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

1,074,557
6,654,285
This Love - Maroon 5

This Love

988,567
5,391,416
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5

Sunday Morning

696,979
3,834,853
Harder to Breathe - Maroon 5

Harder to Breathe

635,450
3,311,972
Makes Me Wonder - Maroon 5

Makes Me Wonder

556,016
3,397,304
Wake Up Call - Maroon 5

Wake Up Call

460,955
2,719,483
Won't Go Home Without You - Maroon 5

Won't Go Home Without You

456,570
2,819,978
One More Night - Maroon 5

One More Night

443,915
3,703,530
Payphone - Maroon 5

Payphone

384,193
2,789,642
Shiver - Maroon 5

Shiver

362,707
1,519,897
Misery - Maroon 5

Misery

349,317
2,620,838
Must Get Out - Maroon 5

Must Get Out

343,277
1,493,889
The Sun - Maroon 5

The Sun

334,993
1,461,463
Secret - Maroon 5

Secret

333,012
1,469,150
Sugar - Maroon 5

Sugar

328,340
2,740,304
Tangled - Maroon 5

Tangled

324,935
1,314,443
Sweetest Goodbye - Maroon 5

Sweetest Goodbye

320,521
1,395,830
Through with You - Maroon 5

Through with You

296,965
1,215,468
Maps - Maroon 5

Maps

292,768
2,574,866
Animals - Maroon 5

Animals

288,215
2,269,609
Nothing Lasts Forever - Maroon 5

Nothing Lasts Forever

257,897
1,457,325
Not Coming Home - Maroon 5

Not Coming Home

253,468
980,242
Goodnight Goodnight - Maroon 5

Goodnight Goodnight

246,054
1,351,849
Little of Your Time - Maroon 5

Little of Your Time

235,324
1,277,872
Can't Stop - Maroon 5

Can't Stop

223,672
1,139,159
Daylight - Maroon 5

Daylight

221,865
1,467,902
Better That We Break - Maroon 5

Better That We Break

203,952
1,013,054
Not Falling Apart - Maroon 5

Not Falling Apart

198,768
968,710
Never Gonna Leave This Bed - Maroon 5

Never Gonna Leave This Bed

197,928
1,453,612
Back at Your Door - Maroon 5

Back at Your Door

189,709
907,269
Kiwi - Maroon 5

Kiwi

186,537
872,151
Love Somebody - Maroon 5

Love Somebody

180,478
1,095,673
Give a Little More - Maroon 5

Give a Little More

157,371
1,029,641
Lucky Strike - Maroon 5

Lucky Strike

141,511
931,464
Stutter - Maroon 5

Stutter

136,685
880,541
Infatuation - Maroon 5

Infatuation

135,660
658,237
It Was Always You - Maroon 5

It Was Always You

125,338
816,326
Hands All Over - Maroon 5

Hands All Over

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695,406
Just a Feeling - Maroon 5

Just a Feeling

115,524
766,804
I Can't Lie - Maroon 5

I Can't Lie

113,321
620,579
The Man Who Never Lied - Maroon 5

The Man Who Never Lied

111,144
616,324
Don't Know Nothing - Maroon 5

Don't Know Nothing

108,874
569,698
Sad - Maroon 5

Sad

107,420
592,310
How - Maroon 5

How

106,312
650,999
Get Back in My Life - Maroon 5

Get Back in My Life

103,794
567,397
Runaway - Maroon 5

Runaway

102,409
611,305
Don't Wanna Know - Maroon 5

Don't Wanna Know

101,140
465,540