With his emotionally charged vocals, confessional songwriting, and bad boy swagger, Adam Levine was a rock star personified. The charismatic rocker sang lead vocals for Maroon 5, a Southern California-based group that stormed the charts with its debut album <i>Songs About Jane</i> (2002). A heady mix of rock, pop and soul, Maroon 5's debut spawned catchy hit singles such as "Harder to Breathe" and "This Love," which helped the band earn a Grammy Award in 2005 for Best New Artist. The band went on to sell millions worldwide with subsequent album releases and sold-out concert tours. Whether he was performing on stage, starring in music videos, or being photographed on red carpets, Levine's toned and tattooed look made him a 21st century rock hero. In 2011, Levine joined the cast of "The Voice" (NBC, 2011- ) a reality competition series where a group of notable recording artists judged and mentored aspiring singers. The casting of Levine on the show was not only pitch perfect, it also proved why he was a dynamic performer and a respectable presence in modern rock music.