Artist: Maroon 5 Biography

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Maroon 5Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California, United States. The group was formed in 1994 as Kara's Flowers while its members were still in high school and originally consisted of Adam Levine (lead vocals, guitar), Jesse Carmichael (guitar, backing vocals) Mickey Madden (bass guitar) and Ryan Dusick (drums). Kara's Flowers signed to Reprise Records and released an album, "The Fourth World", in 1997. After a tepid response to the album, the band parted ways with the record label and the members attended college. Dusick and Madden stayed local at UCLA, while Levine and Carmichael relocated to the east coast to attend Five Towns College. While Levine and Carmichael were in New York, they began to take notice of the urban music surrounding them and later let the style influence the songs they wrote.

In 2001, the band regrouped, with guitarist James Valentine added to the line-up, and pursued a new direction under the name: Maroon 5. At this point, Jesse Carmichael switched to playing the keyboards and this has become his main instrument in the band (although he also plays rhythm guitar to this day). After these changes, Maroon 5 signed with Octone Records and released their debut album, "Songs About Jane", in June 2002. The album's lead single "Harder to Breathe", received heavy airplay, which helped the album to debut at number six on the Billboard 200 chart. The band won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2005. For the next few years, the band toured extensively worldwide in support of Songs About Jane and produced two live recordings: 2004's "1.22.03.Acoustic" and 2005's "Live Friday the 13th". In 2006, Ryan Dusick officially left the band after suffering from serious wrist and shoulder injuries and was replaced by Matt Flynn. The band recorded their second album, "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" and released it in May 2007. The album reached number one on the US Billboard 200 chart and the lead single, "Makes Me Wonder", became the band's first number-one song on the Billboard Hot 100.

On September 21, 2010, the band released their third studio album entitled "Hands All Over". It was re-released in 2011 to include the single "Moves like Jagger" (featuring Christina Aguilera). While the original version of the album received mixed reviews, "Moves like Jagger" reached the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The band released their next album, "Overexposed", on June 26, 2012. All four singles of the album were really successful on the charts - for example, the second single from Overexposed, "One More Night" (released on June 19, 2012), reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2014, the band signed with Interscope Records and released their fifth studio album, "V", with the very-first line-up of six official band members, as keyboardist and backing vocalist PJ Morton became an official member in 2012. The album debuted at top of the weekly Billboard 200 chart. Since its debut in 2002, the band has sold more than 15 million albums in the United States and over 100 million singles and 27 million albums worldwide.

Top Track "Maroon 5"

She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5

She Will Be Loved

1,098,684
6,853,415
This Love - Maroon 5

This Love

1,013,000
5,567,735
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5

Sunday Morning

710,188
3,936,638
Harder to Breathe - Maroon 5

Harder to Breathe

642,045
3,365,468
Makes Me Wonder - Maroon 5

Makes Me Wonder

560,742
3,433,291
Wake Up Call - Maroon 5

Wake Up Call

464,985
2,752,511
Won't Go Home Without You - Maroon 5

Won't Go Home Without You

461,981
2,857,179
One More Night - Maroon 5

One More Night

457,800
3,802,246
Payphone - Maroon 5

Payphone

398,525
2,877,643
Shiver - Maroon 5

Shiver

365,061
1,533,769
Misery - Maroon 5

Misery

356,015
2,665,200
Sugar - Maroon 5

Sugar

352,861
2,964,091
Must Get Out - Maroon 5

Must Get Out

345,751
1,509,814
The Sun - Maroon 5

The Sun

337,168
1,476,788
Secret - Maroon 5

Secret

335,334
1,484,177
Tangled - Maroon 5

Tangled

327,102
1,328,623
Sweetest Goodbye - Maroon 5

Sweetest Goodbye

321,953
1,406,535
Maps - Maroon 5

Maps

311,695
2,724,939
Animals - Maroon 5

Animals

306,638
2,437,916
Through with You - Maroon 5

Through with You

298,588
1,227,461
Nothing Lasts Forever - Maroon 5

Nothing Lasts Forever

259,203
1,464,721
Not Coming Home - Maroon 5

Not Coming Home

254,990
989,561
Goodnight Goodnight - Maroon 5

Goodnight Goodnight

247,985
1,360,854
Little of Your Time - Maroon 5

Little of Your Time

235,995
1,282,556
Daylight - Maroon 5

Daylight

227,422
1,502,057
Can't Stop - Maroon 5

Can't Stop

224,841
1,145,130
Better That We Break - Maroon 5

Better That We Break

204,751
1,017,564
Never Gonna Leave This Bed - Maroon 5

Never Gonna Leave This Bed

201,129
1,474,469
Not Falling Apart - Maroon 5

Not Falling Apart

199,481
973,094
Back at Your Door - Maroon 5

Back at Your Door

190,172
910,221
Kiwi - Maroon 5

Kiwi

187,069
875,062
Love Somebody - Maroon 5

Love Somebody

185,997
1,126,859
Give a Little More - Maroon 5

Give a Little More

159,305
1,041,617
Lucky Strike - Maroon 5

Lucky Strike

145,712
958,117
Stutter - Maroon 5

Stutter

138,189
890,721
Infatuation - Maroon 5

Infatuation

135,915
660,376
It Was Always You - Maroon 5

It Was Always You

130,166
850,256
Don't Wanna Know - Maroon 5

Don't Wanna Know

125,713
669,370
Hands All Over - Maroon 5

Hands All Over

117,339
701,720
Just a Feeling - Maroon 5

Just a Feeling

117,149
776,916
I Can't Lie - Maroon 5

I Can't Lie

114,324
626,700
The Man Who Never Lied - Maroon 5

The Man Who Never Lied

112,876
624,942
Sad - Maroon 5

Sad

110,138
606,955
Don't Know Nothing - Maroon 5

Don't Know Nothing

109,701
574,507
How - Maroon 5

How

107,273
657,135
Get Back in My Life - Maroon 5

Get Back in My Life

104,708
571,718