4/30/2013

Maroon 5 Among Top Artists with Best 'Songs Names After Other Artists' List


Maroon 5, The Wanted, Weezer & many more on the list of artists with the top songs named after other artists

Maroon 5 is among the top 20 artists and bands that have released singles named after other legendary artists with their 2011 No. 1 hit single "Moves Like Jagger", featuring Christina Aguilera, obviously named after rock alum Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, putting them on the top of the list (due to its major success in 2011).

The band's song "Moves Like Jagger" enjoyed and on-and-off 4 weeks atop the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, as well as the Pop Songs, Radio Songs, Digital Songs, and the U.K. Singles charts in the summer and fall of 2011. Apon its release, it debuted at No. 8 in June 2011 and failed to chart any higher until the following October after surpassing Adele, Rihanna, and LMFAO on the charts to the number-one spot. "Jagger" is the No. 1 best selling song of all time with a name with another signer's persona in it.

Other successful songs with other artists name's in them that made the top 20 songs list include The Wanted's new track "Walks Like Rihanna", a funky dance-pop tune about Rihanna's stage persona and ability to walk sensually. Let's not forget Weezer's "Buddy Hollie", Drake and James Fauntleroy's "Girls Love Beyonce", country singer Taylor Swift's "Time McGraw", Jason Adlean's "Johnny Cash", Eric Church's "Sprinsteen" and many more added on the list.

You can check out the full list of 20 songs names after other artists below:
http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop-shop/1560087/20-songs-named-after-other-musicians-the-wanteds-walks-like

Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger" featuring Christina Aguilera:

4/29/2013

The Voice Knockouts Recap: Caroline Glaser, Judith Hill & More Make It Through to 'Team Adam'

Adam Levine as a coach on The Voice.
The Voice says goodbye to Midas Whale, Amy Whitcomb, Orlando Dixon, and Warren Stone in the Knockout Rounds

The first pairing of the night started with Adam Levine's team. Pop singer Amber Carrington sang the punk rock song "I'm With You" by Avril Lavigne while folk rock duo Midas Whale performed a Stevie Wonder track. After the rest of the coaches favored Carrington's performance over Midas Whale's, coach Adam Levine ended up choosing Amber to go to the next round.

Next time around, contestants Amy Lynn Whitcomb sang "House of the Rising Sun" by folk rock band The Animals and Caroline Glaser performed the indie pop song "Little Talks" by Of Monsters and Men. After a hard decision from Adam Levine, he had chose Caroline Glaser to go to the live rounds.

On the third time around  sir Adam Levine chose Judith Hill and R&B and soul singer Orlando Dixon. Judith sang "Always On My Mind" by Willie Nelson and Orlando Dixon performed K-Ci and JoJo's single "All My Life." In the end after the two gave one of the most incredible performances of the the night, coach Adam had chosen Judith Hill to go the live rounds.

By the fourth and final time for the night, Adam Levine had picked contestants Warren Stone and Sarah Simmons. Sarah Simmons chose to perform the Rolling Stones single "Wild Horses" while Stone picked the rock song "Can't Give Me Love." Adam made a a tough decision to chose Sarah Simmons to go on to the live rounds.

Next week, The Voice will move on to the live rounds! Make sure you tune in to NBC next Monday and Tuesday and 8:00/7:00pm CPT on NBC!

4/28/2013

The Voice Coaches Play 'Guess Who' Behind the Set

Adam Levine, Usher, Blake Shelton  and Shakira all reminisce their pasts with a game of Guess Who? with Christina Milian

You get to see the coaches in full effect and in competition mode twice every week on NBC's The Voice, but as we go behind the scenes we can see all of the coaches talking about their personal life, past jobs, interests, and many more.

You can watch the whole video below:

4/27/2013

PJ Morton Premieres New Track 'Work It Out'


New Orleans' own PJ Morton is a Young Money R&B/pop star and a touring member, keyboardist and backup vocalist for Maroon 5. Last year, we premiered his song with Lil Wayne, "Lover." This year, in anticipation of his May 14 debut LP New Orleans, we've got his latest single, "Work It Out."

The full LP includes guest spots from Adam Levine from Maroon 5, Busta Rhymes, and Stevie Wonder. Yes, Stevie Wonder. You can pre-order the deluxe or standard versions over at iTunes.


4/25/2013

Maroon 5 Moves Up on Radio Songs Chart


Maroon 5's single "Daylight" starts descending on the chart, "Love Somebody" predicted to chart next week

Maroon 5's hit single "Daylight" is slowly starting to fade from the top of the charts. Three weeks ago, the Max Martin produced track topped the Billboard Pop Songs and the Adult Pop Songs charts. "Daylight" has only peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and is only gaining recognition on more adult contemporary radio stations. Meanwhile, Maroon 5's upcoming summer hit "Love Somebody" is predicted to chart next week on the Hot 100. The single gained 7.3% of an audience impression this week on top 40 radio hits (while "Daylight" fell 13.5% this past week).

On other chart notes, "Daylight" descends a spot 17-18 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, moves up 7-6 on the Radio Songs chart, falls off the top 40 on the Digital Songs chart, stays put at No. 7 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart, jumps up 8-6 on the Adult Contemporary Songs chart, and stays put at No. 3 on the Adult Pop Songs chart.

Maroon 5's former No. 1 hit single "One More Night" falls 60-66 this week on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. On other chart notes, "Night" falls 41-42 on the Radio Songs chart.

Over on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Maroon 5 fourth studio album Overexposed, released last June, falls also this week from Nos. 38 - 40. Maroon 5's 2005 hit single "She Will Be Loved" is still found at No. 35 on the Rock Digital Songs chart.

For more on the charts this week, you can click on the link:
www.billboard.com/charts

By the way,

Congratulations to Chicago punk rock band Fall Out Boy for scoring their second No. 1 album this week with their comeback album Save Rock and Roll. The album sold over 150,000 copies in the past week of its release and surpassed Kid Cudi on the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart. You can purchase their new album on iTunes store right now by just clicking here!

4/24/2013

The Voice Coaches on Access Hollywood, Exclusive Interview


Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Carson Daly and the coaches of 'The Voice' talk about competition and favorite beverages at press conference

The Voice coaches and host Carson Daly all sat down with Access Hollywood to talk about the show's recent success in beating out other shows like X-Factor and American Idol. Adam Levine talks about rumors and Blake Shelton talks about his 'comfort zone' with the new coaches Shakira and Usher.

You can watch the whole interview below:




Maroon 5 Nominated Twice in 2 Categories Out of 14 Nominations a BBMA's


Maroon 5 tied with Taylor Swift and other artists at the BBMA's however are nominated twice in 2 of the possible 11 categories

It might sound confusing, but no other music award show allows an artist or group to be nominated more than once under the same category... except for the Billboard Music Awards.

For the first time, pop rock band Maroon 5 are nominated twice in under 2 categories. They are nominated under 11 total categories out of the possible 14 nominations they received.

This year, the Los Angeles based pop rock group are nominated under the biggest category of the night, Top Artist Award. Other nominees include pop star Justin Bieber, X-Factor alums One Direction, country singer Taylor Swift, and pop sensation Rihanna. Some sources say that it's a rived tie between One Direction and the boys of Maroon 5 to most likely take home the award (One Directon scored 2 No. 1 albums in under a year and 2 top 40 hits). Rihanna comes in a close third, as she scored her first No. 1 album, Unapologetic, and a No. 1 Pop Songs chart hit "Diamonds." Justin Bieber comes in fourth scoring zero No. 1's in the past year however had a staggering No. 1 album Believe, which sold over 300,000 copies it's first week. And Taylor Swift scored her first No. 1 single last year with "We Are Never ever Getting Back Together" as well as a No. 1 album that sold over a whoppin' 1 million in it's first week, Red.

Maroon 5 is nominated twice for Hot 100 Song (Payphone, featuring Wiz Khalifa, and One More Night), and for Top Radio Songs (One More Night and Payphone). Other categories they're nominated for are Hot 100 Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Digital Song, Top Duo/Group, Top Pop Song, Top Pop Artist, and Top Pop Album.

There is no voting for this particular award's show. It is strictly based off of streaming and sales over the past year in music.

You can watch the 2013 Billboard Music Awards live at 8:00/7:00pm CT on May 19 only on ABC.

You can view the full list of categories below:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_Billboard_Music_Awards

For more on this article, read here:
http://www.billboard.com/articles/events/bbma-2013/1559068/taylor-swift-fun-maroon-5-lead-2013-billboard-music-awards


4/23/2013

Adam Levine Talks About Battle Rounds, 'His Season to Win'

The Voice coach talks about his team, confidence, and more

Adam Levine is in the midst of the battle rounds on The Voice.

He sat down the the crew of the hit NBC singing competition to talk about the session of the show and how he knows he's the winner of this season.

Watch The Voice every Monday and Tuesday night at 8:00pm/7:00pm CPT only on NBC


4/22/2013

Maroon 5 Nominated in 11 Categories at 2013 Billboard Music Awards


Maroon 5 tied with Taylor Swift, fun., and One Direction for the most nominations this year at the BBMA's

Pop rock band Maroon 5 are nominated 11 times this year at the Billboard Music Awards, as country singer Taylor Swift, indie rock trio fun., and One Direction are all tied for the most nominations (for 11), Swift and Maroon 5 are up neck-and-neck for the Top Artist award this year.

Swift is coming off of another blockbuster year in which her album "Red" notched the biggest debut sales week of any album in 2013, while Maroon 5 added more hits to its arsenal with songs like "Payphone," "One More Night" and "Daylight." fun., which scored its first No. 1 single with the anthem "We Are Young," will contend in the Top Hot 100 Artist and Top Duo/Group categories, among others.

"Billboard Music Awards finalists were based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements were tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound."

The 2013 Billboard Music Awards air live on May 19th at 8:00/7:00pm CPT only on ABC.

For more on the article, click here:
http://www.billboard.com/articles/events/bbma-2013/1559068/taylor-swift-fun-maroon-5-lead-2013-billboard-music-awards

4/20/2013

Adam Levine Talks About Hilary Scott and 'The Voice'


Adam Levine talks about Lady Antebellum singer Hilary Scott and her role on 'The Voice'

Adam Levine sat down with Christina Milian on the set of The Voice to talk about his team's mentor partner Hilary Scott. Scott is the front vocalist for Grammy Award winning country trio Lady Antebellum and she is helping Levine with his team this season in the "battle rounds."

You can watch The Voice every Monday & Tuesday at 8:00/7:00pm CPT only on NBC! For more on Team Adam click here!


4/18/2013

Maroon 5 Enters Top 10 on Adult Contemporary Chart with "Daylight"


Maroon 5's "Daylight" slides in to the top ten on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Songs chart

Pop rock band Maroon 5 has successfully slid up in to the top 10 on the Billboard Contemporary Songs chart as their hit single "Daylight" moves up 11-8 on the tally. The band's 2012 No. 1 hit single "One More Night" had just recently left the top 10 on the contemporary chart two weeks ago. Looks like it's being replaced. "Night" stays put at No. 13 this week on the Adult Contemporary Songs chart.

Maroon 5's hit single "Daylight" descends 14-17 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart this week as new debutes and re-entries charted on the tally this week such as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Can't Hold Us", fun.'s "Carry On", and country duo Florida Georgia Line and Nelly's single "Cruise" slid in to the top 10 ahead of "Daylight." On other chart notes, "Daylight" falls 26-34 on the Billboard Digital Songs chart, slips down 5-7 on the Radio Songs chart, also slips two spots from Nos. 3-5 on the Pop Songs chart, and stays put at No. 3 on the Adult Pop Songs chart ("Daylight" had topped the Adult Pop Songs chart last month).

"One More Night" charts this week on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart at No. 60 after falling from No. 51. On other chart notes, "Night" continues it's fall on the charts as it descends 34-41 on the Billboard Radio Songs chart, and stays put at No. 13 on the Adult Contemporary Songs chart. "Daylight" now makes an impression in the top 10 on the Adult contemporary Songs chart as "Night" recently left.

Maroon 5's Grammy-nominated album Overexposed charts this week on the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart at No. 38 after falling from No. 27.

The band's next single "Love Somebody" is already making impression on international charts, as over on the Official U.K. Singles chart it debuted last week at No. 89 on the tally. "Love Somebody" has been announced officially last week to become Maroon 5's next (and possibly final) single off the album.

For more on chart news, click on the link:
www.billboard.com/charts/

4/17/2013

Maroon 5 Producer Benny Blanco Receives Songwriter Award


Producer and songwriter Benny Blanco receives award for Hall of Fame songwriting

Benjamin Levin, who is best known for his stage name Benny Blanco, is set to recieve his first award for his initial song writing and record producing. Blanco has recently been offered the award for the Songwriters Hall of Fame honor for writing Maroon 5's No. 1 single "Moves Like Jagger" featuring pop singer Christina Aguilera, and Katy Perry's also chart topping hit "Teenage Dream."

Blanco has produced with Maroon 5 on several occasions including the band's hit single "Payphone", featuring Wiz Khalifa, with producing partner Johan Karl Schuster, or known as Shellback.

"Moves Like Jagger" has also been recently honored as a billion time downloaded hit single over in the United Kingdom, surpassing the 17 billion digital download mark. The number one most downloaded song in the U.K. is "Someone Like You" by classic pop singer Adele.

You can purchase Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger" right now on iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/moves-like-jagger-studio-recording/id447682785?i=447682985

For more on this article, click here:
http://www.starmedia.us/entertainment/katy-perry-and-maroon-5s-producer-benny-blanco-to-receive-the-songwriters-hall-of-fame-honor.html

Watch "Moves Like Jagger" below:

4/16/2013

Adam Levine & Others Give Back to Benefit School Kids

Adam Levine singing in 2012 with his band Maroon 5.

Adam Levine, Carly Rae Jepsen & more help raise money for benefit for school kids

Maroon 5' singer Adam Levine, Jimmy Kimmel, Carly Rae Jepsen, Stephen Colbert, Chelsea Handler and Jimmy Fallon are among the stars who have donated signed instruments, show tickets and other fun items for an auction to benefit a Los Angeles-area charter elementary school that's been struggling to make ends meet.

And while the celebs—and the kids!—are the selling point, anyone can check out the full list of items available and make a bid right now on BiddingForGood.com.

In addition to a guitar signed by all the members of Maroon 5(see how cute Adam Levine looks showing it off?); tickets to The Colbert Report, Chelsea Lately, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon; and a personal message from Jepsen, the goodies include a tour of the General Hospital set and a tennis racket signed by Maria Sharapova.

So get to giving back!

Bidding ends April 20 at 8 p.m. PT, with all proceeds going to help out Dixie Canyon Community Charter in Sherman Oaks.

4/15/2013

Adam Levine Nominated for 'Sexiest Ink at NNAwards


Adam Levine nominated for 'Sexiest Ink'

Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine is up for quite the award tonight at the NNAwards.

'The Voice' judge is up for Sexiest, Hottest Ink at the award's show. Tune in tongiht at 10:00/9:00pm CPT on LogoTV to watch and see if he wins.

For more, click here:
https://twitter.com/maroon5/status/323972131681607680

4/14/2013

Maroon 5 in 4th Place for Most No. 1's on AT 40 in Rock History

PJ Morton (left), bassist Mickey Madden, and Matt Flynn (right) on the set of  the "One More Night" video.
The Beatles, Bee Geed, and Rolling Stones make the top of the AT 40 most rock No. 1's list

It was announced earlier today (Sun, April 14) that pop rock band Maroon 5 marked yet another milestone on the American Top 40 singles chart. "Daylight" marks the band's sixth No. 1 on the AT40's forty song positions and also in 4th place for a rock band to have the most No. 1's on the chart.

Legendary rock band The Beatles are ahead with the most No. 1's on the Pop Songs chart with 20 singles to top the tally. The Fab-Four park it in first place. Second place goes to rock veterans The Rolling Stones in which have scored 9 No. 1's in rock history (that's 11 spots in between first and second place). And in third place, before Maroon 5, marks disco-funk-rock group The Bee Gee's with 7 No. 1 singles on the Pop Songs chart in rock history.


"We are like star struck that we are right there with The Beatles and the Stone," singer Adam Levine had told Billboard last month. "We love to make music that gets people's attention and surprises people because we aren't all that rock and roll but at the same time we are."

Maroon 5 announced that their next radio single will be "Love Somebody", which is set to be released on May 14. Make sure you purchase the single on iTunes Store now!


4/13/2013

Adam Levine Talks About Rumors, 'The Voice', and More on Jay Leno


Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine confronts rumors, talks about The Voice, and more on The Tonight Show on Friday

Maroon 5's amazingly talented singer Adam Levine sat down with Jay Leno a few days ago and talked about a number of interesting topics such as his new fragrance, The Voice and his team of artists, and confronts rumors.

You can watch both parts of the Adam Levine interview from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno down below.

Don't miss The Voice on every Monday & Tuesday nights at 8:00/7:00pm CPT only on NBC!

Part 1: Adam Levine talks about The Voice, Usher's attitude, and Blake's edginess


Part 2: Adam confirms and denies rumors about himself and talks about his fragrance


You can watch The Tonight Show with Jay Leno every weeknight at 11:35/10:35pm CPT only NBC as well!

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PJ Morton Releases New Video, Album Cover


Maroon 5 keyboardist reveals new video for "Only One" and New Orleans album art cover

On Friday, singer and songwriter PJ Morton premiered his new video for his single "Only One", featuring Stevie Wonder on E! Online for free web stream. The video includes a cameo from pop rock band Maroon 5's guitarist James Valentine. The video was directed by Jefferey Elmont and was described as having a fluent Mad Men feel. "Only One" is the first single off his upcoming major label debut New Orleans which drops next month on May 14 under Young Money/Cash Money Records.

PJ Morton also revealed the album cover to his new album New Orleans, due out next month, and features a collage of photos of him recording and producing his music. Pick it up May 14 on iTunes Store.

 

4/11/2013

Maroon 5 Moves Up on the Adult Contemporary Chart

Bruno Mars, Mumford & Sons take over the Billboard charts as Maroon 5 jumps on Adult Contemporary chart

Maroon 5 was announced yesterday that they were the highest selling group or band in the U.K. with nearly 1.5 million copies sold of their 2011 hit "Moves Like Jagger", featuring Christina Aguilera and were presented with 17 million records sold worldwide as of earlier this week. "Daylight" has peaked at a near 1 million mark so far in it's journey on the charts.

Adam Levine will be awarded for the BMI Award for Pop President in May.

Maroon 5's single "Daylight" falls a spot this week on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart descending a spot 13-14. This week, Bruno Mars scored his fifth number-one single on the Hot 100, surpassing Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop." On other chart notes, "Daylight" falls 4-5 on the Radio Songs chart, stays put at No. 3 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart (after reigning it for 3 weeks), jumps 13-11 on the Adult Contemporary Songs chart, and falls off the top spot 1-3 on the Adult Pop Songs chart.

"One More Night" stays put at No. 49 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. On other chart notes. "Night" slips a spot from Nos. 32-33, and falls 9-10 on the Adult Contemporary Songs chart.

Maroon 5's No. 2-peaking studio album Overexposed falls 24-27 this week on the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart.

For more chart information click on the link below! Click here:
http://www.billboard.com/charts

4/10/2013

Maroon 5 Boasts Over 17 Million in Record Sales

Maroon 5 pictured in 2010 while shooting the cover for Hands All Over.

Maroon 5 have sold 17 million copies of their albums, singles, and work worldwide in the past decade

The Los Angeles breed group Maroon 5 have hit surpassed their 17 million mark earlier this week, according to Neilson SoundScan and Billboard Biz. The pop rock band's latest hit single "Daylight" scored the rocker's just about a million of those 17 copies sold worldwide.

Maroon 5 have made history this week as well over seas on the U.K. charts as their 2011 four week No. 1 hit single "Moves Like Jagger", featuring Christina Aguilera, follows Adele's "Someone Like You" in the highest digitally downloaded single in the United Kingdom. "Someone Like You" has sold, thus far, 1.46 million copies while Maroon 5's "Jagger" has so far sold 1.40 million copies. Third, fourth, and fifth place belong to Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" (with 1.38 million copies sold), the Black Eyed Peas' single "I Got a Feelin'" (with 1.379 million copies), and Rihanna's "We Found Love", featuring Calvin Harris (selling 1.27 copies), respectively.

Maroon 5 have scored thirteen top 100 singles in the United States since 2002 and 7 top 10's in the United Kingdom.

More on the article here:
http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/1556653/adam-levine-to-be-honored-at-bmi-pop-awards


Adam Levine on The Tonight Show

The Voice coach to sit down with Jay Leno Friday night on NBC

Adam Levine will be sitting down with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show this Friday evening (April 12). The Maroon 5 singer and 'Voice' coach will be talking about his stint on the NBC singing competition show, his relationship with his team on 'The Voice', being on tour, and receiving the BMI Presidential award.

Make sure you check out Adam Levine on The Tonight Show this Fri, Apr. 12 at 11:35/10:30pm CPT only on NBC!

Watch The Voice every Monday & Tuesday night at 8/7pm CPT on NBC as well!


4/09/2013

Adam Levine to Receive Pop President Award at BMI Awards


Maroon 5 singer awarded with presidential pop award at the BMI Pop Awards

Adam Levine is to be presented the award for Best Pop President this year at the 61st annual BMI Pop Awards. The award show will take place on May 14 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The award represents the biggest and most successful song written pop music in the past year in pop culture.

BMI says the 34-year-old Levine was selected for his "outstanding achievements in songwriting and the global impact he has had on pop culture."

Read more on the article here:
http://www.nola.com/music/index.ssf/2013/04/adam_levine_to_receive_bmis_po.html

4/08/2013

Maroon 5 Sets 'Love Somebody' As Next Single, Video to Follow

Adam Levine on the set of "Love Somebody", supposedly, in January.


Maroon 5 to release dance pop song "Love Somebody" as the fourth single from Overexposed

Maroon 5 announced at their next single to be the dance pop influenced track "Love Somebody" from the band's platinum selling studio album Overexposed. The single is said to be due out in May for radio airplay. The single will follow the group's No. 1 top 40 single "Daylight" (which topped the AC chart last month).

A music video was filmed in January with a directer who's name is not confirmed yet. But photos of the members in a blue substance were uploaded to photo sharing site Instagram months ago. However, there was some controversy that the video shoot was in some way relative to Adam Levine's stint as a guest on The Lonely Island's video for "Y.O.L.O." as well. The video is set for a May release as well.

"We wanted to make music that would make people think more of us as musicians on this album," said James Valentine in an interview last December. "And I feel like 'Doin Dirt' and 'Love Somebody' have made people think more of us. We hope to show people more of what we got for this tour." Valentine has also previously told MTV News that "Love Somebody", "Lucky Strike", and "Wipe Your Eyes" all pass as 'single material.'

You can purchase "Love Somebody" on iTunes Store right now! Click here:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-somebody/id542468867?i=542469000

Listen to it below:

4/07/2013

Owl City Talks About 'Overexposed Tour'



Owl City singer talks about hitting the road with Maroon 5

Adam Young of Owl City is not only currently on tour with Maroon 5 and Neon Trees, he also just sang the end sequence to Disney's new animated film, The Croods. We got to chat with Adam over the phone to hear all about it!

Adam worked on "Shine Your Way" with some talented people. "It's a collaboration between myself, the wonderful Malaysian Yuna and the film composers for The Croods, Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard."

The film makers approached Adam a few months back, "The film is about the first modern family who has to find their way despite the obstacles that are stacked against them," said Adam. "We want you to sing it and maybe add some production to the track."

Having to be a huge fan of Alan and animated films, "I grew up watching The Jungle Book and The Arisocats," Adam told us. "Learning how to use my imagination and daydream, maybe not see the world as it always appears."

Day dreaming (and hard work) has gotten Adam to where he is today, but that doesn't mean he's forgotten his start. "There's still something about the song "Fireflies" that I wrote and put out a couple years ago," he told us. Oh we definitely remember that song!

"For some reason it connected with so many people that I never imagined or intended," said Adam, "It's really a weird whimsical song and it was written for me and no body else." But boy are we glad the world got to hear it! "We play that song every night and every body knows every word and that's a special thing," he added.

Now that music has taken up all, if not most of Adam's time, how would his life be without it? "My life would probably be a place where I wouldn't be too thrilled to get up every day because a few years ago that's where it was," Adam shared.

"It wasn't a crazy sob story," started Adam, "But I was working at a job I hated and going to school, getting really bad grades and feeling stuck there. If I wasn't doing music now, I'd probably be back there, working at a gas station maybe."

Instead of working at a gas station, Adam is touring the world. "This has been a really long run, we left in February and we're still out," he told us, "It's so cool, playing with Maroon 5 and Neon Trees. I feel like I get to see a free show every night."

4/04/2013

Adam Levine Says 'I Wouldn't Call Me an Actor'


The Maroon 5 singer talks about his acting career and his role on The Voice, Can a Song Save Your Life, and touring


Adam Levine enjoys shooting movies more than he thought and is falling in love with acting fast. He "kind of already loves" acting.

The Maroon 5 singer stars in upcoming movie Can a Song Save Your Life? which is directed by John Carney.

Adam is clueless about the film industry but is enjoying the learning process.

"I don't know what I'm doing. It's fun though. To try it. I respect it a lot," Adam shared with NYLON TV.

"I certainly wouldn't call myself an actor. I'm trying new things and moving really slowly in that world. I'm certainly not trying to bite off more than I can chew. I'm trying to explore and see if I love it and I kind of really already love it. We'll see what happens. [John is] just a guy who delivers on so many different levels. I never thought I'd actually get to meet him and when I did I realised he's everything you want him to be and he practices what he preaches. He's a genuinely wonderful guy."

Despite his enthusiasm for acting, Adam hasn't lost his interest in music as a result. He revealed what special elements fans of Maroon 5 can expect from their upcoming live shows.

"I'm really excited to go on tour, and show everyone this amazing thing we've put together and meticulously arranged over the last few months," he explained. "It's visually super stunning and kind of nuts. I can't wait to get up there and do the show."

The busy star is also continuing to enjoy his role as a mentor on the US version of The Voice. He joked that one of his favorite aspects to the job is teasing his co-star, country singer Blake Shelton.

"The Voice is fun. It continues to be this really fun and inspiring thing that I never thought was going to be what it is. Being part of someone else's career is really refreshing, to flip the script and for it to be about them more and take the focus from us," he gushed.

"It's fun to interact with other people, [fellow judge] Shakira has taken to it really fast and Blake [Shelton] continues to be a d**khead and I love him more than anything."

Read more here:
http://www.tv3.ie/entertainment_article.php?locID=1.803.874&article=99863


Maroon 5 Continues Reign Atop Adult Pop Songs Chart


Maroon 5 spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Adult Pop Songs chart

Last week, we saw pop rockers Maroon 5 top the Adult Pop Songs chart for a third week in a row with their new hit single "Daylight" as this week they continue to up-the-ante spending another consecutive week at No. 1 on the AC chart. "Daylight" has made Maroon 5 their first Top 40 Pop No. 1 single and Top 40 Adult Contemporary No. 1 single of the year. While this week, "Daylight" fell a numerous 1-3 on the Pop Songs chart (after a 3 week long reign).

This week, the band's soft rock hit "Daylight" falls a spot from Nos. 12-13 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The single has so far peaked at No. 7 on the Hot 100 several weeks ago before Baauer's breakout "Harlem Shake" single and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' breakthrough hit single "Thrift Shop" cause a ripple in the chart's new data plan (by including streaming data). On other chart notes, this week "Daylight" stays put at No. 14 on the Billboard Radio Songs chart, jumps 20-19 on the Digital Songs chart, descends 1-3 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart (passed by Bruno Mars' "When I Was Your Man" and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop"), slides up 14-13 on the Adult Contemporary Songs chart, making it Maroon 5's second song in the top 15 on the chart including "One More Night", and stays put atop the Adult Pop Songs chart. 

Maroon 5's  former  9  week  No. 1  single  "One  More Night"  continues  it's  descending  down  the  Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. This week "Night" falls a single spot from Nos. 48-49. Last time we saw Maroon 5 fall off the top 50, "Moves Like Jagger" fell from No. 49 to completely off the top 100 spots the next week. On other chart notes, "Night" falls 29-32 on the Radio Songs chart, and descends 9-10 on the Adult Contemporary Songs chart (while "Daylight" moved up).

On the Rock Songs chart, "She Will Be Loved" found itself getting a boost back up the chart leaping from Nos. 40-35 on the Billboard Rock Songs chart. 

This week, the band's 2012 No. 2 peaking album Overexposed stayed put at No. 24 on the albums chart. The album is not seen in the top fifteen positions on the Digital Albums chart this week, however it has been floating in the top 10 on the iTunes Store Pop Albums chart for the past week (due to it's lowered price). 

For more chart information on the band & other artists, click on the link below:

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Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine spoke about the band's new written material for an upcoming album (a follow-up to Overexposed, released last June). Read more about what James had to say about the new music and more here: http://m5newsroom.blogspot.com/2013/04/james-valentine-wants-next-album-to.html

4/02/2013

Adam Levine Spills About His Feelings on Marriage, Proposal


Adam Levine fears divorce and heart-break if he ever got to marry 

Adam Levine has recently talked about his feelings and personal thoughts on marriage and being married and keeping a relationship going. He talked with NYLON on his recent cover story and talked about his past girlfriends and such and such.

“If you don’t get married, you can’t get divorced,” he told Nylon Guys in an interview late last month. “Why couldn’t we learn from the devastatingly low percentage of successful marriages that our last generation went through?"

The Maroon 5 singer and NBC's The Voice coach and judge on the show formerly dated Victoria’s Secret beauty Anne Vyalitsyna and is still remotely dating model Behati Prinsloo, says in the latest issue of Nylon Guys, out this month.

You can read more here:
http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/take_no_chances_P9yFIYvnZVg5LlcnXtK6VM


4/01/2013

James Valentine Says Next Album is to Sound 'Darker'


The Maroon 5 guitarist talks about Maroon 5's follow-up album to be more Songs About Jane-esque

Earlier today, Maroon 5 announced their big Honda Civic Tour this summer with Kelly Clarkson. Well it looks like with all the excitement going around James Valentine is spilling-the-beans on the pop rock outfit's newest album, their follow up to their 2012 album Overexposed, which dropped last June.

"The stuff we're working on now, it definitely has gone maybe a little darker in its sound, maybe back a little bit more to what we kind of did on Songs About Jane," James Valentine told MTV News. "But at this point we do have all kinds of different songs and it is early."

It's been almost a whole year since Maroon 5 released their pop-radio-friendly fourth studio album Overexposed and the album has so far spawned three No. 1 hit singles, being "Payphone", featuring Wiz Khalifa, "One More Night (which was No. 1 for 9 weeks on the Hot 100), and "Daylight" (No. 1 as of last week). Rumors circulated the web last month that the song "Love Somebody" was going to serve as the band's fourth single from the album, however it has not been confirmed.

Adam Levine is currently in the midst of his fourth season as a mentor/judge/coach on the NBC show The Voice. James Valentine is also busy writing and recording new material with his side project in super-group JJAMZ on their follow-up of Suicide Pact, released last July.

The 2013 Honda Civic Tour begins on August 1st in st. Louis, MS at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater with special guests Rozzi Crane and pop singer Kelly Clarkson. You can check out all of the tour dates here. Plus, purchase monitored tickets on Apr. 6th on www.livenation.com.

For more information on the Maroon 5 album, click below:
http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1704674/maroon-5-overexposed-album.jhtml (via MTV)

Maroon 5 Headlining 2013 Honda Civic Tour


Maroon 5 is headlining the '13 Honda Civic Tour with Kelly Clarkson, PJ Morton, Rozzi Crane, and Tony Lucca

It was announced earlier this morning the Maroon 5 will be headlining the 2013 Honda Civic Tour later this year. Opening acts were announced as well. American Idol-winner Kelly Clarkson, 'Voice' alum Tony Lucca, and Rozzi Crane will be hitting the road with the 3 time Grammy Award winning group. And members of the Maroon 5 Exclusive Fan Club will be able to purchase tickets TODAY. Pre-sale tickets go on sale live at www.ticketmaster.com or at www.livenation.com.


To sign up for Honda’s pre-sale, which begins April 2, visit hondacivictour.com/presale. Please note that tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are not guaranteed. Acquisition and possession of a pre-sale code does not guarantee access to tickets. Each pre-sale code is good for up to four (4) tickets per show, with a limit of 12 tickets for the tour. Pre-sale codes only apply to concerts for sale through the Ticketmaster ticketing system. Pre-sale code is good for all Ticketmaster venues. May not work at other venues.

Continuing a Honda Civic Tour tradition, Honda will present fans with an opportunity to check out one-of-a-kind vehicles that have been customized and autographed by the headlining bands. Maroon 5’s vehicle will be on display at each tour stop.

August 1 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis (Rozzi Crane to open)
August 3 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center (Rozzi Crane to open)
August 4 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center (Rozzi Crane to open)
August 6 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion (Rozzi Crane to open)
August 7 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center (Rozzi Crane to open)
August 9 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center (Rozzi Crane to open)
August 10 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center (Rozzi Crane to open)
August 11 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (Rozzi Crane to open)
August 25 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre (Rozzi Crane to open)
August 26 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center (Rozzi Crane to open)
August 28 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre (Rozzi Crane to open)
August 31 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre (Rozzi Crane to open)
September 1 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain (Rozzi Crane to open)
September 4 Darien, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center (Tony Lucca to open)
September 5 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center (Tony Lucca to open)
September 7 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live (Tony Lucca to open)
September 8 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach (Tony Lucca to open)
September 10 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek (Tony Lucca to open)
September 11 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte (Tony Lucca to open)
September 13 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheater (PJ Morton to open)
September 14 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre (PJ Morton to open)
September 16 Atlanta, GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood (PJ Morton to open)
September 18 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater (PJ Morton to open)
September 19 Houston, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (PJ Morton to open)
September 22 Dallas, TX GEXA Energy Pavilion (PJ Morton to open)
September 24 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre (Rozzi Crane to open)
September 27 Portland, OR Sleep Country Amphitheater (Rozzi Crane to open)
September 28 George, WA Gorge Amphitheatre (Rozzi Crane to open)
October 1 Marysville, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre (Rozzi Crane to open)
October 2 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre (Rozzi Crane to open)
October 5 San Diego, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre (Rozzi Crane to open)

Fan-Club Presale: 4/1 @ 6PM Local Time
VIP Packages: 4/2 @ 10AM Local Time
General On-Sale: 4/6 @ 10AM Local Time