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

1,115,386
6,985,149
This Love - Maroon 5

This Love

1,030,925
5,690,064
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5

Sunday Morning

719,510
4,008,255
Harder to Breathe - Maroon 5

Harder to Breathe

647,326
3,405,941
Makes Me Wonder - Maroon 5

Makes Me Wonder

564,832
3,463,621
Wake Up Call - Maroon 5

Wake Up Call

468,601
2,779,394
One More Night - Maroon 5

One More Night

467,064
3,872,100
Won't Go Home Without You - Maroon 5

Won't Go Home Without You

466,533
2,890,308
Payphone - Maroon 5

Payphone

409,291
2,942,690
Sugar - Maroon 5

Sugar

369,819
3,121,210
Shiver - Maroon 5

Shiver

367,210
1,547,445
Misery - Maroon 5

Misery

360,936
2,698,671
Must Get Out - Maroon 5

Must Get Out

347,694
1,521,420
The Sun - Maroon 5

The Sun

339,189
1,489,294
Secret - Maroon 5

Secret

337,496
1,497,333
Tangled - Maroon 5

Tangled

329,090
1,339,539
Maps - Maroon 5

Maps

326,016
2,837,712
Sweetest Goodbye - Maroon 5

Sweetest Goodbye

323,557
1,416,433
Animals - Maroon 5

Animals

318,163
2,535,512
Through with You - Maroon 5

Through with You

300,245
1,237,024
Nothing Lasts Forever - Maroon 5

Nothing Lasts Forever

260,417
1,474,001
Not Coming Home - Maroon 5

Not Coming Home

256,485
997,786
Goodnight Goodnight - Maroon 5

Goodnight Goodnight

249,386
1,369,451
Little of Your Time - Maroon 5

Little of Your Time

236,888
1,288,226
Daylight - Maroon 5

Daylight

231,383
1,529,636
Can't Stop - Maroon 5

Can't Stop

226,010
1,151,424
Better That We Break - Maroon 5

Better That We Break

205,561
1,022,806
Never Gonna Leave This Bed - Maroon 5

Never Gonna Leave This Bed

203,377
1,490,174
Not Falling Apart - Maroon 5

Not Falling Apart

200,274
978,195
Back at Your Door - Maroon 5

Back at Your Door

190,870
914,581
Love Somebody - Maroon 5

Love Somebody

190,026
1,151,901
Kiwi - Maroon 5

Kiwi

187,777
878,861
Give a Little More - Maroon 5

Give a Little More

160,653
1,050,789
Lucky Strike - Maroon 5

Lucky Strike

148,533
977,678
Stutter - Maroon 5

Stutter

139,264
897,752
Don't Wanna Know - Maroon 5

Don't Wanna Know

137,158
736,228
Infatuation - Maroon 5

Infatuation

136,376
663,261
It Was Always You - Maroon 5

It Was Always You

133,474
874,575
Just a Feeling - Maroon 5

Just a Feeling

118,442
786,025
Hands All Over - Maroon 5

Hands All Over

118,197
706,955
I Can't Lie - Maroon 5

I Can't Lie

115,194
631,743
The Man Who Never Lied - Maroon 5

The Man Who Never Lied

114,171
632,260
Sad - Maroon 5

Sad

111,960
617,624
Don't Know Nothing - Maroon 5

Don't Know Nothing

110,496
578,456
How - Maroon 5

How

108,062
662,387
Get Back in My Life - Maroon 5

Get Back in My Life

105,444
577,183