Artist: Maroon 5 Bio

12 Feb 2006, 07:15  113,011,082  3,408,561

Maroon 5

Maroon 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

1,115,282
6,984,341
This Love - Maroon 5

This Love

1,030,826
5,689,352
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5

Sunday Morning

719,463
4,007,845
Harder to Breathe - Maroon 5

Harder to Breathe

647,290
3,405,772
Makes Me Wonder - Maroon 5

Makes Me Wonder

564,807
3,463,465
Wake Up Call - Maroon 5

Wake Up Call

468,581
2,779,302
One More Night - Maroon 5

One More Night

467,006
3,871,695
Won't Go Home Without You - Maroon 5

Won't Go Home Without You

466,517
2,890,145
Payphone - Maroon 5

Payphone

409,207
2,942,253
Sugar - Maroon 5

Sugar

369,721
3,120,469
Shiver - Maroon 5

Shiver

367,201
1,547,398
Misery - Maroon 5

Misery

360,904
2,698,439
Must Get Out - Maroon 5

Must Get Out

347,684
1,521,370
The Sun - Maroon 5

The Sun

339,179
1,489,234
Secret - Maroon 5

Secret

337,490
1,497,261
Tangled - Maroon 5

Tangled

329,083
1,339,492
Maps - Maroon 5

Maps

325,923
2,837,155
Sweetest Goodbye - Maroon 5

Sweetest Goodbye

323,553
1,416,395
Animals - Maroon 5

Animals

318,095
2,534,986
Through with You - Maroon 5

Through with You

300,240
1,236,982
Nothing Lasts Forever - Maroon 5

Nothing Lasts Forever

260,414
1,473,962
Not Coming Home - Maroon 5

Not Coming Home

256,479
997,748
Goodnight Goodnight - Maroon 5

Goodnight Goodnight

249,381
1,369,416
Little of Your Time - Maroon 5

Little of Your Time

236,886
1,288,196
Daylight - Maroon 5

Daylight

231,352
1,529,481
Can't Stop - Maroon 5

Can't Stop

226,005
1,151,390
Better That We Break - Maroon 5

Better That We Break

205,558
1,022,783
Never Gonna Leave This Bed - Maroon 5

Never Gonna Leave This Bed

203,365
1,490,072
Not Falling Apart - Maroon 5

Not Falling Apart

200,274
978,176
Back at Your Door - Maroon 5

Back at Your Door

190,869
914,567
Love Somebody - Maroon 5

Love Somebody

190,008
1,151,766
Kiwi - Maroon 5

Kiwi

187,773
878,836
Give a Little More - Maroon 5

Give a Little More

160,649
1,050,745
Lucky Strike - Maroon 5

Lucky Strike

148,519
977,583
Stutter - Maroon 5

Stutter

139,262
897,689
Don't Wanna Know - Maroon 5

Don't Wanna Know

137,143
736,137
Infatuation - Maroon 5

Infatuation

136,375
663,241
It Was Always You - Maroon 5

It Was Always You

133,458
874,475
Just a Feeling - Maroon 5

Just a Feeling

118,436
785,963
Hands All Over - Maroon 5

Hands All Over

118,196
706,923
I Can't Lie - Maroon 5

I Can't Lie

115,191
631,726
The Man Who Never Lied - Maroon 5

The Man Who Never Lied

114,166
632,227
Sad - Maroon 5

Sad

111,953
617,570
Don't Know Nothing - Maroon 5

Don't Know Nothing

110,496
578,428
How - Maroon 5

How

108,060
662,359
Get Back in My Life - Maroon 5

Get Back in My Life

105,444
577,167