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The Evolution of Adam Levine

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    Adam Levine is named People Magazine Sexiest Man Alive 2013! Other hunks on who made the cut are Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, and David Beckham... no surprise there.

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    Adam met his future bandmates Jesse Carmichael and Mickey Madden at school in Los Angeles.

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    In 1995, Adam formed the garage band Kara’s Flowers. The band consisted of Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden, and another schoolmate Ryan Dusick.

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    After being discovered while performing at a beach party in Malibu in 1997, Kara’s flowers were signed to Reprise Records. That same year, the band also released their first album, “The Fourth World.”

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    The album was unsuccessful and then band broke up, leading to Adam, along with Jesse, moving to New York where Adam worked as a Johnny Rockets waiter (only for two weeks).

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    Adam studied music with Jesse at Five Towns College, but dropped out.

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    He and Jesse reunited with Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick to form a band, and after putting together a demo which was rejected by several labels, they added a fifth member, guitarist James Valentine. Thus, Maroon 5 was born.

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    Maroon 5’s first album “Something About Jane,” which was released in 2002, contained songs Adam wrote about his ex-girlfriend Jane while working as a writer’s assistant on CBS’ “Judging Amy.”

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    The album went multi-platinum in a few countries and brought Adam and his band their first Grammy in 2005.

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    Adam was featured on the Ying Yang Twins’ “Live Again” in 2005.

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    In November 2005, Kanye West released his single “Heard ‘Em Say” which also featured Adam.

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    Adam co-wrote a song with Natasha Beedingfield, “Say It Again,” which he also sang background vocals for in 2006.

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    After getting back into the studio, Maroon 5’s 2nd album “It Won’t Be Soon Before Long” came out in 2007.

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    In 2008, in an interview with Rolling Stone, Adam hinted that he wasn’t sure of his future with Maroon 5. He said that there was “no consistency” in his life and that id didn’t know if he wanted to continue into his 50s and beyond like the Rolling Stones.

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    Adam made a cameo on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in support of President Obama’s re-election.

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    It’s no secret that Adam is an absolute heartthrob, and appeared on People’s “Single and Sexy Men” list.

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    Adam recorded a song called “Gotten” for Slash’s first solo album in 2009.

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    In 2009 Adam Levine was digitized as a video game character in Band Hero.

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    In 2010, Maroon 5’s third studio album “Hands All Over” was released.

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    Maroon 5 performed at the 2010 Swimsuit Issue release party, where Adam Levine met Victoria’s Secret model Anne Vyalitsyana.

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    In 2011, Adam appeared on Gym Class Heroes hit song “Stereo Hearts.”

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    The same year, singing competition show “The Voice” launched, which included Adam on the judge’s panel, along with Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, and Blake Shelton. Levine remained on the panel after Christina and Cee Lo left, and Shakira and Usher were added.

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    “Moves Like Jagger” put Maroon 5 back on the map, after moderate success with their third album, and became the 8th Best Selling Digital Single of all time in 2012.

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    Adam showed he had the “Moves Like Jagger” at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show in 2011, where he showed a little PDA with his Victoria’s Secret model girlfriend, who was featured in the show.

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    Keeping up with the success of Maroon 5, and recording more music with his band for their next album, he appeared on 50 Cent’s single “My Life,” along with Eminem.

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    In April 2012, Adam and Anne Vyalitsyna announced that they had broken up, and the next month, it was reported that Adam had started dating another Victoria’s Secret model, Behati Prinsloo.

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    In June 2012, Maroon 5 released their fourth studio album “Overexposed.”

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    Adam was included on “Glamour” Magazine’s “Sexiest Men of 2012” list.

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    Adam hosted Saturday Night Live in January 2013, and was featured in Lonely Island’s “YOLO.”

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    In March 2013, Adam and Behati split up.

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    The split didn’t last for long – in July 2013 Adam proposed to Behati. The couple is engaged to be married!

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