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Multi-platinum, three-time Grammy-winning band Maroon 5 has signed to Interscope Records for their fifth studio album, V, which will be released on September 2, preceded by a new single that will be released this summer. In addition, the band has signed a worldwide tour deal with Live Nation with tour dates to be announced in the coming weeks. The band was previously on the A&M/Octone label.
Recorded in L.A. over the past year with producers Max Martin, Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder, Shellback and Sam Martin, V reunites Maroon 5 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’s hybrid rock/R&B sound found an immediate following on their debut album, Songs About Jane, and their double-platinum 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 its 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,” Adam Levine’s collaboration with his The Voice co-star Christina Aguilera that climbed to the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top 40, Hot AC and Hot 100 charts as 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, saw its third single, “Daylight,” claim the top spot on both the Top 40 and Hot AC radio charts. In the process, the band set a record for the most No. 1’s (six in all) by a group in the Billboard Top 40 chart’s 20-year history. In conjunction with the album, Maroon 5 wrapped one of the highest-grossing tours of 2013 with over $50 million in ticket sales.
Levine is about to complete his sixth season as a coach on the Emmy-winning NBC hit series The Voice. He recently made his TV 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 — the writer-director of the 2007 indie movie hit Once, made into a Tony-Award-winning musical, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last September and will be in theaters on June 27.
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