Adam Levine Looks Back on 16 Seasons of ‘The Voice’ & Becoming a “Household Name”

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For the first time in 17 seasons, Adam Levine will not be in one of the big red coach’s chairs on The Voice. While it’s hard to imagine the show without him, Adam definitely cherished his time as a coach. Recently, he looked back on his time and how he became a “household name” because of it.

Here’s what the former coach had to say about how the show completely changed his career.

Adam Levine’s Blind Audition for The Voice

Adam Looks Back on ‘The Voice‘ & Its Success

In the interview with Zane Lowe for Beats 1, Adam Levine talked about how The Voice started in “a different time.” Social media was not as prevalent, the television landscape was completely opposite from now, and Adam was not as well-known.

When the band made “Songs About Jane” and had that all going on in the early 2000’s, I think I was really young and also, it was a different time. Not everyone had a camera on them at all times and you enjoyed a certain kind of privacy.

But all that changed when he started as a coach. He went from a band’s front-man to a face and voice that everyone instantly recognized.

Being on The Voice, stuff really changed that even more. It kind of launched me into the bizarre territory of being, I guess for lack of a better phrase, a household name. So then people’s grandparents know who you are, and then you know, it’s a different thing.
Adam Levine singing “God Only Knows” with his team member, The Voice winner Jordan Smith

Adam Levine Exits ‘The Voice‘ After 16 Seasons

Through the years, Adam became a staple on The Voice, coaching in every one of the first 16 seasons. He even went on to win three times! His bro-mance with Blake Shelton earned its own ship name, Shevine.

But all good things must come to an end. In his announcement about leaving the show, Adam Levine talked about the “amazing ride” he had on The Voice. He thanks the producers, band, host Carson Daly, and his fellow coaches. He also reminisces about the show’s beginning, saying:

After the first day of shooting, I sat there, stunned. I said to myself, “There’s some magic here. Something is definitely happening.” It went on to be a life shaping experience that will be close to my heart forever.

Now, Adam is back to working on music with Maroon 5. The band recently released their newest single “Memories,” which is a stripped-down song about nostalgia and drinking. And as a producer for Songland, this definitely isn’t the last we’ll be seeing of Adam Levine.


Kyle Montplaisir
Kyle Montplaisir

Kyle Montplaisir is a contributor and host at Talent Recap. He is the lead detective for the site on 'The Masked Singer' and an encyclopedia of knowledge on 'The Voice' and 'American Idol'. A graduate of Pepperdine University, Kyle is originally from Arizona, but now lives in Los Angeles. When he isn’t watching talent shows and game shows, Kyle loves eating dessert, singing karaoke, and spending time with his wife, Hannah, and dog, Stella

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