Hooking back up with the rest of the Kara’s Flowers guys, Levine began writing a bunch of songs that were directly inspired by his recently failed relationship and moved his guitarist to keys while bringing in a new guitarist. The newly christened Maroon 5 were officially up and running; their debut album, the aptly titled Songs About Jane, was soon completed. Released in June 2002, the album sold steadily over the next couple of years and was certified platinum by 2004. Maroon 5 scored several hit singles, won two Grammy Awards, and toured constantly in support.
In 2012, Maroon 5 released Overexposed, which quickly reinforced the group’s status as a powerhouse in popular music with all of the collection’s singles rising to the top of the charts. The third single off of the album, “Daylight,” claimed the # 1 spot on both Top 40 and Hot AC radio charts. In the process, the band set a record for the most #1’s (six in total) by a group in the Top 40 chart’s 20-year history. In support of the album, Maroon 5 wrapped one of the year’s highest grossing tours, with over 50 million dollars in ticket sales.
Maroon 5’s latest album V debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 and is a sonic summation of the group’s journey to date – capturing the essence of the earliest Maroon 5 hits through to their most recent successes, as well as providing a picture of its artistic growth in the future. The album’s debut single “Maps,” set a record for the highest debut by a group on TOP 40 radio charts in 18 years and has earned a top 100 spot in 18 countries. In support of V, the band will embark on The Maroon 5 World Tour 2015, taking them to 37 cities worldwide.
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