Maroon 5 is a famous American Pop-Rock band from Los Angeles, California. The band is famous for their numerous singles and is loved throughout the world. Currently, the band consists of five members, who create amazing music through the tuning of their bonds.
Maroon 5’s lead singer, Adam Levine, was fifteen years old when he was introduced to Ryan Dusick by a mutual friend. The four original members met while attending high school who joined with Mickey Madden and Dusick to form a band called ‘Kara’s Flowers,’ a rock band. The name of the band was inspired by a girl from high school on who the band had a “collective crush.”
Their first album as ‘Kara’s Flower’ was a huge disappointment which almost led to a band break-up. Only a few thousand copies were sold, so record company decided to drop the band. The band members chose their own path and joined the respective colleges. Levine and Carmichael attended college in New York who became influenced by the surrounding music and started writing their own.
Levine, along with Carmichael, went back to Los Angeles and gathered their friends to create a different form of music from the one they used to make. Also, a fifth member, James Valentine, was added to form a complete band. With a new style of music, the band decided to change their name to ‘Maroon,’ eventually settling on ‘Maroon 5’. The reason behind their name is still a mystery, as according to some rumours, the name is inspired by a fictional band called ‘Yellow 5, from a web-based comic called ‘Pokey the Penguin.’
After forming the band, Levine became the primary songwriter and led vocal, Carmichael helped in writing songs along with playing keyboards, Madden & Valentine were on Guitar and Dusick on drums.
Awards & Achievement
Maroon 5 started as a Funk-Soul-Pop rock band rather than a traditional rock band. Their record company booked a band on a tour even before their first album was released. Their first single ‘Harder to Breathe’ started getting a lot of popularity among the music lovers.
Their first album ‘Songs about Jane’ became very popular across the globe. It reached the No.1 spot on many charts and gained a lot of popularity on numerous continents. The band received a lot of fame and fortune through their first album. Their drummer, Dusick had to leave the band because he was suffering from touring life. The continuous touring had aggravated an old-sport injury, so left the band in 2006 and was replaced by Matt Flynn.
Their second album was released after five years and was inspired by iconic 80’s artists who rocked the era with their ‘Sexier & Stronger’ music. The band has cited Michael Jackson, The Police, Elita 5, The Bee Gees, and Prince are some of the major inspiration for their music. The band style has changed from album to album as the first album was mainly about Levine’s Ex-girlfriend.
In total, as a Maroon 5, the band has released a total of six studio albums. The latest was released in the year 2017 and was called ‘Red Pill Blues.’ Also, the band has collaborated with several other artists.
The list of Maroon 5’s achievements is really long. They have been the receiver of three American Music Awards, four Billboard Music Awards and five Teen Choice Awards. Their biggest achievement so far would be winning the Grammy Awards on three occasions.
Net Worth of Maroon 5
As of September 2020, The estimated net worth of Maroon 5 is approximately $50 million. Their main source of income has been their contribution to the world of music.
Maroon 5, which started as a traditional rock band, failed to amaze the audience, so they changed the genre that made music lovers across the globe to fall in love with them. The band members always supported each other in time of need and their chemistry and understanding is the main reason for their success.