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

1,119,067
7,012,784
This Love - Maroon 5

This Love

1,036,572
5,728,084
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5

Sunday Morning

722,547
4,029,104
Harder to Breathe - Maroon 5

Harder to Breathe

649,099
3,417,753
Makes Me Wonder - Maroon 5

Makes Me Wonder

566,172
3,472,881
One More Night - Maroon 5

One More Night

469,992
3,891,578
Wake Up Call - Maroon 5

Wake Up Call

469,634
2,786,474
Won't Go Home Without You - Maroon 5

Won't Go Home Without You

467,979
2,900,219
Payphone - Maroon 5

Payphone

413,319
2,967,368
Sugar - Maroon 5

Sugar

374,828
3,160,789
Shiver - Maroon 5

Shiver

367,899
1,551,330
Misery - Maroon 5

Misery

362,549
2,708,900
Must Get Out - Maroon 5

Must Get Out

348,267
1,524,806
The Sun - Maroon 5

The Sun

339,798
1,492,536
Secret - Maroon 5

Secret

338,163
1,500,939
Maps - Maroon 5

Maps

331,280
2,870,050
Tangled - Maroon 5

Tangled

329,726
1,342,591
Sweetest Goodbye - Maroon 5

Sweetest Goodbye

324,039
1,419,006
Animals - Maroon 5

Animals

321,591
2,559,343
Through with You - Maroon 5

Through with You

300,732
1,239,996
Nothing Lasts Forever - Maroon 5

Nothing Lasts Forever

260,785
1,477,202
Not Coming Home - Maroon 5

Not Coming Home

256,927
999,885
Goodnight Goodnight - Maroon 5

Goodnight Goodnight

249,826
1,372,169
Little of Your Time - Maroon 5

Little of Your Time

237,151
1,289,599
Daylight - Maroon 5

Daylight

232,725
1,537,179
Can't Stop - Maroon 5

Can't Stop

226,352
1,153,628
Better That We Break - Maroon 5

Better That We Break

205,792
1,024,203
Never Gonna Leave This Bed - Maroon 5

Never Gonna Leave This Bed

204,115
1,494,988
Not Falling Apart - Maroon 5

Not Falling Apart

200,475
979,746
Love Somebody - Maroon 5

Love Somebody

191,346
1,158,791
Back at Your Door - Maroon 5

Back at Your Door

191,071
916,103
Kiwi - Maroon 5

Kiwi

187,961
880,192
Give a Little More - Maroon 5

Give a Little More

161,063
1,053,036
Lucky Strike - Maroon 5

Lucky Strike

149,493
983,122
Stutter - Maroon 5

Stutter

139,562
899,528
Don't Wanna Know - Maroon 5

Don't Wanna Know

137,711
740,225
Infatuation - Maroon 5

Infatuation

136,512
663,988
It Was Always You - Maroon 5

It Was Always You

134,377
880,340
Just a Feeling - Maroon 5

Just a Feeling

118,886
788,458
Hands All Over - Maroon 5

Hands All Over

118,421
708,283
I Can't Lie - Maroon 5

I Can't Lie

115,427
633,173
The Man Who Never Lied - Maroon 5

The Man Who Never Lied

114,544
634,081
Sad - Maroon 5

Sad

112,471
620,291
Don't Know Nothing - Maroon 5

Don't Know Nothing

110,679
579,463
How - Maroon 5

How

108,264
663,759
Get Back in My Life - Maroon 5

Get Back in My Life

105,640
578,215