Despite R'n'B hits like Usher's ‘Yeah!' and Outkast's ‘Hey Ya!' of 2004, there was a rock band ready to tackle the charts (without the use of exclamation marks), called Maroon 5. The American rockers released their debut album ‘Songs about Jane' two years before it hit the charts in 2004 but when it finally did enter the charts, it landed with a glorious bang.
The album, which includes star singles like Harder to Breathe, This Love, She Will Be Loved and Sunday Morning, topped the UK charts in August of 2004 and the bands front man, Adam Levine, used the lyrics he wrote about his ex-girlfriend, Jane, for the entire album.
It was a slow climb to the top but people came to realise that Maroon 5 were a band to be recognised and in 2004 the band won three MTV music awards including Best New Act. They also bagged World's Best New Group from the World Music Awards.
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