By Chuck Arnold Jessica Herndon
February 06, 2012 12:00 PM

ADAM LEVINE

Maroon 5’s lead singer, 32, pipes in on music’s big night, The Voice’s second season-and his own moves

CATCH THE 54TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 8 P.M. EST ON CBS

ON NO. 1 HIT “MOVES LIKE JAGGER,” NOMINATED FOR BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

It’s exciting to be part of a song that has such an impact. [Mick Jagger himself] supported it enough to allow access to some great archival footage that we ended up using in the video.

ON HIS OWN DANCING

I don’t dance; I just move. There’s a difference. I do this weird, spastic, slightly rhythmic, all-over-the-place kind of thing. I’m more of a rambunctious child onstage than a dancer.

ON GRAMMY-NIGHT RITUALS

We used to go to this Mexican restaurant to celebrate after the Grammys. But the place supported the movement to make gay marriage illegal [in California], so we bailed on that.

ON THE VOICE’S SECOND SEASON, STARTING FEB. 5

Everyone is thinking bigger and better. We were all kind of deer in headlights last year. Now we know each other better and have fallen into a rhythm.

ON HIS ALL-TIME FAVORITE VOICES

Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke, Paul McCartney, Sting, Ella Fitzgerald. I think Amy Winehouse was just shockingly good, and Lauryn Hill has one of the best voices ever.

ON HIS FAVE SONG BY A FELLOW VOICE MENTOR

I love that “Honey Bee.” It’s so infectious. I hate Blake Shelton because I can’t get it out of my head!

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