4/28/2015

Matt McAndrew, James Valentine Perform 'Counting On Love' on The Voice

Matt McAndrew performing.
Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine joins Voice alum Matt McAndrew on stage

Last night's (Monday, Apr. 27) live performance show of NBC's reality show The Voice was none-the-less an action packed one. Blake Shelton performed his brand new single, the top 8 performed the songs they thought were most relatable to their lives, and Gwen Stefani, Cee Lo Green, and Usher all made appearances as guest mentors on the show alongside coaches Adam, Christina, Pharrell, and Blake.


But one performance stood out last night, at least in my opinion, and was indeed the best performance of the night. And that was Matt McAndrew's performance of his new single, "Counting on Love."

The season 7 The Voice alum and finalist returned to the stage to perform his new single off his upcoming debut major label album and performing alongside him was Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine.

Get Matt's new single on iTunes:
http://apple.co/1z9Zt3j

Catch The Voice live every Monday and Tuesday at 8/7c only on NBC!

You can watch Matt McAndrew's "Counting On Love" performance below:

4/27/2015

PJ Morton Releases New Single, 'Claustrophobic'

PJ Morton performing on the 2013 Honda Civic Tour.
The Maroon 5 keyboardist shows his passion for R&B in his new single

"PJ, you're not mainstream enough. Would you consider changing some stuff?", the new PJ Morton song begins with...


Last week, Maroon 5 keyboardist and songwriter PJ Morton released his new solo single titled "Claustrophobic" to iTunes through Morton Records. It follows-up his previous release of "Only One", featuring soul legend Stevie Wonder, released back in 2013.

Morton posted a statement along with the release of "Claustrophobic" stating: 
“This is for everyone who wants to be exactly who they are and not who other people want them to be… for artistic and creative freedom.”

The song focuses on the struggles behind being under a contract for a major label and management and his lack of creative freedom he feels he doesn't have. Throughout the song's entirety, you can hear different styles of music including soul, jazz, piano-jazz, and rhythm and blues.

You can listen to "Claustrophobic" below:
www.youngmoneyhq.com/2015/04/26/pj-morton-claustrophobic

See PJ Morton on tour:
http://www.pjmortononline.com/

Get PJ Morton's music on iTunes now:
http://apple.co/1HLzn86

Watch PJ Morton's music video for "Only One", featuring Stevie Wonder:

4/22/2015

Team Adam Performs 'The Joker' On 'The Voice'

Team Adam final 3 from The Voice (U.S.) season 8.
Adam Levine and his team performed a famous Steve Miller Band hit on The Voice

Before anyone got the boot on last night's (Tues, Apr. 21) live results show of NBC's show The Voice, the coaches performed live on stage with their contestants. Coach Adam Levine performed the Steve Miller Band hit single "The Joker" with his team Deanna Johnson and Joshua Davis.


One of Adam's team contestants got sent packing on the live results show, being Deanna. Joshua Davis was in danger of being sent home as well, however was saved instantly by the famous #VoiceSave tool via Twitter.

Catch The Voice every Monday and Tuesday night at 8/7pm C.P.T. only on NBC!

Watch Team Adam perform "The Joker" below:

4/20/2015

222 Records Signee Rozzi Crane to Perform on 'The Voice'

Adam Levine (left) performing with Rozzi Crane.
Adam Levine's 222 Records artist Rozzi Crane will rock The Voice stage on April 28th

It was confirmed earlier this week that 23-year old recording artist Rozzi Crane will be performing live on NBC's reality music competition show The Voice next week.


Rozzi Crane, who was the first artist signed to Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine's newly launched record label of 222 Records, will be performing on Tuesday, April 28th on The Voice. She recently made a guest appearance on NBC's The Today Show and performed her new single, "Psycho", from her debut EP, Space, which just dropped last month.

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

Watch Rozzi Crane perform "Psycho" on TODAY below:

4/14/2015

Adam Levine to Join Forces With Advisor Dave Stewart

Adam Levine on NBC's The Voice.
Dave Stewart will be advising Adam Levine's team on The Voice this week

It was announced earlier today (Tue, April 14) following the live broadcast results show of NBC's The Voice that superstar producers Dave Stewart, Ryan Tedder, Mark Ronson, and Scott Hendricks will be advising the coaches and their teams this week for next week's live shows.


Dave Stewart, who has been successful in his world famous bands The Tourists and Eurythmics, will be advising coach Adam and his contestants for next week's live shows.

Tonight, the show's top 10 contestants were revealed after 2 went were sent home following this season's first-ever "voice save", which saved Team Adam contestant Deanna.

Read the press statement below:
SUPERPRODUCERS DAVE STEWART, MARK RONSON, RYAN TEDDER AND SCOTT HENDRICKS TO MENTOR ARTISTS ON ‘THE VOICE’ STARTING MONDAY, APRIL 20Foursome Will Serve as Advisers for Their Respective Teams and Aim to Bring Out the Best in All CompetitorsUNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — April xx, 2015 — Four of the music industry’s top producers — Dave Stewart, Mark Ronson, Ryan Tedder and Scott Hendricks — are set to serve as advisers for the remaining artists on “The Voice,” beginning Monday, April 20 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT).Ronson will join Christina Aguilera’s team, Tedder will assist Pharrell Williams’ team, Scott Hendricks will bring his expertise to Blake Shelton’s team and Dave Stewart joins forces with Adam Levine’s team.

Watch Maroon 5 perform "Sugar" on The Voice below:

4/13/2015

Adam Levine Talks Fatherhood, Being Attacked On Stage

The Voice season 8 coach line-up.
Adam Levine and 'Voice' coaches talk with Carson Daly about parenthood & such

Last week, The Voice coaches all sat down with host and television personality Carson Daly to talk about the show's current season, their contestants, parenthood and having kids, trading out coaches, and coach Adam Levine's scary experience on stage involving an intoxicated Maroon 5 fan in Anaheim last week.


After Carson and Christina jokingly antagonized coach Adam about him having a busy life and keeping his personal life personal and having no kids, Levine was quick to respond saying "I'm gonna do it. Stop pressuring me, alright?" Carson asked Adam if he thought about fatherhood in general and the Maroon 5 frontman said "Listen, I'm super excited to be a father. That's something that I've always imagined. I'm excited, you know? I just don't want to be as busy."

Also, Levine speaks about his personal experience with an intoxicated young lady that jumped him on stage, who Levine somewhat thinks may be in prison at the moment.

Watch the full interview below:

Maroon 5 Extend World Record On Billboard Pop Chart With 'Sugar'

Maroon 5 in 2015.
Maroon 5 prove their the best-selling group of the new millenium with "Sugar"

It was confirmed last week (April 6) by Billboard that Maroon 5 had topped the Mainstream Pop Songs chart with their latest hit single, "Sugar", from there No. 1 album V (which dropped September last year). As reported by Billboard, "Sugar" shoots from 2-1 on the Pop Songs chart, making it their eighth leading No. 1 single on the chart in their career. Maroon 5 doubles the sum of the group with the next-best total, Boyz II Men (with 4). And, among all acts, Maroon 5 ranks fourth for the act with the most amount of No. 1 singles on the chart, following Katy Perry and Rihanna with 11 each, and P!nk with 9.


Previously, Maroon 5 topped the Pop Songs chart with their last single "Animals", the second cut from the band's album V. 

For more information, click on the link:
www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/6524254/chart-highlights-maroon-5-rides-sugar-high-hits-no-1-on-pop

Watch Maroon 5 perform "Sugar" on The Voice below:

4/10/2015

'Sugar' Is Almost Maroon 5's Most Popular Music Video Of All Time

Maroon 5 performing on the 2015 North American World Tour.
Maroon 5's "Sugar" video surpassed "Jagger", "She Will Be Loved", and "Payphone" is views

Earlier this week, the Internet brought itself the attention that Maroon 5's latest music video for their single "Sugar" - the third official radio single from the album V - had reached over 300,000,000 views on their official YouTube and Vevo pages. Incredible!

However, by no means does that make the video for "Sugar" the band's most popular or viewed music video thus far in their career. In fact, only one video in their videography is holding "Sugar" from being their highest-viewed tier. And that's "One More Night." "Night"'s video premiered on June 25 of 2012 in the dawn of the release of Maroon 5's fourth studio effort, Overexposed. Since it's premiere, to date, the video has received approximately 363,596,877 views in total. Currently, "Sugar" has approximately 307,686,187 views in total.

Here's a list of Maroon 5's most popular videos by views:
1. "One More Night" (363,596,877 views)
2. "Sugar" (307,686,187 views)
3. "Moves Like Jagger" (285,678,448 views)
4. "She Will Be Loved" (203,451,160 views)
5. "Payphone" (197,269,985 views)
6. "Misery" (186,649,592 views)
7. "Animals" (142,149,272 views)
8. "Maps" (141,751,749 views)
9. "Makes Me Wonder" (74,891,470 views)
10. "Love Somebody" (70,604,273 views)
11. "Won't Go Home Without You" (65,189,272 views)
12. "Sunday Morning" (60,136,505 views)
13. "If I Never See Your Face Again" (58,943,214 views)
14. "This Love" (58,493,082 views)
15. "Never Gonna Leave This Bed (53,063,847 views)
16. "Wake Up Call" (42,778,861 views)
17. "Goodnight Goodnight" (37,334,957 views)
18. "Harder to Breathe" (22,000,227 views)
19. "Give A Little More" (18,240,089 views)
20. "Daylight" (17,556,557 views)
21. "Daylight (Playing For Change)" (14,052,467 views)
22. "Runaway" (9,630,317 views)
23. "Hands All Over" (5,421,589 views)
24. "Lost Stars" (4,416,917 views)
25. "Payphone (Live on Letterman)" (4,317,490 views)

Maroon 5 recently concluded the North American leg of their World Tour with MAGIC! and Rozzi Crane. Want to see them this summer in Europe and U.K? Ticket information is here: www.maroon5.com/maroonvtour/

Watch Maroon 5's "Sugar" below now:

4/07/2015

Are Maroon 5 Back In The Studio Recording Album Six?

Photo of Jesse (left) and producer Noah Passovoy (right).
Maroon 5's follow-up to V could be out sooner than expected

Maroon 5 may be already working on their next studio effort.

Just a day following their last date on the North American leg of their Maroon 5 World Tour, the Billboard Music Award-nominated band is back in the studio, more specifically at Conway Studios, in Los Angeles, recording new material.

According to an Instagram post by guitarist James Valentine that was posted Tuesday night (April 7), the band is already "back in the studio blowing up amps", as stated by Valentine as the photo's caption.

The photo displays founding member and guitarist Jesse Carmichael listening and observing while handling a guitar that is hooked up to a fancy pedal board in the background and producer Noah Passovoy sitting in a chair looking like he is critiquing. Hardcore Maroon 5 fans will know that Passovoy is a longtime friend of the guys in the group and has worked with Maroon 5 on their previous effort, V on songs such as the hit single "Maps", along with "Unkiss Me" and "Leaving California." 

But, to appease the less optimistic, this photo could just resemble Valentine and friend Carmichael jamming out to random sounds and what-nots over some amplifiers with Passovoy. But we like to wish for the best possible outcome.

It won't be soon before long, kids.

Check out the photo posted below:

Maroon 5 Nominated For 2015 Billboard Music Awards

Maroon 5 at the red carpet event for the 2014 Video Music Awards.
Maroon 5 are up for more than a few BBMA's this year

Earlier this morning (Tue, April 7), Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz and Furious 7 star Ludacris announced the long list of official nominees and categories for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards this year.


Maroon 5, who's success on pop and contemporary radio over the last year didn't go unnoticed, is nominated for a total of 3 times at this year's ceremony. Maroon 5 are up against One Direction and 5 Second of Summer in the Top Duo and Group category, against Ed Sheeran T-Swift in the Top Radio Songs Artist category, and face the likes of Sheeran, Swift, Sam Smith, and Pentatonix for the Billboard 200 Album award.

Make sure you watch the 2015 BBMA's airing live on Sunday, May 17 from 8-11p E.T. on ABC!

View the categories below:

Top Duo/Group:


5 Seconds of Summer
Florida Georgia Line
MAGIC!
Maroon 5
One Direction

Top Radio Songs Artist:

John Legend
Maroon 5
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
Sam Smith

Top Billboard 200 Album:

Maroon 5, V
Pentatonix, That's Christmas to Me
Ed Sheeran, x
Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour
Taylor Swift, 1989

For the full list of categories and nominations, click here:
www.billboard.com/articles/events/bbma-2015/6524277/billboard-music-awards-2015-finalists

Watch Maroon 5 perform "Sugar" on NBC's The Voice below:

Adam Levine Gets Surprised By Fan At Honda Center

Maroon 5 on the V Tour.
Adam Levine gets attacked by supposed intoxicated fan at Maroon 5 L.A. show

Yesterday evening (Mon, April 6), pop rock outfit Maroon 5 performed their final show on their North American leg of the world tour in Anaheim at the Honda Center. As special and shocking final shows on tours are supposed to be, frontman Adam Levine didn't think he would be getting briefly mauled by a fan on stage.


A female concert-goer, who clearly had V.I.P. tickets or access to the pit for the Honda Center show on Monday night, had proclaimed to be intoxicated and had access to the staircase to main stage right, whereas she saw it would be a chance to get a hug or to be serenaded by the Maroon 5 frontman. She ran up on stage and looked like she was attempting to slow dance with Levine in some way. Levine obviously didn't cooperate and was in complete shock upon the fan sneaking up from behind him.

Watch the news video reported by USA TODAY below:


Credit: www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2015/04/07/adam-levine-attacked-by-fan-on-stage/25400149/

Maroon 5 Perform 'Sugar' On The Voice Playoffs


Maroon 5 kickoff Playoffs week with a hint of "Sugar"

Maroon 5 performed their latest hit single "Sugar", from their fifth studio effort V, on yesterday evening's (Mon, April 6) episode of The Voice. 

Catch The Voice every Monday and Tuesday at 8/7P.M. Central Time only NBC!

Maroon 5 also performed their final North American leg show in Anaheim at the Honda Center yesterday as part of their international 2015 MAROON 5 WORLD TOUR. The band will hit the road again starting May 24 in Paris, France at Zenith. 

For more information on the 2015 Maroon 5 World Tour, click on the link:
www.maroon5.com/maroonvtour/

Watch Maroon 5 perform "Sugar" below:

4/05/2015

Adam Levine on 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit: 'It Doesn't Make Any Sense'

Pharrell Williams (right) and Adam Levine.
Adam Levine shares his thoughts on the "Blurred Lines" lawsuit

Over the weekend, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine called Saturday Night Online and had a chat about The Voice, his recent success with touring and the top 10 hit single "Sugar", and shared his thoughts on the recent news from the Pharrell and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" lawsuit outcome.

Levine backed up his current fellow Voice coach Pharrell Williams stating that "It's bullshit" how the outcome came to be. Williams and Thicke both coughed up over 7 million to Marvin Gaye's family due to being accused of stealing Gaye's hit "Got to Give It Up." 

More information here:
news.iheart.com/articles/entertainment-news-104658/adam-levine-on-the-blurred-lines-13472051/

Listen to Adam Levine's interview below:

4/01/2015

Maroon 5 Announce Monstrous Fall Tour With Meghan Trainor, Nick Jonas

Adam Levine (left), Meghan Trainor, and Nick Jonas.
Maroon 5 + Meghan Trainor + Nick Jonas = An awesome fall tour

It's happening! Maroon 5 will be headlining a monstrous tour with co-headliner Meghan Trainor and Nick Jonas this Fall.

It was announced on AXS.tv and Live Nation earlier today (Wed, April 1) that pop rock act Maroon 5 will be headlining a North American tour beginning in late August. Joining the band will be co-headlining act Meghan Trainor and supporting act Nick Jonas on the 27-date tour. 

Pop star Meghan Trainor is most prominently known for her massive hit single "All About That Bass", which spend a few weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was one of the best-selling singles of last year. Trainor also recently dropped her debut album Title (to Epic Records on January 9) and is currently on tour with indie pop band Sheppard in the U.K. and Europe. 

Nick Jonas, best known for his latest hits "Chains" and "Jealous", is one of the hottest artists on top 40 radio today. With his eponymously released second album dropped on November 10 of last year (via Island Records), Jonas carries a perfect pop rock and R&B sound that is very similar to that of Maroon 5's earlier material (Songs About Jane and It Won't Be Soon...). Jonas was originally planned to open as a supporting act on rapper Iggy Azalea's North American Spring and Summer tour, however cancelled due to Azalea's struggling schedule. 

The Maroon 5 North American Fall Tour w/ Meghan Trainor and supporting act Nick Jonas begins Sat, August 29 in Seattle at the KeyArena and will conclude on Wed, Oct. 13 in Ingelwood at The Forum. 

Pre-order tickets for Maroon 5 S.I.N. users will be available on Friday, April 3. Regular pre-order tickets will be available on AXS and Live Nation on Mon, April 6. General admission tickets will be available to the public on Friday, April 10 on maroon5.com/fall-tour!

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



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