A great lover of music, Adam Levine began sharing his love to musical instruments when he was in his junior years at high school. There’s clear indication of his career when he started as one of the threesomes alongside his junior high school friends Mickey Madden (who worked as bassist) and Jesse Carmichael (who worked as a guitarist).
He started professionally in the mid-1990s being a member of rock band named ‘Kara’s Flowers’. Now, he is associated with the band ‘Maroon 5’.
Early Life – Parents and Siblings
Originally as Adam Noah Levine, he took birth during the year 1979 on 18th March in Los Angeles, California of United States to founder at a retail chain, Fred Levine and an admission counselor, Patsy Levine.
Adam has two siblings of his own including two brothers: Sam and Michael. His parents separated when he was just seven years old. While growing up, he used to spend weekdays with his mom whereas weekends with his dad. He has described his family having musical backgrounds and credits his mother in showing him the path of music.
He had attended Brentwood School, where his musical passion came out when he met his future band-mates, Mickey Madden and Jesse Carmichael. He became somewhat rebellious for his dream of becoming a singer when he was in school.
Career – Achievements and Contributions
Levine’s every thought were consumed by his musical passion from his young age. He began professionally in 2006 along with James Valentine, Ryan Dusick and Jesse Carmichael forming a band named ‘Kara’s Flowers’. The band performed firstly at a nightclub, Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, California. The band was spotted by Tommy Allen (an independent performer) ay beach party in Malibu.
In 1997, the band’s debut album ‘The Fourth World’ was released but despite the entire band members had high expectations, the album went to be a limited success with the sale of only 5,000 copies. Thereafter, the band split and he moved to New York for pursuing further studies. It was that time in the early 2000s when he began waking up to R&B and hip-hop thing.
He dropped out of Five Towns College located in Dix Hills, Long Island and subsequently meeting his former bandmates (Ryan Dusick and Mickey Madden), he once again began experimenting with various styles including folk and country. They added James Valentine once again in their group and started out renaming their band to ‘Maroon 5’. They have released their first album ‘Songs About Jane’ in 2002.
The album broke their expectation as the album gradually gained airplay and ultimately turned to be the sleeper hit having sales of more than 10 million copies. The album was placed at the 10th position of 2004’s best-selling albums list after a couple of years of release. In 2006, they continued their work once again and released their 2nd album ‘It Won’t Be Soon Before Long’. Amongst the singles of the band including ‘Won’t Go Home Without You’, ‘Makes Me Wonder’ & ‘If I Never See Your Face Again’ all of them were nominated to Grammy Awards while single entitled ‘Makes me Wonder’ achieved the win.
Similarly, the band’s third album ‘Hands All Over’ in 2010. The album initially didn’t meet their expectation but eventually became a moderate success. The band had collaborated with outside writer for their 4th release ‘Overexposed’. His public ubiquity in the fans heart followed thereafter.
Adam Levine Net Worth – $50 Million Dollars
Throughout his career, Adam Levine has earned the net worth of $50 million. Beyond music, he has also made several appearances in television programs. In 2007, he had appeared in 33rd season’s premiere episode of comedy show ‘Saturday Night Live’. He has endorsed Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential election.
Similarly, in 2011, he had landed the job of coach/judge on reality talent television show ‘The Voice’. His and the popularity of ‘Maroon 5’ increased more after then. He has ventured in various businesses. In 2008, collaborating with First Act for creating guitar named First Act 222. Two years after in 2010, he had launched his fashion line called ‘222’ in Las Vegas.
He was involved in several awareness campaigns like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder’. Likewise, collaborating with ID Perfumed, he has launched his first eponymous scent. He had founded a record label named ‘222 Records’ in 2012.
Talking about his personal life, this handsome hunk has awakened the feelings for him in many girls’ heart. His first official girlfriend was Anne Vyalitsyna, Victoria’s Secret model, with whom he had an affair from 2010 to 2012. Thereafter, he dated Behati Prinsloo, Victoria’s Secret’s Model from Namibia for a year from 2012 to 2013 but reconciled within shortly thereafter and engaged. The couple married in 2014.
Levine has been in stardom since the 1990s and has been moving with the same speed of popularity. In the music industry, he has established his name at the top position.
His fans can get his biographic details in the wiki.