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

1,081,166
6,709,628
This Love - Maroon 5

This Love

994,837
5,437,879
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5

Sunday Morning

700,589
3,863,359
Harder to Breathe - Maroon 5

Harder to Breathe

637,601
3,327,916
Makes Me Wonder - Maroon 5

Makes Me Wonder

557,794
3,410,282
Wake Up Call - Maroon 5

Wake Up Call

462,497
2,731,684
Won't Go Home Without You - Maroon 5

Won't Go Home Without You

458,197
2,832,142
One More Night - Maroon 5

One More Night

447,833
3,734,055
Payphone - Maroon 5

Payphone

388,027
2,815,173
Shiver - Maroon 5

Shiver

363,669
1,525,023
Misery - Maroon 5

Misery

351,146
2,633,726
Must Get Out - Maroon 5

Must Get Out

344,318
1,499,455
The Sun - Maroon 5

The Sun

335,858
1,466,670
Sugar - Maroon 5

Sugar

335,846
2,816,583
Secret - Maroon 5

Secret

333,885
1,474,275
Tangled - Maroon 5

Tangled

325,825
1,319,253
Sweetest Goodbye - Maroon 5

Sweetest Goodbye

321,211
1,400,148
Maps - Maroon 5

Maps

297,982
2,619,637
Through with You - Maroon 5

Through with You

297,696
1,220,105
Animals - Maroon 5

Animals

293,208
2,315,839
Nothing Lasts Forever - Maroon 5

Nothing Lasts Forever

258,357
1,460,749
Not Coming Home - Maroon 5

Not Coming Home

254,099
983,677
Goodnight Goodnight - Maroon 5

Goodnight Goodnight

246,791
1,355,604
Little of Your Time - Maroon 5

Little of Your Time

235,685
1,280,305
Can't Stop - Maroon 5

Can't Stop

224,120
1,141,758
Daylight - Maroon 5

Daylight

223,361
1,478,278
Better That We Break - Maroon 5

Better That We Break

204,293
1,015,085
Not Falling Apart - Maroon 5

Not Falling Apart

199,112
970,936
Never Gonna Leave This Bed - Maroon 5

Never Gonna Leave This Bed

198,883
1,459,922
Back at Your Door - Maroon 5

Back at Your Door

190,016
909,059
Kiwi - Maroon 5

Kiwi

186,849
873,847
Love Somebody - Maroon 5

Love Somebody

181,975
1,105,120
Give a Little More - Maroon 5

Give a Little More

158,037
1,033,566
Lucky Strike - Maroon 5

Lucky Strike

142,559
938,613
Stutter - Maroon 5

Stutter

137,137
883,752
Infatuation - Maroon 5

Infatuation

135,864
659,504
It Was Always You - Maroon 5

It Was Always You

126,911
826,724
Hands All Over - Maroon 5

Hands All Over

116,662
697,661
Just a Feeling - Maroon 5

Just a Feeling

115,959
770,262
I Can't Lie - Maroon 5

I Can't Lie

113,702
622,791
Don't Wanna Know - Maroon 5

Don't Wanna Know

113,160
570,015
The Man Who Never Lied - Maroon 5

The Man Who Never Lied

111,644
619,315
Don't Know Nothing - Maroon 5

Don't Know Nothing

109,184
571,423
Sad - Maroon 5

Sad

108,237
596,999
How - Maroon 5

How

106,665
653,279
Get Back in My Life - Maroon 5

Get Back in My Life

104,124
569,230
Runaway - Maroon 5

Runaway

102,736
613,301