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

1,121,093
7,030,229
This Love - Maroon 5

This Love

1,041,866
5,759,563
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5

Sunday Morning

724,786
4,044,846
Harder to Breathe - Maroon 5

Harder to Breathe

650,322
3,426,010
Makes Me Wonder - Maroon 5

Makes Me Wonder

567,201
3,479,835
One More Night - Maroon 5

One More Night

472,088
3,906,371
Wake Up Call - Maroon 5

Wake Up Call

470,339
2,791,563
Won't Go Home Without You - Maroon 5

Won't Go Home Without You

468,982
2,907,553
Payphone - Maroon 5

Payphone

416,226
2,983,832
Sugar - Maroon 5

Sugar

378,450
3,190,249
Shiver - Maroon 5

Shiver

368,365
1,553,752
Misery - Maroon 5

Misery

363,757
2,716,434
Must Get Out - Maroon 5

Must Get Out

348,648
1,527,587
The Sun - Maroon 5

The Sun

340,228
1,494,973
Secret - Maroon 5

Secret

338,608
1,503,355
Maps - Maroon 5

Maps

334,463
2,893,096
Tangled - Maroon 5

Tangled

330,141
1,344,878
Sweetest Goodbye - Maroon 5

Sweetest Goodbye

324,395
1,420,829
Animals - Maroon 5

Animals

323,947
2,577,556
Through with You - Maroon 5

Through with You

301,085
1,241,741
Nothing Lasts Forever - Maroon 5

Nothing Lasts Forever

261,023
1,478,815
Not Coming Home - Maroon 5

Not Coming Home

257,241
1,001,327
Goodnight Goodnight - Maroon 5

Goodnight Goodnight

250,127
1,373,916
Little of Your Time - Maroon 5

Little of Your Time

237,354
1,290,731
Daylight - Maroon 5

Daylight

233,694
1,543,032
Can't Stop - Maroon 5

Can't Stop

226,622
1,154,876
Better That We Break - Maroon 5

Better That We Break

205,949
1,025,199
Never Gonna Leave This Bed - Maroon 5

Never Gonna Leave This Bed

204,653
1,498,536
Not Falling Apart - Maroon 5

Not Falling Apart

200,642
980,781
Love Somebody - Maroon 5

Love Somebody

192,257
1,163,936
Back at Your Door - Maroon 5

Back at Your Door

191,206
916,969
Kiwi - Maroon 5

Kiwi

188,099
880,938
Give a Little More - Maroon 5

Give a Little More

161,384
1,054,787
Lucky Strike - Maroon 5

Lucky Strike

150,205
987,610
Stutter - Maroon 5

Stutter

139,806
900,908
Don't Wanna Know - Maroon 5

Don't Wanna Know

138,099
765,589
Infatuation - Maroon 5

Infatuation

136,607
664,494
It Was Always You - Maroon 5

It Was Always You

135,024
884,920
Just a Feeling - Maroon 5

Just a Feeling

119,201
790,340
Hands All Over - Maroon 5

Hands All Over

118,616
709,321
I Can't Lie - Maroon 5

I Can't Lie

115,627
634,224
The Man Who Never Lied - Maroon 5

The Man Who Never Lied

114,824
635,496
Sad - Maroon 5

Sad

112,863
622,171
Don't Know Nothing - Maroon 5

Don't Know Nothing

110,832
580,241
How - Maroon 5

How

108,419
664,968
Get Back in My Life - Maroon 5

Get Back in My Life

105,782
579,013