Artist: Maroon 5 Bio

12 Feb 2006, 07:15  117,333,389  3,494,276

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

1,127,896
7,085,115
This Love - Maroon 5

This Love

1,059,731
5,883,806
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5

Sunday Morning

733,586
4,108,539
Harder to Breathe - Maroon 5

Harder to Breathe

655,900
3,463,197
Makes Me Wonder - Maroon 5

Makes Me Wonder

572,852
3,513,568
One More Night - Maroon 5

One More Night

480,827
3,966,981
Wake Up Call - Maroon 5

Wake Up Call

473,437
2,811,900
Won't Go Home Without You - Maroon 5

Won't Go Home Without You

473,158
2,936,699
Payphone - Maroon 5

Payphone

429,030
3,056,727
Sugar - Maroon 5

Sugar

392,448
3,302,746
Shiver - Maroon 5

Shiver

370,357
1,563,972
Misery - Maroon 5

Misery

368,619
2,749,921
Must Get Out - Maroon 5

Must Get Out

350,252
1,536,588
Maps - Maroon 5

Maps

345,223
2,975,894
The Sun - Maroon 5

The Sun

341,964
1,504,952
Secret - Maroon 5

Secret

340,462
1,513,323
Animals - Maroon 5

Animals

333,750
2,650,583
Tangled - Maroon 5

Tangled

332,046
1,354,234
Sweetest Goodbye - Maroon 5

Sweetest Goodbye

325,947
1,428,935
Through with You - Maroon 5

Through with You

302,568
1,248,713
Nothing Lasts Forever - Maroon 5

Nothing Lasts Forever

261,969
1,485,369
Not Coming Home - Maroon 5

Not Coming Home

258,594
1,007,364
Goodnight Goodnight - Maroon 5

Goodnight Goodnight

251,437
1,380,875
Little of Your Time - Maroon 5

Little of Your Time

238,209
1,295,869
Daylight - Maroon 5

Daylight

237,485
1,568,903
Can't Stop - Maroon 5

Can't Stop

227,821
1,160,555
Never Gonna Leave This Bed - Maroon 5

Never Gonna Leave This Bed

206,746
1,511,683
Better That We Break - Maroon 5

Better That We Break

206,639
1,029,288
Not Falling Apart - Maroon 5

Not Falling Apart

201,271
984,332
Love Somebody - Maroon 5

Love Somebody

195,767
1,183,819
Back at Your Door - Maroon 5

Back at Your Door

191,765
920,142
Kiwi - Maroon 5

Kiwi

188,664
883,717
Give a Little More - Maroon 5

Give a Little More

162,701
1,062,143
What Lovers Do (feat. SZA) - Maroon 5

What Lovers Do (feat. SZA)

156,999
1,034,286
Lucky Strike - Maroon 5

Lucky Strike

153,079
1,005,813
Stutter - Maroon 5

Stutter

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906,394
Don't Wanna Know - Maroon 5

Don't Wanna Know

139,252
773,302
It Was Always You - Maroon 5

It Was Always You

137,540
901,910
Infatuation - Maroon 5

Infatuation

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666,373
Just a Feeling - Maroon 5

Just a Feeling

120,480
797,203
Hands All Over - Maroon 5

Hands All Over

119,274
713,331
I Can't Lie - Maroon 5

I Can't Lie

116,286
638,320
The Man Who Never Lied - Maroon 5

The Man Who Never Lied

115,859
640,775
Sad - Maroon 5

Sad

114,273
630,019
Don't Know Nothing - Maroon 5

Don't Know Nothing

111,415
583,364
How - Maroon 5

How

109,005
669,219