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

1,124,730
7,061,434
This Love - Maroon 5

This Love

1,051,051
5,826,074
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5

Sunday Morning

729,252
4,078,755
Harder to Breathe - Maroon 5

Harder to Breathe

652,877
3,444,823
Makes Me Wonder - Maroon 5

Makes Me Wonder

570,488
3,499,024
One More Night - Maroon 5

One More Night

476,534
3,939,310
Wake Up Call - Maroon 5

Wake Up Call

471,893
2,802,208
Won't Go Home Without You - Maroon 5

Won't Go Home Without You

471,166
2,923,750
Payphone - Maroon 5

Payphone

423,248
3,024,658
Sugar - Maroon 5

Sugar

385,976
3,253,178
Shiver - Maroon 5

Shiver

369,271
1,559,013
Misery - Maroon 5

Misery

366,155
2,734,242
Must Get Out - Maroon 5

Must Get Out

349,390
1,532,249
The Sun - Maroon 5

The Sun

341,027
1,500,201
Maps - Maroon 5

Maps

340,271
2,939,181
Secret - Maroon 5

Secret

339,499
1,508,470
Tangled - Maroon 5

Tangled

330,988
1,349,559
Animals - Maroon 5

Animals

328,975
2,617,266
Sweetest Goodbye - Maroon 5

Sweetest Goodbye

325,107
1,424,758
Through with You - Maroon 5

Through with You

301,809
1,245,271
Nothing Lasts Forever - Maroon 5

Nothing Lasts Forever

261,529
1,482,558
Not Coming Home - Maroon 5

Not Coming Home

257,898
1,004,340
Goodnight Goodnight - Maroon 5

Goodnight Goodnight

250,812
1,377,666
Little of Your Time - Maroon 5

Little of Your Time

237,797
1,293,428
Daylight - Maroon 5

Daylight

235,701
1,555,986
Can't Stop - Maroon 5

Can't Stop

227,236
1,157,938
Better That We Break - Maroon 5

Better That We Break

206,332
1,027,561
Never Gonna Leave This Bed - Maroon 5

Never Gonna Leave This Bed

205,731
1,505,560
Not Falling Apart - Maroon 5

Not Falling Apart

200,965
982,730
Love Somebody - Maroon 5

Love Somebody

194,053
1,174,729
Back at Your Door - Maroon 5

Back at Your Door

191,498
918,769
Kiwi - Maroon 5

Kiwi

188,397
882,448
Give a Little More - Maroon 5

Give a Little More

162,052
1,058,788
Lucky Strike - Maroon 5

Lucky Strike

151,651
997,337
Stutter - Maroon 5

Stutter

140,257
903,782
Don't Wanna Know - Maroon 5

Don't Wanna Know

138,771
770,050
Infatuation - Maroon 5

Infatuation

136,790
665,587
It Was Always You - Maroon 5

It Was Always You

136,348
894,076
Just a Feeling - Maroon 5

Just a Feeling

119,861
794,128
Hands All Over - Maroon 5

Hands All Over

118,960
711,419
I Can't Lie - Maroon 5

I Can't Lie

115,989
636,347
The Man Who Never Lied - Maroon 5

The Man Who Never Lied

115,379
638,514
Sad - Maroon 5

Sad

113,617
626,547
Don't Know Nothing - Maroon 5

Don't Know Nothing

111,143
581,810
How - Maroon 5

How

108,739
667,450
Get Back in My Life - Maroon 5

Get Back in My Life

106,087
580,663