Maroon 5 (formerly known as Kara’s Flowers) is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1994 as Kara’s Flowers whereas its members have been nonetheless in high school. The unique members of the band were: Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick; they signed to Reprise Data and released an album, The Fourth World, in 1997. After a tepid response to the album, the band parted methods with the document label and the members attended college. In 2001, the band regrouped, with James Valentine added to the lineup, and pursued a brand new course underneath the name: Maroon 5.

The band signed with Octone Information and released their debut album, Songs About Jane, in June 2002. The album’s lead single “Tougher to Breathe”, acquired heavy airplay, which helped the album to debut at quantity six on the Billboard 200 chart. The album’s second and third singles, “This Love” and “She Will Be Beloved”, grew to become worldwide hits reaching the top five on the Billboard Hot a hundred chart. The band received the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2005. For the following few years, the band toured extensively worldwide in help of Songs About Jane and produced two stay 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 changed by Matt Flynn. The band recorded their second album, It Will not Be Quickly Before Lengthy, and launched in May 2007. The album reached number one on the US Billboard 200 chart and the lead single, “Makes Me Surprise”, became the band’s first number-one track on the Billboard Hot 100.

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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” that includes American singer Christina Aguilera. The track became the band’s second single to succeed in number one on the Scorching a hundred chart; it has bought over 14.four million copies worldwide, making it probably the greatest-promoting singles worldwide. The band launched 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 Extra Night time”, had been both worldwide hits and peaked at two and one on the Scorching a hundred chart respectively.

In 2014, the band signed Interscope Data and recorded their fifth studio album, V, which is ready to be released on September 2, 2014.

Since its debut in 2002, the band has offered greater than 10 million albums within the United States and over 30.8 million digital singles and 27 million albums worldwide.

In 2013, Maroon 5 turned the third most-played artist on Top forty Mainstream radio, based mostly on Clear Channel owned Mediabase, changing into probably the most successful acts of Interscope Records.

2014

In April 2013, James Valentine said the band was in the studio recording songs for the upcoming fifth studio album: “The stuff we’re working on now, it definitely has gone maybe a little darker in its sound, maybe back a little bit more to what we kind of did on Songs About Jane, but at this point we do have all kinds of different songs and it is early”.

On April 8, 2014, the band announced on their official Facebook and Twitter accounts about the album, which was referred to as “#albuM5”, is in the works and more details would be released soon. On April 15, 2014, Jesse Carmichael confirmed that his hiatus from the band was complete and he reunited with the band in time to record for the album.

On April 29, 2014, the band announced they would be performing on the Today Show at the Rockefeller Plaza in New York City on September 1, 2014, as part of the Toyota concert series.

On May 18, 2014, the band announced that they would release their fifth album – V – on September 2, 2014, through Interscope Records. A tour is expected to follow worldwide.

The first single, “Maps“, was released on June 16, 2014.

On July 21, 2014, it was announced on Maroon 5’s official website that they will be headlining the 2014 iTunes Festival in London. Their concert is scheduled to happen on September 11, 2014.