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  • 1. • Maroon 5 is an American pop-rock band from Los Angeles, California. While they were in high school, lead vocalist and guitarist, Adam Levine, keyboardist Jesse Carmichael, bass guitarist Mickey Madden, and drummer Ryan Dusick formed a garage band called Karas Flowers and released one album in 1997. After a brief period they re-formed with guitarist James Valentine, and pursued a new, more pop-oriented direction as Maroon 5. In 2002 they released their debut album Songs About Jane, which contained four hit singles: "Harder to Breathe", "This Love", "She Will Be Loved" and "Sunday Morning"; it also enjoyed major chart success, going gold, platinum, and triple platinum in many countries around the world.
  • 2. 1989–2002: Karas Flowers and formation of Maroon 5:-While attending Brentwood School, Adam Levine and Jesse Carmichael joined upwith Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick to form Karas Flowers, a pop band. The namewas taken from a girl that the band had a "collective crush" on.-While they were playing a beach party in Malibu, indie producer Tommy Allen heardthem play and offered to manage them and record a complete record with hispartner, songwriter John DeNicola .-The album The Fourth World sold about 5000 copies and sadly the band wasdropped by the record label.-The band put together a demo that was rejected by several labels, before fallinginto the hands of Octone Records executives James Diener, Ben Berkman and DavidBoxenbaum.- Berkman told HitQuarters he believed what the band needed a 5th member as thefull time guitarist to free up the lead singer.-Octone immediately insisted that the band should change it’s name to breaker upwith their bad past.- James Valentine was recruited for the job as the 5th memeber.- Even so the only songs which showcased the bands new direction were "SundayMorning" and the soon-to-be-written "She Will Be Loved“ of which still were notapproved as their 1st single.
  • 3. 2002–2006: Songs About Jane and Dusicks departure:-Maroon 5 was constantly on tour, after releasing their album in mid-2002.-The first single "Harder to Breathe" slowly started to pick up the airplay which washelping encourage the sales.-By March 2004, the album had reached the Top 20 of the Billboard200 and "Harder toBreathe" had made the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts.-The album peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 in September 2004,26 months after itsrelease.-Over the next three years, the band toured virtually non-stop, including visits toseventeen countries.- Songs about Jane eventually reached number 2 on the Australian albums charts.- The album also eventually climbed to No. 1 in the UK.-Dusick officially left Maroon 5 in September 2006 after several absences of the tour dueto picking up an old injury.- Matt flynn was Dusicks replacement in the band.
  • 4. 2006–2008: It Wont Be Soon Before Long:-After recording for nearly all of 2006, Maroon 5s second album, It Wont Be SoonBefore Long, was released worldwide in May 2007 by A&M/Octone Records.-Before its release, "Makes Me Wonder" was the number 1 selling single and video oniTunes, it had more than 50,00 pre sales on digitally.- The first single, "Makes Me Wonder," was released to radio March 27, 2007. Thevideo making for this was shown as a preview on MTVs total request live!.- During the 1st week of my the single made a huge jump from number 64 in the chartsto the number 1 spot, the biggest jump in billboard history.-To support the album in early june 2007, the band performed on a "six-date clubtour“, of which they visited many small venues in various places.-Their 2007 ’It Wont Be Soon Before Long ’world tour began September 29 in Detroitand came to an end on November 10 in Las Vegas.- The Re-release of the album ‘If i never seen your face again’ featured a duet versionperformed with rhianna, which appeared on her album ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’.
  • 5. 2008–2011: Hands All Over:-Levine has stated that he believes the band is reaching its peak and may makeone more album before the band decides to fall apart.-Maroon 5s third studio album was recorded in Switzerland in 2009, where theband were joined by record producer Robert John Lange.-The album was named ‘Hands All Over’ and had the release date of September21 2010.- The album had it’s 1st single, "Misery", which was released on June 22, 2010.- Maroon 5’s ‘Moves Like Jagger’ was premiered on the voice in 2011 andfeatured Christiana Aguilera.- Adam levine also featured in Gym Class Heroes ‘ Stereo Hearts’.-On September 8, 2011, Jesse said that the band would be likely to start recordingtheir next album within the next year.-They won their first AMA for Favorite Pop Band/Duo/Group , at the AmericanMusic Awards where they performed: Moves Like Jagger and Stereo Hearts.-During 2011 Maroon 5 recored a song for The Hunger Games, which wasreleased March 20 2011.-During the 54th Grammy awards, Maroon 5 performed along side, Foster thePeople and The Beach Boys, in a series of the Beach Boys song too celebrate their50th anniversary.
  • 6. 2012–present: Overexposed: -During March 2012 Jesse told the band he was going to take a break. -The band continued to work without him on their 4th studio album, but had the help of PJ Morton. -Late March Maroon 5 released on their website that their 4th album would title Overexposed and would be for release in late June. -Levine stated that their album would be the most Diverse an poppiest album yet. -April 2012 the band premiered their song Payphone and was previewed on the hit televison show ‘The Voice’. -Maroon 5’s second single "One More Night" was released on June 19, 2012.
  • 7. Maroon 5 have been influenced by many different notable music artists:- Michael Jackson.- The Police.- Talking Heads.- Shabba Ranks.Maroon 5’s head singer Adam Levine has sited Stevie Wonder as one of his all time heroes.
  • 8. -Maroon 5 represent the Pop Music genre well, as with their music they establishthe Genre by the usage of dance-oriented beats to get people to dance along and togive a catchy beat.-”The lyrics of modern pop songs typically focus on simple themes ,often love andromantic relationships” Maroon 5’s album ‘Kara’s Flowers’ was named after a girlthat the band had a crush on. Which is supporting the point of pop music songsfocusing on the theme love and romantic relationships.- The songs usually consist of a catch beat, a repeating chorus, a use of instrumentsand a main focus on the lyrics, where pop music generally uses those features andare most noted for them.-The music for their albums is generally pop music or uses the pop music sub genre.-My opinion is that they represent the genre as they produce all the notable featuresof a pop song. The usage of their lyrics with beats and other instruments works well,and are able to create a theme and show it to the audience well.
  • 9. Maroon 5’s Discography consists of four studio albums, three live albums, one compilationalbum, one remix album, two extended plays, sixteen singles, four promotional singles andtwenty-two music videos. Singles: Studio Albums: - Harder to Breath. - Songs About Jane. - This Love. - It won’t be soon before long. - She Will Be Loved. - Hands All over. - Sunday Morning. - Overexposed. - Sunday Morning. Live Albums: - Must Get Out. - 1.22.03.Acoustic. - Makes Me Wonder. - Live – Friday the 13th. - Wake Up Call. - Live from Le Cabaret. - Won’t Go Home Without You. Compilation Albums: - If I Never See Your Face Again. - The B side collection. - Goodnight, Goodnight. Remix Albums: - Misery. - Call and Response: The Remix Album. - Give A Little More. Extended Plays: - Never Gonna Leave This Bed. - iTunes session. - Moves Like Jagger. -Live from SoHo. - Payphone. - One More Night.
  • 10. Promotional Singles: Music Videos:- Figure It Out. - Harder To Breath. - Out Of Goodness.- Happy Xmas. - This Love. - Runaway.- The Way You Look Tonight. - She Will Be Loved.- Is Anybody Out There. - Sunday Morning.Other Charted Songs: - She Will Be Loved ( Unplugged ).- Nothing Lasts Forever. - Shiver.- Not Falling Apart. - Must Get Out.- Stutter. - Makes Me Wonder.- Out Of Goodbyes. - Wake Up Call.- Hands all over. - Wont Go Home Without You.- Come away to the water. - If I Never See Your Face Again.- Wipe Your Eyes. - Goodnight, Goodnight.- Lucky Strike. - Story.Guest Appearances: - Misery.- Woman. - Give A Little More.- Pure Imagination. - Hands All Over.- Everyday People. - Never Gonna Leave This Bed.- Lovely Day. - Moves Like Jagger.- Pure Imagination. - Payphone.- Come Away To The Water. - One More Night.
  • 11. .Maroon 5 have 5 Record Labels which are as followed :- A&M/Octone Records.- Universal Music Group.- J Records.- Fuelled By Ramen.- Columbian Records.Maroon 5’s Biography : The Biography of Maroon 5 is explaining the whole making of Maroon 5 from start to finish. Here is a screenshot of the biography.