You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone in the AMP Radio offices who doesn’t have a secret crush on [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Maroon 5[/lastfm] front man, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Adam Levine[/lastfm].
What’s not to love? He’s talented, good-looking, and on top of his game right now.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Maroon 5[/lastfm] has maintained a strong following ever since their album, Songs About Jane, but Adam became a full-fledged superstar after coaching his protege, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Javier Colon[/lastfm], to victory on The Voice.
During the singing competition, Adam world-premiered his band’s latest single, “Moves Like Jagger,” with a little help from fellow coach, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Christina Aguilera[/lastfm].
Even he’s surprised at how popular the song has become.
It’s so hard to have a number one hit. It happened before, which almost makes me realize even more so how much more difficult it is to achieve that. You know, it’s just not easy. The stars have to align for you.
And with all this success, it’s been an exciting summer on tour for [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Maroon 5[/lastfm].
Adam’s traveled the world, performing in Southeast Asia, Australia, and here in the States. Next month, he heads out for the European leg.
But that just wasn’t enough for the 32-year-old rock star. He has yet another hit on his hands with the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Gym Class Heroes[/lastfm] collaboration, “Stereo Hearts.”
He’s worked alongside other artists before, most notably with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kanye West[/lastfm] in “Heard ‘Em Say,” but this was the first time he’s teamed up with other songwriters.
Opening myself up to different experiences as far as writing clearly, clearly helps out. Doing that I think has really kind of revamped everything because it’s fun to do that. You gotta mix things up. You get stale if you do it the same way all the time.
Both Carson and Adam are gearing up for season 2 of The Voice, but it’s hard to ignore the other major singing competition on television right now, X Factor. And while Adam admits that no show is perfect, including his own, he has his reservations about the Simon Cowell juggernaut.
I really can’t make a statement about it because I haven’t seen it. I’ve heard it’s very circus-y and over-the top and I heard there’s a lot of laughing and people making fun of each other and things like that, which I personally don’t like.
In fact, one of the reasons Adam agreed to sign on to The Voice is because the NBC show tries to avoid that circus atmosphere.
There’s no sense in making anyone feel bad: about themselves, about what they do. It just seems like it’s kind of a nasty thing to have that energy out there because, what’s the point, you know? I don’t like watching people laugh at other people.
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Specifically, Adam had a bone to pick with X Factor‘s decision to air a contestant who exposed himself on national TV.
It’s like, come on, guys. Let’s keep it classy to some extent. You shouldn’t want to watch a show in the beginning stages when it’s silly and ridiculous and out-of-control and then lose interest once it gets serious…To me, those are cheap thrills that kind of go away.
Adam will return back to his coaching chair early next year. The second season of The Voice kicks off immediately following the Super Bowl on February 5th!
And if you just can’t get enough of the sexy singer (we don’t blame you!), listen to his full interview with Carson below:
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