12/24/2012

Maroon 5's Year of Success, What's to Come in 2013



We Take a Look Back at Maroon 5's Successful Year in Music!

After a year of topping charts, winning awards, touring, and releasing their anticipated fourth CD, Overexposed the band Maroon 5 has come a long way. Over the course of the past year, the Los Angeles quintet has most possibly accomplished more achievements this year than any other. After a commercial success in 2011 with the band's single "Moves Like Jagger", featuring Christina Aguilera, and frontman Adam Levine winning the first season of NBC's The Voice with contestant Javier Colon, they've undoubtedly crossed over to the mainstream side of things this year.

From the withdrawn, contemporary friendly hits such as "One More Night" and the pop rap converse "Payphone", featuring Wiz Khalifa, carrying them through the year, who knows what is to come n the coming year of 2013. Let's just say if the world were have came to an end on Friday (Dec. 21), Maroon 5 would've gone off on a good note. In September, the band achieved their third No. 1 chart topper on the Hot 100 with the pop, reggae fused Max Martin produced track "One More Night." "Night" topped the chart for 9 weeks consecutively in a row, becoming the longest running single of the year, however sharing the title with Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe", which also spent 9 weeks atop on the throne of the Hot 100. 

Previous Maroon 5 No. 1's have included the Mick Jagger kiss off dance tune "Moves Like Jagger", featuring pop singer Christina Aguilera, which topped the Hot 100 for 4 weeks on and off throughout the fall of last year. The band's first chart topping single was "Makes Me Wonder", back in 2007, while the band dropped their 2nd studio album, It Won't Be Soon Before Long, which also topped the Billboard Top 200 albums chart. It's safe to say that "Night" is the band's largest single in their career.

Kissing off 2012's coming end, the band released their third single "Daylight", which is a soft pop rock tune reaching back to their earlier roots such as "This Love" or "Sunday Morning." The single's video put the spotlight on Maroon 5's incredible, loving fans as people sent in videos of them talking about their life struggles, sharing their wise words, what makes them happy, sad, or angry... ect. The video is becoming a worldwide hit as it is already almost peaking at 1,000,000 views on VEVO via YouTube. 

So starting to get on topic of what is to come in 2013 for Maroon 5, "Daylight" will definitely carry them through the New Year as it is gradually becoming bigger and bigger with each passing week, climbing up the Billboard Hot 100. 

What is to come in the New Year for Maroon 5?

With each passing year Adam Levine, James Valentine, Jesse Carmichael, PJ Morton, Mickey Madden, and Matt Flynn become more mainstream as their music gets more catchy, pop-y, and radio friendly. In October of this year, the band announced a North American Tour. The tour kicks off on February 13, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio at the Schottenstien Center. The band talked about the OVEREXPOSED TOUR through small mini-video blogs uploaded to their website. Matt Flynn didn't hesitate to exaggerate about the tour. He mentioned confetti, stadium lights, strobe lights, a catwalk, and even a hologram. Just imagine a hologram at a Maroon 5 concert. That'd be pretty rad! So not only to mention the tour, but the morning the tickets went on sale, in just ten minutes' time, the band sold out, I repeat... SOLD OUT the venue Madison Square Garden in New York. By now, the whole tour is for surely sold out. Everyone wants a piece of the band's new music they've brought in to the industry.


Let's rewind back to this summer when James Valentine and Adam Levine sat down with Billboard magazine to talk about the band's new album. Not even a week after the band releases their album Overexposed and their is already word of an album to come in the near future. "I think we're more focused than we've ever been, and all we really are interested in doing now is working on music," guitarist James Valentine tells Billboard.com. "Usually we'd be on tour and have fun and come back home and use that time to make a record. Now I think we're just at a point where we feel like there's more music in us than that. I always have my laptop with my recording interface, and there's usually always a few things I'm working on at any given point. So, yeah, we're working on a lot of stuff. I think the next recording's going to be ready a lot sooner than our previous records." 

So can we expect a new album from the band already in the new year? Will it be anything like Overexposed? Or will they go back to their home ground and make a more soulful and alternative record such as Songs About Jane? Who knows. I guess we'll find out in 2013 after that big tour.

Of course, the only thing we can think of that we can be excited for, other than the tour, is more singles. The band's three singles off of Overexposed has already driven them closer and closer to mainstream success. So what is to come in singles for the group? We'll post more on that later on this week on our blog. So stay tuned!

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