Adam Levine returns for the 16th season as a coach on the four-time Emmy Award-winning NBC hit series "The Voice."
As the frontman of Grammy Award-winning recording group 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, 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, including a Top 40 record of 11 No. 1 hits among pop groups.
Maroon 5's discography features a succession of six multi-platinum studio albums that have resulted in more than 35 million albums sold, three Grammys and 13 Grammy nominations, as well as gold and platinum certifications in more than 35 countries. In 2011, Levine was the first artist to have a No. 1 Top 40 hit with Maroon 5's "Move Like Jagger," while simultaneously having another Top 10 solo hit on the Billboard chart with "Stereo Hearts" (when he guested with Gym Class Heroes, which later went on to be No. 1). Shortly after, Levine remarkably hit No. 1 again when he was featured on "Locked Away" by R. City.
Levine and Maroon 5 released their sixth studio album, "Red Pill Blues," in late 2017 via 222/ Interscope. The debut single, "What Lovers Do" (featuring SZA), introduced the band's latest body of work with a proverbial bang, accumulating more than 663 million Spotify streams and 345 million YouTube/VEVO views. The band's previous single was the highly anticipated track "Wait," which quickly climbed the Top 40 radio chart and clocked over 134 million streams. The band's follow-up single was the highly anticipated track "Wait," which quickly climbed up the Top 40 and Hot AC radio charts and clocked over 134 million Spotify streams.
"Girls Like You" (featuring Cardi B), Maroon 5's newest hit, quickly rose to the top of the charts. The single hit No. 1 on Top 40, No. 1 on Adult Pop, No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven consecutive weeks, and reached No. 1 on iTunes and Spotify, all while accumulating over 648 million Spotify streams and over 1.7 billion YouTube/VEVO views. The single has gone on to become the longest-running song on the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 and was notably the most-watched video on VEVO in 2018. The band finished 2018 as the biggest act on U.S. radio, according to Nielsen Music. The group's songs amassed 8.58 billion audience impressions across all monitored radio stations, which included 1.95 million plays of Maroon 5's music.
Maroon 5 recently wrapped the second leg of the band's U.S. run of their world tour. They took center stage at the Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show, in the game between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams.
Outside of Maroon 5, Levine has recently broadened his entertainment resume to include both TV and film roles. Outside of "The Voice," his other TV credits include "American Horror Story: Asylum," "Family Guy" and "30 Rock."
Levine was cast in a major role in director John Carney's 2013 film "Begin Again," co-starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo. He also performed the film's theme song, "Lost Stars," which earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song. Levine later partnered with Carney again to co-write the song "Go Now," featured on the soundtrack for Carney's 2016 critically acclaimed movie "Sing Street."
Levine will executive produce NBC's upcoming music talent competition series "Songland," which focuses on discovering songwriters, alongside Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart and OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder.