|Maroon 5 performing at 2014 Wango Tango.|
This week, Maroon 5 reached a huge milestone. The Los Angeles rockers' fifth studio album, V sold over 500,000 copies over the last week, according to Nielson SoundScan and other chart forecasts, becoming certified Gold.
Maroon 5's previously released 4 studio albums have all, to date, sold over 1 million copies in the United States, becoming certified platinum. The band's best-selling album, thus far, is their No. 6-peaking debut album Songs About Jane (2002), which recently surpassed over 5 million copies sold this year, becoming 5x platinum. Their second best-selling album is It Won't Be Soon Before Long (2007), the band's second studio effort which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Their third best-selling album, Overexposed (2012), recently surpassed 1.5 million copies sold, and their fourth best-selling album, Hands All Over (2010/2011) recently surpassed over 1 million copies as well.
V is sure to soon join the line-up of platinum selling albums by Maroon 5, but it may take a while. V's debut only sold a mere 164,000 copies in it's first week and sold just 300,000 in September and October alone. The singles are what usually ramp up album sales, in this case, the band's most recent hit "Animals", is the best-selling single from V, selling over 1.2 million digital copies since it's release in late August. "Maps" has thus far sold 1 million copies in the States. "Sugar", a Dr. Luke-produced Prince-esque track, is set to sale as V's third single in January.
Get Maroon 5's new album, V now available online and in stores:
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