Artist: Maroon 5 Biography

12 Feb 2006, 07:15  106,391,870  3,282,407

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

1,078,351
6,686,574
This Love - Maroon 5

This Love

992,012
5,417,846
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5

Sunday Morning

699,043
3,851,398
Harder to Breathe - Maroon 5

Harder to Breathe

636,627
3,321,208
Makes Me Wonder - Maroon 5

Makes Me Wonder

557,132
3,405,033
Wake Up Call - Maroon 5

Wake Up Call

461,845
2,725,696
Won't Go Home Without You - Maroon 5

Won't Go Home Without You

457,505
2,827,133
One More Night - Maroon 5

One More Night

446,224
3,721,040
Payphone - Maroon 5

Payphone

386,377
2,804,800
Shiver - Maroon 5

Shiver

363,228
1,522,958
Misery - Maroon 5

Misery

350,362
2,628,322
Must Get Out - Maroon 5

Must Get Out

343,871
1,497,083
The Sun - Maroon 5

The Sun

335,479
1,464,533
Secret - Maroon 5

Secret

333,507
1,472,052
Sugar - Maroon 5

Sugar

332,636
2,785,280
Tangled - Maroon 5

Tangled

325,425
1,317,267
Sweetest Goodbye - Maroon 5

Sweetest Goodbye

320,916
1,398,337
Through with You - Maroon 5

Through with You

297,379
1,217,787
Maps - Maroon 5

Maps

295,845
2,600,633
Animals - Maroon 5

Animals

291,043
2,296,138
Nothing Lasts Forever - Maroon 5

Nothing Lasts Forever

258,158
1,459,265
Not Coming Home - Maroon 5

Not Coming Home

253,819
982,280
Goodnight Goodnight - Maroon 5

Goodnight Goodnight

246,491
1,354,083
Little of Your Time - Maroon 5

Little of Your Time

235,516
1,279,244
Can't Stop - Maroon 5

Can't Stop

223,926
1,140,696
Daylight - Maroon 5

Daylight

222,710
1,473,869
Better That We Break - Maroon 5

Better That We Break

204,132
1,014,151
Not Falling Apart - Maroon 5

Not Falling Apart

198,973
970,010
Never Gonna Leave This Bed - Maroon 5

Never Gonna Leave This Bed

198,472
1,457,179
Back at Your Door - Maroon 5

Back at Your Door

189,879
908,301
Kiwi - Maroon 5

Kiwi

186,707
873,126
Love Somebody - Maroon 5

Love Somebody

181,284
1,100,978
Give a Little More - Maroon 5

Give a Little More

157,730
1,031,918
Lucky Strike - Maroon 5

Lucky Strike

142,097
935,559
Stutter - Maroon 5

Stutter

136,931
882,366
Infatuation - Maroon 5

Infatuation

135,769
658,956
It Was Always You - Maroon 5

It Was Always You

126,304
822,646
Hands All Over - Maroon 5

Hands All Over

116,498
696,717
Just a Feeling - Maroon 5

Just a Feeling

115,773
768,809
I Can't Lie - Maroon 5

I Can't Lie

113,530
621,835
The Man Who Never Lied - Maroon 5

The Man Who Never Lied

111,426
618,117
Don't Know Nothing - Maroon 5

Don't Know Nothing

109,044
570,702
Don't Wanna Know - Maroon 5

Don't Wanna Know

109,194
537,072
Sad - Maroon 5

Sad

107,889
595,092
How - Maroon 5

How

106,515
652,375
Get Back in My Life - Maroon 5

Get Back in My Life

103,986
568,441
Runaway - Maroon 5

Runaway

102,601
612,502