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Adam Noah Levine (born March 18, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter and musician, widely known as the lead vocalist of pop rock band Maroon 5.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Levine began his musical career in 1994, when he co-founded alternative rock band Kara's Flowers, of which he was the lead vocalist and guitarist. After the commercial failure of their only album, The Fourth World, the band split up. Later, he reformed the band and a fifth member was added to form Maroon 5. The band released their first album, Songs About Jane, which went multi-platinum in the US. Since then, they have released three more albums, It Won't Be Soon Before Long (2007), Hands All Over (2010) and Overexposed (2012). As part of Maroon 5, he has received three Grammy Awards, two Billboard Music Awards, two American Music Awards, an MTV Video Music Award and a World Music Award.

Since 2011, Levine has served as a coach on NBC's reality talent show The Voice. The winners of the first and fifth seasons, Javier Colon and Tessanne Chin, were on his team. In 2012, he made his acting debut as a recurring character in the horror television show American Horror Story: Asylum for the series' second season. He also appeared in the film Begin Again.

As an entrepreneur, Levine launched his own eponymous fragrance line in 2013. The same year, he collaborated with Kmart and ShopYourWay.com to develop his menswear collection. He also owns a record label, 222 Records. In 2013, The Hollywood Reporter reported that "sources familiar with his many business dealings" estimated Levine would earn more than $35 million that year.

Adam Noah Levine was born in Los Angeles on March 18, 1979 to Fred Levine, the founder of retail chain M. Fredric, and Patsy (née Noah) Levine, an admissions counselor. Journalist and author Timothy Noah is his uncle. He has two brothers, Michael and Sam. Levine's parents divorced when he was seven. Growing up, he spent weekdays with his mother and weekends with his father. He underwent therapy for his parents' divorce, but called it a "waste of time" explaining that his parents could not "accept the fact that I might have been OK with it. I cried my eyes out and kicked and screamed and said, 'Why?' and all the things you do when you find out. A few days later I was fine but I still had to go to therapy".

Levine describes his family as "very musical" and credits his mother with "start[ing] me out on the path". He also attributes his mother's idols - Simon & Garfunkel, Fleetwood Mac and, most notably, The Beatles - to shaping his musical style, calling them "a huge part of my upbringing". He attended Brentwood School, where he met Jesse Carmichael and Mickey Madden, his future bandmates. He carried his musical interests to high school, where he states he was "a little rebellious. I didn't want to do the things they were teaching me ... [music] consumed my every thought."

Levine used hallucinogenic drugs in his adolescence. In an interview with Q, he said that using mushrooms "really forced me to look at myself" but added that he had never abused drugs. On Jimmy Kimmel Live!, he stated that he stopped using drugs after his first experience with prescription drug Ambien, which left him unconscious for an hour.

Levine's father and maternal grandfather are Jewish, while his maternal grandmother was Protestant. Levine considers himself Jewish, though according to his interview in The Jewish Chronicle, 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, explaining: "I felt as though a lot of kids were trying to cash in ... I just don't think it's the most respectful way to deal with God and beliefs and years and years and years of cultural heritage".
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Adam Noah Levine
Other Names
Sharky
Age
43
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$120,000,000 USD
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Musician, singer-songwriter, television music competition coach, entrepreneur, actor
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Maroon 5
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Pop rock
Alternative Rock
Neo Soul
Funk Rock
Soft Rock
Pop
Year(s) Active
1994–present
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Vocals
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keyboards
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J Records
A&M/Octone
Interscope
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222
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A&M Octone
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Verve Talent Agency
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Kmart
Bench
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11
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Frankie (Dog)
Favorite Places
Los Angeles
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