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

1,097,286
6,836,748
This Love - Maroon 5

This Love

1,010,721
5,548,031
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5

Sunday Morning

710,081
3,932,602
Harder to Breathe - Maroon 5

Harder to Breathe

642,974
3,367,098
Makes Me Wonder - Maroon 5

Makes Me Wonder

561,853
3,439,127
Wake Up Call - Maroon 5

Wake Up Call

465,809
2,756,267
Won't Go Home Without You - Maroon 5

Won't Go Home Without You

462,380
2,860,458
One More Night - Maroon 5

One More Night

457,465
3,804,608
Payphone - Maroon 5

Payphone

397,529
2,871,369
Shiver - Maroon 5

Shiver

365,796
1,536,989
Misery - Maroon 5

Misery

355,893
2,665,708
Sugar - Maroon 5

Sugar

351,647
2,968,983
Must Get Out - Maroon 5

Must Get Out

346,515
1,511,824
The Sun - Maroon 5

The Sun

337,885
1,478,719
Secret - Maroon 5

Secret

335,999
1,486,554
Tangled - Maroon 5

Tangled

327,732
1,329,949
Sweetest Goodbye - Maroon 5

Sweetest Goodbye

322,712
1,409,735
Maps - Maroon 5

Maps

309,894
2,717,623
Animals - Maroon 5

Animals

304,990
2,430,670
Through with You - Maroon 5

Through with You

299,300
1,229,501
Nothing Lasts Forever - Maroon 5

Nothing Lasts Forever

259,715
1,468,829
Not Coming Home - Maroon 5

Not Coming Home

255,497
991,239
Goodnight Goodnight - Maroon 5

Goodnight Goodnight

248,476
1,364,124
Little of Your Time - Maroon 5

Little of Your Time

236,592
1,285,775
Daylight - Maroon 5

Daylight

227,241
1,503,010
Can't Stop - Maroon 5

Can't Stop

225,296
1,147,778
Better That We Break - Maroon 5

Better That We Break

205,206
1,020,077
Never Gonna Leave This Bed - Maroon 5

Never Gonna Leave This Bed

201,212
1,474,981
Not Falling Apart - Maroon 5

Not Falling Apart

199,981
975,592
Back at Your Door - Maroon 5

Back at Your Door

190,724
912,877
Kiwi - Maroon 5

Kiwi

187,554
877,547
Love Somebody - Maroon 5

Love Somebody

185,644
1,126,666
Give a Little More - Maroon 5

Give a Little More

159,517
1,042,545
Lucky Strike - Maroon 5

Lucky Strike

145,345
957,082
Stutter - Maroon 5

Stutter

138,345
891,245
Infatuation - Maroon 5

Infatuation

136,320
662,162
It Was Always You - Maroon 5

It Was Always You

130,039
849,475
Don't Wanna Know - Maroon 5

Don't Wanna Know

127,433
671,547
Hands All Over - Maroon 5

Hands All Over

117,526
702,744
Just a Feeling - Maroon 5

Just a Feeling

117,228
778,303
I Can't Lie - Maroon 5

I Can't Lie

114,579
627,691
The Man Who Never Lied - Maroon 5

The Man Who Never Lied

112,996
625,950
Sad - Maroon 5

Sad

110,160
607,142
Don't Know Nothing - Maroon 5

Don't Know Nothing

109,901
575,324
How - Maroon 5

How

107,459
658,122
Get Back in My Life - Maroon 5

Get Back in My Life

104,872
573,553
Runaway - Maroon 5

Runaway

103,497
617,632