Did you know that before Maroon 5 actually became Maroon 5, the band played for nearly a decade under the moniker Kara's Flowers? It was a good move that original M5 members Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, James Valentine, Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick (now replaced by drummer Matt Flynn) ditched that name, getting their big break as the funky pop-rock gods we've come to know and love.
Maroon 5 and Alicia Keys performed together at the 2013 Grammys, mashing up a performance of their songs 'Daylight' and 'Girl on Fire,' respectively. It didn't exactly feel like an "Oh yeah, that makes sense" partnership, but more like a way for the producers to pair up two acts, right next to one another, without having to swap out the stage or set up.
Fourteen-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys was snubbed by the Recording Academy this year, but she'll be appearing at the Grammys anyway as part of a special collaboration with Maroon 5. The Academy announced the news in a press release which also confirmed that Frank Ocean will get a performance slot on the show.
While people and publications (like PopCrush!) compile their year-end lists of the best songs of 2012, the DJs are talking about this song's most popular songs on the radio. As 2012 comes to a close, PopCrush's weekend radio show will pay tribute to 2012's most spun songs, aka the 20 tracks that received the most airplay throughout the year.