Adam Levine recording “Lost Stars” for the movie Begin Again, proved to be a good decision. Levine releasing the Begin Again soundtrack on his record label, 222 Records, proved to be an even better decision. “Lost Stars” has earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song this year. The Begin Again soundtrack peaked at Number 22 on the Billboard 200, and it also peaked at Number 1 on the Billboard Top Soundtracks charts.
Adam Levine is the frontman for the pop rock band Maroon 5. The band was formed in 2001, and they released their first album Songs About Jane the following year. The album reached the top 10 on the Billboard 200 charts, and it has sold over ten million copies. Songs About Jane produced three hits including “Harder to Breathe,” “This Love,” and “She Will Be Loved.” The band has since released four albums entitled It Won’t Be Soon Before Long in 2007, Hands All Over in 2010, Overexposed in 2012, and most recently, V in 2014. One of the band’s biggest songs is “Moves Like Jagger,” which was released in 2011. To date, the song has sold over 8.5 million copies. Maroon 5 has won three Grammy Awards, including the award for Best New Artist.
Adam Levine is also a judge on NBC’s reality talent show The Voice. The show has been on the air for seven seasons, and Levine has been a judge on the show since its premiere in 2011. Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, and Pharrell Williams are also judges on this year’s The Voice. Past judges for the show include Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Shakira, and Usher. Adam Levine’s other business ventures include his fragrance line, and his menswear collection, which is available at Kmart. The success of his music, film career, and business dealings reportedly earned the entertainer an estimated $35 million dollars in 2013. Levine spoke to Billboard magazine about his clothing line last year, “Honestly I think fashion has a lot to do with when you wake up that day; a reflection of where you are and what you’re going to do.” In 2014, Levine married model and Victoria’s Secret Angel, Behati Prinsloo.