I cried my eyes out and kicked and screamed and said, 'Why? A few days later I was fine but I still had to go to therapy." In 1997, the band was discovered while they were performing at a beach party in Malibu by independent producer Tommy Allen.Allen, along with his partner John De Nicola, had the band record an 11-track album. Just try to make it happen right out of the gate and it just doesn’t work".But in 2010, he dispelled any rumors of the band breaking up, saying:"I love what I do and think that, yes, it might be tiring and complicated at times [but] we don't have any plans on disbanding any time soon".
In an interview with Hit Quarters, Berkman explained that Levine "seemed to be a very shy, shoe-gazing type ...
These songs were put into Maroon 5's debut album Songs About Jane, which was released in June 2002.
The album slowly gained airplay, and eventually became a sleeper hit, selling an estimated 10 million copies By 2006, the band started recording once again, and in May 2007, Maroon 5's second album It Won't Be Soon Before Long was released.
In 2010, Maroon 5 released their third studio album, Hands All Over. In an interview with Los Angeles Times, Levine explained that the album suffered from being "all these disparate ideas and songs that didn't make any sense together".
The single became a success worldwide; it was the ninth-best-selling digital single of 2011 with sales of 8.5 million copies and, as of 2012, the eighth-best-selling digital single of all time.