We all love Maroon 5 or at least most of us do despite the fact that they got in the wrong book of many fans after agreeing to perform at the 2019 Super Bowl Halftime Show.
With countless chart-topping songs since their first album debuted in 2002, they are no doubt one of music’s biggest names across the globe with many interesting facts to be known about them.
From winning three Grammy awards and being nominated a total of twelves times, the band currently consists of Jesse Carmichael, Sam Farrar, Matt Flynn, Mickey Madden, PJ Morton and James Valentine, here are things you should know about them.
A Band Crush
In their early days, the band was originally called Kara’s Flowers before switching to Maroon 5. The inspiration behind the first name was that they all had a crush on the same girl and her name was Kara. At the time, the band members were Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick.
The Small Screen Debut
Kara’s Flowers made its TV debut on the hit series Beverly Hills, 90210. They appeared in the “Forgive and Forget” episode of the show.
Maroon 5’s debut album, Songs About Jane, was inspired by Levine’s ex-girlfriend, Jane.
Number 1 Hit Song
The band had its first number one song to land on the US Billboard Hot 100 with the release of their single, “Makes Me Wonder”.
A Winning Group
The band has been nominated for 12 Grammys and have won three. In 2005, they won for Best New Artist, and a year later, they took home the award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals for the chart-topping song “This Love.” In 2007, they won Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals for “Makes Me Wonder.”
A Musical History
The band impressively wrote, produced and recorded its hit single “Is Anybody Out There” in 24 hours. The song reportedly set a world record and made musical history.
2018 Biggest Music Act
The band ended 2018 with a bang as Billboard named them the biggest act on U.S. radio airwaves according to Nielsen Music data. The group’s catalog of songs collected 8.58 billion audience impressions across all monitored radio stations, from 1.95 million plays of their tunes.