3/30/2015

Maroon 5 to Perform on The Voice In April

Maroon 5 in 2015.
Maroon 5 to bring their "Sugar" to The Voice on April 6

Maroon 5 is returning to perform on The Voice stage.

It was announced earlier today (Mon, March 30) that pop rock band Maroon 5 will be performing live on NBC's hit show The Voice on Monday, April 6. It was confirmed that they will be performing their latest hit from their newest album - V - "Sugar", which currently sits at No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, becoming one of the highest-charting singles in the band's recent history.

Here's the statement from NBC below:
SUPERSTAR BAND MAROON 5 TO PERFORM ON MONDAY, APRIL 6 TELECAST OF NBC’S The Voice.

International superstar recording artists Maroon 5 will perform “Sugar,” their third single from their latest album, “V,” on the Monday, April 6 telecast (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) of NBC’s Emmy Award-winning musical competition series “The Voice.”

Maroon 5, led by “Voice” coach Adam Levine, is in the midst of a six-month world tour. “V,” which debuted #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, also features the hit singles “Maps” and “Animals.” Both songs were #1 on the Top 40 chart.


Watch The Voice every Monday and Tuesday at 8/7c on NBC!

Watch Maroon 5 perform "Animals" on The Voice last year below:

3/26/2015

Maroon 5 Add Another Auckland Concert to World Tour

Maroon 5 performing on the Honda Civic Tour in 2013.
Maroon 5 will be playing back-to-back Auckland concerts in October

It was confirmed earlier today (Thursday, Mar. 26) that pop rock band Maroon 5 will be performing live in Auckland for two nights this October.


As part of their 2015 Maroon 5 World Tour, the band will be performing at Auckland Central in Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4.



Ticket information is available below:
www.ticketmaster.co.nz/event/24004E70D490223C?camefrom=CFC_UK_BUYAT_97249

Want to see Maroon 5 on the 2015 WORLD TOUR with special guests MAGIC! and Rozzi Crane? Visit www.maroon5.com/maroonvtour for dates and ticket information.

Buy Maroon 5's new album, V now available:
www.maroon5.com/v

Maroon 5 is nominated for Favorite Music Group at the 2015 Kids' Choice Awards, airing this Sat, March 28 at 8pm ET/PT on Nick!

Watch Maroon 5 perform "Sugar" live from the IZOD Center below:

3/23/2015

Maroon 5 Nominated For Billboard March Madness Poll

A shot from Maroon 5's "Sugar" video.
Maroon 5's "Sugar" is in the run for Billboard's March Madness poll

Billboard.com revealed round 1 of the March Madness poll earlier this week (Thurs, March 19) and it looks like Maroon 5's "Sugar" is in for the race.


You can vote for Maroon 5's "Sugar" for Round 1 of Billboard's March Madness poll here:
www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop-shop/6509182/hot-100-march-madness-2015-round-1

View the entire bracket below:






































Watch Maroon 5's "Sugar" music video below:

3/20/2015

Adam Levine to Produce New NBC Music Competition Show

Adam Levine as a coach on NBC's The Voice in 2013.
Adam Levine and The Voice EP have joined forces to create Songland

NBC's Songland will soon become your new favorite music competition show.

It was announced earlier today (Friday, March 20) that The Voice executive producer Audrey Morrissey and Maroon 5 frontman (and The Voice coach) Adam Levine are teaming up to produce and write a newly bred type of music competition for NBC. Titled Songland, the show will showcase the extremities and importance of songwriting and songwriters. 

Here's a statement from Billboard.com:
Songland is being produced by Live Animals in association with Dave Stewart Entertainment and Levine's 222 Productions. The three-time Grammy winner will be an executive producer on the project alongside Morrissey, Stewart, Live Animals' Ivan Dudynsky and Levine's manager-turned-producing partner Jordan Feldstein.

The news comes nearly two years after NBC announced it had inked a development dealwith the Maroon 5 frontman, though Songland doesn't fall under the first-look as it was created by Morrissey and Stewart. Levine has shrewdly capitalized on the The Voice's success, having diversified his resume with an acting career (Begin Again, American Horror Story), endorsement deals and fashion and fragrance lines.

Songland is planned to air in early/mid-2016.

For more information, click on the link:
www.billboard.com/articles/news/6509257/adam-levine-the-voice-ep-nbc-songwriting-competition-show

3/19/2015

5 Songs We Wish Maroon 5 Played On The World Tour

Photo by Travis Schneider.
"The Sun" was an insanely-funky jam live and so was "Stutter"

Everyone's favorite pop and rock outfit from Los Angeles began their worldwide trek about a month ago on the 2015 Maroon 5 World Tour and about 15 shows in, fans have been begging the guys to play certain songs from past albums live on the tour when they come visit their nearby city or venue. So I thought I would add up all of the most demanded Maroon 5 songs fans want to see performed live on the tour that they haven't yet. 

So here are the Top 5 songs we wish Maroon 5 would perform live on the Maroon 5 World Tour!

(PS: We're sick of hearing "Stereo Hearts", guys!)

5. "Secret", from the album Songs About Jane (2002)

Kicking off this countdown is a rather jazzy and bluesy, eerie hit from Maroon 5's massive debut Songs About Jane, released in 2002. "Secret" features an intro that would give you goosebumps whenever it started playing. And live, it was one of the bands' best renditions. Over the years, Maroon 5 have slowly deteriorated from performing "deep cuts" from their earlier albums, and "Secret" fell victim rather quick. Following their massive Hands All Over World Tour in 2011, the band erased "Secret", among other SAJ tracks, from their live set lists. One thing that I personally miss from Maroon 5 performing "Secret" live was their brilliant medley's they took advantage of. Prior to the It Won't Be Soon Before Long era, M5 slipped in the Motown hit "Ain't No Sunshine" right in the middle of the bluesy "Secret." And that shows it's brilliance in the live video showcased below.



4. "Stutter", from the album Hands All Over (2010)

The fourth pick on our list of tunes we would die to hear live on the current Maroon 5 World Tour is the hit "Stutter." Although it was never a single or impacted pop radio for that matter, it was still loved by the masses and newer Maroon 5 fans definitely fell in love with the catchy and funky, piano-driven hit. Much like a lot of recently released Maroon 5 material, "Stutter" features woah-oh's and yeah-yeah's throughout it's entirety without becoming too much of an annoyance.



3. "How", from the album Hands All Over (2010)

Even though our third pick for our most wanted list of Maroon 5 songs fans would like to hear live was never really performed live on any Maroon 5 tours prior to this one, it definitely is favorited by many M-A-N-Y fans. "How", a lengthy piano ballad serving as the eighth track on the band's third album Hands All Over, seems to pull the heartstrings. It could've passed for a hit single following the albums' release in September 2010 on pop radio, rather than it's second single "Give A Little More", however it seems like "Never Gonna Leave This Bed" made up for that mistake.



2. "Unkiss Me", from the album V (2014)

"Unkiss Me" is a fan favorite off of the band's latest studio album, V, which just dropped last Fall, among others. That's why it is our second most wanted pick on our list. It's a catchy synth-filled pop tune with R&B and soul influences that showcases Adam Levine's vocals perfectly. Much like "How", our third pick, "Unkiss Me" has never been performed live, yet, ever. So it'd be nice to see if they would swap out "Lost Stars" or "Stereo Hearts" on the current World Tour set list and replace it with this hit or maybe at LEAST add it to the encore part of the set list.



1. "The Sun", from the album Songs About Jane (2002)

"The Sun" is undoubtedly (...and arguably) the best song showcased on Maroon 5's debut studio effort, Songs About Jane, and sums up the band's earlier funk and soul-meets-pop and rock style and sound. "The Sun" is definitely a fan favorite among hundreds of thousands, and why Maroon 5 pulled it from set lists on tours following their Overexposed European Tour a year ago is beyond me.



What do you think of our list? Do you agree or disagree? Do you think other songs should be on the list? Share with us on Twitter @M5NewsRoom or comment below.

Get tickets to see Maroon 5 on the 2015 WORLD TOUR right now:
www.maroon5.com/maroonvtour/

Also, get Maroon 5's new album 'V' in stores and online now:
www.maroon5.com/v/

Maroon 5's Debut Album Is One Of the Best Selling Albums Of the Millennium

Maroon 5 in 2003.
Songs About Jane is one of the new millennium's best-sellers since 2002

A chart ranking of the top 50 best selling and most achieved studio albums by artists was published by the Official Charts Company earlier this week. Maroon 5's debut studio album, Songs About Jane can be found in the top fifty.


Maroon 5's Songs About Jane is ranked at number 37 on the top 50 best selling albums of the new millennium, being the year 2000 to present, selling 5.25 million albums since it's release. Adele's 21 (2011) was ranked the highest selling album of the millennium with 11 million sold worldwide in sales.

To see the full list, click on the link:
www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/official-biggest-selling-albums-of-the-millennium-so-far-revealed-__8698/

Watch the "Harder to Breathe" music video below:

'Sugar' Meets New Peak On Hot 100, Highest Charting Single From 'V'

Still from the "Sugar" music video.
Maroon 5's "Sugar" is the highest peaking hit from V charting at #2

On this week's Billboard charts (Thurs, March 19), Maroon 5 have met a brand new peak position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with their third single from the platinum-selling album, V, with "Sugar." "Sugar" moves up a notch this week from 3 to 2, becoming the highest peaking single from the band's latest album yet. V's lead single "Maps" only peaked at No. 6 while it's successor "Animals" charted at No. 3. This theme is common in Maroon 5 albums in the recent years. With the band's 2012 album Overexposed, it's second and fourth singles were most prominently the most successful from the album ("One More Night" peaking at No. 1 for 9 weeks and "Love Somebody" selling over 2 million singles in the U.S.).


Maroon 5's single "Sugar" has thus far sold just over a million units in the United States to date, according to Neilson Co. However,  is hasn't been streamed on Spotify as many times as it's previous hit "Animals." ("Maps" has been streamed 186 million times on Spotify, "Animals" 170 million, and "Sugar" 103 million).

This is also Maroon 5's highest peaking single since their 2012 hit "One More Night" topped the chart in October of that year.

For more chart information, click here:
http://www.billboard.com/artist/309663/maroon-5

Watch "Sugar" below:

3/13/2015

James Valentine Talks About Touring, Guitars On Rig Rundown

James Valentine.
The Maroon 5 guitarist meets up with Premier Guitar again for another "Rig Rundown"

Earlier this week, Premier Guitar caught up with Maroon 5's lead guitarist James Valentine before their sold out show in Nashville, Tennessee to talk about his stint as a guitarist in the world famous rock and roll band.

Here's a statement from the article:
MARCH 11, 2015 - Nashville, Tennessee - Premier Guitar’s John Bohlinger met with Maroon 5’s James Valentine before the band’s February 27, 2015, gig at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. In this segment, we see how the closet jazz cat uses a variety of vintage and high-end boutique guitars and amps to get the wide variety of sounds he has to replicate at each show.

Watch the interview below:

3/09/2015

Maroon 5 'Sugar' Remix With Nicki Minaj Remix Surfaces

Adam Levine (left) and Nicki Minaj in 2014.
The Maroon 5 and Nicki Minaj remix of "Sugar" has surfaced on the web

Earlier today (Mon, March 9), it was confirmed that Maroon 5 would be releasing a new remix of their latest top-forty hit single, "Sugar", from their new album V, as part of the single's reissue that features a guest appearance from rapper Nicki Minaj. 


The song premiered a few hour ago via iHeartRadio and KIIS-FM Los Angeles. The song features an opening rapping verse from Nicki Minaj and encompasses a new hip hop sound behind her verse. Minaj is notoriously known for her spastic and fierce songwriting and rapping ability and stormed 2014 with her "Baby Got Back"-inspired No. 1 single "Anaconda", from her latest album The Pink Print (2014).

For more information, click below:
www.justjared.com/2015/03/09/nicki-minajs-sugar-remix-with-maroon-5-full-song-lyrics/

Listen to the new "Sugar" remix below:

Maroon 5 Announce New 'Sugar' Remix Featuring Nicki Minaj


Maroon 5 teams up with Nicki Minaj for "Sugar" remix

Maroon 5 and Nicki Minaj have teamed up to create a remix for the hit single "Sugar."


Earlier today (Mon, March 9), Maroon 5 announced on their official Facebook page and Twitter that they will be releasing a new remix of their latest hit single "Sugar", from their latest No. 1 album V, which will feature rapper Nicki Minaj.



No official release date for the new remix of "Sugar" featuring Minaj has been set, but multiple websites claim it will be released tomorrow March 10 on iTunes Store.

What do you think of this Maroon 5 remix of "Sugar" featuring Nicki Minaj? Let us know.

Watch Maroon 5's "Sugar" music video below:


3/06/2015

Maroon 5 Gets Gold Certified In United Kingdom

Maroon 5. V. 2014.
Maroon 5's latest V reached 100,000 in sales in the U.K.

Maroon 5's latest album launched them into gold status in the United Kingdom this week.


According to the BPI (British Phonographic Institute), the pop rock oufit's latest studio album, V (released on September 1, 2014) recently surpassed the 100,000 unit sales mark in the United Kingdom achieving Maroon 5 their fifth gold certified studio album in the sovereign state.

In other regions of the world, Maroon 5's V has so far sold 10,000 copies in South Korea, over 20,000 copies in Brazil certified gold, sold over 80,000 copies in Canada certified platinum, over 22,500 copies in Sweden achieving a gold-certified status, and has sold 650,000 copies in the United States achieving a gold certified status. If V were to sell 1,000,000 in sales in the U.S. later this year, it would serve as Maroon 5's fifth platinum-certified studio album in their career, following Overexposed (2012).

Comparing Maroon 5's previous studio album in current sales, the band's fourth album Overexposed has sold 1.5 million units in the U.S. becoming platinum-certified and over 300,000 units in the U.K. becoming platinum-certified as well. Their third album, Hands All Over (2010/2011) has sold 1.1 million copies in the United States achieving platinum certification while it's sold over 300,000 copies in the U.K. also achieving platinum certification. Their second album, It Won't Be Soon Before Long (2007) has sold over 2 million copies in the United States achieving a double platinum-certified status and has sold 450,000 copies in the U.K. becoming platinum. Their debut album, Songs About Jane (2002) has sold over 5 million copies in the United States becoming 5x platinum and has sold over 1.8 million in sales in the U.K. becoming 6x platinum.

Currently, Maroon 5 are sitting with at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart after falling from No. 7 last week. In the United Kingdom, V sits at No. 17 on the U.K. Albums Chart.

Watch Maroon 5's music video for "Sugar" below:

3/03/2015

Maroon 5 Nominated For Kid's Choice & Radio Disney Awards


Maroon 5 is nominated for Nick's Kid's Choice and Radio Disney Awards


It was revealed over the last week that pop rock act Maroon 5 is nominated for a couple of awards for this year's annual Radio Disney and Nick's Kid's Choice Awards.


For the 28th annual Kid's Choice Awards, Maroon 5 is nominated for the Favorite Music Group award. The band has been nominated for the same award category for the past 2 years, however has not won the award yet.

For the 9th annual Radio Disney Music Awards, Maroon 5 is nominated for the So Happy - Best Song That Makes You Smile award for their single "Sugar", from V. This is the band's first appearance on a Radio Disney Award bill.

The Kid's Choice Awards is set to air live on March 28 at 8:00p ET/PT on Nickelodeon.

The Radio Disney Music Awards is set to air on Sunday, April 26 at 8:00/7:00p CT on the Disney Channel and Radio Disney.

Vote for Maroon 5 here:
http://www.nick.com/kids-choice-awards/vote/ (Favorite Music Group)
http://music.disney.com/radio-disney-music-awards (Best Song That Makes You Smile)

Watch Maroon 5's music video for "Sugar" below: