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Adam Levine--Biography of 'The Voice' Judge

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Adam Levine, Judge on The Voice
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Reality TV Credentials:

Adam Noah Levine (born March 18, 1979) is a judge and coach on the NBC singing competition The Voice. On The Voice Levine--like his fellow judges--selects contestants to be on his team, coaches Team Adam singers and chooses which contestants may advance through various stages of the competition.

Professional Background:

Adam Levine is the lead singer and guitarist for the Grammy Award-winning band Maroon 5. The band has been nominated for seven Grammies and won three. Their single, "Moves Like Jagger" (which features fellow Voice judge Christina Aguilera) rose to the No. 1 spot on the Top 40 and Hot AC and Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Levine was also featured on Gym Class Heroes' hit "Stereo Hearts," which allowed him to become the first artist in Billboard Hot 100's 53-year history to reach No. 1 as part of a group while simultaneously entering the Top 10 as a soloist.

Levine has collaborated with other recording artists like Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Natasha Bedingfield, Slash and K'naan.

Other Television Appearances:

With his first band Kara's Flowers (made up of many Maroon 5 members, who met as school mates) Levine appeared on Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1997.

Levine worked for a short time as a writer's assistant on the television show Judging Amy.

In 2007, Levine appeared on the 33rd season premiere of Saturday Night Live. The next year, Levine appeared on Comedy Central's Night Of Too Many Stars and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Activism:

As a teenager, Levine was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In 2011, he launched an educational campaign, Own It, to raise awareness of ADHD.

Levine's brother is openly gay, and Levine is an outspoken supporter of LGBT rights. In 2011, he made a video to support the It Gets Better Project. In January 2012, Levine announced that Maroon 5 had changed the location of their post-Grammy Awards show because of the "unnamed Los Angeles restaurant"'s support of California's anti-gay-marriage Proposition 8.

Personal Life:

Levine's ex-girlfriend Jane was the inspiration behind Maroon 5's debut album Songs About Jane.

In 2010, Levine was linked with Russian model Anne Vyalitsyna. The couple announced that they had broken up in April 2012.

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