Adam Levine
American singer
Adam Levine
Adam Noah Levine is an American singer-songwriter, musician and occasional actor best known as the front man and lead singer of American pop rock band Maroon 5. He is also a coach on the American talent show The Voice.
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Adam Levine Is 'Tripping Balls' In Maroon 5 And Future's 'Cold' Video - MTV.com
Google News - 12 days
MTV.com Adam Levine Is 'Tripping Balls' In Maroon 5 And Future's 'Cold' Video MTV.com If you've ever thought it'd be rad to party with Future, consider Maroon 5's new video your cautionary tale. Two days after dropping “Cold,” Adam Levine and Co. are back with the wild, dizzying video. It features Levine tripping on acid at Future's ... Adam Levine Is Crazy About His Daughter Dusty Rose: 'I'm So In Love With Her'Entertainment Tonight Watch Future Turn Into a Teddy Bear in Maroon 5's New “Cold” VideoPitchfork Adam Levine Gushes Over Daughter Dusty RoseSFGate Billboard -Pueblo Chieftain -Radio.com Music and Entertainment News all 78 news articles »
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PHOTOS: Adam Levine celebrates his Hollywood star with his wife and daughter
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Meet the next generation of stars.
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‘I am me because of you’: Adam Levine on his Walk of Fame star
LATimes - 17 days
Despite the cloudy weather, hundreds gathered Friday outside the Musicians Institute on Hollywood Boulevard to celebrate the unveiling of Adam Levine’s star on the Walk of Fame. The Maroon 5 lead singer, songwriter and judge on NBC’s “The Voice” received the 2,601st star on the legendary walk. The...
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‘I am me because of you’: Adam Levine on his Walk of Fame star
LATimes - 17 days
Despite the cloudy weather, hundreds gathered Friday outside the Musicians Institute on Hollywood Boulevard to celebrate the unveiling of Adam Levine’s star on the Walk of Fame. The Maroon 5 lead singer, songwriter and judge on NBC’s “The Voice” received the 2,601st star on the legendary walk. The...
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Adam Levine's Daughter Dusty Rose Steals the Show at His Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony: Pics! - Entertainment Tonight
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Entertainment Tonight Adam Levine's Daughter Dusty Rose Steals the Show at His Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony: Pics! Entertainment Tonight No surprise here -- Adam Levine and wife Behati Prinsloo's baby girl, Dusty Rose, is absolutely adorable. The 37-year-old singer received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, and his wife and daughter were in the audience during the special ... Adam Levine Joined by Wife Behati and Daughter Dusty at Walk of Fame Ceremony: 'I'm One of the Luckiest People'PEOPLE.com Adam Levine Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, With a Mini-'Roast' From Blake SheltonBillboard Gwen Stefani Makes Goo Goo Eyes At Adam Levine's Adorable Baby Daughter — PicsHollywood Life Los Angeles Times -Us Weekly -E! Online -Celebuzz all 27 news articles »
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Adam Levine will get his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
LATimes - 27 days
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The Best And Weirdest Celebrity Tattoos Of 2016
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By Megan Gustashaw for GQ. 2016 was a hell of a year and, in order to cope, folks got some intense ink. Celebrities were no exception. Micro tattoos were popular with the famous ladies of Instagram (see: Kendall Jenner's "meow" tattoo), but some celebs took things a bit farther than that. From aggressive neck tattoos to highly emotional tribute tats, nothing was left on the table. Here, some of the most daring ink choices we saw over the last twelve months. Justin Bieber’s Whole-Torso Tattoo Justin Bieber got this massive "Son of God" tattoo across his stomach in tandem with quitting Instagram and calling it "the devil". He might be going through something. Zayn Malik’s Star Wars Tribute In a highly nerdy move, Zayn Malik got a UV-light activated light saber tattooed on his middle finger by JonBoy, king of the micro tattoo. Kevin Durant’s Tupac Portrait Over the summer, the NBA all-star commemorated his move to the Golden State Warriors with this tribute to the West ...
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Stevie Wonder, Adam Levine and Pharrell Williams could join the original song race
LATimes - 3 months
When it comes to contenders for the original song Oscar, the limelight is on “Moana” and “La La Land,” both sporting multiple contenders. There is the usual array of anthems – “Try Everything” from “Zootopia,” Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling” from “Trolls,” so many others – and novelty...
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Monday's TV highlights: The CW's superhero crossover event and more
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  SERIES The Voice The top 10 singers perform, as does coach Adam Levine’s band Maroon 5. 8 p.m. NBC Supergirl This series starring Melissa Benoist as Superman’s cousin kicks off a four-night crossover event with the CW’s other superhero shows that continues on “The Flash” on Tuesday and “Arrow”...
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Lady Gaga yells at random drivers in hilarious 'Carpool Karaoke' trailer
Yahoo News - 4 months
We've got a feeling this one is going to be pretty huge. In the trailer for the latest episode of Carpool Karaoke , a sparkly Lady Gaga joins James Corden on his commute to work. SEE ALSO: Michelle Obama's Carpool Karaoke is here, wins everything They chat about the Super Bowl, throw some shapes to "Bad Romance," and Gaga even assists Corden with his journey by screaming "MOVE" out the window at some unseen road-users. Finally, there's also an intriguing costume change at the trailer's conclusion: Gaga is keeping her poker face. Image: youtube/the late late show with james corden The latest episode of Carpool Karaoke airs Tuesday. Obama burns Trump during 'Mean Tweets' on Jimmy Kimmel Live Adam Levine and Blake Shelton get super competitive in a new kind of 'Voice' battle Watch: Muay thai champ is 39 weeks pregnant, still trains like a Queen Aussie comedians give Wham! a Donald Trump do-over in parody
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Surfing legend ditches surfboard for Alaskan wilderness in stunning video
Yahoo News - 4 months
Three-time world surfing champion and occasional shark puncher, Australian legend Mick Fanning has swapped his board for a beanie for his latest project as an ambassador for conservation agency Wild Ark. Fanning was thrown into the spotlight in 2015 when while competing at the J-Bay Open in South Africa, he was attacked by a shark. Fanning wildly thrashed about in the water and punched the shark in the back before officials rushed to help. But he holds no grudge. In fact, as a Wild Ark ambassador, Mick Fanning is hoping to help save some wildlife, and precious habitats. Wild Ark want to look after rich ecosystems and identified "green belts" to ensure the wildlife that live there are afforded the best chance to thrive, while simultaneously enabling a culture for research and low-impact opportunities for humans to "reconnect with nature." Most recently, Fanning journeyed to Alaska with Wild Ark to visit one of the world's largest salmon fisheries that is under threat from mining. The re ...
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Teacher Breaks Down Why Pronouncing Students' Names Correctly Matters
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Pronunciation matters, and no one should know that better than an educator.  But Bronx-based teacher Adam Levine-Peres knows how easy it is for some teachers to fall into the habit of mispronouncing the names of their black and brown students. That’s why he made a video breaking down why name pronunciation matters.  Levine-Peres explains in the video that there are three common problems that occur when a teacher consistently mispronounces a student’s name. It creates a distrust between pupil and instructor, when teachers stop trying to learn a name it teaches students that it’s OK to give up, and it just simply goes against common courtesy.  “You wouldn’t like it if happened to you, so please learn to say their names properly,” he says towards the end of the video. “I guarantee you, it’ll go along way in the classroom. If you don’t know how to say their name, ask them. Ask them, again, and ask them to say it slower. Ask them to say it in their native language ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Adam Levine
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 36
    In June 2016, sources close to Levine stated he was considering not returning to The Voice after the murder of former contestant Christina Grimmie, citing his feelings of guilt over the singer's death and his belief that The Voice should do more to protect its current and former contestants.
    More Details Hide Details In October 2008, Levine collaborated with First Act to create the First Act 222 Guitar, which was fashioned to his specifications. The guitar was made available for purchase at Target retail stores. Two years later, he launched his own fashion line, entitled "222", at the Project Trade Show in Las Vegas. The collection is a minimalistic line of jeans, basic T-shirts and leather jackets, a style he described as "simple and pure and durable". The venture was organized in partnership with his father, Fred Levine (who operates a chain of specialty boutiques), and his cousin, Sami Cooper. In June 2011, Levine took part in an educational campaign to raise awareness of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The project, titled "Own It", was created by Shire and organized in collaboration with the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD). The project targets people who were previously diagnosed with the disorder, focusing on how it may continue into adulthood. Levine, who himself was diagnosed with it as a teenager, said, "This campaign is important to me because it can help young adults and adults realize that there's a chance they may still have ADHD if they had it as a kid". In connection to this, he wrote an article in ADDitude Magazine about his personal experience with it.
  • 2015
    Age 35
    In 2015, Adam Levine was featured on duo, R. City's, single, "Locked Away".
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  • 2013
    Age 33
    In 2013, Levine was mentioned in a hostile work environment lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court by an unnamed security guard who claimed that Universal Music Publishing Group's Santa Monica location was "infiltrated with pervasive drug use where you could smell marijuana seeping from various offices and openly used in common areas, and lounges".
    More Details Hide Details The guard claimed that when she complained about the cannabis smoke coming from one of the studios, she was told that "it's Adam Levine... if he wants to come to the lobby and do a line of cocaine on the floor, it's OK". In an official statement to The Hollywood Reporter, UMPG described the allegations as "absurd".
    In a review of the 2013 Honda Civic Tour, The Boston Globe also commented positively on his on-stage presence, which "exudes a sense of up-for-anything playfulness... combined with a rock solid work ethic and a clear love for their audiences and performing".
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    In 2013, it was announced that Levine would be entering a partnership with Sears Holdings to launch a multi-department lifestyle brand to develop apparel and accessories collections.
    More Details Hide Details The company, which owns Kmart and ShopYourWay, a shopping social platform, also included rapper Nicki Minaj in the same contract. The menswear collection was launched on October 1 that year and conducts business via 500 Kmart stores across the US, as well as online. In an official statement, Levine said: "Partnering with ShopYourWay to develop this line was an exciting opportunity for me and I am really looking forward to diving into the process of designing an apparel and accessory collection". In an interview with People, he commented further, "it was cool that they really promoted creative control. I like to be involved with process rather than just phoning it in". Levine's interest in music started at around ten years of age, when he first started playing the guitar. He found music an outlet for feelings, stating: "I picked up a guitar and that was it. I fell so madly in love with it, it's all I did". He performed his first professional gig at The Troubadour when he was twelve, but was so nervous he played with his back to the audience. Throughout his childhood, he had been influenced by the diverse groups like the Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, The Who, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, and Nirvana, and, in high school, by Bob Marley, Bill Withers, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Michael Jackson. He also incorporated elements of The Police and Prince into his music.
    In 2013, Adam Levine became a celebrity spokesperson for Proactiv, a well-known company with acne-fighting products.
    More Details Hide Details In the commercial, Adam shares details about his acne experiences in high school, and promotes Proactiv Plus.
    In 2013, Levine collaborated with ID Perfumes to create his debut eponymous scent.
    More Details Hide Details The line was launched at the Premiere Fragrance Installation in Los Angeles in February 2013. The fragrance range, consisting of scents for both for men and women, is sold through Macy's department stores in microphone-shaped bottles. 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" The fragrance garnered media attention for contradicting his tweet the previous year, in which he said that he wanted to "put an official ban on celebrity fragrances. Punishable by death from this point forward".
    In November 2013, Levine was named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive, becoming the first singer and the second non-actor (after John F. Kennedy, Jr.) to claim the title.
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    In 2013, The Hollywood Reporter estimated that Levine was paid $10–12 million for each season of The Voice.
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    In 2013, he hosted Saturday Night Live and featured alongside Kendrick Lamar on Lonely Island's digital short "YOLO", which parodies the acronym for You Only Live Once.
    More Details Hide Details His hosting was generally disliked by reviewers, who called it "mediocre" and "subpar". Since its inception in 2011, Levine has served as a contestant judge/coach on the reality talent TV show, The Voice. The winner of the first season, Javier Colon, was on his team, as was the Season 5 winner, Tessanne Chin and Season 9 winner Jordan Smith. The Voice has been credited with reviving Maroon 5's "faltering" career after the sub-par sales of Hands All Over as well as increasing Levine's popularity. According to polling firm E-Poll Market Research, awareness of Levine has nearly tripled since he joined the show. He has also been described as the "breakout" star of the series, with #TeamAdam and @AdamLevine scoring a respective 203,000 and 2.14 million Twitter mentions in the show's third season, higher than all the other coaches.
    In 2013, The Hollywood Reporter reported that "sources familiar with his many business dealings" estimated Levine would earn more than $35 million that year.
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    As an entrepreneur, Levine launched his own eponymous fragrance line in 2013.
    More Details Hide Details The same year, he collaborated with K-Mart and ShopYourWay.com to develop his menswear collection. He also owns a record label, 222 Records.
  • 2012
    Age 32
    In June 2012, Levine was cast in the musical romance-drama film Begin Again.
    More Details Hide Details The film was directed by John Carney and had Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo play the lead roles. In it, he plays Dave Kohl, Knightley's songwriting partner and former boyfriend of five years, who leaves her behind on finding success in the music industry. The film premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival to generally favorable reviews from critics.
    In January 2012, he announced that Maroon 5 had changed the location of their post-Grammy Awards show because of the "unnamed Los Angeles restaurant's backing of Proposition 8".
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    Levine began dating Namibian Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo in May 2012.They got married in July of 2014. Prinsloo gave birth to the couple's first child, a daughter, in September 2016.
    More Details Hide Details Levine practices yoga under instructor Chad Dennis and has stated that "yoga will drastically improve you in every way imaginable". He began the practice as a way to relieve his back pain and eventually replaced his weightlifting with yoga. Levine, whose brother openly identifies as gay, is an outspoken supporter of same-sex marriage and LGBT rights. In 2011, he made a video on Maroon 5's official YouTube account in support of the It Gets Better Project.
    They began a relationship which ended in April 2012.
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    Levine founded his own record label, 222 Records, in February 2012.
    More Details Hide Details 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 season 2 contestant and part of Team Adam, the singer Tony Lucca. It was reported that he was negotiating further with potential distributors, as well as organizing staff, to operate as a full-fledged record company with departments such as marketing, radio and publicity.
    He was ranked #41 on Glamour's "Sexiest Men of 2012" list.
    More Details Hide Details In 2008, he appeared on People's "Single and Sexy Men" list. He was elected TV's Most Crushworthy Male Reality Host/Judge in a poll held by Zap2it. In April 2012, Shalom Life ranked him Number 7 on its list of "Top 50 Hottest Jewish men in the world". Levine stripped naked for testicular cancer awareness for a centerfold in Cosmopolitan UK's February 2011 issue.
    In 2012, Levine appeared as a recurring character in American Horror Story: Asylum, the second season of the anthology series.
    More Details Hide Details He plays Leo Morrison, a newly-wed photographer visiting modern-day Briarcliff Manor, an insane asylum, on honeymoon with wife. Teresa, played by Jenna Dewan-Tatum. The scenes were shot around his summer touring schedule. In an interview with E!, he said of his role: "It sounded like so much fun and that's why I wanted to do it... this sounds, like, hysterical, funny, dark and cool and right up my alley". However, he admitted to not being a fan of the show nor horror genre in general, stating he didn't watch the episodes because "it's just so weird and disturbing".
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He also starred in the film Begin Again.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2008
    Age 28
    He also had a cameo on Jimmy Kimmel Live! for the night of stars and endorsed Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential Election.
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    In 2008, he performed on Comedy Central's "Night of Too Many Stars".
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  • 2007
    Age 27
    Levine has made four notable comic appearances on television. During 2007, he appeared in the 33rd season premiere of Saturday Night Live in an SNL Digital Short called Iran So Far, performing with Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen and Jake Gyllenhaal.
    More Details Hide Details Levine played himself while singing a humorous bridge to a "love song" for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
  • 2005
    Age 25
    Levine has collaborated with several musical artists. In 2005, he was featured on the song "Live Again" by hip-hop duo Ying Yang Twins.
    More Details Hide Details The same year, he appeared on Kanye West's album Late Registration, on the third single, "Heard 'Em Say", a collaboration Levine called "very pure and very easy". The song was created during an airplane flight that he and West shared, and its refrain was later used for the Maroon 5 song "Nothing Lasts Forever" from It Won't Be Soon Before Long. He also appeared on Alicia Keys' third album Alicia Keys: MTV Unplugged, as part of the cover of The Rolling Stones song "Wild Horses". Around the same time, he featured on fellow Octone Records singer K'naan's single "Bang Bang". In 2009, he recorded "Gotten", a song for Slash's first solo album Slash (2010). In February 2010, he was among approximately 80 musicians who sang on the charity-single remake of "We Are the World", called "We Are the World 25 for Haiti". In 2011, he appeared on the Gym Class Heroes song, "Stereo Hearts". He also worked with hip-hop artist 50 Cent on his song "My Life", recording the vocals almost two years before it was released as a single in 2012, which included rapper Eminem. He is also featured as a singer for his band's song "She Will Be Loved" in the music rhythm game, Band Hero.
  • 2002
    Age 22
    These songs were put into Maroon 5's debut album Songs About Jane, which was released in June 2002. The album slowly gained airplay, and eventually became a sleeper hit, selling an estimated 10 million copies and becoming the tenth best-selling album of 2004, two years after its release. In 2005, Maroon 5 won their first Grammy Award, for Best New Artist.
    More Details Hide Details The next year, they won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for the second Songs About Jane single "This Love". By 2006, the band started recording once again, and in May 2007, Maroon 5's second album It Won't Be Soon Before Long was released. Levine described the album as "a vast improvement", explaining: "I think this record is a little more self-confident and powerful lyrically". To support the album, the band performed on a "six-date club tour" in which they visited small venues in Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Miami, and New York City in early June 2007. The album and its lead, third and penultimate singles ("Makes Me Wonder", "Won't Go Home Without You" and "If I Never See Your Face Again", respectively) each received Grammy nominations, although only "Makes Me Wonder" secured a win.
    After the break up of Kara's Flowers, Levine, along with Carmichael, left Los Angeles to pursue further studies in New York. On MTV News, in 2002, he said: "That's when I started waking up to the whole hip-hop, R&B thing.
    More Details Hide Details We had friends named Chaos and Shit. It was not Brentwood High". After dropping out of Five Towns College, in Dix Hills, Long Island, New York, where he and Jesse Carmichael spent a semester, they reunited with Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick to form a band once more. They experimented with several styles, including country and folk, before deciding groove-based music would become their genre. Levine explained the need for a makeover for the band: "We were just so sick of being a typical rock 'n'roll band... I felt like I needed to look elsewhere for vocal inspiration." The band put together a demo that was rejected by several labels, before falling into the hands of Octone Records executives James Diener, Ben Berkman, and David Boxenbaum. Following Berkman's advice, the band added a fifth member, James Valentine, and was renamed Maroon 5. In an interview with HitQuarters, Berkman explained that Levine "seemed to be a very shy, shoe-gazing type... a fifth member could play the guitar to free up the singer Levine, so he could be the star I perceived him to be".
  • TEENAGE
  • 1995
    Age 15
    In September 1995, Levine, along with Mickey Madden, Jesse Carmichael, and Ryan Dusick, another Brentwood High student, formed garage band Kara's Flowers.
    More Details Hide Details The group played their first gig at the Whisky a Go Go, a nightclub in West Hollywood, California, with Levine on vocals and guitar. In 1997, the band was discovered while they were performing at a beach party in Malibu by independent producer Tommy Allen. Allen, along with his partner John DeNicola, had the band record an 11-track album. Owing to a string of industry showcases in Los Angeles, they were signed on to Reprise Records through producer Rob Cavallo. In 1997, Kara's Flowers released their first album, titled The Fourth World. That same year, the band appeared on an episode of the drama series Beverly Hills, 90210. After their graduation, the band toured in support of their debut. Despite high expectations, the album had little success, selling about 5,000 copies, and its only single, "Soap Disco", failed commercially. Finally, on Cavallo's exit from the label, Reprise decided to drop the band. Disappointed with the results of their album, the band broke up. Later, Levine would say of the experience: "Kara’s Flowers was just floating up the wall beneath the sticks. Make a record quickly, put it out. No touring base, no nothing. Just try to make it happen right out of the gate and it just doesn’t work".
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1979
    Born
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He has two uncles, journalist and author Timothy Noah and television producer and writer Peter Noah. He is also the nephew of economist Jordan Levine. 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 "starting 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."
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