As the frontman of Grammy Award-winning recording artist Maroon 5, Levine has left an indelible mark on popular music. The primary songwriter for the band and a guitar player, Levine’s talents give Maroon 5 its signature sound. His heartfelt ballads and pop anthems have become part of the fabric of today’s pop music scene.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Levine first connected with Maroon 5 members Jesse Carmichael and Mickey Madden while attending Brentwood School in Los Angeles. The band has since gone on to have massive critical and commercial success worldwide.
Capturing the first of three Grammy Awards as Best New Artist of 2005, Maroon 5 went on to sell more than 17 million albums and its releases have gone gold and platinum in over 35 countries.
The band won over fans and critics alike with the hybrid rock/R&B sound introduced on its debut album, “Songs About Jane,” and its double platinum album, “It Won’t Be Soon Before Long,” which included hits like “Makes Me Wonder” and “If I Never See Your Face Again.” In 2010, the band released its third studio album, “Hands All Over,” which was certified platinum. The collection featured two hit singles including the Hot AC smash “Misery” and the anthemic “Moves Like Jagger,” which climbed to the No. 1 spot on the Top 40, Hot AC and Billboard Hot 100 charts. The track has also become one of the best-selling singles of all time. Following the release of the album, both “Misery” and “Moves Like Jagger” received Grammy nominations.
Maroon 5’s fourth album, “Overexposed,” quickly reinforced the group’s status as a powerhouse in popular music with all of the collection’s singles rising to the top of the charts. The third single off of the album, “Daylight,” claimed the No. 1 spot on both Top 40 and Hot AC radio charts. In the process, the band set a record for the most No. 1 songs (six in total) by a group in the Top 40 chart’s 20-year history. Most recently, Maroon 5 wrapped one of the highest grossing tours of 2013 with over $50 million in ticket sales.
The group’s latest release, V, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and features the hit singles “Maps” and “Animals,” which reached No. 1 on the Top 40 chart. Maroon 5 recently released “Sugar,” the third single from the album. In February, the band embarks on a world tour that kicks off at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX and takes them all over North America and Europe.
In addition to working with Maroon 5, Adam recently starred in the major motion picture film “Begin Again” (The Weinstein Company) from director John Carney (“Once”) alongside Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley. Adam’s 222 Records released the film soundtrack, which has received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song for the track “Lost Stars.” The song, written by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois, was performed in the film by Adam Levine himself.