Multi-platinum, three time GRAMMY-Award winning recording band Maroon 5 has announced the release of “Maps,” the first single off of the group’s highly anticipated fifth studio album V. The track will impact radio and iTunes on June 16th.
V was recorded in LA over the past year and will be released on September 2nd. The band worked with producers Max Martin, Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder, Shellback and Sam Martin, and the release sees Maroon 5 reuniting with long-time keyboardist Jesse Carmichael who took a hiatus while the band recorded 2012’s Overexposed.
Capturing their first of three Grammy Awards as “Best New Artist” of 2005 and going on to sell more than 17 million albums worldwide, Maroon 5’s releases have gone gold and platinum in over 35 countries. The band won over fans and critics alike with the hybrid rock/R&B sound they introduced on their debut album, Songs About Jane and their double platinum album, It Won’t Be Soon Before Long, which included hits like “Makes Me Wonder” and “If I Never See your Face Again.” In 2010, the band released their third studio album, Hands All Over, which was certified platinum. The collection featured two hit singles including the Hot AC smash “Misery” and the anthemic “Moves Like Jagger,” which climbed to the#1 spot on the Top 40, Hot AC and Billboard Hot 100 charts. The track has also become one of the best-selling singles of all time. Following the release of the album, both “Misery” and “Moves Like Jagger” received GRAMMY nominations.
Maroon 5’s most recent album Overexposed quickly reinforced the group¹s status as a powerhouse in popular music with all of the collection¹s singles rising to the top of the charts. The third single off of the album, “Daylight,” claimed the # 1 spot on both Top 40 and Hot AC radio charts. In the process, the band set a record for the most #1’s (six in total) by a group in the Top 40 chart’s 20-year history. Maroon 5 has wrapped one of the highest grossing tours of 2013 with over 50 million dollars in ticket sales.
In addition to his work with Maroon 5, Adam Levine has returned for the 6th season as a coach on the Emmy Award winning NBC hit series The Voice. Levine made his small screen acting debut on the second season of the hit FX drama American Horror Story, and will soon be seen in a lead role in the major motion picture film, Begin Again from director John Carney, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2013. The film will be released on June 27th.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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