Maroon 5 to Release New Album 'V' in September
Maroon 5 are gearing up for a busy summer. The Grammy-winning band announced on Monday they'll release their fifth studio album, "V," on Sept. 2 via Interscope Records. The album will be preceded by a new single in the coming months.
Adam Levine and company teamed up with producers Max Martin, Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder, Shellback and Sam Martin on "V," which reunites the group with longtime keyboardist Jesse Carmichael, who went on hiatus in 2012 to "pursue more full time studies in music and the healing arts."
In addition to a new album, the Los Angeles-based pop-rock band has also signed a new worldwide with Live Nation and will be announcing tour dates in the coming weeks.
Maroon 5 was previously signed to A&M/Octone, a joint venture between Universal Music Group and Octone Records. Last year, Universal label Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA) acquired the remaining 50 percent of the venture and its artists -- with Maroon 5 as its flagship -- came over to Interscope.
The band is coming off a majorly successful album cycle for 2012's "Overexposed," which yielded the hit singles "Payphone," "Daylight," "Love Somebody" and the Hot 100-topping "One More Night" (nine weeks). The album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, and was produced by the same guys as the forthcoming "V" release.