Adam Levine illustrates relationship between TV and a singer's career
TV makes the radio star. Whether it’s a scripted series, a reality show or a talent contest, being a regular on television is an ideal way to ignite a singer's career. From Andy Williams to Miley Cyrus, music stars have benefited from the exposure of their personalities and songs on television. With the rebounding Maroon 5 — thank you, “The Voice” — performing Monday in St. Paul, we thought it was a good time to rate just how much impact TV has had on certain stars' recording careers. Weekly series had off-the-charts ramifications on the pop charts for the Monkees and Cher, but not Sonny. O-Town, stars of the reality show “Making the Band,” didn’t exactly make it. But Maroon 5 isn't complaining about lead singer Adam Levine spending so much time in his revolving chair on NBC.