Artist: Maroon 5 Bio

12 Feb 2006, 07:15  112,472,392  3,396,962

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

1,112,956
6,964,387
This Love - Maroon 5

This Love

1,028,156
5,669,219
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5

Sunday Morning

718,210
3,997,006
Harder to Breathe - Maroon 5

Harder to Breathe

646,476
3,399,341
Makes Me Wonder - Maroon 5

Makes Me Wonder

564,219
3,458,512
Wake Up Call - Maroon 5

Wake Up Call

468,043
2,775,427
Won't Go Home Without You - Maroon 5

Won't Go Home Without You

465,830
2,884,669
One More Night - Maroon 5

One More Night

465,602
3,860,923
Payphone - Maroon 5

Payphone

407,486
2,931,260
Sugar - Maroon 5

Sugar

367,405
3,098,880
Shiver - Maroon 5

Shiver

366,875
1,545,351
Misery - Maroon 5

Misery

360,109
2,693,025
Must Get Out - Maroon 5

Must Get Out

347,421
1,519,590
The Sun - Maroon 5

The Sun

338,902
1,487,275
Secret - Maroon 5

Secret

337,182
1,495,073
Tangled - Maroon 5

Tangled

328,771
1,337,790
Maps - Maroon 5

Maps

323,793
2,820,548
Sweetest Goodbye - Maroon 5

Sweetest Goodbye

323,331
1,414,771
Animals - Maroon 5

Animals

316,380
2,520,500
Through with You - Maroon 5

Through with You

300,026
1,235,528
Nothing Lasts Forever - Maroon 5

Nothing Lasts Forever

260,225
1,472,539
Not Coming Home - Maroon 5

Not Coming Home

256,257
996,394
Goodnight Goodnight - Maroon 5

Goodnight Goodnight

249,154
1,368,188
Little of Your Time - Maroon 5

Little of Your Time

236,768
1,287,272
Daylight - Maroon 5

Daylight

230,719
1,524,969
Can't Stop - Maroon 5

Can't Stop

225,835
1,150,522
Better That We Break - Maroon 5

Better That We Break

205,451
1,022,111
Never Gonna Leave This Bed - Maroon 5

Never Gonna Leave This Bed

203,003
1,487,754
Not Falling Apart - Maroon 5

Not Falling Apart

200,173
977,521
Back at Your Door - Maroon 5

Back at Your Door

190,768
913,984
Love Somebody - Maroon 5

Love Somebody

189,352
1,147,908
Kiwi - Maroon 5

Kiwi

187,669
878,263
Give a Little More - Maroon 5

Give a Little More

160,419
1,049,394
Lucky Strike - Maroon 5

Lucky Strike

148,014
974,069
Stutter - Maroon 5

Stutter

139,094
896,639
Don't Wanna Know - Maroon 5

Don't Wanna Know

136,718
733,546
Infatuation - Maroon 5

Infatuation

136,321
662,800
It Was Always You - Maroon 5

It Was Always You

132,964
870,952
Just a Feeling - Maroon 5

Just a Feeling

118,227
784,726
Hands All Over - Maroon 5

Hands All Over

118,060
706,160
I Can't Lie - Maroon 5

I Can't Lie

115,080
631,035
The Man Who Never Lied - Maroon 5

The Man Who Never Lied

113,954
631,014
Sad - Maroon 5

Sad

111,695
616,213
Don't Know Nothing - Maroon 5

Don't Know Nothing

110,383
577,905
How - Maroon 5

How

107,946
661,527
Get Back in My Life - Maroon 5

Get Back in My Life

105,347
576,522