Maroon 5 (American pop rock band)

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Maroon 5 are an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1994 as Kara's Flowers while its members were still in high school. The original members of the band were Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick; they 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 seep into the songs they wrote. In 2001, the band regrouped, with James Valentine added to the lineup, and pursued a new direction under the name Maroon 5. The band 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, drummer, percussionist and backing vocalist Ryan Dusick left the band and was replaced by Matt Flynn. The band recorded their second album, It Won't Be Soon Before Long, and released 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.

Hands All Over, the band's third studio album was released in September 2010 and peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 chart. In 2011, the album was re-released and supported by their single "Moves like Jagger" featuring American singer Christina Aguilera. The song became the band's second single to reach number one on the Hot 100 chart; it has sold over 14.4 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling singles worldwide. The band released their fourth studio album, Overexposed, in June 2012. The album peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 chart. The first two singles from the album "Payphone" and "One More Night", were both international hits and peaked at two and one on the Hot 100 chart respectively.

In 2014, the band signed with Interscope Records and released their fifth studio album, V. In September 2014 with the very-first line-up of six official members as PJ Morton became an official member.

Since its debut in 2002, the band has sold more than 10 million albums in the United States and over 30.8 million digital singles and 27 million albums worldwide. In 2013, Maroon 5 became the third most-played artist on Top 40 Mainstream radio, based on Clear Channel owned Mediabase, becoming one of the most successful acts of Interscope Records.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2002 Songs About Jane Maroon 5 4 17
2007 It Won't Be Soon Before Long Maroon 5 4 14
2010 Hands All Over Maroon 5 4 28
2012 Overexposed Maroon 5 5 14
2014 V Maroon 5 11

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2004 1.22.03.Acoustic Live Maroon 5 5 2
2005 Live: Friday the 13th Live Maroon 5 5 1
2008 iTunes Live From SoHo Live Maroon 5 5 1
2008 Live From Le Cabaret: In Montreal, Quebec Live Maroon 5 5 1
2011 iTunes Session Live Maroon 5 5 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2008 Call and Response: The Remix Album Remix Maroon 5 5 3

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2003 Sunday Morning Maroon 5 5 2
2004 This Love Maroon 5 5 2
2004 She Will Be Loved Maroon 5 5 3
2004 Harder to Breathe Maroon 5 5 1
2005 Must Get Out Maroon 5 5 1
2007 Makes Me Wonder Maroon 5 5 6
2007 Wake Up Call Maroon 5 5 2
2007 Won't Go Home Without You Maroon 5 5 5
2007 Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Maroon 5 5 1
2008 If I Never See Your Face Again Maroon 5 feat. Rihanna 5 3
2009 The Way You Look Tonight Maroon 5 5 1
2010 Misery Maroon 5 5 7
2010 Give a Little More Maroon 5 5 3
2011 Never Gonna Leave This Bed Maroon 5 5 2
2011 Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera 5 5
2012 Payphone Maroon 5 3 2
2012 One More Night Maroon 5 1
2012 Holiday Gift Maroon 5 1
2014 Maps Maroon 5 1
2014 Animals Maroon 5 1

EP

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2007 The B-Sides Collection Maroon 5 5 2
2012 One More Night (Remixes) Maroon 5 1
2012 Payphone Maroon 5 1
A Few Songs About Jane Maroon 5 5 1
The Limited Set EP Maroon 5 5 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
Down the Alley Maroon 5 5 1
My Blue Ocean Maroon 5 5 1

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