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Maroon 5

Maroon 5


Famous as :

Pop rock band

Birth Name :

Kara's Flowers

Birth Date :


Birth Place :

Los Angeles, California, USA

Claim to fame :

Album "Song about Jane" (2002)


The origin of Maroon 5 could be tracked back to 1994 when Adam Noah Levine (born March 18, 1979 in Los Angeles, California) and Jesse Royal Carmichael (born April 2, 1979 in Boulder, Colorado) were still the students of Brentwood High School in Los Angeles, California. One night, they went out together with Adam's old friend, Ryan Michael Dusick (born September 19, 1977 in Los Angeles, California) who was an alumni from the same school. All of them came up with an idea to make music together as a pop rock band which they quickly named Kara's Flowers. Looking for one more member among the other schoolmates, they were finally joined by Michael Madden (born May 13, 1979 in Austin, Texas) after he responded positively upon their request to include him in the band.

With Adam in vocal also guitar, Ryan in drums, Jesse in guitar, and Mickey in bass, Kara's Flowers made their first performance at West Hollywood's Whisky A Go-Go on September 16, 1995. Creating quite a buzz during their journey around some other clubs in L.A., the band were successfully signed to Reprise Records, a division of Warner Music Group, and thus released their debut album, "The Fourth World" in 1997.

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Adam Levine Brings Female Fan Onstage After Accidentally Hitting Her With Mic

March 19, 2015 01:52:40 GMT

suffered a technical malfunction while they were performing at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada earlier this week. The band's vocalist was understandably upset with it and he expressed his frustration by smashing the microphone on his hand to the ground.

Maroon 5 Teams Up With Nicki Minaj for Remix of 'Sugar'

March 10, 2015 02:44:41 GMT

has enlisted for the official remix of their current single, "Sugar". The Young Money raptress adds hip-hop flavor by spitting some new bars on the new version the band premiered on Monday, March 9.

Oscars 2015: Maroon 5 and Tegan and Sara's Performance Videos

February 23, 2015 03:19:53 GMT

The ongoing Oscars witnessed and his band delivering their best performance of "Lost Stars" on stage. The 35-year-old entertainer sang his heart out while performing the Oscar-nominated song from the film "".

Vin Diesel Covers Maroon 5's 'My Heart Is Open' for Valentine's Day

February 14, 2015 02:51:40 GMT

has one of the best Valentine's Day gifts ever. Ahead of this year's celebration, the actor posted on Facebook a new video of him covering "My Heart Is Open", 's love song featuring . "Happy V day...," he simply captioned it.

Maroon 5 Crashing Weddings in 'Sugar' Music Video

January 15, 2015 01:46:53 GMT

turns into wedding crashers in the official music video for their newest single "Sugar". Premiered on Vevo on Wednesday, January 14, the clip finds and his bandmates showing up at several wedding parties and surprising the brides, the grooms and their guests with impromptu performance of their song.

Video: Gwen Stefani, Maroon 5 Perform at First-Ever PEOPLE Magazine Awards

December 19, 2014 08:35:04 GMT

was among musicians performing at the first-ever PEOPLE Magazine Awards on Thursday night, December 18. Shortly after receiving the Style Icon Award, the frontwoman was joined by pal for a live performance of their collaboration "Spark the Fire".

Maroon 5 Taps OutKast's Big Boi for 'Animals' Remix

December 19, 2014 06:44:13 GMT

jumps on the remix to 's hit single "Animals". Debuted on Thursday, December 18, the new version features the one half of rap duo adding some hip-hop flavor to the -led band's poppy tune.

Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea, Maroon 5 Mashed Up on DJ Earworm's 'United State of Pop 2014'

December 04, 2014 08:04:01 GMT

DJ Earworm is back. The musician, who annually releases a mash-up of the year's biggest hits, premiered the 2014 edition of "United State of Pop" called "Do What You Wanna Do" on Billboard on Wednesday, December 3.

Video: Maroon 5 and Jessie J Perform on U.K.'s 'The X Factor'

October 20, 2014 04:16:01 GMT

was a guest performer in the Sunday, October 19 episode of U.K.'s "". and his bandmates treated viewers as well as the judges of the competition to the live performance of their new single "Animals".

Video: Maroon 5 Performing on 'Saturday Night Live'

October 05, 2014 12:41:20 GMT

was the musical guest in the second episode of new "" season. They performed "Maps" and "Animals" from their fifth studio album appropriately titled "". It marked their fifth appearance as a performer on the variety show.

Maroon 5's 'Animals' Music Video Deemed 'Dangerous' by Anti-Sexual Assault Group

October 02, 2014 06:39:08 GMT

's blood-filled and NSFW "Animals" music video is dangerous, says the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN). The anti-sexual assault group has issued a statement in which they express their disappointment, saying the explicit clip directed by Samuel Bayer glorifies troubling stalking behavior.

Adam Levine Stalks Behati Prinsloo in Maroon 5's NSFW 'Animals' Video

September 30, 2014 03:54:49 GMT

turns into a creepy stalker in the new music video. On Monday, September 29, the singer and his band premiered the official visuals of "Animals", a single off their latest album "V".

Video: Maroon 5 Covers Pharrell Williams' 'Happy'

September 12, 2014 01:55:33 GMT

turned ' feel-good hit single "Happy" into a sad song when they visited BBC Radio 1's "Live Lounge" recently. During their session on the radio show, the band impressed the host with a stripped down cover of the upbeat track.

Maroon 5's 'V' Takes No. 1 Spot on Billboard 200

September 11, 2014 01:43:05 GMT

's fifth studio abum, aptly titled "V", has made its way out to No. 1 on Billboard 200. Nielsen SoundScan reports the band's newest set makes its debut atop the list after selling 164,000 copies in the week ending September 7.

Maroon 5 Announces 2015 World Tour, Teases 'Animals' Music Video With Blood-Filled Photo

September 03, 2014 02:37:50 GMT

In support of their just-released new album "V", is headlining a world tour scheduled for next year. The -fronted band will play shows in 27 U.S. and Canadian cities before heading to Europe.

Video: Maroon 5 Performs Old and New Hits on 'Today' Show

September 02, 2014 02:09:48 GMT

One day before their "" album officially arrives, visited the "" show on Monday morning, September 1. The band rocked the stage at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City to perform some tracks off the highly-anticipated new LP.

Artist of the Week: Maroon 5

September 01, 2014 07:00:50 GMT

This has been a big year for . First of all, the musician got married to his Victoria's Secret model sweetheart . Now, he and his bandmates are gearing up to release their fifth studio effort, "V" (pronounced "Five").

Maroon 5 and Gwen Stefani's Duet 'My Heart Is Open' Arrives Online

August 30, 2014 04:05:44 GMT

Just a few days before 's "V" officially arrives, a new cut off the album surfaced online. Titled "My Heart Is Open", the track features the band's frontman sharing vocal duties with .

Maroon 5 to Perform at MTV VMAs for the First Time

August 07, 2014 08:35:04 GMT

is the latest addition to the line-up of performers for the upcoming 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. MTV announced on Wednesday, August 6 that the band, which will take the stage of the awards show for the first time, would perform a song from their upcoming fifth album "".

Maroon 5 Premieres New Song 'It Was Always You'

July 30, 2014 08:22:09 GMT

has debuted a new track called "It Was Always You". Co-written by frontman and co-produced by The Monsters and The Strangerz, the track is available for free download to those who pre-order the band's highly-anticipated album "" on iTunes.

Maroon 5 Unwraps 'V' Album Artwork and Tracklist

July 22, 2014 02:51:57 GMT

has unveiled the official cover art and the full tracklist of their forthcoming fifth studio album, aptly titled "". On Monday, July 21, just two days after frontman tied the knot with , the band posted on Twitter the artwork that simply sees a neon red "V" standing against a desert landscape.

Maroon 5, Pharrell, Sam Smith and More Announced as iTunes Fest Headliners

July 21, 2014 09:07:10 GMT

Several big names in music have been listed as performers for the 2014 iTunes Festival, which will be held for the eighth time in the U.K. in September. Apple announced on Monday, July 21 that , and would be among stars to take the stage at the Roundhouse in Camden.

Video Premiere: Maroon 5's 'Maps'

July 01, 2014 21:17:35 GMT

's music video in support of their latest single "Maps" has been made available for viewing pleasure. It shows rushing to the hospital after his girlfriend got into an accident. He remembers she left in fury the night before the accident when he cozied up to another woman.

Maroon 5 Teases 'Maps' Music Video

July 01, 2014 08:02:18 GMT

has let fans take a peek at the upcoming music video for their newest single, "Maps". On Monday, June 30, the band teased it with a short preview arriving via their Facebook page and announced that the full visuals would arrive on Tuesday, July 1.

Maroon 5 Premieres New Single 'Maps'

June 17, 2014 02:54:24 GMT

's anticipated new single, "Maps", finally made its debut on Monday, June 16. The track has been confirmed as the lead cut off the band's upcoming fifth studio album, aptly titled "", that's scheduled to be released on September 2.

Maroon 5 Shares Teaser of New Single 'Maps'

June 13, 2014 04:27:41 GMT

has less than a week before they release their new single, "Maps". To build the anticipation, the band took to their Facebook page on Wednesday, June 11 to share a teaser of the forthcoming song.

Maroon 5 to Drop 'Maps' as Lead Single of New Album 'V'

June 04, 2014 06:07:45 GMT

has announced the first single off their upcoming fifth studio album, "". On Tuesday, June 3, the band took to Twitter to reveal that the LP's lead cut would be called "Maps". The track is scheduled to impact radio and iTunes on June 16.

Maroon 5 to Release New Album 'V' on September 2

May 20, 2014 04:48:45 GMT

is readying a fresh album to follow up their 2012 LP "'". The three-time Grammy-winning band has signed to Interscope Records to release the fifth studio album appropriately called "V" on September 2 this year.

'Grammy Salute to The Beatles' Presents The Eurythmics, Alicia Keys, Maroon 5 and More

January 06, 2014 23:38:01 GMT

and Dave Stewart are getting back together for . The Recording Academy announced in a press release Monday, January 6 that The Eurythmics will reunite for one night only on "The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute to The Beatles".

Video: Maroon 5, Demi Lovato and More Perform at 2013 Wango Tango

May 13, 2013 08:38:12 GMT

The Home Depot Center in Carson, California was filled to the rafters on Saturday, May 11 when top acts from the world of pop and rock music came to perform at L.A.'s top-rated radio station 102.7 KIIS FM's 2013 Wango Tango. The star-studded event featured the likes of current hitmakers and as well as known reality TV talent competition celebrities and who rocked the stage with his band .

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