Maroon 5 Biography Profile

12 Feb 2006, 07:15  108,702,895  3,329,042

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 of "Maroon 5"

She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5

She Will Be Loved

1,094,603
6,815,114
This Love - Maroon 5

This Love

1,007,930
5,527,693
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5

Sunday Morning

708,501
3,920,851
Harder to Breathe - Maroon 5

Harder to Breathe

642,129
3,360,262
Makes Me Wonder - Maroon 5

Makes Me Wonder

561,222
3,434,394
Wake Up Call - Maroon 5

Wake Up Call

465,280
2,752,026
Won't Go Home Without You - Maroon 5

Won't Go Home Without You

461,631
2,855,587
One More Night - Maroon 5

One More Night

456,096
3,794,516
Payphone - Maroon 5

Payphone

395,889
2,861,339
Shiver - Maroon 5

Shiver

365,434
1,535,066
Misery - Maroon 5

Misery

355,109
2,660,463
Sugar - Maroon 5

Sugar

349,416
2,947,733
Must Get Out - Maroon 5

Must Get Out

346,142
1,509,773
The Sun - Maroon 5

The Sun

337,550
1,476,739
Secret - Maroon 5

Secret

335,631
1,484,490
Tangled - Maroon 5

Tangled

327,419
1,328,213
Sweetest Goodbye - Maroon 5

Sweetest Goodbye

322,481
1,408,221
Maps - Maroon 5

Maps

307,962
2,701,358
Animals - Maroon 5

Animals

303,096
2,398,831
Through with You - Maroon 5

Through with You

299,045
1,228,026
Nothing Lasts Forever - Maroon 5

Nothing Lasts Forever

259,466
1,467,429
Not Coming Home - Maroon 5

Not Coming Home

255,279
990,043
Goodnight Goodnight - Maroon 5

Goodnight Goodnight

248,182
1,362,704
Little of Your Time - Maroon 5

Little of Your Time

236,429
1,284,808
Daylight - Maroon 5

Daylight

226,588
1,498,616
Can't Stop - Maroon 5

Can't Stop

225,119
1,146,784
Better That We Break - Maroon 5

Better That We Break

205,019
1,019,171
Never Gonna Leave This Bed - Maroon 5

Never Gonna Leave This Bed

200,832
1,472,522
Not Falling Apart - Maroon 5

Not Falling Apart

199,836
974,795
Back at Your Door - Maroon 5

Back at Your Door

190,601
912,246
Kiwi - Maroon 5

Kiwi

187,428
876,935
Love Somebody - Maroon 5

Love Somebody

185,050
1,122,985
Give a Little More - Maroon 5

Give a Little More

159,288
1,041,211
Lucky Strike - Maroon 5

Lucky Strike

144,849
953,783
Stutter - Maroon 5

Stutter

138,122
889,976
Infatuation - Maroon 5

Infatuation

136,231
661,626
It Was Always You - Maroon 5

It Was Always You

129,508
845,831