Adam Levine to Make Hosting Debut on NBC's SNL, 1/26
TVLine Reports that 'The Voice' judge Adam Levine will make his hosting debut on NBC's Saturday Night Live on January 26. The Maroon 5 frontman recently served as the show's musical guest. According to the report, Levine will be joined by hip-hop artis Kendrick Lamar as the show's musical guest.
As the front man of Grammy Award-winning recording group Maroon 5, Adam Levine has left an indelible mark on popular music. The primary songwriter for the band and a guitar player, Levine's talents give Maroon 5 their signature sound. Capturing their first of three Grammy Awards as "Best New Artist" of 2005 and going on to sell more than 17 million albums, Maroon 5's releases have gone gold and platinum in over 35 countries. Maroon 5 won over fans and critics alike with the hybrid rock/R&B sound they introduced on their debut album, "Songs About Jane," and followed it up with the double platinum album, "It Won't Be Soon Before Long," which included hits like "Makes Me Wonder" and "If I Never See Your Face Again."
In September 2010, the band released their third studio album, "Hands All Over" that also recently went platinum. The album featured two hit singles including the Hot AC SMASH "Misery" and the anthemic "Moves Like Jagger," which climbed to the No. 1 spot on the Top 40 and Hot AC charts and also claimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Both singles received GRAMMY Award nominations in the category of "Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals," marking the group's eighth Grammy nomination overall and fifth in that category. With the success of "Moves Like Jagger" on the Hot 100 chart, Maroon 5 frontman Levine became the first artist in the chart's 53-year history to reach No. 1 as part of a group and enter the Top 10 at the same time as a soloist, as he is also featured on Gym Class Heroes' "Stereo Hearts."
This summer marked the release of Maroon 5's highly anticipated fourth studio album, "Overexposed." Recorded in Los Angeles, California, the album is a rich, pop-infused collection that Levine refers to as "our most diverse and poppiest album yet." A key track on the album is the stand out lead single "Payphone," featuring Wiz Khalifa, which immediately shot straight to No. 1 on both the Top 40 and Hot AC charts.
Levine will make his small-screen acting debut on "American Horror Story" this season, and has landed a lead role in the major motion picture film, "Can a Song Save Your Life?" from director John Carney.
Levine has also collaborated with various musical acts including Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Natasha Bedingfield, Slash and K'naan. Levine has also made several appearances on television, including "Saturday Night Live," "30 Rock," "The Daily Show with John Stewart" and "Comedy Central's Night of Too Many Stars."