8/30/2013

James Valentine Says 'New Album' Keeps Changing in Sound

Maroon 5 at the Green Ball in 2009.

Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine says that the band's fifth album's sound "keeps changing"

James Valentine has been talking about Maroon 5's upcoming fifth studio album's sound recently in interviews with Billboard magazine, and this time it sounds like the sound for the new album is varying between 'darker and newer' sounds.

"I thought I had a handle on that, but it kind of keeps changing," Valentine says with a laugh. "There was a first batch of songs that seemed like they were darker and maybe a little more organic-sounding, but now there's some other songs that... it's hard to describe, and I think we're going to really find out where it's going in the next few months."

He says that the sound of the new album could be anywhere from that of the sound of their debut studio album Songs About Jane, which he says was a "darker" sound, and a newer pop sound. 

You can read more about this article here:
http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/5079780/maroon-5-in-early-stages-of-new-album

8/29/2013

Maroon 5 Scores 2 Top 10 Songs on Adult Contemporary Chart

Maroon 5 performing live in 2012.
Maroon 5's "Daylight" and "Love Somebody" both chart in the top 10 on the Adult Top 40 singles chart this week

This week, Maroon 5's latest hit single "Love Somebody" takes a massive plunge on the charts due to major lack of radio airplay and digital downloads; with no help from the newcoming hits "Appluase" by Lady Gaga or "Roar" by Katy Perry, and of course the unstoppable "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams. However, "Love Somebody" moves up into the top 10 on the Adult Contemporary Songs chart from 11-10 this week, making it the group's 2nd single in the top ten region on the chart. "Daylight" makes a mark at No. 6 this week. 

On other chart notes, "Love Somebody" stays put at No. 2 on the Billboard Pop Songs (behind Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" at No. 1), falls 13-16 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, slides up 3-2 on the Radio Songs chart meeting it's new peak, descends 21-28 on the Digital Songs chart, declines 14-18 on the Canadian Hot 100 singles chart, stays put at No. 11 on the France Songs chart, and over in Germany on the German Songs chart it falls 13-14 on the tally.

The band's 2012 No. 2-peaking fourth album Overexposed falls two spots this week from Nos. 46-48 on the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart. 

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

Chart updates:

Pop Songs:

"Love Somebody" stays at No. 2

Adult Contemporary Songs:

"Daylight" falls 5-6

"Love Somebody" jumps 11-10

Hot 100:

"Love Somebody" tumbles 13-16


Billboard 200:

Overexposed falls 46-48

Radio Songs:

"Love Somebody" slides up 3-2

Digital Songs:

"Love Somebody" falls 21-28

Canadian Hot 100:

"Love Somebody" declines 14-18

France Songs:

"Love Somebody" stays at No. 11

German Songs:

"Love Somebody" falls 13-14

8/26/2013

Ryan Tedder to Work with Adam Levine on 'The Voice'

Adam Levine and Ryan Tedder on the set of 'The Voice'
Adam Levine may have a serious bromance going on with fellow coach Blake Shelton onThe Voice, but when it comes to the competition in season five, Levine has enlisted another musical man to try and get the win this year.
We can exclusively reveal that Adam Levine has chosen OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder as his team's advisor during the Battle Rounds on this upcoming season of The Voice. For those of you not versed in the flow of the NBC singing competition, the Battle Rounds puts singers head to head in a cage-match fight to the death! Except, there is no death involved, it's just an elimination. So, let's call it a career death.

8/23/2013

Adam Levine to Give Away 'First Act' Guitar at Concerts


Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine will give away a self-designed guitar to a fan every night on the Honda Civic Tour

In the earlier weeks of August, pop rock band Maroon 5 began the first leg their North American Honda Civic Tour with singers Kelly Clarkson and Rozzi Crane. The band will continue the tour on their second leg in the United States next week on Sunday, August 25th in Chicago. 

It was announced today that singer Adam Levine will be giving away one of his self-branded First Act 6-string guitars away to a fan in the audience at each Honda Civic show next month. Levine said "it's a valuable connection between the fans and the band and I feel obligated to give back to them," in an interview with a local radio station KQRA last week.

Maroon 5 will be embarking on a European tour with soul singer Robin Thicke next year on the Overexposed Tour in 2014. Check out tour dates and more

Tour dates:
http://www.maroon5.com/shows/

Watch Adam Levine giving away a guitar to a girl in the crowd of their concert last week:

8/22/2013

Maroon 5 Slides Closer to the No. 1 Spot on Pop Songs Chart

Maroon 5 in 2012 during the promotion of Overexposed. 
"Love Somebody" creeps up closer to No. 1 this week as it is behind Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" on the Pop Songs chart



This week, Maroon 5's hit single "Love Somebody" is making a small move closer atop the Pop Songs and Radio Songs charts on Billboard. However, with the big-time debuts of pop stars Lady Gaga and Katy Perry's new singles ("Applause" and "Roar"), the band among other charting artists have tumbled down the charts this week as well. "Love Somebody" creeps closer moving from Nos. 4-3 on the Radio Songs chart this week as it moves up 3-2 on the Pop Songs chart, falling behind Robin Thicke's No. 1 hit single "Blurred Lines" featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams.

On other chart notes, "Love Somebody" descends 10-13 off the Billboard Hot 100's top 10 this week, declines 18-21 on the Digital Songs chart, stays put at No. 11 on the Adult Contemporary Songs chart, and falls a spot from 3-4 on the Adult Pop Songs chart, in which 3 weeks ago used to top the AP40. 

The band's previous No. 1 single "Daylight" looks strong this week on the Adult Contemporary Songs chart as it slides up a spot to No. 5.

Maroon 5's fourth studio album Overexposed falls this week on the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart from Nos. 44-46 after a huge 11-mark jump last week. 

Chart updates:

Hot 100:

"Love Somebody" falls 10-13

Billboard 200:

Overexposed falls 44-46

Radio Songs:

"Love Somebody" slides up 4-3

Digital Songs:

"Love Somebody" declines 18-21

Pop Songs:

"Love Somebody" jumps 3-2


Adult Contemporary:

"Daylight" moves up 6-5
"Love Somebody" stays at No. 11

Adult Pop Songs:

"Love Somebody" falls 3-4

8/15/2013

'Love Somebody' Moves Into Top 3 on Pop Songs Chart

Maroon 5 performing live in 2011.
Maroon 5's new single "Love Somebody" jumps in to the top 3 on the Pop Songs chart

After several weeks of being in the top 40 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart, Maroon 5's latest installment from their Overexposed album "Love Somebody" moves up 5-3 on the tally this week. This marks the band's eighth top 3 single on the Pop Songs chart since the band's 2007 chart topper "Makes Me Wonder" topped the Pop Songs chart. 

On other chart news, "Love Somebody" stays put at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, stays put at No. 4 on the Radio Songs chart, slides up 5-3 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart, stays put at No. 11 on the Adult Contemporary Songs chart, and falls off the top spot on the Adult Pop Songs chart moving from Nos. 1-3, being dethroned by Robin Thicke's single "Blurred Lines", featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams.

The band's third single from their 2012 album Overexposed, "Daylight" descends this week from 5-6 on the Adult Contemporary Songs chart. 

Maroon 5's album Overexposed moves up a bit from 46-44 this week on the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart. Last week, the band's debut album Songs About Jane re-entered the Billboard 200 albums chart at No. 189, however this week fell off the top two-hundred positions. 

Chart results: 

Hot 100:

"Love Somebody" stays at No. 10

Billboard 200:

Overexposed moves up 46-44

Radio Songs:

"Love Somebody" stays at No. 4


Pop Songs:

"Love Somebody" jumps up 5-3

Adult Contemporary:

"Daylight" falls 5-6
"Love Somebody" stays at No. 11

Adult Pop Songs:

"Love Somebody" dethroned 1-3

8/14/2013

'Love Somebody' Surpasses 1 Million Sales Mark

Maroon 5 on the first leg of the 2013 Honda Civic Tour this summer.
Maroon 5 achieves yet another platinum selling single from their album Overexposed, this time it's "Love Somebody"

Maroon 5's latest single "Love Somebody" has official surpasses the one-million digital sales peak this week selling 60,404 digital copies this week alone. The band has so far released 4 platinum-selling hit singles from their 2012 studio album Overexposed, in which spawned the No. 1's "Payphone", "One More Night (which topped the Hot 100 for 9 weeks in 2012), "Daylight", and thus "Love Somebody."


"Love Somebody" currently sits at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart this week and is expected to continue climbing the tally tomorrow (Thurs, Aug. 15).

Read the official announcement here:


8/12/2013

Muppets Most Wanted to Feature Maroon 5 Songs

'The Muppets' sequel will feature songs from pop rock band Maroon 5 and other artists

The Muppets Most Wanted movie trailer is here, and it's packed with celebrity cameos and stars!



In the just-released clip, which promises the Muppets sequel to be "better, bolder and bigger" than the first, Kermit, Miss Piggy and the rest of their Muppet cohorts get into crazy hijinks with the likes of Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Sean "Diddy" Combs and, last night not least, a Russian prison guard character played by Tina Fey.

It is said that artists like Maroon 5, Katy Perry, B.o.B., and Rivers Cuomo of Weezer will make appearances in the film with their music.

Watch the trailer here:

8/08/2013

Maroon 5 Hits Top 10 on Hot 100 Chart

Adam Levine performing at the Redbull Studio in L.A.
"Love Somebody" moves up in to the top 10 on the Hot 100 while it sits at No. 1 on the Adult Songs chart

This week, pop rock band Maroon 5 stay comfortable for yet another week atop the Adult Pop Songs chart with their new top 40 hit single "Love Somebody." Also, the Max Martin-produced single moves in to the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, moving up 14-10 this week. 

On other chart notes, "Love Somebody" jumps up 5-4 on the Radio Songs chart, stays put at No. 15 on the Digital Songs chart, moves up 6-5 on the Pop Songs chart, stays put at No. 11 on the Adult Contemporary Songs chart, and of course is No. 1 again for a second week atop the Adult Pop Songs chart.

The band's third Overexposed hit single "Daylight" takes a fall this week from 4-5 on the Adult Contemporary Songs chart.

Over on the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart this week, Maroon 5's 2012 No. 2 peaking studio album Overexposed falls 35-46 this week. Also, the band's 2002 debut record Songs About Jane re-enters the top 200 chart at No. 189 this week due to a boost in digital sales on Amazing and iTunes Store.

For more chart updates, go here:
http://www.billboard.com/charts/

Chart update:

Hot 100:

"Love Somebody" moves up 14-10

Billboard 200:

Overexposed falls 35-46
Songs About Jane re-enters at No. 189

Radio Songs:

"Love Somebody" jumps up 5-4


Digital Songs:

"Love Somebody" stays at No. 15


Pop Songs:

"Love Somebody" slides up 6-5


Adult Contemporary:

"Daylight" falls 4-5

"Love Somebody" stays at No. 11

Adult Pop Songs:

"Love Somebody" is NO. 1

8/03/2013

Maroon 5 Makes Historic Leap on AT40 Chart

Maroon 5 earlier this year at Brentwood High School.
"Love Somebody" makes a historic jump atop the American Top 40 singles chart in Los Angeles

Maroon 5's new single "Love Somebody" makes history on the American Top 40 chart as it climbs up three spots from 4-1 on the chart this week. It was confirmed today that the band outdid their old record of "Daylight" jumping from 4-1 on the chart earlier this year. Two years ago, the band's Christina Aguilera-assisted No. 1 single "Moves Like Jagger" jumped from 3-1, making history as well.


You can listen to American Top 40 every Saturday on 102.7 KIIS-FM with Ryan Seacrest in the morning.

Go to their website here:
http://www.at40.com/

Also, see the official announcement made by Ryan Seacrest below!

Watch Maroon 5 perform "Love Somebody" below:

8/02/2013

Maroon 5's Top 20 Biggest Career Moments: Billboard Report

James, Ryan, Adam, Mickey, and Jesse of Maroon 5 in 2004.
Maroon 5's top 20 biggest career moments are counted down for you by Billboard magazine

The following source is from a photo gallery published by a Billboard magazine editor.

It’s a good time to be a member of Maroon 5. The group kicks off their Honda Civic tour tonight (Aug. 1), which is set to be their biggest yet. And during their downtime, they’ll be thinking up a fresh batch of material for their forthcoming album. In addition to the grooves he’ll be strumming for thousands this summer, lead singer Adam Levine will also be hearing wedding bells chime in the future after proposing to his new fiancĂ© a few weeks back. 

Before they were Maroon 5, the band originally formed under the name Kara’s Flowers in 1994. Founding members of the band were high school classmates Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick. In 1997, the band signed to Reprise Records and released the album “The Fourth World”. After little success, the band left the label and attended college for a short period. With the addition of James Valentine, the band regrouped in 2001 and signed with Octone Records as Maroon 5.

Released on June 25, 2002, Maroon 5’s debut album “Songs About Jane” reached No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart. It’s now a multi-platinum set, boasting several hit singles.

“This Love” climbed up the Hot 100 to No. 5. Additionally, the single won the MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist the same year. It was their first major hit.

The breakout single about an underappreciated lady in need of affection, “She Will Be Loved” swept up the charts and became No. 5 on Hot 100.

As Maroon 5’s success and noteriety grew, they won the Best New Artist Grammy in 2005. The following year, the band won Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals for “This Love."

Upon releasing the single “Makes Me Wonder,” the lead cut from 5's second album, the song surged from No. 64 to No. 1, setting the record for the biggest jump to number-one in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Eventually, the record was broken by Kelly Clarkson’s “My Life Would Suck Without You” in 2009. The single marked the band’s first No. 1 song on the Hot 100 in 2007.

Maroon 5’s sophomore album, “It Won’t Be Soon Before Long” scored a No. 2 debut on 200 Albums charts and sold 429,000 copies.

“Makes Me Wonder” won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal at the 2008 Grammys.

Levine got his start in the fashion world in August 2010 when he launched clothing line 222 at the Project trade show in Las Vegas. The line was collaboration with his father Fred Levine, who is the founder of retail chain M. Fredric.

Levine was named as a judge on music competition show "The Voice" and has stayed with the show since. He coached Season 1 winner Javier Colon to victory during the inaugural season.

Levine teamed up with rap band Gym Class Heroes on their "Stereo Hearts," which was released in the summer of 2011. The song would go on to make it all the way to No. 4 on the Hot 100.

Featuring Christina Aguilera, “Moves Like Jagger” became the band’s single and launched them to the top of the Hot 100. Their 2010 album "Hands All Over" wasn't as well-received as their prior sets. The No. 1 single was later positioned on a reissued version of “Hands All Over.” "Jagger" over 8.5 million copies worldwide. The album itself peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart.

In early 2012, Levine announced that he was launching his own record label, called 222. "Glee” actor Matthew Morrison was the first artist to be signed to the label.

As the leading single off the fourth album “Overexposed,” “Payphone” peaked at No. 2 on Hot 100.

Levine made his major acting debut on the second season of FX's "American Horror Story," where he stuck around for a few episodes before (SPOILER ALERT) being brutally killed.

Levine hosted "Saturday Night Live" for the first time on Jan. 26, 2013. His appearance included a "The Voice"-spoofing opening monologue featuring Cameron Diaz and Jerry Seinfeld and "YOLO," a hilarious digital short with comedy group Lonely Island that went viral.

This February Levine launched a Macy's-exclusive perfume line for men and women, “Adam Levine.” The singer teamed up with ID Perfumes to develop the scent, which he described as "subtle" in an interview with People.

Sears announced a partnership with Levine to launch a new clothing line called "Shop Your Way Brands." The line will also feature a wide array of celebrities in the future, but Levine and rapper Nicki Minaj are the first to launch the brand. The line is exclusively available on ShopYourWay.com and at K-Mart retailers.

Just weeks ago, Levine announced his engagement to Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo. The couple began dating in 2012, took some time apart and recently reconnected.

To see the original photo gallery, click on the link provided below:

8/01/2013

Maroon 5 Logs In Another Week Atop Adult Pop Chart

Maroon 5 live in 2012.
Maroon 5 stays atop the Adult Pop Songs chart for a second week

This week, Maroon 5 stays atop the Adult Pop Songs chart with their ever-so-grossing pop hit single "Love Somebody." However, the single falls two spots from Nos. 12-14 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart this week. On other chart notes, "Love Somebody" stays put at No. 5 on the Radio Songs chart, jumps up 9-6 on the Pop Songs chart, and slides up a spot from 12-11 on the Adult Contemporary Songs chart.

The band's 2012 No. 1 pop songs hit "Daylight" still hangs in the top 5 on the Adult Contemporary Songs chart at No. 4 this week. Last week it charted at No. 6. "Daylight" also descends 27-32 on the Pop Songs chart this week.

Maroon 5's 2012 No.2-peaking studio album Overexposed moves up from 38-35 this week on the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart.

For more chart news, click on the link below:

Also, Billboard is counting down your top 10 biggest Maroon 5 hits this week on their website! Check it out:

Charts:

Hot 100:

"Love Somebody" falls 12-14

Billboard 200:

Overexposed moves up 38-35

Radio Songs:

"Love Somebody" stays at No. 5
"Daylight" falls 27-32

Pop Songs:

"Love Somebody" jumps up 9-6

Adult Contemporary:

"Daylight" moves up 6-4
"Love Somebody" moves up 12-11

Adult Pop Songs:

"Love Somebody" stays at No. 1

Watch Maroon 5's latest music video for "Love Somebody" here: