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Informative Speech Outline Example
Adam Levine: Childhood, Music Career, Movie and TV Career and Family
Opener: According to Billboard Magazine, this band started 20 years ago under the name Kara's Flowers.
In 2014, its members were recording their fifth studio LP: V.
The album credits 2,273 people.
Connection to the audience: Who in my audience knows the name of the front man for the band Maroon V?
Topic: I am here to discuss singer and actor Adam Levine.
Thesis (3-4 main points): I will reveal his childhood, his career, and his family.
Establish credibility: My research for this speech was found in Current Biography, Billboard, Rolling Stone, and US Weekly.”
Transition 1: First, we will explore his childhood.
I Childhood. (Main Point 1: Source: Current Biography.)
His parents are Patsy Noah and Fred Levine. Mr. Levine owned a men’s fashion boutique clothing chain in Los Angeles named M. Fredric.
When Levine was five years old, his parents divorced.
Levine inherited his love of rock music from his mother, who, he said, would sit in the car with him and listen to Beatles songs. Also, he attended his first concert with his father while he was in fifth grade. They saw the hair-metal band Warrant at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
Suffering from bad acne, Levine was a self-conscious and somewhat shy teenager, even as he pursued his musical ambitions.
Levine has cited Stevie Wonder, the Rolling Stones, U2, Prince, Talking Heads, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, and Herbie Hancock as early and major influences on his musical development.
Transition 2: Next we will explore his music career.
II Music Career. (Main Point II: Source: Rolling Stone)
A Rolling Stone article shared by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Maroon V band consists of Levine, guitarist James Valentine, bassist Mickey Madden, keyboardist PJ Morton, guitarist Sam Farrar and drummer Matt Flynn. They together hit the top spot on the Billboard charts with songs arts beginning in the mid-2000s with "This Love," "Makes Me Wonder," "She Will Be Loved" and 13 other hits.
Valentine readily admits that Levine's breakout movie and TV stardom has been an undeniable boost.
Transition 3: Next, let’s explore his movie and TV careers.
III Movie and TV Career (Main Point III: Sources: Biography Reference Bank and Rolling Stone.)
According to Biography Reference Bank, Levine joined NBC’s talent competition series The Voice in 2011 as one of the four coaches. He also sang a song that year “Moves Like Jagger,” with one of his fellow judges, Christina Aguilera.
According to two Rolling Stone articles, Adam Levine has acted in movies and TV series.
Levine made his film debut in “Begin Again.” Another Rolling Stone article reports “Begin Again” is the story of a record producer, named Dan, played by Mark Ruffalo. He meets British Greta (Kiera Knightley) who, after five years, is dumped by her cheating boyfriend. Levine plays the cheating Dave Kohl, who is a suddenly famous rock star.
Also starring in the movie as Dan’s family is music-journalist wife played Catherine Keener, who has left Dan, and their teen daughter, played Hailee Steinfeld. All of these performers have been nominated for Oscars, according to the article.
Knightly and Levine both sing several versions of the Oscar-nominated song "Lost Stars,” written by New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisbois of Archie Bunker fame.
Transition 4: Last of all, I will discuss his family.
IV Family. (Main Point IV: Sources: The Hollywood Reporter and US Weekly.)
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Levine married Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo on July 19, 2015, in a tent at Flora Farms in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, in front of 300 guests, including The Voice costar Blake Shelton, singer Stevie Nicks, and actor Jonah Hill, who officiated. The couple, who became engaged in July 2013, will honeymoon in South Africa.
According to US Weekly, the couple welcomed their first child, daughter Dusty Rose, September 21, 2016.
Maroon 5 postponed seven of the group's concerts. Levine said in a September 2, 2016, Twitter video he wanted the planned home birth to go "as smooth as possible."
Closing Restatement of topic and thesis: Today, we have discussed Adam Levine’s childhood, music career, movie and TV career, and his family.
Closing statistic or fact: Current Biography states that the previously mentioned “Moves Like Jagger” was the Maroon 5 song that topped the charts in 18 different countries and sold more than five million copies in the United States alone.
"Adam Levine." ["March 18, 1979"]. Current Biography (Bio Ref Bank), 01 Mar. 2013. EBSCOhost. Web. 16 Sept. 2017.
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Anonymous. "New Little Angel." Us. 10 Oct. 2016 eLibrary. Web. 16 Sep. 2017.
Aswad, Jem. "Maroon 5, V." Billboard. 13 Sep. 2014: 55. eLibrary. Web. 16 Sep. 2017.
Bouys, Gabriel. (FILES) In this January 17, 2007 file photo, rain falls on the Hollywood sign in Hollywood, California. Getty Images. 13 Feb. 2008. eLibrary. Web. 16 Sep. 2017.
Rodriguez, Alberto E. NBC's "The Voice" Press Conference. Getty Images. 15 Mar. 2011. eLibrary. Web. 16 Sep. 2017.
Sanchez-Gonzalez, Adrian. Maroon 5 pose in the press room with their Best Pop/Rock Duo Album award during the 2011 American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Getty Images. 20 Nov. 2011. eLibrary. Web. 16 Sep. 2017.
Specker, Francis. MOVIE-OSCARS. Adam Levine and his wife Behati Prinsloo arrive at the 87th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service. 22 Feb. 2015. eLibrary. Web. 16 Sep. 2017.
Tannenbaum, Rob. "Q&A: Adam Levine." Rolling Stone. 03 Jul. 2014: 44. eLibrary. Web. 16 Sep. 2017.
Walton, Tara. Vocalist Adam Levine of Maroon 5. The Toronto Star. 24 Aug. 2011. eLibrary. Web. 16 Sep. 2017.
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