Maroon 5

Capturing their first of three Grammy Awards as 'Best New Artist of 2005' and then going on to sell more than 17 million albums worldwide, the American pop and rock band Maroon 5's releases have gone gold and platinum in over 35 countries. Originally starting out in 1995 as an alternative rock/power pop band called Kara's Flowers, the group took in guitarist Jimmy Valentine and changed their name to Maroon 5 as they moved on to more R&B and smooth pop influences. Maroon 5 won over fans and critics alike with the sleek, emotional sound they introduced on their debut album, Songs About Jane. The 2002 release spawned the popular singles "Harder to Breathe", "This Love", "She Will Be Loved", and "Sunday Morning". ...show more

Capturing their first of three Grammy Awards as 'Best New Artist of 2005' and then going on to sell more than 17 million albums worldwide, the American pop and rock band Maroon 5's releases have gone gold and platinum in over 35 countries. Originally starting out in 1995 as an alternative rock/power pop band called Kara's Flowers, the group took in guitarist Jimmy Valentine and changed their name to Maroon 5 as they moved on to more R&B and smooth pop influences. Maroon 5 won over fans and critics alike with the sleek, emotional sound they introduced on their debut album, Songs About Jane. The 2002 release spawned the popular singles "Harder to Breathe", "This Love", "She Will Be Loved", and "Sunday Morning".

With massive commercial success at their grasp, the band followed-up with their double platinum sophomore album It Won't Be Soon Before Long, which included immense hits like "Makes Me Wonder" and "If I Never See your Face Again." In 2010, the band released their third studio album, Hands All Over, which was certified platinum. The collection featured two hit singles including the Hot A.C. smash "Misery" and the pop anthem "Moves Like Jagger," which climbed to the #1 spot on the Top 40 and Hot A.C. charts as well as the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100.

"Moves Like Jagger" also became of the best selling singles of 2011 with sales of 8.5 million copies worldwide. Additionally, both singles received Grammy Award nominations in the category of 'Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals'. As the years have passed, "Moves Like Jagger" has become one of the best-selling singles of all time. With the success of his work over the past decade, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine also notably became the first artist in the chart's 53-year history to reach #1 as part of a group while entering the Top 10 at the same time as a soloist. ...show less