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Levine receives a Star on the Walk of Fame

Recording artist Adam Levine poses after he was honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California on Feb 10. (AFP)

There’s that part of Adam Levine that is pure, unadulterated pop star: his band, Maroon 5, has sold more than 20 million records and nabbed three Grammy awards; he’s married to Namibian-born Victoria’s Secret supermodel Behati Prinsloo, with whom he rolls around … — he loves to be … — both smothered in blood, in the boundary-pushing music video for “Animals”; in 2013, he was crowned People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive; and in September, Prinsloo gave birth to a girl with the decidedly groovy, retro-stylish gender-neutral name, Dusty.

Levine also runs his own record label (222 Records), is entering his 12th season as a coach on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning reality-competition series juggernaut, “The Voice,” and he and producing partner David Dobkin are developing an hour-long reality pilot for NBC based on the wedding-surprise-themed video for Maroon 5’s infectiously bouncy track “Sugar,” which has logged 1.5 billion views.

The band — comprising Levine, James Valentine, Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden, Matt Flynn, PJ Morton, and Sam Farrar — is readying a studio album for release later this year and in March will wrap up its world tour, having played over 120 concerts in 30 countries. And on Feb 10, Levine will join the legions of tattooed rock stars with chiseled cheekbones and rock-hard abs that have come before him (he’s a devoted yoga buff) and receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (RTRS)

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