Artist: Maroon 5 Biography

12 Feb 2006, 07:15  124,087,091  3,641,492

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

1,152,777
7,265,288
This Love - Maroon 5

This Love

1,106,782
6,245,923
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5

Sunday Morning

761,533
4,315,456
Harder to Breathe - Maroon 5

Harder to Breathe

674,247
3,579,170
Makes Me Wonder - Maroon 5

Makes Me Wonder

584,980
3,601,153
One More Night - Maroon 5

One More Night

507,461
4,144,045
Won't Go Home Without You - Maroon 5

Won't Go Home Without You

485,712
3,029,248
Wake Up Call - Maroon 5

Wake Up Call

481,596
2,868,757
Payphone - Maroon 5

Payphone

469,887
3,313,060
Sugar - Maroon 5

Sugar

434,979
3,616,281
Misery - Maroon 5

Misery

386,220
2,857,318
Maps - Maroon 5

Maps

375,760
3,212,594
Shiver - Maroon 5

Shiver

375,353
1,591,206
Animals - Maroon 5

Animals

363,592
2,861,652
Must Get Out - Maroon 5

Must Get Out

354,344
1,561,402
The Sun - Maroon 5

The Sun

346,532
1,533,650
Secret - Maroon 5

Secret

344,839
1,539,646
Tangled - Maroon 5

Tangled

336,686
1,379,923
Sweetest Goodbye - Maroon 5

Sweetest Goodbye

329,266
1,450,097
Through with You - Maroon 5

Through with You

306,015
1,268,239
Nothing Lasts Forever - Maroon 5

Nothing Lasts Forever

264,203
1,503,991
Not Coming Home - Maroon 5

Not Coming Home

261,834
1,024,487
Goodnight Goodnight - Maroon 5

Goodnight Goodnight

254,995
1,401,074
Daylight - Maroon 5

Daylight

249,496
1,640,645
Little of Your Time - Maroon 5

Little of Your Time

240,142
1,309,959
Can't Stop - Maroon 5

Can't Stop

231,038
1,177,403
Never Gonna Leave This Bed - Maroon 5

Never Gonna Leave This Bed

213,316
1,549,363
Better That We Break - Maroon 5

Better That We Break

208,179
1,041,128
Love Somebody - Maroon 5

Love Somebody

207,323
1,244,518
Not Falling Apart - Maroon 5

Not Falling Apart

202,812
995,067
Back at Your Door - Maroon 5

Back at Your Door

193,097
929,641
Kiwi - Maroon 5

Kiwi

189,954
891,957
What Lovers Do (feat. SZA) - Maroon 5

What Lovers Do (feat. SZA)

185,492
1,259,851
Give a Little More - Maroon 5

Give a Little More

166,072
1,081,868
Lucky Strike - Maroon 5

Lucky Strike

161,472
1,061,381
Memories - Maroon 5

Memories

146,297
1,040,580
It Was Always You - Maroon 5

It Was Always You

144,122
946,670
Stutter - Maroon 5

Stutter

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921,218
Don't Wanna Know - Maroon 5

Don't Wanna Know

140,998
784,008
Infatuation - Maroon 5

Infatuation

137,706
672,852
Just a Feeling - Maroon 5

Just a Feeling

124,196
817,359
Hands All Over - Maroon 5

Hands All Over

120,743
722,714
Sad - Maroon 5

Sad

118,470
652,913
The Man Who Never Lied - Maroon 5

The Man Who Never Lied

118,309
654,458
I Can't Lie - Maroon 5

I Can't Lie

117,752
648,353