Don’t you wanna know Maroon 5 record sales? With the upcoming sixth album coming out it is the perfect timing to review their discography. First considered as a promising rock band, Adam Levine guys went on to become a pure pop group, creating as much hate as love.
It all started very slowly. When Songs About Jane was first released in June 2002, it got completely unnoticed. It took almost one year, until May 2003, to ultimately manage to reach the US Top 200 Album Chart. Some 12 weeks later, the album broke the Top 100, after 7 more weeks it was Top 50. It is only in April 2004 and This Love explosion that Songs About Jane got into the Top 10, ultimately peaking at #6 in September, a mere 27 months after its release.
The success was rather big from that point although following albums It Won’t Be Soon Before Long and Hands All Over saw the band popularity fade. Then came Moves Like Jagger single which was a monster radio hit.
Huge airplay isn’t always equivalent of strong sales yet. How month the band debut really sold? How low they dropped in following years? How strong they returned to success with their most recent albums? During the following pages, our CSPC article will answer all those questions.
As a reminder for users who are not yet familiar with the CSPC idea you do not need to worry, it is quite simple as it only consists in merging every format sales an artist has been getting and attributing them to respective studio albums. We will start by focusing on raw data, setting how much each Maroon 5 album sold. Then, we will check sales of each track from those albums on each format – physical, digital and streaming – and weight them to value those figures on a par with album sales. To complete the study, we will study sales of the all compilations, live albums and music videos they dropped. Once all the raw data is set, we will only need to apply appropriate weighting to get the overall picture of the pop band career results.