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Maroon 5

United States · Group · 2002–present
Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. It currently consists of lead vocalist Adam Levine, keyboardist and rhythm guitarist Jesse Carmichael, bassist Mickey Madden, lead guitarist James Valentine, 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 different 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. In 2004, the album went platinum and has been dubbed "the sleeper hit of the millennium". The band won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2005. For the next few years, Maroon 5 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 an… Read more »

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News

Video: Maroon 5 – “Cold” ft. Future

Maroon 5 have released a music video for their new collaboration with Future, “Cold,” which premiered yesterday as Future announced his new album and tour. It’s a wild one, to be sure. In the clip, Adam Levine–clad in a leather jacket and Wu-Tang...

Adam Levine Offered to Pay for Christina Grimmie's Funeral

Adam Levine has offered to pay for the funeral of Christina Grimmie, his former team member on The Voice Season Six, who was shot and killed last week following a concert in Orlando. Grimmie's brother Marcus wrote on Facebook early Monday morning...

Maroon 5 Cancel North Carolina Shows Due to 'Bathroom Bill'

Maroon 5 is the latest band to cancel its North Carolina concerts in protest of the state's controversial HB2, also known as the "bathroom bill." The bill forces transgender individuals to use the bathrooms associated with their gender at birth. ...

The Music Industry's Battle Against Plastic Junk

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've heard the stats: Plastic is flooding our world. Our oceans bear the burden of five continent-sized mass accumulations of plastic, and unless our ravenous consumption of it changes, scientists predict...

Videos

Maroon 5 - Cold (Hot Shade & Mike Perry Remix/Audio) ft. Future
Maroon 5 - Cold (Live From The Ellen DeGeneres Show/2017)
Maroon 5 - Cold ft. Future
Maroon 5 - Cold (Audio) ft. Future

Discography

Red Pill Blues
2017 Official Album
V
2014 Official Album
Overexposed
2012 Official Album
Hands All Over
2010 Official Album
It Won’t Be Soon Before Long
2007 Official Album
Songs About Jane
2002 Official Album
iTunes Session
2011 Official Live Album

Members

Former members