2/23/2017

Maroon 5 win 4th award at South Korea award show

Via Rolling Stone.
Maroon 5 win their fourth Gaon Chart Music Award for their single "Don't Wanna Know"

If you have not heard of the South Korean based music awards show Gaon Chart Music Awards, it's okay, we haven't either. The Gaon Chart Music Awards, also known as the K-Pop Music Awards, is important because it is equivalent to the Billboard Music Awards here in the United States. The show awards artists, locally or internationally renown, by their success on the Gaon Music Charts, a chart based in South Korea.



Maroon 5 just recently won the award for International Song Of the Year, for their 2016 hit single "Don't Wanna Know", featuring rapper Kendrick Lamar. This is the Los Angeles-based band's fourth non-consecutive win at the award show. They have won the same category three other times. The band won for "Moves Like Jagger", featuring Christina Aguilera, in 2011, "Payphone", featuring Wiz Khalifa, in 2012, and for "Maps" in 2014. Two other international artists have won this category before on the Gaon Chart Music Awards, being Adele ("Hello in 2015) and DJ Bad Gollum ("The Bad Touch" in 2013).

Congratulations to Maroon 5 on their big win overseas in South Korea!

The band recently released their new single, "Cold", featuring Future, which is now available to stream and purchase everywhere. Maroon 5 is also currently on tour in North America in support for their latest album V, which you can see full dates and ticket information here.

Watch the video for "Don't Wanna Know" below:

2/22/2017

Maroon 5's 'Cold' makes debut on Billboard charts


Maroon 5's current hit "Cold" has now impacted the Billboard charts 

Maroon 5's latest hit single "Cold", featuring Atlanta rapper Future, has stormed the Billboard charts in the U.S. for the first time this week since its massive release earlier this month.

"Cold", produced by John Ryan, and Jacob Kasher Hindlin, and co-written between Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and Semi Precious Weapons lead singer Justin Tranter, made its way onto the Billboard Hot 100 this week, debuting at No. 42. "Cold" also debuted at No. 23 on both the Adult Top 40 Songs chart and Mainstream Top 40 Songs charts.



Internationally, "Cold" debuted at No. 67 on the Canadian Hot 100, No. 36 in Scotland, and at No. 109 in France.

"Cold" is a follow-up the Maroon 5 single "Don't Wanna Know", featuring Kendrick Lamar, which was released last fall in October, and has performed really well on the charts. It has peaked in the top-ten in approximately 23 countries and has peaked at No. 1 in six.

In a recent interview on the famous Ellen Degeneres Show, Adam Levine sat down with Ellen to talk about Maroon 5's forthcoming studio album, the follow-up to the band's fifth album, V, which dropped in 2014. "[The album is coming out] like in a few months," semi-jokingly said Levine. "I don't know exactly when so I'm going to be as vague as possible." No set date or album title have been confirmed either.

Despite performing moderately on the Billboard charts this week, "Cold" has been climbing up the trending charts online since its music video debuted last week. The video for the song has since skyrocketed to 15 million views on Vevo and is on its way to becoming the most-viewed music video of 2017, thus far.

You can purchase "Cold" on iTunes StoreGoogle Play, and Amazon. Watch the music video for "Cold" now available on Vevo.

Watch the video for "Cold" below:

Watch Maroon 5 perform 'Cold' for the first time on tour

Maroon 5 performing in Seattle in 2016.
Maroon 5 debut "Cold" at Milwaukee tour kick-off concert

Maroon 5 just embarked on their small string of North American tour dates for 2017 this week at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee on Monday evening. The tour is composed of ten tour dates postponed from the group's world tour last year due to frontman Adam Levine's wife Behati Prinsloo having a child.

The tour will carry throughout March and visit cities including Quebec, Rochester, and New Orleans. You can view the full list of tour dates and ticket information here. Supporting acts for the tour currently include main support from alt-R&B singer Tinashe (of "2 On" fame) and R. City, who released the No. 1 Pop single "Locked Away", featuring Maroon 5's Adam Levine, in 2015.

Maroon 5 just recently premiered their new single "Cold", featuring rapper Future, earlier this month, accompanied with its trippy music video. The band is performing the new song on tour and debuted it in Milwaukee at Monday evening's concert.



You can purchase "Cold" on iTunes Store, Google Play, and Amazon. Watch the music video for "Cold" now available on Vevo.

Watch the performance below:

2/16/2017

Adam Levine on 'The Voice' rumors: "I'm pretty sure that's all nonsense"

Adam Levine performing with Maroon 5 at the AMAs in 2016.
Adam Levine speaks about Maroon 5's "Cold", new music, and his future with The Voice

Adam Levine called into On Air With Ryan Seacrest to speak about Maroon 5's brand new single, "Cold", featuring rapper Future, and it's hype. Levine also was asked about new music, his daughter Dusty Rose, his Hollywood Walk Of Fame success, and his future as a coach on NBC's The Voice.

"I don't know what I'm supposed to say," says Adam Levine after being asked by Ryan Seacrest if The Voice coach of twelve seasons will be leaving after this coming year. "But at the end of the day, I am pretty sure that it's all nonsense," he continues.

Recent news of FOX's now-defunct reality show American Idol has surfaced that the show will be making a revival in the coming years, but this time on NBC, who is home to The Voice. It is possible Levine, among other coaches and producers for The Voice, may be leaving after 2017's final season this fall.

Maroon 5 just released their brand new single, "Cold", featuring rapper Future, along with its music video which just premiered earlier this week. You can view the video here.

You can listen to Adam Levine's interview from On Air With Ryan Seacrest here:

2/13/2017

Maroon 5 release radio-ready, catchy new single, 'Cold'


The new Maroon 5 single, featuring Future, comes after the No. 1 single "Don't Wanna Know"

Always a top contender in today's pop music realm, Los Angeles pop rock outfit Maroon 5 have released their almost enigmatic, catchy, and tuneful new single. "Cold" is the bouncy new song, which is a collaboration between the band and Atlanta based rapper Future (known for his most recent hits "Jumpman" and "Low Life"), that follows up the group's previous hit single "Don't Wanna Know", featuring Kendrick Lamar, each rumored to appear on a new Maroon 5 album in the coming months.



"Cold" is as upbeat, radio-ready, and bouncy as "Don't Wanna Know", and echoes similar sounds heard on Maroon 5's two previous full-lengths (Overexposed and V). It has the hand-clap-then-stomp vibe as heard on "Maps", the group's 2014 top-ten hit, and the same spacy, crooning-esque singing style frontman Adam Levine presents on the band's controversial 2015 arena-inspired song "This Summer's Gonna Hurt". But is "Cold" a step forward for the band or is it a simple cash-check track released for the public to eat up?

In a recent interview Adam Levine had with Apple Music's Beats 1 program, in October, the musician, who is also ready to star as a coach on the 12th season of NBC's hit show The Voice, said about Maroon 5's future as a band: "The band loves making pop music. We're never gonna stop doing that, but at the end of the day, as long as what we are doing feels fresh and feels like something like we haven't quite done before, but stills fits in with the concept of who we are; it doesn't feel forced and doesn't feel like we're stretching too far, then to me that's how we win, like 'Oh cool, it's a little different', but it's still us, and you still know it's us."

Levine, as well as fellow band member and guitarist James Valentine, have been teasing the world about what Maroon 5's music will sound like on their highly anticipated sixth LP, which is expected to come out in 2017. Just last year, Valentine spoke to Huffington Post about the band's next project. "The last couple of records we have experimented with a lot more electronic, more dance-oriented sounds and we've talked about making a record that was maybe a little more organic, back to the Songs About Jane sort of approach, but we'll have to see."

Is "Cold" supposed to be this Songs About Jane feel Valentine claims to be saying here? Maybe "Cold" and "Don't Wanna Know" are placeholders for the impatient who really need a new Maroon 5 record. To make a record such as Maroon 5's multi-platinum, soul-funk&B album Songs About Jane, you need time, effort, and a lot of brainstorming. Maybe these two radio-ready singles are just gifts from Maroon 5 for us to feast off of until we get a real nostalgic, classic Maroon 5 comeback.

The band will be performing "Cold" (with or without the song's guest rapper Future) on The Ellen Degeneres Show later this week on Wednesday, February 15th. Check your local listings. "Cold" is currently available on digital retailers (iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play) and will also available to stream worldwide on Tuesday (Apple Music, Spotify, TIDAL). The song will begin impacting top40/contemporary radio airplay on February 21st.

Stream "Cold" now on Apple Music:


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