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

1,081,960
6,752,538
This Love - Maroon 5

This Love

997,291
5,482,296
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5

Sunday Morning

699,824
3,881,762
Harder to Breathe - Maroon 5

Harder to Breathe

632,678
3,315,074
Makes Me Wonder - Maroon 5

Makes Me Wonder

552,628
3,381,356
Wake Up Call - Maroon 5

Wake Up Call

458,165
2,712,153
Won't Go Home Without You - Maroon 5

Won't Go Home Without You

455,076
2,816,790
One More Night - Maroon 5

One More Night

451,454
3,754,321
Payphone - Maroon 5

Payphone

392,889
2,836,302
Shiver - Maroon 5

Shiver

359,705
1,512,067
Misery - Maroon 5

Misery

350,847
2,623,609
Sugar - Maroon 5

Sugar

349,504
2,957,088
Must Get Out - Maroon 5

Must Get Out

340,756
1,486,387
The Sun - Maroon 5

The Sun

332,248
1,455,236
Secret - Maroon 5

Secret

330,578
1,461,751
Tangled - Maroon 5

Tangled

322,263
1,309,481
Sweetest Goodbye - Maroon 5

Sweetest Goodbye

317,212
1,385,420
Maps - Maroon 5

Maps

307,495
2,696,258
Animals - Maroon 5

Animals

302,810
2,413,975
Through with You - Maroon 5

Through with You

294,308
1,209,462
Nothing Lasts Forever - Maroon 5

Nothing Lasts Forever

255,312
1,443,276
Not Coming Home - Maroon 5

Not Coming Home

251,231
975,372
Goodnight Goodnight - Maroon 5

Goodnight Goodnight

244,376
1,339,778
Little of Your Time - Maroon 5

Little of Your Time

232,463
1,263,032
Daylight - Maroon 5

Daylight

224,177
1,482,715
Can't Stop - Maroon 5

Can't Stop

221,545
1,128,299
Better That We Break - Maroon 5

Better That We Break

201,728
1,001,864
Never Gonna Leave This Bed - Maroon 5

Never Gonna Leave This Bed

198,265
1,453,388
Not Falling Apart - Maroon 5

Not Falling Apart

196,531
957,683
Back at Your Door - Maroon 5

Back at Your Door

187,396
895,892
Kiwi - Maroon 5

Kiwi

184,297
861,698
Love Somebody - Maroon 5

Love Somebody

183,255
1,112,080
Give a Little More - Maroon 5

Give a Little More

157,044
1,026,366
Lucky Strike - Maroon 5

Lucky Strike

143,541
944,870
Stutter - Maroon 5

Stutter

136,207
878,271
Infatuation - Maroon 5

Infatuation

133,911
650,361
It Was Always You - Maroon 5

It Was Always You

128,617
841,637
Don't Wanna Know - Maroon 5

Don't Wanna Know

128,538
683,110
Hands All Over - Maroon 5

Hands All Over

115,640
692,015
Just a Feeling - Maroon 5

Just a Feeling

115,475
767,757
I Can't Lie - Maroon 5

I Can't Lie

112,703
617,292
The Man Who Never Lied - Maroon 5

The Man Who Never Lied

111,279
616,274
Sad - Maroon 5

Sad

108,608
598,397
Don't Know Nothing - Maroon 5

Don't Know Nothing

108,103
566,697
How - Maroon 5

How

105,696
648,023
Get Back in My Life - Maroon 5

Get Back in My Life

103,181
565,160
Runaway - Maroon 5

Runaway

101,823
608,331