8/30/2014

Adam Levine Talks About 'Sugar', Working With Dr. Luke & Proactiv

Photo by Mel Melcon of the Los Angeles Times.
Adam Levine talked with Feedzilla about his several careers in music and finance

Mikael Wood, who writes about pop music in it's ever-quickening splendor, talked with Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine about the new album, V, Levine's somewhat failing fragrance line, his K-Mart collection, Proactiv commercial, his stint on The Voice, and several of his other career paths.

Read the whole interview on Feedzilla here:
http://news.feedzilla.com/en_us/stories/music/top-stories/394433345?client_source=feed&format=rss

When asked about Maroon 5 working with outside writers on the album, Overexposed, and writing with Max Martin and Benny Blanco, Levine replied saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Honestly, it's a huge relief for me, because for a long time it felt like making an album was this daunting task, and I had to be at the center of it. It wasn't fun anymore."

After being asked about working with pop-sensation producer Dr. Luke on the song "Sugar", from the new album V, Adam said "The second I heard that song, I was totally blown away. It was a really cool opportunity to go in a direction that I've always wanted to go in — kind of bridging the gap between things that I love about soul and funk and Prince but also very poppy. I'd never been able to quite master that idea."

Wood also brought up the topic of Adam Levine's stint he did with acne-resolving company Proactiv. "I had horrible cystic acne all over my face when I was 14 years old. If I was one of these people who've done [a Proactiv commercial] who'd never had a zit in their life — where they had to paint one on their face — I wouldn't have done it. It wouldn't have made any sense."

Pre-order Maroon 5's new album, V, on iTunes now:
http://t.co/PibAA5ujgU

Listen to Maroon 5's new album entirely on iTunes Radio now:
http://t.co/X6Ov1TP0jw

Maroon 5 to Perform on America's Got Talent

Maroon 5 in 2011.
Maroon 5 will rock the America's Got Talent show live on September 3

It was announced earlier this week that pop rock group Maroon 5 would be taking the stage live on America's Got Talent next week on September 3.

Read the press release blow:
NEW YORK – August 28, 2014 – The “America’s Got Talent” semi-finals will conclude with a not-to-be-missed performance from rock band Maroon 5 during the live results show on Sept. 3 (9-10 p.m. ET). The chart-topping recording group will play, “Maps,” the most recent single from their upcoming fifth studio album, “V” through 222 Records/ Interscope Records (Sept. 2).

It is also said that Adam Levine will be a guest on The Daily Show on Thursday, September 4 on Comedy Central at 11:00/10:00pm CT.

Maroon 5 will be performing on The Today Show stage live at Rockefeller Plaza in New York on Tues, September 1 at 8/7am CT only on NBC. Set your DVRs.

Pre-order Maroon 5's new album, V, out on Sept. 2, on iTunes below:
http://t.co/PibAA5ujgU

8/29/2014

Maroon 5 Gives Us Chills With New Gwen Stefani Collab, 'My Heart Is Open'

Adam Levine (left) and Gwen Stafani.
Maroon 5's "My Heart Is Open" will send shivers down your spine

One of the most heartwarming, comforting, and easy-listening songs on Maroon 5's latest album, V, is of course the Gwen Stefani assisted track "My Heart Is Open."


The song is the last track on the 11-song standard album and is the only heartwarming ballad on the album's entirety. Penned by one of this generation's most successful, yet anonymously awesome singer-songwriters and producers, Sia, this song will send shivers down your back and make the hairs on your neck stand up.

Maroon 5 exclusively streamed their new album, V, on iTunes Radio earlier this week. Listen to the new album on iTunes here: http://t.co/EyK66IvYNQ

Compared to Maroon 5's stand-alone ballad on their last album, Overexposed, titled "Sad", which song do you like better? Vote below!


"Sad" or "My Heart Is Open"?
"Sad"
"My Heart Is Open" Feat. Gwen Stefani
Neither.
Poll Maker


Listen to Maroon 5 and Gwen Stefani's new song "My Heart Is Open" below:

Maroon 5's 'In Your Pocket': Is Your Girlfriend Cheating On You?

Maroon 5 performing in June 2014.
Maroon 5's song "In Your Pocket" may make you paranoid about phones

One of Maroon 5's newest songs "In Your Pocket", a cut from their latest album V, will make you paranoid the next time you see your boyfriend or girlfriend on their cell phone.

Maroon 5 has songs about lying and cheating girls, but never have they made the core idea of a song about a girl who's on their phone too much to the point of suspicion where they're possibly cheating on you. The song's lyrics spring off with "So why you spying on me for, me for / Tell me what you're looking for / This shit you're saying is so low, so low / No love, no love, no no." The track gets more intense when the lyrics continue with "So wait you think that I don't know what this is really all about / It should be really easy / If you have nothing to hide / Show me that phone in your pocket girl / Show me that phone in your pocket" and "I can't believe you looked me in the eye / And said to me had nothing to hide, yeah / Now you're dead to me, this really is goodbye."

Listen to "In Your Pocket" below:




Pre-order 'V' on Maroon 5's official website below:
http://www.maroon5.com/preorder

8/28/2014

Maroon 5's 'Sex And Candy' Is The Only 'Songs About Jane' Sounding Song On 'V'

Maroon 5.
Maroon 5's soulful cover of "Sex and Candy" will take you back to 2002

Maroon 5's upcoming fifth album, titled V, is set to drop next week and with much anticipation, iTunes Radio decided to stream the entire album today.


One of Maroon 5's extra sexy-and-smooth bonus tracks is a classic cover of alternative rock legends Marcy Playground's 1990's hit single "Sex and Candy," a cut from their self-titled album and it's the only thing on V, unfortunately, that will take you back to the good 'ole Songs About Jane days. For long-time fans (we're talking about pre-2011), the album's overall sonic range from 80's inspired pop to 90's revolutionary-influenced R&B and new jack swing sound didn't sit well with some of them. Even though album's producer list is similar to that of the band's previous studio album, Overexposed (which dropped in June of 2012), and has it's heavy hand in synthesizers and 808 drum beats, it doesn't sound like much of the band's fourth album. At all. It's pop, but not as commercially produced as Overexposed. Songs "It Was Always You", "Unkiss Me", "In Your Pocket", and even "Feelings" has much dance-pop oriented sounds in them, but wouldn't seem to fit well on top 40 or pop radio, but only because they have their own originality about them. Levine had a heavy hand in penning lyrics this time around and keyboardist and returning member Jesse Carmichael was credited as the album's executive producer which made this album extra new-sounding and fresh to the ears of eager fans.

Personal favorites include "Sugar", an extra-spectacular tune written by Levine and DJ Ammo and Cirkut that sounds like a sister-song to Prince's "I Wanna Be Your Lover", "Feelings" which is "Moves Like Jagger" revamped-and-retouched with a sexy guitar lick,  and "Animals", a solid powerhouse pop rock song in which its lyrics are comfortably awkward and easy to sing along to.

Listen to Maroon 5's new album, V, on iTunes Radio:
http://t.co/EyK66IvYNQ

Listen to Maroon 5's cover of "Sex and Candy" below:

8/27/2014

Maroon 5 to Appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Maroon 5 in 2012.
Adam Levine and Maroon 5 are about to storm The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Maroon 5 will be performing and Adam Levine will be a guest on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on September 2.


The band is set to make their official return to late night on Tuesday, September 2, on The Tonight Show to perform either their top 10 hit single "Maps" or their latest single "Animals", which dropped last week (Fri, August 22). September 2 is also album release day for the guys in Maroon 5, as they are prepping the release of their fifth studio album, V, set to drop through Interscope and Polydor Records.

Last night (Tues, Aug. 26), Maroon 5 took the stage in Las Vegas to perform an hour-long star-studded concert for a few hundred fans on a televised event, the iHeartRadio Presents Maroon 5 Album Release Party with Elvis Duran, sponsored by iHeartRadio. Maroon 5 debuted their live version of the V cut "It Was Always You" (a huge wave of confusion hit fans when "Animals" wasn't played).

You can watch Maroon 5 perform "It Was Always You" live for the first time here: http://t.co/zeIJpvOuUkhttp://t.co/zeIJpvOuUk

Pre-order Maroon 5's new album, V, on their website now:
http://www.maroon5.com/home/

Listen to Maroon 5's new single "Animals" below:

8/26/2014

Maroon 5 Perform 'It Was Always You' For The First Time

Maroon 5 performing at the iHeartRadio Album Release Party in August 2014.
Maroon 5 debuted "It Was Always You" live in Las Vegas at the iHeartRadio Album Party

In celebration of Maroon 5's highly anticipated new album, V, which is slated for a September 2 release, the band put on an album release party with iHeartRadio and broadcasted it live on The CW performing hits, new and old. But for the first time ever, Maroon 5 performed one of their newest cuts from V, "It Was Always You" live.


Tonight (Tues, Aug. 26), the Los Angeles pop-rockers kicked off the iHeartRadio Album Release Party, hosted by The Voice's very own Christina Grimmie, with their reggae-infused infectious pop hit "One More Night" and lead quickly in to performing their top 10 single, "Maps." Following the performance, host Elvis Duran of KIIS-FM asked front man Adam Levine what the meaning behind the band's name really is. He was quick to reply: "You'd have to ask Billy Joel." (Rewind to the time when David Letterman harassed Levine on the subject). Surprise. The band took the stage to perform three more of their biggest hits "This Love", "Daylight", and "Love Somebody." Closing out the show, Maroon 5 debuted "It Was Always You" and concluded the event with an explosive performance of "Moves Like Jagger."

Fans were left questioning why the band didn't perform the latest V cut "Animals" or even perform their softer hit "She Will Be Loved"?

Watch the band perform "It Was Always You" below:

8/25/2014

Maroon 5 Tease North American Tour

Maroon 5 performing live.
Maroon 5 follows up posts hinting at North American Tour on Twitter

Maroon 5 took it to Twitter this evening to tease fans about their highly anticipated worldwide tour, presumably called the Maroon 5 V Tour or the V Tour. The band's official account posted 3 tweets, each with an image attached of a different state, or province. Check it out below.









Maroon 5 Rocks 'Maps' at the MTV Video Music Awards

Maroon 5 at the MTV VMA red carpet in 2014.
Maroon 5 turned The Forum into a stir-crazy venue performing "Maps" at the VMA's

Maroon 5 channeled back to their earlier years of performing free concerts in parking lots tailgating Sheryl Crow and John Mayer by performing "Maps" outside of The Forum last night (Sun, Aug. 24) at the MTV Video Music Awards.


Last night, Maroon 5 made their star-studded debut performance on the MTV VMA's with their performance of "Maps" and untelevised performance of "One More Night." The band was not nominated for a VMA this year. In the past, the Los Angeles rock group won their first VMA for Best New Artist for the video "This Love" in 2004. "This Love" was also up for Best Group Video, however didn't take home the second moon man. In 2007, the band was nominated for Best Music Group for "Makes Me Wonder", however lost that moonman as well. In 2012, Maroon 5 was nominated for their action-packed music video for "Payphone", featuring Wiz Khalifa, and lost to boy band One Direction's video for "What Makes You Beautiful."

Next year, the band is expected to be nominated for a few Video Music Awards, especially the award for Video Of the Year for "Maps." Have you seen the video? It's amazing.

Watch Maroon 5 perform "Maps" on the MTV VMA's below:

8/24/2014

The Voice Coaches Battle In Western-Themed Promo

The Voice coaches for season 7.
The Voice returns on Sept. 22nd at 8/7c only on NBC

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, and Gwen Stefani find themselves battling it out in the Wild West in this deserty new cowboy-themed Voice teaser promo.

The teaser showcases a stingy, serious-looking Adam Levine and Blake Shelton in the middle of a classic Western village area obviously looking for trouble, showing a red, shiny button on the satchels on their hips. Rattle snakes and the sounds of hawks roar in the background as Levine rips "My trigger finger's getting kind of itchy." The camera switches to a confident looking Pharrell Williams standing outside a rickety old bar as Gwen Stefani comes power-flying in on a motorcycle whipping off her helmet walking vigorously towards the 3 coaches. In the distance, a voice of a female can be heard in a Saloon which catches all of the coaches' attention. "She's mine," Blake Shelton says after all 4 coaches slam on their red buttons. They all run up to the Voice stage to find a contestant and host Carson Daly saying "What is this? The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, and Gwen Stefani? They're usually not like this." 

The Voice returns with it's seventh season on Monday, September 22 at 8:00/7:00c only on NBC!

Watch the new teaser promo below:

8/23/2014

Maroon 5 Confirms Germany Tour

Maroon 5 performing live at the Amway Center in 2013.
Maroon 5 has confirmed that they will be taking over Germany on The V Tour

No fear, Germany. Maroon 5 is coming. 

In a recent post on Maroon 5's official Facebook page, the band stated that they will be stopping by the land of Germany either later this year or early next on their next world wide tour in support of their upcoming fifth studio effort, V which will be sponsored by Live Nation and Interscope.

Maroon 5 posted pre-order links to Amazon for Germany earlier this evening (Sat, August 23) on Facebook along with a confirming statement that upon pre-ordering V, you will be provided with pre-sale ticket access when the boys come to Germany.

"Hey Germany," the post starts out, "Pre-order our new album 'V' from Amazon.de now and we'll provide you with exclusive pre-sale ticket access when the German shows are announced!" The post concludes with a link to pre-order the album on Amazon.

This upcoming tour will follow-up the band's international Overexposed Tour, in which took place from August 2012 to January 2014 in support of the band's fourth studio album, Overexposed, which was released in June of 2012. 

Maroon 5 will be performing at the MTV Video Music Awards tomorrow night at 9/8c on MTV. Rumor has it they will be performing their newest cut from V, titled "Animals", a hip-hop meets reggae-fusion styled song produced by Benny Blanco and Shellback and penned by Adam Levine.

Listen to Maroon 5's new single "Animals" below:

8/22/2014

Maroon 5 Premiere New 'Animals' Single

Maroon 5 "Animals" single art cover.
Maroon 5 dropped the third cut from their upcoming album, V: Animals

Maroon 5 is performing their newest cut from V, titled "Animals", on Sunday, and we can hear the song in full right now on Vevo.

The song was penned by front man Adam Levine and was co-written with Benny Blanco and Shellback. It's also part of the new 2015 Kia Soul EV commercial which launched yesterday (Thurs, Aug. 21). A music video for the single is expected to premiere in September.

Maroon 5's new album, V will premiere in it's entirety on August 26 through iHeartRadio accompanied by an exclusive performance by the band on The CW. For more info, click here.

Make sure to watch the MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday, Aug. 24 at 9/8c to watch Maroon 5 perform their new single, "Animals."

Watch the lyric video for "Animals" below:

8/21/2014

Kia Soul Commercial Previews New Maroon 5 Song, 'Animals'

Snippet from the Kia Soul commercial.
2015 Kia Soul EV Hamster commercial features a snippet of Maroon 5's "Animals"

The MTV Video Music Awards are just around the corner and the Kia Soul is one of their biggest and best sponsors and what better way to advertise than to feature Maroon 5's upcoming single "Animals"?


The commercial features everyone's favorite hamsters working in a beat laboratory on the latest Kia Soul. Maroon 5's hip-hop-meets reggae fusion "Animals" single is heard blasting in the ad's background and front man Adam Levine's croons are at it's best yet: "Baby I'm preying on you tonight / hunt you down eat you alive / Just like animals oh" and "Don't tell no lie la la lie / You can't deny na na ny."

Watch the new 2015 Kia Soul commercial below:

Maroon 5 Tops Canadian Hot 100 Another Week

Mickey Madden performing with Maroon 5 in 2012.
"Maps" stays a second week atop of Canada's top 100 songs chart

It is no surprise that Maroon 5's latest hit single "Maps" finds itself sitting atop the Canadian Hot 100 songs chart for a second consecutive week after last week's domination. 

However, here in the States, the pop rock band has already fell off the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 with "Maps", descending from 7-12 this week. Recording artist and actress Ariana Grande has stormed the chart's top 10 with three major debuts: "Bang Bang" with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj, "Break Free" with DJ and producer Zedd, and "Best Mistake" with rapper Big Sean. Plus, this week, "Maps" finds itself slowly loosing its digital fame as this week is a slow donwloading week for the band. "Maps" falls 9-14 on the Digital Songs chart. However, "It Was Always You" finds itself debuting at No. 10 on the Digital Songs tally, making it Maroon 5's 8th top 10 entry.

In other news, Maroon 5's single "Maps" moves up 13-12 on the Adult Contemporary Songs chart, slides up 4-3 on the Adult Pop Songs chart, tops the Canadian Hot 100 fora 2nd week in a row, moves up 25-24 on the Dance/Mix Show Airplay Songs chart (in which Maroon 5 has previously scored 7 top 30 hits on the chart), descends 63-100 on the Japan Hot 100, stays put at No. 11 on the On-Demand Songs chart, moves up 6-5 on the Radio Songs chart, stays put at No. 6 on the Pop Songs chart, and slides down 19-26 on the Streaming Songs chart (YouTube, Spotify, Amazon, ect.)

On the Billboard Artist Hot 100, Maroon 5 find themselves falling off the top 10 slots from 9-11 this week on it's tally. Previously, the band has peaked at No. 5 on the chart.

For more information on Maroon 5's chart history, click here:
http://www.billboard.com/artist/309663/maroon-5/chart

REMINDERS: 
Maroon 5 is performing at the MTV VMA's this Sun, Aug. 24 at 9/8c only on MTV.

Adam Levine will be presenting at the 66th Emmy Awards on Mon, Aug. 25 at 8/7c on NBC.

Maroon 5 is premiering their new album, V, in it's entirety and will be performing a live concert on Tues, Aug. 26 at the iHeartRadio Album Release Party airing from 8-9pm ET on The CW.

Chart Update:

Billboard Hot 100: "Maps" falls 7-12

Adult Contemporary Songs: "Maps" jumps up 13-12

Adult Pop Songs: "Maps" slides up 4-3

Artist Hot 100: Maroon 5 falls 9-11 (Peak At No. 5)

Canadian Hot 100: "Maps" at No. 1

Dance/Mix Show Airplay: "Maps" moves up 25-24 (Previously scoring 7 top 30)

Digital Songs: "Maps" falls 9-14 / "It Was Always You" debuts at No. 10 (8th top 10 entry)

Japan Hot 100: "Maps" falls 63-100

On-Demand Songs: "Maps" stays at No. 11

Radio Songs: "Maps" moves up 6-5

Pop Songs: "Maps" stays at No. 6

Streaming Songs: "Maps" descends 19-26

8/17/2014

Adam Levine to Score New Musical Show About The 70's

Adam Levine on the set of The Voice in May 2014.
Adam Levine among many others will participate in the 70's-inspired musical

It was reported by Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter earlier this week that NBC and the Boardwalk Entertainment Group will be sketching a new musical television show on the network titled Robin Hood & Marian, as well as a project about how the music industry was ran back in the 1970's titled The 1970's. Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine is said to be scoring the soundtrack for the projects and release it through his label at 222 Productions partnered with RCA Records. It will feature well known pop and rock musicians performing 1970's classics. Songwriters Evan "Kidd" Bogart and Emanuel "Eman" Kiriakou will be collaborating with Levine on the entitled project as well.

Here's the press statement from Billboard.com:

Sony TV project The 1970s will explore the decade through the eyes of music executives and artists. “It was the beginning of the end of independent labels and the driving force transitioning into the corporate takeover of the business,” says Boardwalk co-founder Gary Randall. Levine, who’s in business with NBC through The Voice and was brought onboard by NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt, has been hands-on with song choices and casting current acts to play the iconic artists and rerecord the era’s classics.

Maroon 5 to Release New Single 'Animals'

Official art work for "Animals."
Maroon 5 prep the release of their new single, "Animals" on August 25

It is the pinnacle of all Maroon 5 gossip this week and we can confirm that "Animals" will be the next promo single from V.

Maroon 5 is set to release their second promotional single titled "Animals" on Monday, August 25 and will be made available to download on iTunes and Amazon and to stream on Spotify. The single will follow-up the band's last promo single, "It Was Always You", which dropped on July 29. "Animals" was produced by Benny Blanco and Shellback and was penned by front man Adam Levine, Blanco, and Shellback.

A remix of Maroon 5's hit single "Maps" that features Def Jam hip hop artist Big Sean was leaked on to the web earlier this week on Soundcloud.

Maroon 5's new album, V is now available to pre-order on their official website and on the iTunes Store right now! Pre-order it here!

8/14/2014

Maroon 5 Leak New Big Sean-Assisted 'Maps' Remix

"Maps" remix art cover.
Big Sean's remix of Maroon 5's single "Maps" has leaked on to the web

Yesterday (Wednesday, Aug. 13), Maroon 5 revealed the details for their Walmart ZinePak bundle of their new album, V, which included 5 bonus tracks which saw a remix of "Maps" that features Def Jam rapper and hip-hop superstar, Big Sean.


Earlier today, the climactic "Maps" remix featuring Big Sean leaked on to the web and is now streaming exclusively on SoundCloud and WorldStar Hip Hop.

Listen to the "Maps" remix featuring Big Sean below:

Maroon 5 Tops Canadian Hot 100 with 'Maps'

Maroon 5 performing live in Columbus, OH in 2013.
Maroon 5 follows the "Maps" to the top of the Canadian Hot 100

Maroon 5 now has a No. 1 single in Canada. And it's "Maps."

The band has scored their fourth No. 1 single in the Canadian country this week with their hit single, "Maps", the lead single from their upcoming fifth studio album, V, which is slated for a September 1 and 2 release on Interscope Records next month. "Maps" also finds itself remaining in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the States staying at No. 7 after last week's fall from it's peak at No. 6. The band's promotional single, "It Was Always You" finds itself in Canada's top 100 singles chart this week as well, debuting at No. 19 on the tally. "It Was Always You" also impacted the United Kingdom debuting at No. 40 on the U.K. Singles chart. 


On other chart notes, the "Maps" single slides up from 8-6 on the Billboard Radio Songs chart reaching it's new peak on the tally. "Maps" also descends 8-9 on the Digital Songs chart, stays still at No. 19 on the Streaming Songs chart, falls out of the top 10 from 9-11 on the On-Demand Songs chart, debuts at No. 22 on the Ringtones Chart, stays put at No. 6 on the Pop Songs chart, ascends 16-13 on the Adult Contemporary Songs chart, stays at No. 4 on the Adult Pop Songs chart, and as previously reported, tops the Canadian Hot 100.

Maroon 5's latest cut from their V album, "It Was Always You", debuted at No. 45 on the Billboard Hot 100 last week, however fell out of the chart's top 100 slots. This week, "Always" debuts at No. 2 on the South Korean Chart and enters at No. 40 on the United Kingdom Singles chart.

REMINDERS:

Don't forget, Maroon 5 will be performing at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sun, Aug. 24th at 9/8c PM on MTV and MTV 2.

Adam Levine will be presenting at the Emmy Awards on Mon, Aug. 25th at 8pm ET/5pm PT on NBC.

Maroon 5 will stream their new album V in it's entirety, along with an intimate Q&A session with the band, and a live performance on The CW on Aug. 26th from 9-8pm ET, presented by iHeartRadio.

Chart Update:

Billboard Hot 100: "Maps" stays put at No. 7

Radio Songs: "Maps" slides up 8-6 (New peak)

Digital Songs: "Maps" descends 8-9

Streaming Songs: "Maps" still at No. 19

On-Demand Songs: "Maps" falls 9-11

Ringtone Charts: "Maps" debuts at No. 22

Pop Songs: "Maps" a non-mover at No. 6

Adult Contemporary: "Maps" ascends 16-13

Adult Pop Songs: "Maps" stays at No. 4

U.K. Singles: "It Was Always You" debuts at No. 40

South Korea Chart: "It Was Always You" debuts at No. 2

Canadian Hot 100: "Maps" moves up 2-1 / "It Was Always You" debuts at No. 19

8/13/2014

Maroon 5 Bring Big Sean Aboard 'Maps' Remix

Maroon 5 performing live.
Big Sean will be assisting on Maroon 5's remix of the single "Maps" on V's deluxe edition

Earlier today (Wednesday, Aug. 13), Maroon 5 announced that Walmart will stock pre-order bundles of their upcoming album, V, which is set to hit retailers on September 1 at Walmart in the United States. Named the ZinePak Edition, Walmart's pre-order bundle of the album includes 5 bonus tracks, which features a surprise guest appearance from hip-hop superstar Big Sean on a remix of Maroon 5's hit single, "Maps." Other bonus tracks include the highly anticipated cover of Marcy Playground's "Sex and Candy", Adam Levine's song "Lost Stars" as seen on his film Begin Again's soundtrack, a Paul Epworth-produced track "Shoot Love", and an EDM remix of "Maps" done by Slaptop.


Pre-orders were made available on iTunes two weeks ago on July 29 with the addition of Maroon 5's promotional single, "It Was Always You" (which entered at No. 45 on the Billboard Hot 100).

Pre-order the ZinePak Edition of Maroon 5's new album, V, on the Walmart site now:
http://t.co/D8FZThOQop

Pre-order V on iTunes with an instant download of "It Was Always You" below:
http://t.co/GgGAgB6RRp

Listen to Maroon 5's single "It Was Always You" now:

8/11/2014

Adam Levine to Present at the Emmy Awards

Adam Levine at the BMI Awards in 2013.
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine will appear at the 66th annual Emmy Awards on Aug. 25 to present

The Sexiest Man Alive, Adam Levine, will be making an appearance at the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony on August 25 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, we can confirm, as a presenter of an award. 

Levine is a coach on NBC's hit television reality show The Voice which is nominated for an Emmy this year for Outstanding Reality and Competition Program

The Television Academy Emmy Awards will be held live on Monday, August 25 at 8pm ET/5pm PT only on NBC. 

8/10/2014

Maroon 5 Launch Album Release Party with iHeart Radio, Clear Channel Media

Maroon 5 performing live.
iHeartRadio and CCM will broadcast the album listening party for Maroon 5's new album, V

It was announced earlier this weekend (Fri, August 8) that iHeartRadio and Clear Channel Media will be teaming up to celebrate the release of Maroon 5's fifth studio album, V. On Tuesday, August 26, the band will present their new album in it's entirety on CCM stations nation wide and exclusively for iHeartRadio users (download iHeartRadio on App Store).


Here's a message from the band:

The iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Maroon 5 will celebrate the band's new album, "V," set to be released September 2.  The exclusive event will feature an intimate Q&A, discussing the making and meaning of the upcoming album. “V” is a sonic summation of the group's journey to date-- capturing the essence of the earliest M5 hits through to their most recent successes, as well as providing a picture of its artistic growth in the future. The band’s new single “Maps” was released in June and quickly reinforced the group’s status as a powerhouse in popular music, setting a record for the highest debut by a group on TOP 40 radio charts in 18 years.

The one-hour special event, featuring Adam Levine and the members of the musical super group, will air live on the east coast on Tuesday, August 26 (8 -9:00 p.m. ET) on The CW, with a delayed playback on the west coast (8-9:00 p.m. PT). An encore of the special will air on Wednesday, September 24 (9 -10:00 p.m. ET). In addition to the television broadcast on The CW, the event will air as a special one-hour broadcast on Clear Channel Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR), Hot-AC and AC stations around the country.


Listen to Maroon 5's new song "It Was Always You" from V:

8/06/2014

Maroon 5 to Perform at MTV Video Music Awards

Adam Levine (Maroon 5) performing live.
Maroon 5 will follow the "Map" that leads to the MTV VMA's on August 24th

It was announced today (Wednesday, August 6) that Maroon 5 will be performing live on stage at the annual MTV Video Music Awards on August 24 in Inglewood, California. The music video award show will take place live at 9:00pm ET/PT only on MTV and MTV 2. The band is not, however, nominated for any categories this year.


The band will be performing their Billboard Hot 100 top 10 single "Maps", from their highly anticipated fifth studio album, V, which is set to drop on September 1 and 2 through Interscope Records.

Last week, the band released a promotional single titled "It Was Always You", from the album, on to iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon for purchasable download.

Listen to "It Was Always You" below now: