Maroon 5 is an alternative pop rock band from California, Los Angeles, United States. The band was originally formed by Adam Levine (vocal), Jesse Carmichael (guitar), Mickey Madden (bass) and Ryan Dusick (drums) under the name Kara’s Flowers, 1994.
The band began their first appearance in public while attending the Whiskey A Go Go event in West Hollywood, 1995. After that they began actively performing from one club to another club in California. Their struggle turned out to attract the attention of record label producer, Reprise Records.
Eventually they were able to release their debut album titled “The Fourth World” (1997) under the banner of Reprise Records. But not long after, the record company decided to contract with Kara’s Flowers because their album did not sell well in the market. This failure made Kara’s Flower decide to vacuum first. At that time Ryan and Mickey chose to study at UCLA while Adam and Jesse went to Five Towns College, New York.
Entering college did not make their desire to make music fade. Finally they chose to return to their hometown, Los Angeles. There they revived the band by changing its name to Maroon 5 and adding one member James Valentine.
Maroon 5 released their first album titled “Songs About Jane” (2002). The album was a huge success with several flagship singles such as “This Love” and “She Will Be Loved”. The songs on the album are mostly Adam’s creations inspired by his ex-girlfriend, Jane. Thanks to the album, Maroon 5 won the Best Pop Performance trophy by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 2005 Grammy Awards.
Maroon 5 released their second album, “It Won’t Be Soon Before Long”, May 2007. Unfortunately on this album, the drummer, Ryan Dusick, had to leave Maroon 5 due to health problems. Ryan’s position was replaced by Matt Flynn. Their mainstay single entitled “Makes Me Wonder” managed to dominate the iTunes charts of several countries. They also released the next mainstay single with Rihanna through “If I Never See Your Face Again”. After that Maroon 5 was busy traveling around the world through a concert titled “It Won’t Be Soon Before Long”.
Maroon 5 kicked off the music stage again through his third album entitled “Hands All Over” (2010) with the mainstay single “Misery”. Not long after, they took Christina Aguilera to a duet in her new single “Moves like Jagger” (2011). This single was a huge success on the market by successfully winning the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In the same year, they also contributed to the soundtrack of the film “The Hunger Games” entitled “Come Away to the Water”.
Maroon 5 returns with his fourth album “Overexposed” (2012). Unfortunately Jesse was absent on this album to focus on his studies. This time they took rapper Wiz Khalifa to duet in the single “Payphone”. His second single, entitled “One More Night” was released a few months later and successfully ruled the Billboard Hot 100 for 9 consecutive weeks competing closely with PSY (“Gangnam Style”).
Jesse returned with Maroon 5 through the third single “Overexposed” entitled “Daylight”. The video clip “Daylight” was made special because it involved several Maroon 5 fans who sang it in unique ways. Shortly after they released their fourth single entitled “Love Somebody” and held a concert titled “Honda Civic Tour” with Kelly Clarkson.