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Grammy-winning band Maroon 5's frontman Adam Noah Levine was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He is the son of Patsy (Noah), an admissions counselor, and Fredric Levine, who founded the retail chain M. Fredric. Adam's father's family is Jewish, while Adam's mother is of half Jewish (her own father) and half German and Scottish (her own mother) ancestry. His uncle, Timothy Noah, is a journalist. Adam began playing music with his junior-high friends guitarist, rather than the keyboardist (for which he is known in the band Maroon 5) Jesse Carmichael and bassist Mickey Madden. Their first gig was at a school dance and Levine was terribly shy so he played with his back to the audience. Ryan Dusick joined the band as drummer and the alternative rock band Kara's Flowers were born (1994). They released an album called "The Fourth World" (1997). Then, he headed to New York City with Carmichael to study music at Five Towns College on Long Island. While they were there, he was surrounded by new music scenes and influences which give him whole new perspective on songwriting and singing. He dropped out of school after a semester and headed back to California with Carmichael to reunite with their pals and develop their band. He began writing a bunch of songs that were inspired by his recently failed relationship. After adding in new guitarist James Valentine (moving Carmichael over to keyboards) Maroon 5 was officially born. The band released their debut album "Songs About Jane", which included international hits "This Love", "Sunday Morning" and "She Will Be Loved" (2002).  See full bio on IMDb »

Adam Levine Buys Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's Compound for $32 Million

Adam Levine
Scoops Up Ben & Jen's Compound ... For $32 Million!!!

Adam Levine just took a massive piece of property off the hands of recently divorced Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner ... plunking down $32 MILLION for their former family home. Real estate sources… READ MORE >

Travis Scott's Joining Maroon 5 for Super Bowl 53 Halftime Show in Atlanta

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Signs On with Maroon 5 for Super Bowl ... Halftime Show's Gonna Be Sicko

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- 35 days ago
Fan Arrested After Rushing Adam Levine During Maroon 5 Concert

Adam Levine
Fan Arrested ... After Rushing Stage During Maroon 5 Concert

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- 118 days ago
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If Cardi B wants her own set for the Super Bowl halftime show ... GIVE CARDI B HER OWN SET ... so says Miguel, who tells TMZ Sports she'd KILL it if given the chance. We broke the story ... the… READ MORE >

- 121 days ago
RZA Defends NFL Over Maroon 5 Pick, Adam Levine Is Dope!!

Defends NFL Over Maroon 5 Pick ... Adam Levine Is Dope!!

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- 124 days ago
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Escape to Super Conservative Idaho Town

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- 203 days ago
Adam Levine Buys $35 Million House from 'Will and Grace' Creator

Adam Levine
Buys Incredible $35 Million Estate ... From 'Will and Grace' Creator

Adam Levine is rolling in it, because TMZ has learned he just bought an amazing Beverly Hills estate from "Will and Grace" creator Max Mutchnick.  The house -- once owned by tennis great Pete… READ MORE >

- 319 days ago
Adam Levine Sells Holmby Hills Home for $18 Million Cash

Adam Levine
Even-Steven... Holmby Hills Home Sells For $18 Mil

Adam Levine suddenly has $18 mil worth o' holiday cheer after striking a sweet real estate deal. TMZ has learned Levine is in escrow on his 9,221 square foot Holmby Hills home. We're told the… READ MORE >

- 407 days ago
Adam Levine Selling Beverly Hills Bachelor Pad

Adam Levine
My Single Days are Over Selling Bachelor Pad

Adam Levine is trying to unload $35 million in real estate, because he's just put both his Beverly Hills bachelor pad and his Holmby Hills estate on the market. Adam's selling the home he lived in… READ MORE >

- 422 days ago
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