Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band from 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, keyboardist PJ Morton, and multi-instrumentalist Sam Farrar. The band released their debut album Songs About Jane in June 2002. Aided by its lead single, “Harder to Breathe”, which received heavy airplay, the album peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 chart, and went platinum in 2004. The band won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2005.
The band’s second album It Won’t Be Soon Before Long, was released in May 2007. It debuted at 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 2010, the band released the third album Hands All Over, to mixed reviews, re-releasing a year later to include the single “Moves like Jagger”, which topped the Billboard Hot 100. In 2012, Carmichael left the group and was replaced by musician PJ Morton, as the band released the fourth album Overexposed, with the song “One More Night”, topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart for nine consecutive weeks.
In 2014, Carmichael rejoined the band alongside Morton to record the fifth album V (pronounced: “five”), with the band signed a new label, Interscope Records. Following the release of V, it reached number one on the Billboard 200 chart. In 2016, Maroon 5 recruited their long-time collaborator Sam Farrar, as the band continued for the sixth studio album Red Pill Blues, which was released in November 2017. With the successful singles of both albums “Sugar” and “Girls Like You”, are peaked at numbers two and one on the Hot 100 chart respectively. Maroon 5 has sold more than 120 million records, making them one of the world’s best-selling music artists.
Maroon 5 was originally planning on touring North America in 2020 but the tour was postponed to 2021 due to coronavirus. Updated Maroon 5 2021 tour dates here.
See a full list of upcoming Maroon 5 shows here.
Without further ado, Maroon 5’s top 5 tracks of all time:
5. Maroon 5 – Animals
4. Maroon 5 – She Will Be Loved
3. Maroon 5 – One More Night
2. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You ft. Cardi B
1. Maroon 5 – Sugar
Bonus: Maroon 5 – Don’t Wanna Know