Adam Levine along with his band Maroon 5 has become a household name in the past two years thanks to the hit NBC singing competition, The Voice. But Adam is more thankful that the show has changed people’s perceptions of him. He told Details Magazine that before the show, he felt like people only knew him as a rock star singer. “I felt like people only knew me as a singer who dated pretty girls,” he explains. But now that the show is a hit, he says, “People now know that I have a brain.”
Although Adam’s Maroon 5 bandmates had mixed feelings about him taking the plunge as an individual into reality TV, he says he took the job on The Voice because the band’s album Hands All Over wasn’t doing that well. “We weren’t irrelevant, but we needed to shake things up,” he tells Details. Adam figured that since Steven Tyler had just joined American Idol he can join The Voice. “If he can get away with it, so can I,” Adam says.
Unlike some reality competition show judges, he says he “fully endorses” all similar shows, all the one’s where “you’re trying to become a singer, or even losing weight.” He says that he knew The Voice was going to be a hit right away. “The Voice is built on positivity, we started filming, I knew that America was really going to love it.”
Adam and Maroon 5 are releasing their fourth studio album, Overexposed, on June 26th. Levine calls it the bands “most diverse and poppiest album yet.” The first single from the album, “Payphone”, is already doing very well on the charts and is available now on iTunes. The band hasn’t announced a full scale tour that includes Denver or most cities in the US, but will be kicking off a Latin America tour this summer.
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