5 Questions for Maroon 5 from Grammy.com

Posted Aug 31.2011

Watch the guys answer questions from Grammy.com HERE!

August 31, 2011 -- 1:41 pm
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GRAMMY-winning rock band Maroon 5 were featured in a recent installment of The Recording Academy's 5 Questions With… series during a GRAMMY Camp — SoundCheck in Nashville. The quintet discussed their advice for aspiring musicians, tips for promoting one's music, songwriting, and collaborating with producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange, among other topics.

"[Our] songwriting process is all over the place," said frontman Adam Levine. "It can be a chord progression Jessie [Carmichael] writes or a guitar riff that James [Valentine] writes, or a melody that is in my head. It can come from anywhere [at] anytime from any instrument. We don't like to keep it formulaic. We like to mix it up as much as possible."

Born out of the '90s alternative rock band Kara's Flowers, Maroon 5 consists of Jesse Carmichael (keyboards), Matt Flynn (drums), Levine (vocals), Mickey Madden (bass), and James Valentine (guitar). In 2002 Maroon 5 released their debut album, Songs About Jane, showcasing their hybrid sound fusing rock, pop and neo-soul textures. The album peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200, aided by the Top 10 hits "This Love" and "She Will Be Loved." The band picked up their first GRAMMY in 2004, winning the prestigious Best New Artist honor. A year later, "This Love" netted Maroon 5 a GRAMMY for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals. The quintet resurfaced in 2007 for their sophomore effort, It Won't Be Soon Before Long. The album climbed to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and spawned the No. 1 hit "Makes Me Wonder," a song earning Maroon 5 their third GRAMMY for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals.

Maroon 5's most recent album, 2010's Hands All Over, was produced by four-time GRAMMY-winning producer Lange. The album peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Their recent single, "Moves Like Jagger" featuring fellow Best New Artist winner Christina Aguilera, hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Maroon 5 is now on tour with dates scheduled in the United States, Canada and Europe.

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‘Moves Like Jagger’ Struts To No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 and Adam Levine Milestone

Posted Aug 31.2011

"Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera, struts to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine makes chart headlines of his own, as well, thanks to a leap into the top 10 as a guest on Gym Class Heroes' "Stereo Hearts."

"Jagger" returns for a second week at No. 1 on Digital Songs. The song marks Maroon 5's second Hot 100 No. 1. The band previously reigned for three weeks in 2007 with "Makes Me Wonder." For Aguilera, the return to the chart's apex ends an even greater hiatus. She had last ruled alongside Lil' Kim, Mya and P!nk on "Lady Marmalade" for five weeks in 2001. "Jagger" is Aguilera's fifth Hot 100 No. 1. She banked three leaders from her self-titled debut album in 1999-2000: "Genie in a Bottle," "What a Girl Wants" and "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)."

The accolades don't end, however, for Maroon 5's frontman Adam Levine. He concurrently enters the Hot 100's top 10 as a featured artist on Gym Class Heroes' "Stereo Hearts." The ascensions of "Jagger" and "Stereo" grant Levine an unprecedented (and certainly quirky) Hot 100 achievement: he becomes the first artist in the chart's 53-year history to reach No. 1 as part of a group and enter the top 10 as a soloist in the same week.

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Perez Hilton & Keenan Cahill perform “Moves Like Jagger”

Posted Aug 30.2011

Watch Keenan Cahill and Perez Hilton perform "Moves Like Jagger!"

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Spoken Word Tour Diary

Posted Aug 29.2011

Spoken Word Tour Diary from Jesse:

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Adam on Top Gear Sunday Night!

Posted Aug 26.2011

Adam Levine pulls up to join Top Gear on Sunday night at 10/9c on the History Channel!

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