March 27, 2014 06:00 AM by Cailyn Cox
We love The Voice, but we can’t lie sometimes we just tune in to ogle over the hotness of the male judges. There are plenty of things to love about Usher and Adam Levine, not only were they blessed with their godlike physical appearances, they’re also extremely talented musicians. However, we want to know from you, who’s hotter?
Adam Noah Levine was born on March 18, 1979 and hails from Los Angeles, California. The American heartthrob realized his passion for music at an early age and formed his first band, Kara’s Flowers, whilst still in school. The band enjoyed brief recognition before they decided to part ways but that did not stop Levine! Three years later the Kara’s Flowers band members reformed, to bring us one of the greatest bands of the decade — Maroon 5.
Yet apart from music and TV appearances, Levine has causes that are dear to his heart and is an advocate of gay rights as well as a proud supporter of several important causes such as testicular cancer and awareness for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Usher Terry Raymond IV was born on October 14, 1978, in Chattanooga, Tennessee and he was destined for fame from a very young age. Usher began singing in his church’s choir at just six years old. Can you imagine how adorable he must have been? Several years later he moved with his mother and brother to Atlanta, where he performed on Star Search and this is where the superstar got his big break with LaFace Records, aged 14.
Yet aside from Usher’s serious talent, he also has a massive heart and has his own charity the New Look Foundation, whose focus is on helping children in impoverished communities and providing funding for children in foster care as well as other public services programs.
There is not much that Usher cannot do. He has enjoyed major success and longevity in the music industry with his singing and songwriting skills and has probably received more accolades than he can keep count of — with several Grammy Awards and People’s Choice Awards under his belt, Usher is a consistently good artist who has dominated the R&B scene for almost 2 decades.
The “U Got It Bad” hit maker also has some seriously sexy dance moves and he can act! Having landed several TV roles, including the portrayal of Marvin Gaye on American Dreams and now we get to ogle at Usher on The Voice US too, because he was announced in 2012 as one of the judges/coaches.
Hmmm. What else can he do? Usher also has a keen eye for business and is the co-owner of a baseball team, he has a men’s fragrance line and on top of all of that he also owns a record label: US Records — you can thank him or curse him for bringing us Justin Bieber.
And our favorite part? He’s a big hearted philanthropist.
Pursuing music from a young age Levine formed his first band Kara’s Flowers when he was just a high school senior. The band subsequently broke up and reformed a few years later, changing their name to Maroon 5 and becoming one of the most successful bands of the decade.
Adam Levine as the lead singer of Maroon 5 has brought us chart-topping, catchy tunes such as “Moves Like Jagger” and “One More Night” and with Grammy Awards under his belt, Levine is not only a talented musician, he’s also made his way into the world of TV. He landed a role on the series American Horror Story, and has graced The Voice US for Four Seasons already as one of the coaches/judges.
Oh, and did we mention, he’s also become a bit of a sex symbol? In November 2013, Levine was named “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine and it’s a title few can disagree with!
Levine’s history of beautiful model ex-girlfriends have made him the envy of many men. He used to have a bit of a reputation for being a bad boy when it came to the ladies and the “This Love” hit maker has even admitted himself to being “promiscuous” in his day. So who has Adam hooked up with? He’s been with Anne Vyalitsyna, Jessica Simpson, Angela Bellotte, Nina Adgal and many more beautiful women.
However, in July 2013, the 34-year-old star decided it was time to settle down and proposed to Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo and the loved-up pair appear to be very happy together.
The couples marriage clearly had its problems and ended in divorce just two years later. However, some good did come from their nuptials and the pair share two children together, Usher Raymond V and Naviyd Ely Raymond, as well as one stepson Kyle Glover from Foster’s previous marriage.
Although Usher loves fatherhood and has fought hard to maintain the custody of his sons, his personal life has not been without its tragedies and complications.
In 2012, Usher’s stepson sadly died after a jet ski struck him in the head, leaving him brain dead and later resulting in the young boys death. The following year the “Burn” singers own son Usher Raymond V also experienced a shock, when he got caught in a pool drain at the singer’s Atlanta home. While Usher Raymond V was freed it was a horrific ordeal to have to have gone through for all parties involved, but Usher continues to remain a strong and dedicated father, despite his misfortunes.
Both stars are wonderful, talented and kind men and deserve to be on our hot list. But if you have to pick (and we know it’s a tough one) who do you think is hotter?
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