Maroon 5 is a Grammy Award-winning American pop rock band. Formed in Los Angeles; the group comprises five members: Adam Levine (lead vocals; rhythm guitar); James Valentine (lead guitar; backing vocals); Jesse Carmichael (keyboards; rhythm guitar; backing vocals); Mickey Madden (bass guitar); and Matt Flynn (drums; percussion).After a hiatus from the music scene; Maroon 5 released their second studio album; It Wont Be Soon Before Long in May 2007; five years after Songs About Jane. The second set debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with first week sales of nearly half a million. The album has since gone on to become platinum with 1.8 million albums sold in the United States alone and over 3.5 million world wide. The band performed throughout the summer and fall of 2007; including a North American tour with The Hives.