魔力红（英语：Maroon 5）是一个来自美国加利福尼亚州洛杉矶的流行摇滚乐队。1994年，各成员在读高中时以“卡拉之花”（英语：Kara's Flowers）的名字成立乐队，创始成员包括亚当·列维、 杰西·卡麦可、米基·麦登和莱恩·度赛克。乐队创世之初与Reprise Records签约并发行了一张专辑《第四世界》（英语：The Fourth World）。1997年，因专辑反响不佳，乐队与唱片公司解约，成员也进入大学学习。2001年，乐队以“魔力红”（英语：Maroon 5）的名称重组，并加入新成员詹姆斯·瓦伦汀。
2002年，魔力红与Octone Records签约，并发行了第一张专辑《珍·情歌》（英语：Songs About Jane）。这张专辑曾多次获奖，在世界各国获得极大的成功，得到许多金、白金及多白金销量专辑的荣耀。他们接下来的原声现场专辑《1.22.03.Acoustic》，《珍·情歌》的不插电版本，也同样达到了白金等级，乐队也凭这张专辑于2005年获得了格莱美最佳新人奖。2005年的秋天，乐队发行了现场专辑《Live - Friday The 13th》，也使他们于2006年获得了格莱美最佳流行音乐二重唱或乐队奖。2006年，鼓手莱恩·度赛克离队，麦特·弗莱恩接替他成为新任鼓手。2007年他们发行了第二张专辑《着魔吗·久等了》（英语：It Won't Be Soon Before Long），专辑中的单曲《Makes Me Wonder》也成为乐队的首支公告牌百强单曲榜冠军单曲。2010年，他们于9月21日发行了乐队的第三张专辑《爱不释手》（英语：Hands All Over），并于同年7月30号至8月29日作夏季巡回演出。2011年9月他们发行了畅销单曲《Moves Like Jagger》，至2012年初已售出七百万份，也成为了乐队第二支美国冠军单曲。2012年6月，乐队发行第四张录音室专辑《无所不在》（英语：Overexposed），其中两支单曲《公共电话》（英语：Payphone）和《最后一夜》（英语：One More Night）均成为全球大热单曲，后者更是成为乐队的第三支美国冠军单曲。
■ 亚当·诺亚·列维 （Adam Noah Levine） - 主唱、主音吉他、旋律吉他（1994 - 至今）
■ 詹姆斯·柏根·瓦伦汀（James Burgon Valentine） - 主音吉他、旋律吉他、和声（2001 - 至今）
■ 杰西·罗亚·卡麦可（Jesse Royal Carmichael） - 键盘、旋律吉他、和声（1994 - 至今，2012年暂时离团，计划于2013年回归）
■ 米基·米奇·麦登（Mickey "Mickey" Madden） - 贝斯（1994 - 至今）
■ 麦特·弗莱恩（Matt Flynn） - 鼓、打击乐（2006 - 至今；2004 - 2006作为巡演伙伴成员）
■ 莱恩·度赛克（Ryan Dusick） - 鼓、打击乐、和声（1994 - 2006）
■ 《珍·情歌》（Songs About Jane；2002年）
■ 《着魔吗·久等了》（It Won't Be Soon Before Long；2007年）
■ 《爱不释手》（Hands All Over ；2010年）
Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originates from Los Angeles, California. The group was originally formed in 1994 as Kara's Flowers while they were still attending high school. With a line-up of Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, they signed to Reprise Records and released an album, The Fourth World, in 1997. After a tepid response to the album, the band parted with their record label and attended college. In 2001, the band regrouped and added James Valentine to the lineup, and pursued a new direction under the name Maroon 5.
Maroon 5 signed with Octone Records and released their debut under the title Songs About Jane in June 2002. The album's lead single - "Harder to Breathe" - received heavy airplay, which helped the album to debut at number six on the US Billboard 200 chart. The album's second and third singles, "This Love" and "She Will Be Loved", became worldwide hits reaching the top-five on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. The band won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2005. For the next few years, the band toured extensively worldwide in support of Songs About Jane and issued two live recordings: 2004's 1.22.03.Acoustic and 2005's Live – Friday the 13th. In 2006, drummer, percussionist and backing vocalist Ryan Dusick departed the band and subsequently replaced by Matt Flynn. The revised band recorded their second album It Won't Be Soon Before Long in early 2007 and released it in May the same year. The album peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, while its lead single, "Makes Me Wonder", became the band's first number-one song on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Hands All Over, the band's third studio album, was released in September 2010 and peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 chart. In 2011, the album was reissued and supported by their single "Moves like Jagger" which features American singer Christina Aguilera. The song became the band's second single to reach number one on the Hot 100 chart; it has sold over 8.5 million copies worldwide making it one of the best-selling singles worldwide. Maroon 5 released their fourth studio album Overexposed in June 2012. The album peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 chart. Its first two singles, "Payphone" and "One More Night", were both international hits and peaked at two and one on the Hot 100 chart respectively. Since its debuting in 2002, the band has sold over 10 million albums in the United States, and over 27 million albums worldwide. (wiki)
by Andrew Leahey
A mix of polished pop/rock and neo-soul made Maroon 5 one of the most popular bands of the 2000s, with songs like "This Love," "She Will Be Loved," and "Makes Me Wonder" all topping the charts worldwide. Previously, bandmates Adam Levine (vocals/guitar), Jesse Carmichael (keyboards), Mickey Madden (bass), and Ryan Dusick (drums) had spent the latter half of the '90s playing in Kara's Flowers, even releasing a debut album for Reprise Records while still attending high school. The record tanked, however, and Kara's Flowers found themselves dropped from Reprise's roster. After briefly attending college, the bandmates regrouped as Maroon 5, adding former Square guitarist James Valentine to the lineup and embracing a more R&B-influenced sound. Several years later, the quintet had officially risen to the forefront of pop music with Songs About Jane and It Won't Be Soon Before Long, both of which went multi-platinum.
Songs About Jane propelled the band into the mainstream, but the album was not an immediate hit. Octone Records had signed the newly christened Maroon 5 in 2001, and the debut album Jane received a lukewarm response upon its release in June 2002. "Harder to Breathe" became a radio staple 17 months later and was soon followed by the omnipresent "This Love," whose steamy video (featuring frontman Levine and a barely clothed girlfriend) wooed the TV-watching crowds at MTV. Songs About Jane finally entered the Billboard Top Ten in August 2004, more than two years after the album's release, and follow-up singles like "She Will Be Loved" and "Sunday Morning" helped the album move over 2.7 million copies by year's end.
Maroon 5 toured exhaustively in support of Jane's slow-burning success, issuing two stopgap recordings -- 2004's 1.22.03.Acoustic and 2005's Live Friday the 13th -- while traveling the world alongside groups like the Rolling Stones and John Mayer. Their schedule was especially trying on percussionist Dusick, who sustained wrist and shoulder injuries and was often unable to play. By fall 2006, Dusick had been officially replaced by Matt Flynn (the former drummer for Gavin DeGraw), and the revised band released its sophomore effort in May 2007. It Won't Be Soon Before Long proved to be less popular than its predecessor (which had sold more than four million copies in the U.S. alone), but it still enjoyed double-platinum certification while spinning off the chart-topping single "Makes Me Wonder."
Maroon 5 had cemented their status as pop/rock heavyweights, and they now had the connections to prove it. Released in late 2008, Call and Response: The Remix Album reinterpreted the band's catalog with remixes by influential producers like Mary J. Blige, Mark Ronson, and Pharrell Williams. Meanwhile, the band worked with a different producer -- veteran rock/country architect Robert John "Mutt" Lange -- on a third studio album, Hands All Over, which was released in September 2010. The following year, Levine appeared as a judge on the NBC reality television talent competition The Voice. That same year, Hands All Over was re-released with the single "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Levine's The Voice co-judge Christina Aguilera. In 2012, Carmichael revealed that he was taking time off from performing with Maroon 5 and would be replaced by touring keyboardist PJ Morton. Also in 2012, the band released its fourth studio album, Overexposed. Featuring production from a bevy of name producers including Ryan Tedder, Max Martin, Benny Blanco, and more, the album included the leadoff single "Payphone."