara's Flowers.
  10. Levine says that listening to "Are You That Somebody?" by Aaliyah convinced him to pursue a more soulful sound than that of his then-band Kara's Flowers.
  11. Having met at Brentwood School in Los Angeles, the band released their first album titled The Fourth World in 1997 as high school seniors.
  12. That same year the band appeared on an episode of Beverly Hills, 90210 performing at the Peach Pit After Dark..
  13. Unfortunately, the album was unsuccessful, and its only single, "Soap Disco", failed commercially.
    Source: Wikipedia
    Source: Wikipedia
  14. Levine worked as a writer's assistant for the TV show Judging Amy before his music career took off.
  15. Levine briefly toured with Reel Big Fish while guitarist/lead singer Aaron Barrett recovered from a hand injury.
  16. After that, he moved to New York City with Carmichael to study music at Five Towns College on Long Island.
  17. During his time there, he was exposed to an entirely different music scene compared to Los Angeles which he said gave him a while new perspective on singing and songwriting.
  18. Levine says The Beatles has greatly inspired his love of music.
    Source: Wikipedia
    Source: Wikipedia
  19. He didn't last long in college and dropped out after one semester and moved back to California with Carmichael.
  20. They reunited with their friends and formed a band. Adam got deep into songwriting and used recently failed relationship as a source of inspiration. . "When we broke up, my heart was broken. I didn't have money or a job. All I had was a girl I was in love with and the dream of being a famous musician," he tells Paper magazine. "I was like, 'I need to turn this into something good or it's going to be a bad thing.'"
    Source: Wikipedia
    Source: Wikipedia
  21.  After adding in new guitarist James Valentine, Maroon 5 was officially born. The band released their debut album "Songs About Jane", which included international hits "This Love", "Sunday Morning" and "She Will Be Loved" (2002).
  22. The band has won three Grammy awards.
  23. Levine has ADHD (attention-deficit-hyperactive disorder).
  24. Levine began branching out into television in 2007, when he made a comedic appearance on Saturday Night Live. He also appeared on Comedy Central's A Night of Too Many Stars and had a cameo on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
  25. He has been linked to several ladies including Cameron Diaz, Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Simpson and Maria Sharapova. "There are two kinds of men. There are men who are f--king misogynist pigs, and then there are men who really love women, who think they're the most amazing people in the world. And that's me," he tells Details. "Maybe the reason I was promiscuous, and wanted to sleep with a lot of them, is that I love them so much."
    Source: Wikipedia
    Source: Wikipedia
  26. He met Russian-born model Anne Vyalitsyna at a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue release party and they dated for two years before calling quits in April 2012.
    Source: Sports Illustrated cover
    Source: Sports Illustrated cover
  27. In 2011, he becomes a judge on NBC's hit reality show The Voice. He is joined by Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton.
  28. He is great friends with fellow judge Blake Shelton and the two have even been said to be having a bromance. 'I love this guy. He's as much of a pain as I am!'" Levine says of Shelton, who adds, "It's just like we're sitting around the bar, making jabs at each other."
  29. Levine started dating Namibian model Behati Prinsloo in July 2012.
    Source: Wikipedia
    Source: Wikipedia
  30. Levine founded his own record label, 222 Records, in February 2012. He stated that he was inspired to start the label to sign on Rozzi Crane, an USC music student he discovered through a mutual friend. She became the first singer signed on to the label, followed by Glee actor Matthew Morrison, Mexican artist Diego Boneta and The Voice contestant Tony Lucca.
  31. Levine made his small-screen debut on FX's American Horror Story: Asylum, starring alongside Jenna Dewan-Tatum as one half of a married couple who set out on their honeymoon to explore the country's most haunted locations.
  32. He surprised Behati Prinsloo and the world after he proposed to her after a year of dating on-off in July 2013.
  33. Levine is an animal lover and has a Golden Retriever called Frankie.
  34. He was named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine in 2013.
    Source: People magazine
    Source: People magazine
  35. Levine is ambidextrous. He writes and draws with his left hand but prefers his right hand for most of other activities.
  36. His favorite musical artists are Prince and Stevie Wonder, who he calls his 'spiritual leader'.
    Source: Wikipedia
    Source: Wikipedia
  37. It's no secret he loves tattoos and has nine and counting all over his body. He has a paw print on the back of his right shoulder that says 'Frankie Girl' underneath it in honor of his pet.
  38. The "222" tattoo on his forearm represents door number of the very first studio that Maroon 5 ever recorded in.
  39. Levine also has a heart with the word mom scrolled through on a ribbon placed on his left forearm simply because he loves his mom.
    Source: Wikipedia
    Source: Wikipedia
  40. Many try to guess at Adam Levine tattoo meanings regarding this piece but few figures out what it is. The X on his left bicep is actually a Roman numeral 10. It symbolizes the 10th anniversary of his band Maroon 5.
  41. Levine is a devoted yoga student and will even bring his instructor on tour with him. "I was skeptical, to say the least. I was wary of the cliché's associated with yoga: spirituality used as a marketing tool or Eastern philosophy sold at Starbucks to disenchanted lawyers and accountants looking for meaning. What I soon realized is that yoga welcomes everyone-that's extremely appealing.
    Source: Tumblr
    Source: Tumblr
  42. How does he get ready to go on stage? "Before I go on stage I pretend that everyone loves me."
    Source: Wikipedia
    Source: Wikipedia
  43. He is a registered Democrat and a supporter of President Barack Obama.
  44. He is most comfortable nude. "I spend most of my life naked. In fact, I often have to be told by the people around me that it's inappropriate to be as naked as I am."
  45. Levine launched his perfume line in 2013 for men and women. Speaking at its launch, Levine said: "The task was to make something that I would wear. So that was a process and we finally came to a great conclusion and it smells great".
  46. Levine, whose brother Michael openly identifies as gay, is an outspoken supporter of same-sex marriage and LGBT rights.
  47. How he lives a happy life? "I'm intelligent enough to survive happily and be compassionate. If I were too smart, I would realize all the ills of the world."
  48. What does he think about coffee? "Caffeine is like a really attractive girl that has nothing to say. You get all jacked up on it and then you're left feeling hollow and empty."
    Source: Wikipedia
    Source: Wikipedia
  49. His favorite musical artists are Prince and Stevie Wonder, who he calls his 'spiritual leader'.
  50. Levine currently lives in Hollywood Hills with close friend, Gene Hong.
    Source: Tumblr
    Source: Tumblr

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