"As a musician, you have fantasies that you want to win Grammys, but I didn't really think that this was on the table," the 34-year-old Maroon 5 frontman told People in this week's cover story. "I was just amazed and stunned and it almost seemed like they were kidding, but they weren't, so that's cool."
The Voice coach beat out big name contenders such as Hugh Jackman, Chris Hemsworth, James Franco, Idris Elba, Michael Fassbender, Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck and Jon Hamm.
"This is just a really interesting time where everything seems to be heading in a certain direction," said Levine, who is looking forward to marrying his fiancee, Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo. "And I'm not taking any of it for granted."