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Adam Levine excited for Pharrell Williams to join 'The Voice' USA

April 4th, 2014 9:20pm EDT
Adam Levine
Adam Levine can't wait for Pharrell Williams to join 'The Voice' USA.
The Maroon 5 frontman thinks the 'Happy' hitmaker, who recently confirmed he would be replacing CeeLo Green on the NBC series next season, will be a great addition to the judging panel.
The 35-year-old singer told The Hollywood Reporter: "I think he'll be a great coach. It's a different experience, so he has to get ready for the roller coaster."
The 'Love Somebody' hitmaker added: "He's so lovely -- an unbelievable talent actually."
Asked if she had any advice for the seven-time Grammy Award-winner, Shakira, who has a rot...
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Pharrell Williams joins 'The Voice' USA

March 31st, 2014 6:20pm EDT
Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams plans to have "fun" being a judge on 'The Voice' USA.
The 'Happy' hitmaker shared his excitement on Twitter after NBC confirmed that he is replacing CeeLo Green on the show's seventh season later this year.
The 40-year-old producer and singer retweeted a message from the show and wrote: "This is going to be so fun '@NBCTheVoice: Okay, we can OFFICIALLY say it! WE ARE SO #HAPPY to announce PHARRELL WILLIAMS = #NewVoiceCoach' "
Pharrell previously appeared on season four as a guest mentor alongside his good pal Usher, who is working on the current season and up until now has...
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Adam Levine won't have a bachelor party, says Carson Daly

December 21st, 2013 10:20am EST
Adam Levine
Adam Levine's "whole life has been a bachelor party", says Carson Daly.
The Maroon 5 singer is engaged to model Behati Prinsloo, but his friend has suggested he won't be having one last wild night before his wedding because it's time for him to "settle down".
Carson told E! News: "If there was a bachelor party for Adam, it would be the most - I mean, no one would know about it.
"There'll be two people, me and Adam, we'll be the only two people there.
"No, Adam's lived the life of a bachelor party. It'll never happen. His whole life has been a bachelor party, and now he's gonna settle down. ...
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Adam Levine is People's Sexiest Man Alive

November 20th, 2013 3:10am EST
Adam Levine
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine has been named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive.

The 34-year-old singer follows in the footsteps of 2012's honouree, Magic Mike star Channing Tatum, and fended off competition from fellow hunky celebrities including Justin Timberlake, David Beckham and Idris Elba.

Levine was officially handed the title during Tuesday's (19Nov13) live episode of U.S. talent show The Voice, on which he serves as a judge and mentor.

In an accompanying article in the magazine, he says, "As a musician, you have fantasies that you want to win Grammys, but I didn't really think ...
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Adam Levine crowned People's Sexiest Man Alive

November 20th, 2013 2:20am EST
Adam Levine
Adam Levine has been crowned People's Sexiest Man Alive.
The Maroon 5 frontman beat off stiff competition from the likes of 'Luther' actor Idris Elba, singer Justin Timberlake and retired soccer star David Beckham to the prestigious title, as well as more unusual entries including chat show host Jimmy Fallon.
On Tuesday night's (11.19.13) episode of 'The Voice', host Carson Daly announced Adam's big win to the studio audience, much to the singer's embarrassment.
Carson was quick to take a dig at Adam's fellow coach Blake Shelton, joking that he missed out on the title this year, while Blake...
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Adam Levine's fiancee changed view on marriage

October 29th, 2013 7:20pm EDT
Adam Levine
Adam Levine's fiancée changed his opinion on marriage.
The Maroon 5 frontman was once staunchly adamant he would never marry but he says meeting model Behati Prinsloo, to whom he got engaged in July, has made him have a change of heart.
In an interview with 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno', he quipped: "Famous last words, I'll never get married! ... I still don't necessarily think you have to get married unless you meet someone that makes you want to marry them. And then you marry them and it's wonderful."
The 34-year-old hunk proposed to Behati, 24, in July when they reunited following a ...
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Adam Levine meets future in-laws

October 20th, 2013 3:20pm EDT
Adam Levine
Adam Levine wined and dined his fiancée's parents on Saturday night (10.19.13).
The Maroon 5 frontman was spotted enjoying a meal with Behati Prinsloo and her mother, Magda, and father, Boet, at Italian eatery Mozza in Hollywood, just hours after they jetted into Los Angeles from their native Namibia.
A source told UsMagazine.com that the couple looked excited to be spending time with the 24-year-old model's family.
The Victoria's Secret beauty also tweeted earlier that day: "The Prinsloo's have arrived #BOOM #family #love"
The 'One More Night' singer, 34, proposed to the model in July, sho...
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Earth, Wind and Fire want to work with Maroon 5

October 11th, 2013 1:10am EDT
Earth
Earth, Wind & Fire want to work with Maroon 5.
The legendary 'Boogie Wonderland' funk band are big fans of the 'Moves Like Jagger' group as well as neo-soul singer Janelle Monáe, and keep up to date with all the latest musical trends through their grandchildren.
The band's Philip Bailey told BANG Showbiz: "I love Janelle Monáe and would love to collaborate with her. I'd also like to do something with Maroon 5. That would be fun.
"There are so many other people I respect too, Stevie Wonder is a wonder. For real. I like to be inspired by my fellow musicians.
"I love classical jazz but I have...
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Adam Levine's sitcom gets the green light

August 27th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Adam Levine
An autobiographical TV comedy created by Maroon 5 star Adam Levine has been picked up by network bosses at NBC in America.

The This Love singer, who is a star of the channel's The Voice, signed a one-year first-look development deal with executives earlier this year (13), and it appears his contract is about to reap rewards.

Levine and his longtime roommate Gene Hong have come up with a sitcom based on their lives together. The two old friends previously came up with an idea for a sitcom based in a karaoke bar two years ago (11) but the project didn't make it to a pilot episode.
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Adam Levine Engaged To Model Behati Prinsloo

July 16th, 2013 7:40pm EDT
Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo
Adam Levine and his model ex-girlfriend Behati Prinsloo are back together - and heading for the altar.

The Maroon 5 frontman got down on one knee in Los Angeles over the weekend (13-14Jul13) to propose to the Victoria's Secret Angel, from whom he split in May (13).

Levine's representative tells People magazine, "Adam Levine and his girlfriend Behati Prinsloo are excited to announce they are engaged to be married. The couple recently reunited and Adam proposed this weekend in Los Angeles."

The couple began dating a year ago but split at the beginning of the summer and the singer has rece...
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Adam Levine offered to launch label for aspiring singer/songwriter

June 17th, 2013 3:20am EDT
Adam Levine
Pop star Adam Levine decided to start his own record label just to work with an undiscovered singer/songwriter after becoming captivated by her voice.

The Maroon 5 frontman was introduced to Rozzi Crane's work by a friend after attending a class at the University of Southern California (USC) and he launched 222 Records early last year (12) just to help the young musician achieve her dreams - because he's convinced she is the next big thing.

He says, "Rozzi Crane is the reason I started the label. She's this incredible singer and nobody knows her yet... She is amazing... She just turned 21...
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Adam Levine turned his back on drugs after bad experience

May 21st, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Adam Levine
Pop star Adam Levine swore off drugs early on in his career after a strange experience on prescription medication Ambien.

The Maroon 5 frontman and his bandmate James Valentine mistook the sedatives for stimulants and took them while on tour, but instead of giving them a much-needed boost, the drug knocked them out cold - while they were waiting for dinner.

He says, "We had a brief experience one time with what I guess was Ambien. James Valentine and I, we didn't really know what it was... It was the first and last time we took this drug. But we were at Denny's (diner) at some shady part ...
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Taylor Swift is queen of 2013 Billboard Music Awards

May 20th, 2013 3:00am EDT
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift ruled the 2013 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (19May13), taking home eight top honours, including the prestigious Artist of the Year.

Swift, fun. and Maroon 5 all led the way heading into the Las Vegas ceremony with 11 nods each, but it quickly became clear that the night belonged to the blonde star as she dominated the prizegiving from the offset.

She entered the MGM Grand Garden Arena a six-time winner from the pre-show announcements alone, claiming accolades such as Top Country Artist, Top Country Album for Red and Top Country Song for We Are Never Ever Getting Back Toge...
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Taylor Swift is queen of 2013 Billboard Music Awards

May 19th, 2013 11:20pm EDT
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift ruled the 2013 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (19May13), taking home eight top honours, including the prestigious Artist of the Year.

Swift, fun. and Maroon 5 all led the way heading into the Las Vegas ceremony with 11 nods each, but it quickly became clear that the night belonged to the blonde star as she dominated the prizegiving from the offset.

She entered the MGM Grand Garden Arena a six-time winner from the pre-show announcements alone, claiming accolades such as Top Country Artist, Top Country Album for Red and Top Country Song for We Are Never Ever Getting Back Toge...
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Adam Levine Honored With BMI President's Award

May 15th, 2013 12:18pm EDT
Adam Levine
Tuesday was a big night for Adam Levine, as the Maroon 5 front man not only appeared on The Voice but then was honored with the BMI President's Award at the 2013 BMI Pop Awards.

The President's Award "is presented on unique occasions when an individual songwriter has distinctly and profoundly influenced the entertainment industry," according to BMI. Past recipients include Willie Nelson, Gloria Estefan, and Juanes.

"I usually have some smart-ass remark for everything, but tonight I’m speechless. I was looking forward to this night…No one appreciates it [this recognition] more than I do," ...
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Adam Levine Announces Maroon 5's 2013 North American Tour

October 22nd, 2012 12:04pm EDT
Adam Levine
Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine took to On Air with Ryan Seacrest this morning to officially announce the band's 2013 North American Tour.

The tour will begin on February 13 and take the Grammy-winning band to 31 different arenas before concluding on April 6. Stops include the band's native Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Houston, Dallas, and Atlanta.

It's a long awaited tour for North American fans of the band, who have had to wait to see them live due to Adam's commitment to filming NBC's The Voice. Though their most recent album, Overexposed, dropped this summer and they've toured in South Am...
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Maroon 5 Keeps Psy From Hitting Number One On The Pop Charts

October 18th, 2012 9:59am EDT
Psy
South Korean pop sensation Psy still can't beat Maroon 5 to number one on the pop charts. Psy has been stuck in the number two spot for four weeks.

The "Gangnam Style" star promished he'll perform his hit song topless "in a place where everyone can watch" if it hits the top of the charts, but it appears he'll be keeping his shirt on for good because Maroon 5 notched up a fifth week at number one on Wednesday with "One More Night."

Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble" debuts at three, two spots ahead of the country superstar's former number one "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,...
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Maroon 5 Staging Charity Auction For Sick Child

August 6th, 2012 1:56pm EDT
Maroon 5
Maroon 5 have offered up a string of prizes for a charity auction to raise money for a sick toddler.

The Moves Like Jagger hit-makers were moved by the plight of Zoe Feldman, who was recently diagnosed with sarcoma botryoides - malignant tumors of the muscles - and must undergo two forms of chemotherapy.

The band is now staging a sale on auction website CharityBuzz.com to help pay Feldman's medical bills, with lots including the chance to meet Maroon 5 at a concert next year and a signed guitar.

Hopefuls can also bid for the chance to come face-to-face with frontman Adam Levine at a t...
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Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Sticks At Top Of Charts For Seventh Week

July 26th, 2012 10:45am EDT
Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Rae Jepsen's summer anthem "Call Me Maybe" has scored a seventh week on top of the U.S. pop charts.

Maroon 5's "Payphone" stays put at number two on the Hot 100 for a sixth successive week.

Katy Perry's "Wide Awake," Ellie Goulding's "Lights" and former number one "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye round out the new top five.

No Doubt land the countdown's highest debut at 34 with their comeback single "Settle Down."

Canadian police are currently investigating after a hacker illegally accessed Jepsen's computer and stole "electronic property" believed to be personal pictures.
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Adam Levine Opens Up About His Mind-Bending Mushroom Experience

July 3rd, 2012 8:57am EDT
Adam Levine
Maroon 5 rocker Adam Levine is certain his experiments with hallucinogenic drugs were "valuable and beneficial," because they made him understand himself better.

The singer admits he got high using magic mushrooms in the past, and reveals the experience helped him rediscover a childlike view of the world around him.

He tells Q magazine, "I definitely, firmly believe that the experience I had on mushrooms made me understand certain things about myself that I probably wouldn't have otherwise."

"What I took away from that experience was valuable and beneficial to me. It really forced me ...
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Album Review: Maroon 5, 'Overexposed'

June 26th, 2012 9:00am EDT
Maroon 5
One has to admire the sharp wit that's evident in Maroon 5 naming their new album Overexposed. Even better, though, is that their fourth studio album reminds us of what makes them so good: reinventing themselves over and over again without a decline in quality.

If you must, categorize them as a pop-rock band, but the Los Angeles rockers have employed so many different sounds over the course of four studio albums - and successfully so - that to classify them feels like a disservice. Overexposed is another diverse outing, with the reggae-infused lead track "One More Night" sounding differe...
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Adam Levine Dating Victoria's Secret Model Behati Prinsloo

June 1st, 2012 10:41am EDT
Adam Levine
Rocker Adam Levine has gone public with his new girlfriend after they were spotted smooching in Hawaii this week, two months after he split from Russian model Anne Vyalitsyna.

The Maroon 5 star was snapped affectionately cuddling and kissing Namibian catwalk star Behati Prinsloo in the tropical island, and was later photographed again holding hands with the brunette beauty at Los Angeles' Mustard Seed Cafe on Thursday.

He split from Vyalitsyna, his girlfriend of two years, in April, but it appears the singing Lothario has already moved on.

His new romance could prompt an awkward encou...
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Adam Levine Will Never 'Go Solo'

May 19th, 2012 7:25pm EDT
Adam Levine
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine has vowed never to quit and go solo - because he can't imagine his idol Bono releasing an album without U2.

The Moves Like Jagger singer accepts his band may split one day - but he'd rather form another group than go solo.

He says, "I'll never be a solo artist... Being in a band is much more fun."

And he tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "Look at a band like U2 that has been around forever - I'm not sure how people would react to a record called Bono. I don't want to ever be that person.

"It's much cooler to be in a band with my bros."
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Maroon 5 Break Records With Digital Download Sales

April 26th, 2012 9:37am EDT
Maroon 5
Maroon 5 have made pop chart history by becoming the first band to top 490,000 digital download sales in a week.

The group's "Payphone" has come crashing into the Billboard Hot 100 at number three, challenging Aussie singer Gotye, whose "Somebody That I Used To Know" scores a second week at the top of the countdown.

The 493,000 sales logged by singer Adam Levine, his bandmates and guest Wiz Khalifa is almost 30,000 more than the Black Eyed Peas, who set the digital downloads record for groups in 2009 with Boom Boom Pow.

Flo Rida still holds the ultimate sales marker with 636,000 from the...
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Adam Levine Looks Nerdy & Beat Up On The Set Of New Music Video

April 20th, 2012 3:00pm EDT
Adam Levine payphone video
We spotted singer Adam Levine splattered in fake blood while filming action scenes for Maroon 5's new music video "Payphone" in Downtown Los Angeles yesterday.

At one point "The Voice" judge drove a classic Shelby Cobra sports car before getting into a police chase on a bridge overlooking a scenic cityscape.

The singer seemed to be having a great time on set. At one point he gave the middle finger to photographers before breaking into laughter.

Next week Cee Lo Green and Adam have difficult decisions to make. Each must each pick off two contestants from their teams.

See more photos of A...
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Big Time Rush's James Maslow Talks Big Summer Plans

April 18th, 2012 5:56am EDT
James Maslow
I'll admit it: when I hear the phrase "boy band," I'm one of those people who cringes. But I recently chatted with Big Time Rush member James Maslow, and he changed my mind a little bit.

BTR (consisting of Maslow, Kendall Schmidt, Carlos Pena, Jr. and Logan Henderson) is a boy band that was born out of the Nickelodeon TV series of the same name. In concept, their origin is reminiscent of The Monkees. Since 2009, the foursome have been acting in the half-hour musical/comedy series as well as releasing two albums. They'll be touring across the country this summer.

The group's origins migh...
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'The Voice' Performance Show: Who Was Instantly Eliminated?

April 17th, 2012 8:00am EDT
The Voice
The producers of NBC's The Voice aren't making it easy: on Monday's performance show, an "instant elimination" forced two coaches to chop two artists before America's vote.

Neither the singers nor the coaches were fans of the surprise axe. Blake Shelton remarked that if he knew who was responsible for the idea, he'd kick them - and Team Blake's Erin Willett was quick to concur.

"I'm still unhappy with it. I think that's the worst thing we've done," said Team Christina's Chris Mann after the show.

Perhaps the only one to see any merit in the idea was Adam Levine, who remarked that it at...
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'The Voice' Results Show: Which Four Artists Went Home?

April 11th, 2012 8:00am EDT
The Voice
It was decision time again on NBC's The Voice, this time for Team Adam and Team Cee Lo. Who did America save and who sung their last song Tuesday night?

For Team Adam, the bottom three were a trio of lovely ladies: Kim Yarbrough, Katrina Parker and Karla Davis. It was Katrina's heartbreaking rendition of No Doubt's "Don't Speak" that won her Adam's one reprieve.

On Team Cee Lo, facing elimination were Tony Vincent, Cheesa, and Erin Martin. Cheesa delivered a powerful version of Eric Carmen's "All By Myself" that earned her a second chance, despite Cee Lo first saying that his head was l...
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Brittany's 'The Voice' Blog: Team Adam vs. Team Cee Lo!

April 10th, 2012 8:00am EDT
The Voice
Here's the latest on and around NBC's The Voice: Team Adam went head-to-head with Team Cee Lo, and I have my thoughts plus the artists share theirs post-show!

It was another entertaining night on The Voice on Monday, but perhaps even moreso because again, putting Team Cee Lo against...well, any of the other three teams really shows how distinct Cee Lo's ideas are. While Team Adam stuck with fairly simple setups (perhaps the most production came with the giant airplane wing that Karla Davis got to sing on), Team Red Zone had guitar players on stilts for Jamar Rogers and a whole Egyptian s...
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Jennifer Love Hewitt Sorry For Admitting Celebrity Crush On Adam Levine

April 7th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jennifer Love Hewitt has apologized to rocker Adam Levine for going public about her feelings for him, but feels the singer should have at least acknowledged her compliments.

The TV star offered herself up as the Maroon 5 frontman's new girl after hearing he had split from supermodel Anne Vyalitsnya earlier this week.

During an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" she hinted that she'd like to hook up with newly-single Levine, telling the comedienne and host, "I'm just saying. Look, we would be cute."

But now Love Hewitt is backtracking after her remarks were met by a fury of press a...
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