The Maroon 5 frontman criticised bands who avoid mainstream recognition for fear of being branded "uncool".
"Aspiring to pop success is not a bad thing," Levine told the Daily Star.
"Some bands seem to be shy about going for it. For a time, it became uncool to try.
"When we were making Overexposed, we were embracing who we are - a band that plays pop."
Levine, who has also expressed an interest in appearing on Glee, added that Maroon 5 will be playing UK shows "soon".
The band are currently just behind Linkin Park in the battle for this week's number one album in the UK.
Watch Maroon 5's video for 'One More Night' below: