Maroon 5 Soars To Number One On Billboard 100: Adam Levine Gets High On ‘The Voice’
Maroon 5 proudly perches in the number one slot on the Billboard Artist 100 again. Led by Adam Levine, the group has captivated growing numbers of fans with albums and tours to take the lead. And for Maroon 5, the timing of this chart topping trip is particularly significant, reported Billboard on Sept. 18.
Although they rock for longevity, U2 and the Beatles appeared on the Billboard Artist 100 for the first time. For Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, who is always quick to compliment other artists, their position means even more as a result. He told Boomsbeat recently that the Beatles influenced his love of music from an early age.
Beyond the success of Maroon 5, Adam Levine has several more reasons to celebrate. In addition to the soaring domination of the group on the charts, Adam is ready to roll with the inevitable punches from his bromance buddy Blake Shelton on The Voice. The Maroon 5 leader gets so excited at one point during the premiere at the end of September that he decides to get high — by standing on his chair and yelling, reported People magazine on Sept. 18.
A contestant, Luke Wade, gets the Maroon 5 singer so jazzed during the season 7 premiere of The Voice that Adam Levine displays his muscle mania by hopping onto his chair.
“I wish I could be higher up!” yodeled the Maroon 5 phenom. “I want to swing from the rafters and I want to sing from the mountaintops!”
But Adam’s pal Blake Shelton was quick to scold.
“That’s because you are high right now. Sit down and let us talk,” insisted Blake.
How does Adam Levine manage to stay so energized? He’s got his Maroon 5 commitments (touring and album preparation) plus The Voice. And then there’s the addition of someone special to the formerly brash bachelor’s life. As the Inquisitr reported, the Maroon 5 frontman has a “frontwoman” since getting married to Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo.
Adam’s comments about how it feels to be married highlight what makes Maroon 5 so appealing. He’s childlike in his delight, as well as unashamed in admitting how thrilled he is about the simple pleasures of married life and referring to his wife.
“I abuse that word right now, a lot. I’ll say it for no reason. I’ll say, ‘Where is my wife?’ And she’ll be right there. Wife, wife, wife. I love that term,” the Maroon 5 singer told Ryan Seacrest recently.
But Adam carves time out for the one area of his life in addition to Maroon 5 that he’s serious about. And that’s yoga. He told Men’s Health magazine that he’s dedicated to practicing that form of mental and physical fitness.
“I have a hard time sitting still. I can be all over the map. Yoga has given me the ability to be more focused and make better decisions that come from a clear place.”
The Maroon 5 frontman has practiced yoga for more than five years. He even takes his yoga instructor on tour with him.
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