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The Best Bands Like Maroon 5 

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Updated April 1, 2020 839 votes 94 voters 4.8k views 36 items

Although they've been a household name since 2002, Maroon 5 is surprisingly hotter than ever. Since the band seems to be on everyone's mind right now, let's take a look at other bands and artists similar to Maroon 5. These recommendations for bands like Maroon 5 are ranked by your votes, so don't be shy about voting these artists up or down as you see fit.

Maroon 5 has evolved their sound over the years, so don't be surprised if you see them compared to wildly different acts. For example, songs from their debut album like "She Will Be Loved" can be compared to Jason Mraz, while newer hits like "What Lovers Do" are more comparable to artists like Bruno Mars or Nick Jonas. Other musical acts that are similar to Maroon 5 include Adam Levine, Fall Out Boy, The Fray, and Justin Timberlake.

Given their popularity, is it any wonder why they were chosen to play the halftime show for Super Bowl LIII? Help other fans of Maroon 5 find similar artists by voting up the bands and musical acts you'd most recommend to other fans.

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OneRepublic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5

Albums: Dreaming Out Loud, Waking Up, The Teen Idols: The Very Best Of, Native, Stop and Stare, + more

OneRepublic is an American pop rock band from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Formed in 2002 by Ryan Tedder and Zach Filkins, the band achieved commercial success on Myspace as an unsigned act. In ...more
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Adam Levine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Genre: Pop music, Neo soul & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Yesterday, Lost Stars

Adam Noah Levine (born March 18, 1979) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. He is the lead singer for the pop rock band Maroon 5. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Levine ...more
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Shawn Mendes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Genre: Contemporary R&B and Pop; Nationality: Canada

Albums: The Shawn Mendes EP, Life of the Party

Shawn Peter Raul Mendes (born August 8, 1998) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. He gained a following in 2013, posting song covers on the video-sharing application Vine. The following year, ...more
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Bruno Mars is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Genre: Pop, Contemporary R&B & Funk; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Unorthodox Jukebox, Earth to Mars, It's Better If You Don't Understand, Moonshine, + more

Peter Gene Hernandez (born October 8, 1985), known professionally as Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, and dancer. He is known for his stage ...more
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Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Genre: Pop, Contemporary R&B & Hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: FutureSex/LoveSounds, The 20/20 Experience, Justified, The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2, Justin Timberlake: Live from London, + more

Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981), often known by his initials, JT, is an American singer, songwriter, actor, dancer and record producer. Born and raised in Tennessee, he ...more
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Backstreet Boys is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5

Albums: Never Gone, Backstreet Boys, I Want It That Way, Black & Blue, Backstreet's Back, + more

Backstreet Boys (often abbreviated as BSB) is an American vocal group, formed in Orlando, Florida in 1993. The group consists of AJ McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, and ...more
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The Script is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5

Albums: Science & Faith, #3, The Script, iTunes Festival: London 2011, iTunes Festival: London 2008, + more

The Script are an Irish pop rock band formed in 2001. The band consists of lead vocalist/pianist Danny O'Donoghue, vocalist/guitarist Mark Sheehan, and drummer Glen Power. Based in London after ...more
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Imagine Dragons is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5

Albums: Night Visions, Continued Silence EP, Night Visions Live, It's Time, It's Time Remixes, + more

Imagine Dragons is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne "Wing" Sermon, bassist Ben McKee and ...more
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The Chainsmokers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Genre: EDM, Pop, Electropop; Nationality: American

Albums: Memories...Do Not Open, Sick Boy, World War Joy

The Chainsmokers are an American DJ and production duo consisting of Alexander "Alex" Pall and Andrew "Drew" Taggart. They started out by releasing remixes of songs by indie ...more
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Panic! at the Disco is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5

Albums: A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!, Vices & Virtues, Pretty. Odd., + more

Panic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 by childhood friends Brendon Urie, Ryan Ross, Spencer Smith and Brent Wilson. Since 2015, singer Urie has ...more
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The Fray is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5

Albums: How to Save a Life, The Fray, How to Save a Life, Reason EP, Movement EP, + more

The Fray is an American rock band from Denver, Colorado. Formed in 2002 by schoolmates Isaac Slade and Joe King, they achieved success with the release of their debut album, How to Save a Life ...more
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Train is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5

Albums: Save Me, San Francisco, Hey, Soul Sister, Alive at Last, + more

Train is an American rock band from San Francisco, formed in 1993. The band currently consists of Patrick Monahan (lead vocals), Luis Maldonado (guitar), Hector Maldonado (bass, vocals), Jerry ...more
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James Arthur is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5

Albums: James Arthur, The James Arthur Collection, Sexy and I Know It (X Factor performance), What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger) (X Factor performance), Impossible, + more

James Andrew Arthur is a British singer and musician who won the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012. His debut single, "Impossible", was released after the final and debuted at ...more
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Nick Jonas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Genre: Teen pop and Pop rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Nicholas Jonas, Dear God, Songs from How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Joy to the World (A Christmas Prayer), Chains, + more

Nicholas Jerry Jonas (born September 16, 1992) is an American singer, songwriter and actor. Jonas began acting in theater at the age of seven, and released his debut single in 2002 which caught ...more
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Jason Mraz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Genre: Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul & Pop music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Mr. A-Z, We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things., Live at Java Joe's, Love Is A Four Letter Word, Waiting for My Rocket to Come, + more

Jason Thomas Mraz (; born June 23, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter and actor who first came to prominence in the San Diego coffee shop scene in 2000. In 2002 he released his debut studio ...more
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James Blunt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Genre: Adult contemporary music, Rock music & Folk music; Nationality: England

Albums: Back to Bedlam, All the Lost Souls, 1973, Moon Landing, Some Kind of Trouble, + more

James Hillier Blount (born 22 February 1974), better known by his stage name James Blunt, is an English singer-songwriter, record producer and former British Army Officer. Blunt rose to fame in ...more
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Fall Out Boy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5

Albums: Infinity on High, Save Rock and Roll, From Under the Cork Tree, Take This to Your Grave, Project Rocket / Fall Out Boy, + more

Fall Out Boy is an American rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, lead ...more
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Enrique Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Genre: Synthpop, Pop music & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: 7, Cosas del amor, Enrique, Insomniac, Takin' Back My Love, + more

Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler (born 8 May 1975) is a Spanish singer, songwriter, actor and record producer who is widely regarded as the King of Latin Pop. Iglesias began his career during ...more
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Olly Murs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Genre: Pop music, Ska & Dance music; Nationality: United Kingdom

Albums: Olly Murs, Heart Skips a Beat, Right Place Right Time, Please Don't Let Me Go, Busy, + more

Oliver Stanley Murs (born 14 May 1984) is an English singer, songwriter and presenter. He first came to national attention for coming second in the sixth series of The X Factor in 2009. He is ...more
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Hailee Steinfeld is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Genre: Pop, Dance pop & R&B; Nationality: United States of America
Hailee Steinfeld (born December 11, 1996) is an American actress and singer. Her breakthrough role was as Mattie Ross in True Grit (2010), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for ...more
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Lifehouse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5

Albums: You And Me, Lifehouse, Who We Are, The Time Traveler's Wife, Stanley Climbfall, + more

Lifehouse is an American rock band from Los Angeles comprising Jason Wade (lead vocals, guitar), Rick Woolstenhulme Jr. (drums, percussion) and Bryce Soderberg (bass, vocals). The band came to ...more
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Meghan Trainor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Genre: R&B, Pop & Doo wop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Only 17, I'll Sing With You, All About That Bass, Title

Meghan Elizabeth Trainor (born December 22, 1993) is an American singer and songwriter. Trainor's work has been recognized with several awards and nominations, including a Grammy Award, Music ...more
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John Mayer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Genre: Blues, Pop & Rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Continuum, Room for Squares, Heavier Things, Battle Studies, Born and Raised, + more

John Clayton Mayer (; born October 16, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Mayer attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, ...more
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The Wanted is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5

Albums: Word of Mouth, The Wanted, Battleground, Third Strike, Chasing the Sun (The Remixes), + more

The Wanted is a British-Irish boy band consisting of members Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes. They formed in 2009 and were signed worldwide to Universal ...more
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Avril Lavigne is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Genre: Pop punk, Pop music & Rock music; Nationality: Canada

Albums: Let Go, My Happy Ending, Don't Tell Me, When You're Gone, Forbidden Rose, + more

Avril Ramona Lavigne (; French: [avʁil laviɲ]; born September 27, 1984) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actress. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain and by 16, ...more