- GRAMMY Live
Makes Me Wonder
Rising out of the ashes of the defunct '90s project Kara's Flowers, Maroon 5 were formed by Adam Levine (vocals/guitar), Jesse Carmichael (keyboards), Mickey Madden (bass), and Ryan Dusick (drums), and latter addition James Valentine (guitar). Though their debut album, Songs About Jane, was not an instant hit upon its release in 2002, hits such as "Harder To Breathe," "This Love" and "She Will Be Loved" eventually catapulted the album to No. 6 on the Billboard 200. Their newfound success — coupled with Levine's soulful vocal style and the group's sonic mix of R&B, pop, rock, and dance elements — helped Maroon 5 earn coveted Best New Artist honors at the 47th Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2004. A year later, the group won a GRAMMY for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for "This Love."
Maroon 5's sophomore effort, 2007's It Won't Be Soon Before Long, became their first album to top the Billboard 200. The set, which featured new drummer Matt Flynn, yielded the GRAMMY-winning hit "Makes Me Wonder." Maroon 5 teamed with GRAMMY-winning producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange (Def Leppard, Shania Twain, the Cars) for 2010's Hands All Over, which peaked at No. 2. A reissue of the album featured "Moves Like Jagger," a collaboration with Christina Aguilera that became a worldwide smash. The song received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards. In 2012 Maroon 5 released Overexposed, which also peaked at No. 2 and spawned the hits "Payphone" (No. 2) and "One More Night" (No. 1). The album also received a 55th GRAMMY nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album.
Outside of Maroon 5, Levine has expanded his star profile through his participation as a coach on the TV singing competition "The Voice." In May 2013 Levine signed a development deal with NBC to create scripted and other programming for the network.