Maroon 5

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Maroon 5

Maroon 5 at the TV Week Logies 2011
Background information
Also known as Kara's Flowers
Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Genres
Years active 1994–
(1994-2001 as Kara's Flowers)
Labels
  • Interscope
  • 222 Records
  • A&M/Octone
  • J Records
Associated acts Rihanna, Mary J. Blige, Lady Antebellum, Christina Aguilera, Mac Miller, Wiz Khalifa
Website www.maroon5.com
Members
Adam Levine
Jesse Carmichael
Mickey Madden
James Valentine
Matt Flynn
PJ Morton
Past members
Ryan Dusick

Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band. It is based in Los Angeles, California. It used to be called Kara's Flowers. As of 2014, the band members were vocalist Adam Levine, guitarist James Valentine, bassist Mickey Madden, percussionist Matt Flynn, and keyboardists Jesse Carmichael and PJ Morton.

The band has released 5 studio albums, Songs About Jane (2002), It Won't Be Soon Before Long (2007), Hands All Over (2010), Overexposed (2012), and V. All those albums charted in the the top 3 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. The band has sold more than 23 million albums and 109 million singles worldwide.

History[change | change source]

In 1994 the band known today as Maroon 5 was a Los Angeles, California grunge band. The members were singer Adam Levine, guitarist Jesse Carmichael, drummer Ryan Dusick, and bassist Michael Madden.

In 1997, the group signed with Reprise Records and released the studio album The Fourth World. In 2001, James Valentine (guitarist) joined the band. In 2006, Dusick left the band. Matt Flynn replaced him as drummer. The band's first album using the name Maroon 5 was Songs About Jane, released in 2002.

On June 22, 2011, the group released the single "Moves Like Jagger" featuring pop singer Christina Aguilera. The release was in promotion of the NBC show The Voice. The song became #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Levine won the first American season of The Voice in June 2011 with his partner Javier Colon. The band said that they would be working on a fourth studio album released before 2012. A song titled "Life After you" was expected to be recorded and released in early 2012. A song titled "Wipe Your Eyes" was leaked on the web January 15, 2012 and is said to have been produced by music producer J.R. Rotem.

On March 26, 2012, Rolling Stone magazine announced that the group would release their fourth studio album Overexposed on June 26, 2012. The band had worked with headlining producer Max Martin, along with Benjamin Levin and lead singer of OneRepublic, Ryan Tedder. The lead single off the album, "Payphone", was released on April 17, 2012.

In 2014, the fifth studio album V was released.

Discography[change | change source]

As Maroon 5[change | change source]

Studio albums[change | change source]

Live albums[change | change source]

Extended plays[change | change source]

  • B-Side Collection (2007)
  • The Maroon 5 Hit 3 Pack (2007)
  • Love Songs EP (2011)

Compilation albums[change | change source]

Other releases[change | change source]

  • It Won't Be Soon Before Long (DVD edition, 2008)
  • iTunes Essentials (2008)

As Kara's Flowers[change | change source]

Studio albums[change | change source]

  • The Fourth World (1997)