Adam Levine

Active - 2013 - 2017  |   Born - Mar 18, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, United States  |  

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  • Saw his first concert when he was in the fifth grade—the glam-metal band Warrant.
  • Began making music with pals Jesse Carmichael and Mickey Madden while in junior high; their first gig was at a school dance.
  • Terribly shy as a child; he played with his back to the audience at his first performance.
  • With Carmichael, Madden and fellow classmate Ryan Dusick, formed Kara's Flowers, an alternative-rock group that signed with Reprise Records, released one album and then was dropped.
  • Exposed to hip-hop, gospel, R&B and soul while attending Five Towns College on Long Island with Carmichael; the music fueled the sound they found with Maroon 5. 
  • Maroon 5's 2002 album Songs About Jane took two years to reach platinum status.
  • Father Fred Levine owns the M. Frederic boutique chain in L.A.