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With 2012 drawing to a close, it is with immense pride that THG unveils its 10 finalists for its prestigious, arbitrary, 6th Annual Celebrity of the Year award.

These stars gave us their best, their worst, their nude pics and sex tapes (sometimes) and their scandals (often). This month, THG honors that greatness.

We kick off the top 10 with a somewhat surprising pick … Adam Levine!

Adam Levine has been around for what feels like an eternity, which makes his recent career surge all the more impressive. The guy is never not everywhere!


Seriously. We challenge you to turn on the radio and not hear “Payphone.”

When he’s not cranking out hits left and right with Maroon 5, the 33-year-old can be seen on TWO hit shows –The Voice and FX’s American Horror Story.

As if helping make NBC’s wildly popular singing competition the biggest show on the entire network wasn’t impressive enough, he’s an actor now as well.

Music is still his forte, of course, and with four platinum albums and many other collaborations to his name (most recently with 50 Cent), Adam’s success is only growing.

Levine’s appeal is also enhanced by his authenticity. What he risks in being overexposed, he makes up for in being genuine, even if it means ruffling feathers.

In recent years, he’s put American Idol, the MTV Video Music Awards, Fox News and even The Roxy nightclub on blast, among others. He doesn’t hold back.

Congrats to Adam on a great year. Who will be THG’s Celebrity of the Year 2012? Check back regularly as the countdown continues throughout December!

50 Cent ft. Adam Levine - My Life (Live on The Voice)
Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera - Moves Like Jagger (American Music Awards)
Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera - Moves Like Jagger (American Music Awards)
Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger (Live at Victoria's Secret Fashion Show)