The rock band Maroon 5 was formed in Los Angeles in 1994. The current lineup includes Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden, James Valentine, Matt Flynn, and PJ Morton. Maroon 5 is mostly famous for such hits as “Moves Like Jagger”, “Payphone”, “One More Night”, and “Sugar”. The band won numerous awards, including 3 Grammies and 3 American Music Awards.
At first, the band was called Kara’s Flowers. They signed a contract with Reprise and together with a legendary producer Rob Cavallo recorded an album The Fourth World. Even though the LP was well received by the critics, it was mostly a failure. In 1999, Reprise terminated the contract.
In 2001, Kara’s Flowers was renamed to Maroon 5. Besides changing the name, the band slightly changed their music style. They started playing adult alternative pop and rock.
In 2002, the band released their first studio album Songs About Jane. The LP was a big hit, eventually selling 10 million copies worldwide, topping the UK Albums Chart, and reaching the 6th spot on Billboard 200. The singles from that album “Harder to Breathe”, “This Love”, and “She Will be Loved” got high spots on the international charts. The song “This Love” managed to top VH1, MTV, and radio top-10 charts simultaneously. The LP brought Maroon 5 numerous awards. The band was invited to perform at the American Film Institute by George Lucas.