It’s a good time to be a member of Maroon 5. The group is riding high on their single "Maps" (which peaked at No. 6 on the Hot 100) and released their fifth studio album V on Sept. 2, which brings the original M5 line-up back together. Even outside the band, the guys have plenty to celebrate, including frontman Adam Levine tying the knot with model Behati Prinsloo in July 2014.
To celebrate their success -- both new and old -- here are Maroon 5’s 25 biggest career moments.
The (First) Band, Kara’s Flowers, G...
The (First) Band, Kara’s Flowers, Gets Together (1994)
Before they were Maroon 5, the band originally formed under the name Kara’s Flowers in 1994. Founding members of the band were high school classmates Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick. In 1997, the band signed to Reprise Records and released the album The Fourth World. After little success, the band left the label and attended college for a short period. With the addition of James Valentine, the band regrouped in 2001 and signed with Octone Records as Maroon 5.
Songs About Jane Is Released (June 25...
Songs About Jane Is Released (June 25, 2002)
Released on June 25, 2002, Maroon 5’s debut album Songs About Jane reached No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart and became a multi-platinum set, boasting several hit singles.
'This Love' Is Released (Jan. 27, 200...
'This Love' Is Released (Jan. 27, 2004)
“This Love” climbed up the Hot 100 to No. 5. Additionally, the single won the MTV Video Music Award for best new artist the same year. It was their first major hit.
'She Will Be Loved' Is Released (July...
'She Will Be Loved' Is Released (July 27, 2004)
The breakout single about an underappreciated woman in need of affection (played by actress Kelly Preston), “She Will Be Loved” swept up the charts and peaked at No. 5 on the Hot 100.
First Pair of Grammys (2005 and 2006)...
First Pair of Grammys (2005 and 2006)
As Maroon 5’s success and noteriety grew, they won the best new artist Grammy in 2005. The following year, the band won best pop performance by a duo or group with vocals for “This Love."
'Makes Me Wonder' Is Released (April ...
'Makes Me Wonder' Is Released (April 1, 2007)
Upon releasing the single “Makes Me Wonder,” the lead cut from their second album, the song surged from No. 64 to No. 1, setting the record for the biggest jump to No. 1 in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Eventually, the record was broken by Kelly Clarkson’s “My Life Would Suck Without You” in 2009. The single marked the band’s first chart-topping song on the Hot 100 in 2007.
Maroon's Sophomore Album Is Released ...
Maroon's Sophomore Album Is Released (May 22, 2007)
Maroon 5’s second album, It Won't Be Soon Before Long, scored a No. 2 debut on the Billboard 200 chart and sold 429,000 copies.
'Makes Me Wonder' Wins 2008 Grammy (F...
'Makes Me Wonder' Wins 2008 Grammy (Feb. 10, 2008)
The song won the Grammy Award for best pop performance by a duo or group with vocals at the 2008 Grammys.
Adam Levine Launches His First Clothi...
Adam Levine Launches His First Clothing Line (August 2010)
The singer got his start in the fashion world in August 2010 when he launched clothing line 222 at the Project trade show in Las Vegas. The line was a collaboration with his father Fred Levine, who is the founder of retail chain M. Fredric.
Adam Levine Named as The Voice Coach ...
Adam Levine Named as The Voice Coach (February 2011)
Levine was named as a judge on the NBC music competition show The Voice. He coached season 1 winner Javier Colon to victory during the inaugural season.
Adam Levine Appears on Gym Class Hero...
Adam Levine Appears on Gym Class Heroes’ 'Stereo Hearts' (May 30, 2011)
Levine teamed up with hip-hop-rockers Gym Class Heroes on their single "Stereo Hearts," which was released in the summer of 2011. The song would go on to make it all the way to No. 4 on the Hot 100.
'Moves like Jagger" Is Released (June...
'Moves like Jagger" Is Released (June 21, 2011)
Featuring Christina Aguilera, “Moves Like Jagger” became a huge single for the band and launched them to the top of the Hot 100. The No. 1 single was later positioned on a reissued version of their 2010 album Hands All Over, which went on to peak at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Adam Levine Launches 222 Record Label...
Adam Levine Launches 222 Record Label and Signs Matthew Morrison (2012)
In early 2012, Levine announced that he was launching his own record label, called 222. Glee star Matthew Morrison was the first artist to be signed to the label.
Maroon 5’s 'Payphone is Released (A...
Maroon 5’s 'Payphone is Released (April 17, 2012)
As the leading single off the fourth album, Overexposed, “Payphone” peaked at No. 2 on the Hot 100.
Adam Levine Stars on American Horror ...
Adam Levine Stars on American Horror Story (Oct. 2012)
Levine made his major acting debut on the second season of FX's American Horror Story, where he stuck around for a few episodes before -- spoiler alert! -- being brutally killed.
'One More Night' Lands on the Hot 100...
'One More Night' Lands on the Hot 100 (2012)
Maroon 5's second single off their fourth album, Overexposed, debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 42 and climbed to the No. 1 spot, staying on the chart for 42 weeks.
Adam Levine Hosts SNL (Jan. 26, 2013)...
Adam Levine Hosts SNL (Jan. 26, 2013)
The singer hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time on Jan. 26, 2013. His appearance included a Voice-spoofing opening monologue featuring Cameron Diaz and Jerry Seinfeld and "YOLO," a hilarious digital short with comedy group Lonely Island that went viral.
Adam Levine Launches Eponymous Fragra...
Adam Levine Launches Eponymous Fragrance Line (February 2013)
The singer launched "Adam Levine," a Macy's fragrance line for men and women. The singer teamed up with ID Perfumes to develop the scent, which he described as "subtle" in an interview with People.
Adam Levine Partners with Sears for C...
Adam Levine Partners with Sears for Clothing Line (April 2013)
In April 2013, Sears announced a clothing-line partnership with the singer. The Shop Your Way brand (also available at ShopYourWay.com and at K-Mart retailers) went on to feature a wide array of celebrities, but the singer and rapper Nicki Minaj were the first to launch it.
Maroon 5 Announces National Honda Civ...
Maroon 5 Announces National Honda Civic Tour (April 2013)
Maroon 5 was pegged to headline the 12th Annual Honda Civic Tour alongside Kelly Clarkson. The concert tour traveled throughout North America until October of that year.
Adam Levine Receives the BMI Presiden...
Adam Levine Receives the BMI President’s Award (May 15, 2013)
The singer received the BMI President’s Award for his contributions as a songwriter at the 61st Annual BMI Pop Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Previous honorees included Juanes, Kike Santander, Taylor Swift, Gloria Estefan, Pitbull and Willie Nelson.
Adam Levine Appears on Family Guy (No...
Adam Levine Appears on Family Guy (Nov. 3, 2013)
Adam Levine of Maroon 5 made a cameo as himself on season 12 of Family Guy in an episode titled "Quagmire's Quagmire."
Adam Levine Receives the 2014 BMI Son...
Adam Levine Receives the 2014 BMI Songwriter of the Year Award (May 13, 2014)
The singer accepted the 2014 BMI Songwriter of the Year Award during the 62nd annual BMI Pop Awards at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. Levine penned three songs on the most-performed list, including Maroon 5’s “Daylight,” “Love Somebody” and “One More Night.”
Adam Levine Marries Behati Prinsloo (...
Adam Levine Marries Behati Prinsloo (July 19, 2014)
Levine tied the knot with Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo in Mexico on July 19, 2014. The couple began dating in 2012 and split briefly in May 2013 before reuniting and getting engaged in July 2013.
Maroon 5 Releases V on Sept. 2, 2014
Maroon 5 Releases V on Sept. 2, 2014
On Sept. 2, Maroon 5 released their fifth studio album, V, which featured the return of original keyboardist Jesse Carmichael after a two-year hiatus. The same day, they also announced a 2015 world tour to kick off at American Airlines Center in Dallas on Feb. 16, 2015.