Maroon 5 (American pop rock band)

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Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the group was formed the original four members of then 1994 band were known 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). The band, which self-released an album called We Like Digging?, was named after a girl the group had a crush on. 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.

In 2001, the band changed their image by adding guitarist James Valentine and pursuing a new direction under the name Maroon 5. At this point, Carmichael switched to playing keyboards, which has since become his main instrument in the band. 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, they 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, Dusick officially left Maroon 5 after suffering from serious wrist and shoulder injuries and was replaced by Matt Flynn. The band then 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 single on the Billboard Hot 100.

In September 2010, Maroon 5 released their third studio album Hands All Over, which was re-released in 2011 to include the single "Moves like Jagger". While the original version of the album received mixed reviews, "Moves like Jagger" reached the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100. The band released their fourth album, Overexposed, on June 26, 2012. All four singles of the album were highly successful on the Billboard Hot 100, including second single "One More Night", which reached number one. 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 same year, a longtime friend of the band and bass player of Phantom Planet, Sam Farrar, became an official touring member, performing the keyboards with Carmichael and Morton. The album debuted atop the Billboard 200. Maroon 5 has sold more than 27 million albums and 48 million singles worldwide.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
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 15
2014 V Maroon 5 15

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 1.22.03.Acoustic Maroon 5 5 2
2005 Live: Friday the 13th Maroon 5 5 1
2006 AOL Sessions Maroon 5 1
2008 iTunes Live From SoHo Maroon 5 5 1
2008 Live From Le Cabaret: In Montreal, Quebec Maroon 5 5 1
2011 iTunes Session Maroon 5 5 1

Album + Remix

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

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
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 4.5 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 4
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 It Was Always You Maroon 5 1
2014 Animals Maroon 5 1
2015 Sugar Maroon 5 1
2015 This Summer's Gonna Hurt like a Motherfucker Maroon 5 1

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Moves Like Jagger (Remix) Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera & Mac Miller 1
2014 Animals (Remix) Maroon 5 feat. J. Cole 1
2014 Maps (Rumba Whoa Remix) Maroon 5 feat. J Balvin 1
2015 Sugar (Remix) Maroon 5 feat. Nicki Minaj 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 The B-Sides Collection Maroon 5 5 2
2012 Payphone Maroon 5 1
A Few Songs About Jane Maroon 5 5 1
The Limited Set EP Maroon 5 5 1

EP + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 One More Night (Remixes) Maroon 5 1

Unspecified type

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

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