Maroon 5 get ready to face their fans in NYC. (Jerritt Clark/WireImage)Maroon 5 may feel Overexposed, but that's not stopping the guys from putting themselves out there. The pop-rock band came together in New York City on Wednesday to sign copies of their new album for fans who took over the Best Buy location in Union Square. In a video chat that singer Adam Levine and guitarist James Valentine did with the electronics retailer, the "Voice" coach explained how he and his bandmates named the album. "I feel like we're kind of everywhere right now," thanks to the major success of his show and the band's hit "Moves Like Jagger," featuring fellow "Voice" judge Christina Aguilera. "So we wanted to say it so no one else would, or we could beat them to the punch."
Regardless of what critics may say about Maroon 5, there's no denying that their songs are catchy — and popular. "Moves Like Jagger," which appears on import versions of Overexposed (sorry, American fans!), spent weeks at No. 1 on many of Billboard's charts and sold more than five million copies when it was released last summer. The first single off the new album, "Payphone," had similar success and peaked at No. 2 on Billboard's Hot 100. And just days before the release of Overexposed, the band released the video for their second single, the reggae-tinged "One More Night," which features Derek Jeter's former flame Minka Kelly as Levine's baby mama, who leaves him when he decides to become a boxer.
Overexposed marks the first time the band has collaborated with outside writers, and the experience only made their material better, the musicians say. "It's cool to work with creative people and see how they work," Levine said during the Best Buy interview. Amongst their collaborators: OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder, rapper Wiz Khalifa, and producer Max Martins, who has created hits for Britney Spears and Kelly Clarkson. As for the diverse sound of Overexposed, Valentine explains: "Some of us in the band are into more contemporary stuff, and others are more into classic. Our music is pretty eclectic. This is probably our most contemporary-sounding record yet. We always have those classic touchstones that we always go back to for inspiration."
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