Artist: Maroon 5 Bio

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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

1,140,156
7,173,071
This Love - Maroon 5

This Love

1,085,973
6,079,126
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5

Sunday Morning

749,118
4,219,529
Harder to Breathe - Maroon 5

Harder to Breathe

664,227
3,520,497
Makes Me Wonder - Maroon 5

Makes Me Wonder

579,706
3,559,381
One More Night - Maroon 5

One More Night

494,628
4,058,414
Won't Go Home Without You - Maroon 5

Won't Go Home Without You

479,686
2,983,897
Wake Up Call - Maroon 5

Wake Up Call

477,825
2,841,430
Payphone - Maroon 5

Payphone

449,063
3,179,780
Sugar - Maroon 5

Sugar

414,836
3,472,548
Misery - Maroon 5

Misery

378,244
2,806,742
Shiver - Maroon 5

Shiver

373,106
1,577,900
Maps - Maroon 5

Maps

361,683
3,100,681
Must Get Out - Maroon 5

Must Get Out

352,541
1,549,147
Animals - Maroon 5

Animals

349,558
2,760,802
The Sun - Maroon 5

The Sun

344,474
1,520,461
Secret - Maroon 5

Secret

342,853
1,526,802
Tangled - Maroon 5

Tangled

334,556
1,366,982
Sweetest Goodbye - Maroon 5

Sweetest Goodbye

327,732
1,439,627
Through with You - Maroon 5

Through with You

304,475
1,258,645
Nothing Lasts Forever - Maroon 5

Nothing Lasts Forever

263,209
1,494,353
Not Coming Home - Maroon 5

Not Coming Home

260,376
1,015,991
Goodnight Goodnight - Maroon 5

Goodnight Goodnight

253,294
1,390,710
Daylight - Maroon 5

Daylight

243,762
1,605,353
Little of Your Time - Maroon 5

Little of Your Time

239,234
1,302,493
Can't Stop - Maroon 5

Can't Stop

229,676
1,168,841
Never Gonna Leave This Bed - Maroon 5

Never Gonna Leave This Bed

210,163
1,531,575
Better That We Break - Maroon 5

Better That We Break

207,542
1,035,163
Not Falling Apart - Maroon 5

Not Falling Apart

202,151
989,626
Love Somebody - Maroon 5

Love Somebody

201,959
1,215,713
Back at Your Door - Maroon 5

Back at Your Door

192,523
924,554
Kiwi - Maroon 5

Kiwi

189,389
887,586
What Lovers Do (feat. SZA) - Maroon 5

What Lovers Do (feat. SZA)

172,995
1,166,450
Give a Little More - Maroon 5

Give a Little More

164,349
1,072,290
Lucky Strike - Maroon 5

Lucky Strike

157,266
1,033,618
Stutter - Maroon 5

Stutter

141,794
914,715
It Was Always You - Maroon 5

It Was Always You

141,098
926,030
Don't Wanna Know - Maroon 5

Don't Wanna Know

140,215
779,935
Infatuation - Maroon 5

Infatuation

137,383
669,244
Just a Feeling - Maroon 5

Just a Feeling

122,310
807,437
Hands All Over - Maroon 5

Hands All Over

120,067
718,387
The Man Who Never Lied - Maroon 5

The Man Who Never Lied

117,200
648,413
I Can't Lie - Maroon 5

I Can't Lie

117,117
643,813
Sad - Maroon 5

Sad

116,330
641,636
Don't Know Nothing - Maroon 5

Don't Know Nothing

112,112
587,539
How - Maroon 5

How

109,762
674,430