Known For: Singer, Songwriter, Maroon 5 Lead Vocalist
Style: Sleek, Artsy, Grunge
This week's Style Crush is the seductive Adam Levine. Adam Levine is an American singer, songwriter, and musician, who has become famous as the lead singer of the popular band Maroon 5. Adam was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, attending the private Brentwood School, where he met Jesse Carmichael and Mickey Madden (two of his future bandmates). While in high school, Adam formed a band, with his friends Jesse and Mickey, called Kara's Flowers. After the release of their first (and only) record titled The Fourth World and not gaining much recognition, the band dissolved. Finishing high school, Adam and Jesse moved to New York where they attended Five Towns College to study music. Discontinuing his pursuit of further education after one semester, Adam headed back to L.A. More confident in their direction and purpose, Adam and his friends met James Valentino, a talented guitarist, whom they initiated into the band, forming Maroon 5. Maroon 5 not only gained mainstream recognition in the U.S., but it has also gained a popular following worldwide. Their first record, inspired by Adam's then failed love life, titled Songs About Jane, shot them to rock-stardom with the album hitting Billboards Top 100 with hit singles like "She Will Be Loved", "Harder to Breathe", "This Love", and "Sunday Morning." Maroon 5 has gone on to have a total of four platinum albums, including Songs About Jane, It Won't Be Soon Before Long, Hands All Over, and Overexposed. The band has won over 25 awards, including three Grammy Awards, three Billboard Music Awards, three American Music Awards, and two People's Choice Awards.
Although Adam is recognized for his musical talent, this year he has been dubbed "The Sexiest Man Alive of 2013" by People Magazine. Ladies have a weakness for bad-boy rock stars wearing skinny jeans and tattoos. Both have become Adam's trademark. His arms and chest are covered in inked artwork which you can find by simply Googling his name. In the past couple of years, Adam has branched out from being solely a musician to launching his own self-titled fragrance line, including scents for both men and women, being a judge on the The Voice, and starting his own record label, 222 Records. Also, Adam is known for his infamous playboy ways or "modelizing" (like "womenizing" but exclusively with models) as I like to call it. Adam has been linked to multiple supermodels, including a number of Victoria's Secret Angels. Reformed and in love, Adam has decided to change his ways and settle down. Adam became engaged to his VS model ladylove Behati Prinsloo this past July and can be seen cheering her on at this year's VS Runway show that airs this Tuesday, December 10, on CBS. No one can deny, the dude is talented. Expect only bigger and better in the future from Adam and congrats to the happy couple!