Artist: Maroon 5 Bio

12 Feb 2006, 07:15  118,517,870  3,518,906

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

1,130,894
7,112,308
This Love - Maroon 5

This Love

1,069,113
5,955,730
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5

Sunday Morning

739,316
4,149,670
Harder to Breathe - Maroon 5

Harder to Breathe

659,077
3,485,000
Makes Me Wonder - Maroon 5

Makes Me Wonder

575,399
3,530,469
One More Night - Maroon 5

One More Night

485,656
4,000,892
Won't Go Home Without You - Maroon 5

Won't Go Home Without You

475,378
2,953,248
Wake Up Call - Maroon 5

Wake Up Call

475,043
2,823,179
Payphone - Maroon 5

Payphone

435,976
3,099,216
Sugar - Maroon 5

Sugar

400,503
3,366,276
Misery - Maroon 5

Misery

372,360
2,771,317
Shiver - Maroon 5

Shiver

371,329
1,569,185
Must Get Out - Maroon 5

Must Get Out

351,077
1,541,448
Maps - Maroon 5

Maps

351,048
3,021,328
The Sun - Maroon 5

The Sun

342,861
1,510,739
Secret - Maroon 5

Secret

341,346
1,518,406
Animals - Maroon 5

Animals

339,353
2,690,964
Tangled - Maroon 5

Tangled

332,980
1,358,979
Sweetest Goodbye - Maroon 5

Sweetest Goodbye

326,588
1,433,099
Through with You - Maroon 5

Through with You

303,271
1,252,522
Nothing Lasts Forever - Maroon 5

Nothing Lasts Forever

262,440
1,488,803
Not Coming Home - Maroon 5

Not Coming Home

259,225
1,010,573
Goodnight Goodnight - Maroon 5

Goodnight Goodnight

252,092
1,384,405
Daylight - Maroon 5

Daylight

239,671
1,581,863
Little of Your Time - Maroon 5

Little of Your Time

238,590
1,298,538
Can't Stop - Maroon 5

Can't Stop

228,449
1,163,710
Never Gonna Leave This Bed - Maroon 5

Never Gonna Leave This Bed

207,810
1,518,678
Better That We Break - Maroon 5

Better That We Break

206,976
1,031,708
Not Falling Apart - Maroon 5

Not Falling Apart

201,566
986,340
Love Somebody - Maroon 5

Love Somebody

198,062
1,195,852
Back at Your Door - Maroon 5

Back at Your Door

192,055
921,806
Kiwi - Maroon 5

Kiwi

188,928
885,231
Give a Little More - Maroon 5

Give a Little More

163,295
1,065,795
What Lovers Do (feat. SZA) - Maroon 5

What Lovers Do (feat. SZA)

163,287
1,088,768
Lucky Strike - Maroon 5

Lucky Strike

154,590
1,016,584
Stutter - Maroon 5

Stutter

141,102
909,960
Don't Wanna Know - Maroon 5

Don't Wanna Know

139,516
775,283
It Was Always You - Maroon 5

It Was Always You

138,839
910,895
Infatuation - Maroon 5

Infatuation

137,119
667,410
Just a Feeling - Maroon 5

Just a Feeling

121,068
800,984
Hands All Over - Maroon 5

Hands All Over

119,576
715,359
I Can't Lie - Maroon 5

I Can't Lie

116,615
640,443
The Man Who Never Lied - Maroon 5

The Man Who Never Lied

116,343
644,005
Sad - Maroon 5

Sad

114,931
633,947
Don't Know Nothing - Maroon 5

Don't Know Nothing

111,688
584,955
How - Maroon 5

How

109,302
671,204