Maroon 5



Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California.  It currently consists of lead vocalist Adam Levine, lead guitarist James Valentine, keyboardist and rhythm guitarist Jesse Carmichael, bassist Mickey Madden, drummer Matt Flynn, and keyboardist PJ Morton. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine (lead vocals, lead guitar), Jesse Carmichael (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Mickey Madden (bass guitar) and Ryan Dusick (drums), formed a band known as Kara’s Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school. The band, which self-released an album called We Like Digging?, then signed to Reprise Records and released the album The Fourth World in 1997.

After the album garnered a tepid response, the band parted ways with the record label and the members attended college. In 2001, the band changed its 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 a subsidiary of J Records, 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.

Pop rock band Maroon 5 has released five studio albums, three live albums, two compilation albums, one remix album, three extended plays, nineteen singles, four promotional singles, and twenty-three music videos. The group originally formed in 1994 as Kara’s Flowers while they were still attending high school. With a line-up of Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, they released their independent album, We Like Digging?, in 1995. In 1998, they signed to Reprise Records and released an album, The Fourth World in 1997. After a tepid response to the album, the band parted with their record label and attended college. In 2000, the band regrouped and added James Valentine to the lineup, and pursued a new direction under the name Maroon 5.

Maroon 5 signed with Octone Records and recorded their debut album in 2002. The album, Songs About Jane, was released in June 2002. The album’s lead single “Harder to Breathe” received heavy airplay, which helped propel the album to number 6 on the US Billboard 200. The album’s second and third singles, “This Love” and “She Will Be Loved”, were worldwide hits in 2004. Five singles were released from the album. For the next few years, the band toured extensively worldwide in support of Songs About Jane and issued two live recordings: 2004’s 1.22.03.Acoustic and 2005’s Live – Friday the 13th.

In 2006, drummer Ryan Dusick departed the band and was replaced by Matt Flynn and the revised band recorded their second album It Won’t Be Soon Before Long in early 2007. The album was released in May and peaked at number 1 on the Billboard 200. Five singles were released from the album. The album’s first single, “Makes Me Wonder”, became the band’s first number-one single on the US Billboard Hot 100. Hands All Over, the band’s third studio album, was released in September 2010, peaking at number 2 on the Billboard 200.

The album’s lead single “Misery” was a top 15 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 while the album’s fourth single, “Moves like Jagger”, became the band’s second single to top the Hot 100. The band released their fourth studio album Overexposed in June 2012. The album peaked at number 2 on the Billboard 200. Its first two singles, “Payphone” and “One More Night”, both peaked in the top two of the Billboard Hot 100 and became international hits.

The latter single topped the Hot 100, giving the band their third number-one hit on the chart. The album’s third single, “Daylight”, became a top ten hit in the US and Canada, as well as peaking in the top forty of other multiple countries worldwide. In September 2014, the fifth studio album V was released and topped the Billboard 200. The lead single “Maps” marked number 6 on the Hot 100, the second single “Animals” peaked at number 3 on the same chart, and the third single “Sugar”, number 2. V was also released on a limited-edition ZinePak.



Discography

Artist: Maroon 5
Title: Animals (Explicit)
Album: V (Explicit)
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Artist: Maroon 5
Title: Wipe Your Eyes
Album: Overexposed
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Artist: Maroon 5
Title: Moves Like Jagger
Album: Hands All Over
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Artist: Maroon 5
Title: Makes Me Wonder
Album: It Won’t Be Soon Before Long (UK Version)
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Title: She Will Be Loved
Album: Songs About Jane
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Artist: Maroon 5
Title: Harder to Breathe
Album: Live from Le Cabaret
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Title: Not Coming Home
Album: Live Friday the 13th
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Artist: Maroon 5
Title: Aston Martin Music
Album: 1.22.03 Acoustic
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Artist: Maroon 5
Title: Payphone
Album: Singles (Explicit)
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Artist: Maroon 5
Title: Losing My Mind
Album: The B-Side Collection
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Title: She Will Be Loved
Album: Call and Response: The Remix Album
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Title: One More Night
Album: Holiday Gift
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Artist: Maroon 5
Title: Misery
Album: iTunes Session (EP)
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Artist: Maroon 5
Title: Wake Up Call
Album: Live from SoHo
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Albums
Studio albums

“V” (2014), “Overexposed” (2012 US), “Hands All Over” (2011 US), “It Won’t Be Soon Before Long” (2007 US), “Songs About Jane” (2002 US).

Live albums
“Live from Le Cabaret” (2008 US), “Live – Friday the 13th” (2005 US), “1.22.03.Acoustic” (2004 US).

Compilation albums
“Singles” (2015), “The B-Side Collection” (2007 US).

Remix albums
“Call and Response: The Remix Album” (2008 US).

Extended plays
“Holiday Gift” (2012 UK), “ITunes Session” (2011 US), “Live from SoHo” (2008 US).

Singles
As lead artist

“Don’t Wanna Know” (featuring Kendrick Lamar) (2016 Album TBA), “Feelings” (2015 Album V), “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt like a MotherFucker” (2015 Album V), “Sugar” (2015 Album V), “Animals” (2014 Album V), “Maps” (2014 Album V), “Love Somebody” (2013 Album Overexposed), “Daylight” (2012 Album Overexposed), “One More Night” (2012 Album Overexposed), “Payphone” (featuring Wiz Khalifa) (2012 Album Overexposed), “Moves like Jagger” (featuring Christina Aguilera) (2011 Album Hands All Over), “Never Gonna Leave This Bed” (2011 Album Hands All Over), “Give a Little More” (2010 Album Hands All Over), “Misery” (2010 Album Hands All Over), “Goodnight Goodnight” (2008 Album It Won’t Be Soon Before Long).

“If I Never See Your Face Again” (featuring Rihanna) (2008 Album It Won’t Be Soon Before Long), “Won’t Go Home Without You” (2007 Album It Won’t Be Soon Before Long), “Wake Up Call” (2007 Album It Won’t Be Soon Before Long), “Makes Me Wonder” (2007 Album It Won’t Be Soon Before Long), “Must Get Out” (2005 Songs About Jane), “Sunday Morning” (2004 Songs About Jane), “She Will Be Loved” (2004 Songs About Jane), “This Love” (2004 Songs About Jane), “Harder to Breathe” (2002 Songs About Jane).

Promotional singles
“It Was Always You” (2014 Album V), “Is Anybody Out There” (featuring PJ Morton) (2011 Non-album single), “The Way You Look Tonight” (2009 His Way, Our Way), “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” (2007 Non-album single), “Figure It Out” (2007 It Won’t Be Soon Before Long).

Other charted songs
“My Heart Is Open” (featuring Gwen Stefani) (2015 Album V). “Unkiss Me” (2014 Album V). “Lucky Strike” (2012 Album Overexposed). “Wipe Your Eyes” (2012 Album Overexposed). “Come Away to the Water” (featuring Rozzi Crane) (2012 Album The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond). “Out of Goodbyes” (featuring Lady Antebellum) (2010 Album Hands All Over). “Stutter” (2010 Hands All Over). “Not Falling Apart” (2009 Album Call and Response: The Remix Album). “Nothing Lasts Forever” (2007 Album It Won’t Be Soon Before Long).

Other appearances
“I Shall Be Released” (2012 Album Chimes of Freedom). “Pure Imagination” (2009 Album Change Is Now: Renewing America’s Promise). “Lovely Day” (with Bill Withers) (2006 Album Hoot: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). “She Will Be Loved” (Rhythms del Mundo featuring Maroon 5) (2006 Album Rhythms del Mundo: Cuba). “Everyday People” (Sly and the Family Stone featuring Maroon 5) (2005 Album Different Strokes by Different Folks). “Woman” (2005 Album Spider-Man 2: Music From and Inspired By).



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