7/31/2012

Maroon 5 To Perform in Bangkok on October 8th

Maroon 5 announced earlier today that they will be performing at the Impact Arena Bangkok, Thailand on October 8th.

Tickets are set to go on sale August 3rd for Fan Club members! General tickets will go on sale August 10th.

Go check out Maroon 5's full international tour dates for this year right now:
http://www.maroon5.com/shows/


7/30/2012

Maroon 5's 'Payphone' Tops Adult Pop Songs Chart for Fifth Week, Dethroned Off Pop Songs

Where does Maroon 5 chart this week on the charts?

Maroon 5's "Payphone" single has been topping the Pop Songs, Radio Songs, and Adult Pop Songs charts for over five week now. But this coming sales week, on Billboard.com, according to Neilson SoundScan, pop star Katy Perry dethrones the band's Overexposed lead single, featuring Wiz Khalifa. Katy Perry's second single "Wide Awake" from the Teenage Dream: Complete Confection album has gave her her ninth number-one on the Pop Songs chart, apparently tying up with singer Rihanna for the most number-one's on that chart in Billboard's 56-year history.

However, over on the Billboard Adult Pop Songs chart, Maroon 5 tops the chart for a fifth week in a row with "Payphone." The song first debuted at number thirteen on the chart eleven weeks ago. This marks' the group's biggest Adult Pop songs in their music career. Also, the band's new single "One More Night" debuts on the Adult Pop Songs chart this coming sales week at number thirty. They currently have two singles on the tally as well as on the Billboard Hot 100.

You can download the band's new album, Overexposed on iTunes right now:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/overexposed-deluxe/id542473451

Also, download the band's new video for "One More Night" on iTunes:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/music-video/one-more-night/id536244527

Watch the band talk about their new single "One More Night" via YouTube below!

Music Mondays: Tristan Prettyman Returns to Radio with 'My Oh My' Single


Hey guys! We are doing a new weekly blog every Monday called 'Music Mondays. Other bands and artists on Twitter and other social networks are becoming more fluent in the subject, helping promote up and coming or undiscovered talents who's music is more relevant to their sound and what might their fans like.


Last week, we introduced the up-and-coming rap pop artist who made it to the finals on The X Factor last year, mister Chris Rene. For more on him go click here to check him out! This week we are bringing a San Diego, California native to the table. Born Tristan Prettyman on May 23, 1982, she first stormed the adult radio scene in 2005 with her debut major label record, Twentythree. In 2006, it was announced that Jason Mraz had engaged Prettyman, but the knot was broken in 2010 after an interview Mraz had with a celebrity magazine. She released her second album, titled Hello, on April 15, 2008 and stormed the charts peaking at No. 27 on the Albums chart. 


She is releasing her first album in four years this year, on September 25, titled Cedar and Gold. The album's lead single "My Oh My" was released earlier this summer and has been in the top ten on the charts on iTunes Store ever since. It is seeking success on adult contemporary radio and she is finally gaining her ground as a musician. 


Go buy her new single "My Oh My" on iTunes Store right now: 
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/my-oh-my-single/id540407456

Listen to her single "My Oh My" right now below:

7/27/2012

One More Night - Live It, Feel It, Request It



Maroon 5 has been in the game for over a decade now, since their issue of Songs About Jane in 2002, and their breakthrough hits "This Love" and "Harder to Breathe" began earning credit. Now, today the band has went from the funk rock punks that are now musical gentlemen who create more... modern contemporary music. Currently storming the charts right now is their single "Payphone", which features rapper Wiz Khalifa, which has topped radio, pop, and demanded charts across the world. With the release of their fourth CD, Overexposed, which came out late last month, the band released "One More Night", a reggae funk jam, this month which is currently sky rocketing the radio waves. The song was written Adam Levine and Max Martin, who also produced the tune, and was composed by musical genius Shellback. The video for the song premiered on MTV June 25th. Live the song and never stop embrassing it. Feel it, dance and rock out to the song as much as possible, and REQUEST IT. Make it big! Call in your local stations and demand it. Support Maroon 5.

Live It, Feel It, Request It.

Watch Adam and James of Maroon 5 talk about the new single below:

7/26/2012

'Payphone' Serves Third Week Atop Pop Songs Chart



Maroon 5's single "Payphone", featuring Wiz Khalifa, seems to be seeking success atop the charts in the recent weeks leading to today. This week, the pop-rap song 'dials' in at No. 1 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart. Over on the Radio Songs chart the tune rings up another No. 1 for a fourth week respectively. On the Billboard Hot 100, the "Call Me Maybe" singer, Carly Rae Jepsen still tops the tally while Maroon 5 sits back at No. 2 for a sixth consecutive week with "Payphone." On the Billboard Dance/Club Play Songs chart, it moves up 29-25, descends 5-7 on the Digital Songs chart, stationary at No. 6 on the Ringtone Chart, stays at No. 11 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Songs chart, and completes atop the Billboard Adult Pop Songs... at No. 1 (making "Payphone" rally up three nu-ones this week.)

The band's second Overexposed single, "One More Night" slowly creeps up the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart moving 86-82. It also debuts this week on the Billboard Pop Songs chart at No. 38! The song moves 56-52 on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 chart after spending five weeks on the tally.

Billboard's newly published 'Songs of the Summer' chart has been up for eight weeks and Maroon 5's single "Payphone" has not moves one bit staying at No. 3 for the eighth week, falling behind Gotye's hit "Somebody That I Used to Know", featuring up and coming female singer Kimbra, and of course... Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" single topping it at No. 1. 

The band's fourth album, Overexposed, released fresh on the market on June 26th, spends it's fourth week on the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart falls a harsh 5-10 (as reported yesterday on our blog). However, it seems to be seeking success on the U.K. Official Albums chart moving 3-2 on the tally. And last but never least, on the Digital Albums chart the album falls 4-11. 

7/25/2012

Overexposed Falls 5-10 on Billboard 200 on Fourth Week



Maroon 5 has spent four weeks in the top ten of the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and may be slipping out of the top ten soon. It first debuted four weeks ago at number-two after Linkin Park's album, Living Things, budges the front atop the chart. This week it falls a hard 5-10 on the tally marking the biggest fall in the top thirty on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

Maroon 5's debut set, Songs About Jane, which was released on June 5, 2002, spent two week in the top ten at it's time peaking at number-two on the Billboard 200. The band's second album, It Won't Be Soon Before Long, debuted atop the chart making it the band's first number-one platinum selling record. Their secodn studio effort spent six weeks in the top ten. The band's third album, Hands All Over, released on September 16, 2010, debuted and peaked at number-two, falling behind Linkin Park's album, A Thousand Suns. The album only spent two week after falling 2-10 on the tally.

You can download Maroon 5's new album, Overexposed, right now on iTunes Store:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/overexposed/id536292140

Download the band's new video for "One More Night" on iTunes as well:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/music-video/one-more-night/id536244527

For more information on weekly album and singles chart rankings, go to Billboard.com!

7/24/2012

Victoria Justice and Max Schneider Take on Maroon 5 Medley

On Saturday, television starts Victoria Justice and singer songwriter Max Schneider took a handful of Maroon 5 songs to create a Maroon 5 medley music video.

Yesterday it peaked over 500,000 views on YouTube and became the most watched video of the week as of now. You may of seen Justice on the hit Nickelodeon television show Victorious and Max Schneider on several different covers on YouTube. 








Check out the video below and tell us what you think using hashtag #Maroon5Medley and @M5NewsRoom.


7/23/2012

Adam Levine to Be on Fuse's Top 20



Adam Levine will be featured on Fuse TV's Top 20 Countdown tomorrow at 11:00pm/10:00pm CPT! Make sure to tune in tomorrow! For more information make sure to go to FuseTV or click here!

He will be talking about his new single "One More Night" with Maroon 5 and give the details on some of the game changers on this coming season of NBC's The Voice. Don't miss it!

Music Mondays: Chris Rene Storms the Scene with 'Trouble' Single



Hey guys! We are doing a new weekly blog every Monday called 'Music Mondays. Other bands and artists on Twitter and other social networks are becoming more fluent in the subject, helping promote up and coming or undiscovered talents who's music is more relevant to their sound and what might their fans like.

Today, Monday, July 23rd we shall begin our new segment with Santa Cruz native who was born in California 1982. Chris Rene is an American singer, songwriter, producer, rapper, and musical talent who's been on the music scene for over 15 years, but is making it to contemporary radio with his singles "Trouble" and "Young Homie." He is best known for joining the United States' first season of The X Factor. He came up in third place falling behind other acts such as Josh Krajcik and Melonie Amaro. He released his first independent album titled Soul'd Out in July of 2009 and released the single "Where Do We Go From Here?"  Rene has a very light acoustic, adult contemporary sound like a John Mayer mixed with Andy Grammar tied up with kiddie-sounds of Big Time Rush.

His new single "Trouble", which was released on June 26, 2012 in the United States, surrounds a very attention grabbing soulful sound mixed with a Hawaiin-reggae feel. It was produced by Alex Lambert, Busbsee, and Jason Bonilla as well as Rene. You can listen to the song below & buy it on iTunes!

Buy Chis Rene's "Trouble" now on iTunes today: 

Watch the video for "Trouble" by Chris Rene below:

7/22/2012

Maroon 5 Wins Teen Choice Award for Break-Up Song



Maroon 5's nominations were highly anticipated each a win tonight at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards, which just got done airing live on FOX moments ago. But, the pop rock group won only one-third of their nods tonight at the award show winning Choice Break-Up Song with their single "Payphone", featuring Wiz Khalifa. The band was up against big names like The Wanted, Gym Class Heroes, and Coldplay in the Summer Music Star Group category, but lost to up and coming British act One Direction in the run. They also lost their win for Single by a Group to Selena Gomez & the Scene's summer single "Hit the Lights", with other nominations including "Ass Back Home" by Gym Class Heroes featuring Neon Hitch and "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO featuring Goon Rock as well.

For more information and updates on Maroon 5 follow us on Twitter @M5NewsRoom!

'Moves Like Jagger' to Feature in New Just Dance 4 Video Game



It was just announced on the 2012 Teen Choice Awards that Maroon 5's number one single "Moves Like Jagger", featuring poptress Christina Aguilera, will be featured on Just Dance 4, the fourth video game in the music video franchise, which will be available for the Wii and Wii U on October 4, 2012!

Tune in right now to watch the Teen Choice Awards and see if Maroon 5 win their nominations!

Teen Choice Awards Air Live Tonight on FOX



Hey guys! Just a reminder that tonight is the 2012 Teen Choice Awards! Maroon 5 is nominated three times at tonight's event. Make sure to tune in TONIGHT to watch the 2012 TCA's at 8/7PM CPT on FOX. Follow @M5newsroom for updates and @TeenChoiceGirl for more exclusives on Twitter!

Also, search hashtag #TCA or #TeenChoiceAwards to join the conversation on Twitter!

Here are the following categories they are up for at the Teen Choice Awards:



SUMMER MUSIC STAR: GROUP:

Coldplay
Gym Class Heroes
Maroon 5
One Direction
The Wanted



BREAK-UP SONG:

"Somebody That I Used to Know" / Gotye featuring Kimbra
"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" / Kelly Clarkson
"Payphone" / Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa
"Wide Awake" / Katy Perry
"Climax" / USHER



SINGLES BY A GROUP/DUO ACT:

"Moves Like Jagger" / Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera
"Party Rock Anthem" / LMFAO, Goonrock & Lauren Bennett
"Ass Back Home" / Gym Class Heroes featuring Neon Hitch
"Hit the Lights" / Selena Gomez & the Scene
"We Are Young" / fun. featuring Janelle Monae

7/19/2012

Frank Ocean Kicks Maroon 5 & Chris Brown off Top 3 on Billboard 200

Frank Ocean's new album, Channel Ocean, was released last week and topped charts over seas and has seen huge success, but however country group Zac Brown Brand kicks him to number-two with their new album Uncaged. Also, making Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, and Maroon 5 fall out of the top three on the Billboard 200.

Maroon 5's fourth album, Overexposed, debuted and peaked at number-two a couple of weeks ago while Linkin Park took the top spot with their new album, Living Things. Maroon 5 first sold over 240,000 copies within it's first week and that number has fell 3x in the past three weeks, but with Amazon's help bringing the price of the new pop-infused album down to $4.99 the album is looking at huge success over the next week possibly taking a spot in the top three again next week. It currently charts at No. 4 on the Canadian Albums chart as well as the U.S. Billboard Digital Albums chart.

The band's newest single "One More Night" was released two says ago for contemporary/top 40 radio airplay. The single moved up 86-83 on the Billboard Hot 100. Over on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 it moved up 66-50. Good job guys! As for "Payphone", featuring Wiz Khalifa, the single takes a fifth week to chill at No. 2 on the Hot 100 (as announced yesterday), moves up 32-29 on the Billboard Dance/Club Play Songs chart, falls 3-5 on the Digital Songs chart, and it No. 1 on the Adult Pop Songs, Radio Songs, and Pop Songs charts!

You can download the band's new album, Overexposed, on Amazon for $4.99 here:
http://www.amazon.com/Overexposed-Deluxe-Version/dp/B008B1W3V4/ref=sr_1_3_title_0_main?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1342033176&sr=1-3&keywords=MAROON+5+Overexposed

Also, download the band's new music video for "One More Night" on iTunes:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/music-video/one-more-night/id536244527

Take a look at this interview with MTV the band had when they premiered the video:


7/18/2012

Maroon 5's 'Payphone' Holds Fifth Frame on Hot 100

Maroon 5 promotional single cover for "Payphone."


Maroon 5's single "Payphone", featuring rapper Wiz Khalifa, has been dancing in the top ten on the charts for 13 weeks and has yet to peak at number-one. The song currently holds at number-two on the Billboard Hot 100 and will spend a fifth frame, meaning a fifth week in a row, at the same position. That's the most weeks a single has spent at number-two (without hitting No 1) since Carly Rae Jepsen's single "Call Me Maybe" held steady on the Hot Airplay charts earlier this year.

The band is three weeks deep in the release of their fourth CD Overexposed, and the album has peaked at number-two on the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart and hit the No. 1 token on the Digital Albums chart. The album's sales price on Amazon.com went down to $4.99 so that's said to garentee a spot in the top five for a third sale week. It currently sits at number-four. The charts update fresh tomorrow morning on Billboard.com.

Meanwhile, go pick up Maroon 5's new album Overexposed over on Amazon.com for only $4.99! Click here!

Download the band's new music video for "One More Night" on iTunes right here:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/music-video/one-more-night/id536244527

7/17/2012

Adam Levine Says 'We Needed to Change to Carry on Being Successful' on Overexposed

Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine says the band's renewed success is due in part to him giving himself a "reality check" and stepping back from trying to control everything while making their new album 'Overexposed'.

The singer says the band are "much more clear" as a group now that he has relinquished some control over the music, and says Maroon 5 needed that change in order to carry on being a successful band.

"We were due a change," Adam told the Daily Star this week. "I used to be very controlling of the writing process before, but me checking my ego at the door has proved to be for the better. "Who we are is much more clear as a band now."

Maroon 5 released their latest album 'Overexposed' last month, and 'One More Night' star Adam says the group had been disappointed with the performance of their 2010 release 'Hands All Over' and changed their focus as a result.

"That was a disappointment," Adam also told Q magazine. "I blame, partially, myself because my ego was getting in the way. "I wanted to be at the helm of every aspect of every tiny thing," he explained. "It got to the point where there was a really good reality check. This record was struggling so, you know, what can we do differently."

7/16/2012

Adam Levine Pairs with Mary J. Blige for New 'Voice' Season

Last season on NBC's The Voice, coach Adam Levine was paired with poptress Alanis Morissette to help his contestants coach and get through the competition. This coming third season's pairings have been announced and Adam's mentor partner is R&B hit-making prodigy Mary J. Blige. It was just announced a few weeks ago that Blake Shelton's mentor partner for this coming season is Canadian jazz rocker Michael Buble. The new season of The Voice begins on September 10th at 9/8pm CPT on NBC.

For constant information, exclusives, and news on The Voice go to http://www.nbc.com/the-voice!

7/15/2012

James Valentine 'more focused than we've ever been' On Planned Fifth Album

James Valentine (left) and Adam Levine (right).
As announced last week, pop rockers Maroon 5 are already planning a fifth studio album in the next year, planning to hit the studio and record "more of our ground base material, like our IWBSBL and SAJ era." James Valentine, guitarist of the group and co-writer for the band's newest hit "One More Night", released a statement earlier last week stating that him and crew were "most focused than we've ever been."

"I think we're more focused than we've ever been, and all we really are interested in doing now is working on music. 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. We will definetly be touching base on our more gorund base material, like our IWBSBL and SAJ era." 
- James Valentine billboard.com.

The band is currently two singles in, and working on releasing a third, into their new album, Overexposed, released fresh off the market June 26th with the lead single "Payphone", featuring Wiz Khalifa, topping the Billboard Pop and Radio Songs charts and "One More Night" climbing its way up the Billboard Hot 100. You can download the band's new album on Amazing right now for only $4.99! CLICK HERE!

7/14/2012

Maroon 5 Ties Up Nickelback for Most No-1 Hot AC Hits

Maroon 5 tied up Canadian rockers Nickelback this week on Ryan Seacrest's American Top 40 Hot AC radio chart countdown today (July 14). The band's single "Payphone", featuring rapper Wiz Khalifa, made it their fifth number one HAC hit single to top it. Their last number one Hot AC single was "Moves Like Jagger", featuring Christina Aguilera, back in August. Great job guys!


7/13/2012

Overexposed Gains In Digital Sales, Amazon Brings Price To $4.99

Maroon 5's new CD Overexposed is being bought left and right this week as Amazon brings the price range down a notch... or two setting the bar at $4.99. The album already gained 40,000 digital sales over the past three with the help of Amazon's courtesy! Making things better, it's the deluxe edition!

Download the deluxe edition of Overexposed for only $4.99 on Amazon.com right now! Click here!


7/12/2012

'Payphone' Continues To Take Over Pop & Radio Songs Chart, Overexposed Slips On Digital Albums Chart

Maroon 5's new CD Overexposed debuted on the charts last week with it's number-two entry on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and it's reign atop the Digital Albums sales chart. This week the album takes a hard-hit... falling 1-6 on the Digital Albums chart. The album slips only two spots, as mentioned yesterday on our blog, to No. 4 on the Top 20 Albums chart. However, it is looking better for the pop rock quintet this album release while their 2010 Hands All Over issue debuted at No. 2 and fell out of the top ten within two week of it's release.

The band's Overexposed lead single "Payphone", featuring Wiz Khalifa, remains at a standstill at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The song returned to it's peak last week moving up 3-2 beating out Gotye's hit "Somebody That I Used to Know", featuring up-and-coming artist Kimbra. The track seeks success over on the Pop Songs, On-Demand Songs, and Radio Songs charts... as it tops all three of them for a second consecutive week in a row. This is Maroon 5's second number-one pop single in the past 8 months with their 2011 hit single release of  "Moves  Like  Jagger", featuring Christina Aguilera, which spent four non-consecutive weeks atop the Hot 100 last fall. Plus, the 'payphone' tune debuts on the (unexpected) Billboard Dance/Club Play Songs chart dating at number-thirty two. And over on the Digital Songs chart, the single stays at No. 3.

The second single from the new CD titled "One More Night", which came out June 19, first debuted at No. 42. For it's third week on the Hot 100 it fell to No. 83. So close to another top 40 hit boys, so close. Maybe they will have luck with their upcoming third single "Daylight", which is set to be released later this fall for contemporary radio.

DOWNLOAD the band's new album Overexposed now on iTunes:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/overexposed-deluxe-edition/id536297108














Go buy Maroon 5's new video for "One More Night", also on iTunes:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/music-video/one-more-night/id536244527


7/11/2012

Overexposed Slides 2-4 On Billboard Albums Chart, Chris Brown Takes Over

Maroon 5's official album art cover for 'Overexposed.'
Maroon 5 's long awaited fourth CD came out out two weeks ago for the world to see and as far as reviews go, the album has shown moderate success. The pop-influenced album shows a different moderate success, however, than the band's third CD, Hands All Over, released in September 2010, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and fell hard at No. 10 by the second week. Overexposed debuted last week at No. 2 on the tally, but falls only two spots to No. 4 in it's second week. Justin Bieber's new album, Believe, makes a standstill at No. 3 and Kenny Chesney makes an appearance at No. 2 with Chris Brown's new album, Fortune, the follow-up to his 2011 No. 1 titled F.A.M.E, debuting atop the chart. Overexposed sold 68,000 copies in it's second retail week. Hands All Over's second week in sales only sold 17,000 copies. 

It's also no doubt that Chris Brown's new number-one appearance on the chart this coming sales week has also garenteed a spot atop the Billboard Digital Albums chart, possibly pushing Overexposed back only a spot to No. 2, as it did top the tally last week, entering at number-one. The album's lead single "Payphone", featuring Wiz Khalifa, remains at No. 3 on the Digital Songs chart and stays at number-three on the Billboard Hot 100. Whether it will continue atop the Radio Songs chart and Pop Songs charts will be confirmed this Thursday (July 12).

The band recently confirmed that they would be touring the U.S. early next year throughout the year across the States. Ticket sales will be up this coming fall! Look out for them! For upcoming shows check out www.maroon5.com/shows!

Download the band's new album 'Overexposed' now on iTunes here: 

Go download Maroon 5's music video for their latest hit "One More Night" on iTunes as well:

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7/10/2012

Maroon 5 Nominated At 2012 Teen Choice Awards



Maroon 5 is nominated this year at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards which will be held live at 8/7pm CT on Fox on July 22, 2012. Not only is frontman Adam Levine originally planned to make an appearance at the awards' ceremony, but the band is nominated 3 times! Check out what they are nominated for below plus visit www.teenchoiceawards.com/ to VOTE!

SUMMER MUSIC STAR: GROUP:

Coldplay
Gym Class Heroes
Maroon 5
One Direction
The Wanted



BREAK-UP SONG:

"Somebody That I Used to Know" / Gotye featuring Kimbra
"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" / Kelly Clarkson
"Payphone" / Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa
"Wide Awake" / Katy Perry
"Climax" / USHER



SINGLES BY A GROUP/DUO ACT:

"Moves Like Jagger" / Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera
"Party Rock Anthem" / LMFAO, Goonrock & Lauren Bennett
"Ass Back Home" / Gym Class Heroes featuring Neon Hitch
"Hit the Lights" / Selena Gomez & the Scene
"We Are Young" / fun. featuring Janelle Monae


7/09/2012

'Payphone' Tops Billboard On-Demand Singles Chart

Maroon 5 attending the 2012 Grammy Awards in February, 2012.


Maroon 5 has blasted on to the scene this week charting big with their fresh, off-the-market fourth studio release, Overexposed, which came out June 26th. Overexposed topped the Billboard Digital Albums chart this week and fell shortly behind the number-one claimers Linkin Park this week at number-two on the U.S. Billboard 200 Albums chart (Linkin Park's Living Things topped the chart). And the pop rock quintet may not have the top spot on the albums chart, but the group most definitely topped a few other charts this week.

The band's 'Overexposed' lead single "Payphone", featuring Phili rapper Wiz Khalifa, showed up atop the Billboard Pop Songs chart moving 2-1. It also slipped 3-1 on the Billboard Radio Songs chart and moved 3-1 on the On-Demand Chart, making it the "best selling marketed single" to date. And yes, the band still currently holds the number-one place-holder on the Canadian Hot 100 singles chart. The band's 2011 number-one hit single "Moves Like Jagger" is surely seeking progress climbing back up the Billboard Digital Songs chart... jumping a whoppin' 58-42. And moving along the more recent terms, the band's second 'Overexposed' single "One More Night", the reggae-raving Benny Blanco-produced tune fell 12-31 on the Digital Songs chart and stayed at No. 62 on the Billboard's Top 100 singles chart.

The group's new pop-influenced record topped the Billboard Digital Albums chart and came in second on the Top 200 Albums chart. What next? The band's third album, their 2010 studio release Hands All Over, regained on the Billboard 200 chart jumping 115-37! That's nearly one-hundred placeholders. Good job boys!

Help the band top the Billboard 200 chart and download Overexposed now on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/overexposed-deluxe-edition/id536297108

Download the band's music video for their new single "One More Night" on iTunes as well: http://itunes.apple.com/us/music-video/one-more-night/id536244527

7/08/2012

Maroon 5 Planning 'Overexposed' Follow-Up Album





Though it's only two singles into the campaign, the highly collaborative experience of making its new album, "Overexposed," has Maroon 5 chomping at the bit to make its next album already.

"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."


"Overexposed," of course, is just at its starting point, with a No. 2 debut on this week's Billboard 200 chart and a second single, "One More Night," just out to follow the Wiz Khalifa-featuring hit "Payphone." Valentine credits co-writers and producers by Max Martin and Shellback with inspiring "One More Night," explaining, "We've wanted to do a reggae-influenced sort of track for a long time...and they came up with what I think was the perfect sense of the reggae feel with a beat that is very contemporary, and it's so much fun to play live." Shellback, he adds, is responsible for the tune's hook. "He was the one who came up with the 'Moves Like Jagger' whistle," Valentine says. "This is just another piece of ear candy like that. He's got some sort of mad genius for being able to create these little earworms that instantly get stuck in your head."

Despite the presence of myriad collaborators -- including Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder, Mailbox, Sam Farrar and others -- Valentine considers "Overexposed" to have "actually more band collaboration than on any of the previous three records." That includes bassist Michael "Mickey" Madden stepping up to co-write three tracks, while Valentine shares credits for four and also co-produced three. "At this point, 10 years in, we had to switch it up and we needed some new inspiration," the guitarist explains. "At the beginning I think we were a bit territorial, thinking 'What does this mean for our roles?' and 'Are we just simply fulfilling the prophecy that everyone said from the moment we got on the scene that, oh, Adam (Levine) is going to go solo?' But it was really education for all of us to work with all these different writers and producers. We learned a lot of new tricks and got to see their processes...So it actually opened up more collaboration within the band."

Not on board at the moment, however, is original keyboardist Jesse Carmichael, who in March announced a hiatus from Maroon5 for "spiritual healing" and also to further his musical studies. "He wanted a break, and it's totally reasonable," Valentine says. "We've just worked really intensely ever since 'Songs About Jane' came out, and he's been playing music with Adam and Mickey since they were 13, so that's 20 years of playing music with the same guys and he just wanted some time to do some other stuff." Valentine says Carmichael's decision was amicable, and the group expects him to return for its next album.

Maroon5 begins touring in support of "Overexposed" on July 21 in Stateline, Nevada, it's only scheduled U.S. date so far. The group will play South America and Mexico this summer and the Pacific Rim and Australia during early fall, with a North American run expected later in the year.

7/05/2012

Overexposed Tops Digital Sales in the U.S.



Maroon 5 sold hundreds of thousands of album sales this week with their new fourth studio released, Overxposed, which dropped on June 26th. The new Max Martin-produced album topped the Billboard Digital Albums sales chart leaving Linking Park's new electro-rock-fused album, Living Things, at number-two and making Justin Beiber's second studio set, Believe, to fall to number-four.

Over on the U.S Billboard 200 albums chart, the 'Overexposed' album fell short of the #1 spot falling at number-two while Linkin Park takes the top spot on the 200 albums chart and Bieber falls 1-3 with his 'Believe' album. 'Overexposed' had the second biggest sales week of the year (so far) on the Billboard charts without topping the albums' chart.

 The band's 'Overexposed' lead single "Payphone" remands at number-two on the Billboard Hot. 100, while the second single from the album "One More Night" falls 42-62. Help Maroon 5 top the charts next week by heading over to iTunes Store and download their new album 'Overexposed.'

7/01/2012

Maroon 5 Debuts At No. 2 With 'Overexposed'

Maroon 5's new album was highly predicted to top the album charts next week with their much-anticipated pop-fused fourth CD Overexposed, which was released on June 26, but it looks like it fell a few thousand sales behind Linkin Park's new released Living Things, which was released on the same day, which also debuted atop the Billboard 200 albums chart. Overexposed is predicted to sell over 200,000 sales by week's end while Linkin Park's album Living Things plans on making it to 240,000 sales by the end of the week, making it top the U.S. charts.

You can download Maroon 5's new album 'Overexposed' on iTunes now:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/overexposed-deluxe-edition/id536297108

PLUS, watch the band's new music video for "One More Night" now:
http://music.com/video/maroon-5/one-more-night-2/fwK7ggA3-bU