2013 is really shaping up to be a great year for live music. While there are tons of good headlining acts on tour this year, like Bruno Mars, some other artists have decided to combine their forces and are setting out on joint treks across the U.S. Two such instances came with Big Time Rush and Victoria Justice's Summer Break tour, and Maroon 5's announcement that they would be hitting the road with Kelly Clarkson.
Muse isn't usually the type of band you'd expect to see on the pop charts, but the British rock trio are starting to gain momentum with their 2012 single 'Madness.' It's interesting to see how many rock songs are crossing over as of late, also with Imagine Dragons, who are moving on up, stationed at No. 9 this week with 'It's Time.'
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.