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The Grammy Award-winning band Maroon 5 will join Big Boi and Travis Scott for the Super Bowl LIII halftime show on Feb. 3.
Here are six ways Adam Levine and Maroon 5 are connected to Utah:
- Maroon 5 performed in Utah at the Sundance Film Festival. Its performance was part of the "Mockstar" party at Harry O's in January 2003. In an interview at the time, Levine said the performance was "out of control" and that they didn't "know what to expect," according to the Deseret News.
- Maroon 5 lead guitarist James Valentine comes from a family that lives in Utah, according to the Deseret News. In fact, his parents, Robert and Shauna Valentine, met at Brigham Young University in Provo and eventually came back to work at BYU. Shauna Valentine currently works in the David O. McKay School of Education at BYU. James Valentine's older siblings also graduated from BYU. Valentine moved to California to pursue music.
- Valentine is a "regular" Deseret News reader and said his dad often forwards articles to him, according to the Deseret News.
- Levine praised a song by the Utah-based Piano Guys on Facebook. The Piano Guys' mashup "Hello/Lacrimosa" was put on Apple Music's "Best of the Week" playlist in February 2016, according to a Piano Guys tweet. Levine said the mashup was "awesome."
- Hanna Eyre, a California teen who is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was a part of Levine's team on "The Voice" in 2017. Eyre said she was "so so so thankful to be staying on #TeamAdam" in an Instagram post on March 27, 2017, before she was chosen to move on to the knockouts round.
- Two Utah connections on the same season of "The Voice" included Aaliyah Rose from Provo and Lauryn Judd from Draper. Rose was a part of Gwen Stefani's team before being stolen by Blake Shelton, and Judd was coached by Alicia Keys.