Free piano sheet music from Maroon 5
About Maroon 5
Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that has been active in the music industry since 1994 and has its origin in Los Angeles, California, the United States.
The main member is Adam Levine, along Mickey Madden, Ryan Dusick, Jesse Carmichael. They approach various musical genres like neo soul, pop rock and pop.
The initial name of the band that was formed in 1994 was Kara's Flowers. They signed with Reprise Records and in 1997 they released the album "The Fourth World".
After a break, they regrouped in 2001 and signed with Octone Record. After that came their album "Songs About Jane", which was released in June the following year. It has been said that "Songs About Jane" actually refer to Adam Levine's former girlfriend, Jane.
"Harder To Breathe" was the first single to be released from the album and it received very much airplay. After that, the album reached number six on the Billboard Hot 200. In 2005, Maroon 5 won a Grammy Award for "Best New Artist".
The band soon embarked on tours for a few years. They traveled throughout the world and released the live recordings named "1.22.03 Acoustic", from 2004 and "Live- Friday the 13th", from 2005.
In May 2007, Maroon 5 released their next album named "It Won't Be Soon Before Long". It topped the US Billboard Hot 200 chart, while the main single, "Makes Me Wonder" also reached number one on Billboard Hot 100 chart. "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" was the band's first major success and it was soon followed by a third studio album, "Hands All Over", that was first released on September 21st, 2010 and re-released the following year.
The new release contained hits like "Moves Like Jagger", featuring Christina Aguilera. The song topped the Billboard Hot 100.
On June 26th, 2012, the band released their next album, "Overexposed". Also a huge success, it contained four singles including "One More Night", which was number one on Billboard Hot 100. After signing with Interscope records, in 2014, Maroon 5 started working on their fifth album, "V".
In February 2015, the band is up to begin a worldwide tour. They will reach Africa, North America and Europe.
When asked about their major influences the band cited Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, The Police, Billy Joel and Bee Gees.
In regards of the album's evolution, if "Songs About Jane" was a personal album, with references to Levine's former girlfriend, Jane, "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" is a less personal one, with a bigger use of synthesizers.
Maroon 5 has become one of the most famous bands nowadays and one of the most important ones of the past decade.
|Lineup:||- Adam Levine|
- Jesse Carmichael
- Mickey Madden
- James Valentine
- Matt Flynn
- PJ Morton
|Origin:||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Genres:||Pop, Neo Soul, Pop Rock|
|Labels:||Reprise, Octone, J, A&M/Octone, Interscope|
|Official year when they were formed:||1994|
|Other members:||Ryan Dusick|
|Original name:||Kara's Flowers|
|Discography:||- The Fourth World (1997; as Kara's Flowers)|
- Songs About Jane (2002)
- It Won't Be Soon Before Long (2007)
- Hands All Over (2010)
- Overexposed (2012)
- V (2014)