Adam Levine’s ‘Voice’ Exit: What the Show Has Meant for Maroon 5’s Career


On the Pop Shop Podcast, we discuss Adam Levine’s departure from “The Voice” and the impact the show had on Maroon 5’s chart career.

“For me, it was time to move on,” Adam Levine posted on Instagram as he announced his departure as a coach on NBC’s The Voice. “What an amazing ride. Thank you all so much.”

The frontman of Maroon 5 has been a coach on the long-running music reality-competition show since its debut back in the spring of 2011. He and country star Blake Shelton are the only two coaches who have been on all 16 seasons of the show so far.

On the new episode of the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast (listen below), the Pop Shop team discusses Levine’s departure as a coach on The Voice and how his role on the show has impacted the chart fortunes and overall success of his band Maroon 5.

One could divide Maroon 5’s career into pre-The Voice, and post-The Voice, truly.

In the seven and a half years between when Maroon 5 debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in August 2003 and the spring of 2011, when the first season of The Voice premiered, the band placed 11 singles on the Hot 100 chart. Of those, three hit the top 10, and one of them, “Makes Me Wonder,” reached No. 1.

Then, after The Voice, the profile of Levine and his band were raised tremendously — thanks not just to the show’s large viewing audience, but also due to Levine’s charisma and personality that was on display each week as a coach.

In the eight years since The Voice’s debut, Maroon 5 has notched 18 more Hot 100 hits, with 11 of them visiting the top 10 — and three of them reaching No. 1.

Also on the show, the Pop Shoppers dive into chart news about friend-of-the-podcast Ava Max scoring her first top 10 hit on the Hot 100 with “Sweet But Psycho,” Billie Eilish hitting a new peak on the list with “Bad Guy” climbing to No. 3, and Khalid reaching new heights with “Talk.” In addition, hosts Keith and Katie chat about the upcoming new music from Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry.

The Billboard Pop Shop Podcast is your one-stop shop for all things pop on Billboard's weekly charts. You can always count on a lively discussion about the latest pop news, fun chart stats and stories, new music, and guest interviews with music stars and folks from the world of pop. Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard's senior director of charts Keith Caulfield and deputy editor, digital Katie Atkinson every week on the podcast, which can be streamed on or downloaded in Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast provider. (Click here to listen to the previous edition of the show on