Maroon 5 ‘Maps’ Hits Number One

Maroon 5 'Maps' is #1.

Headline Planet predicts Billboard will reveal that Maroon 5’s new album, their fifth endeavor aptly titled V, was last week’s top selling album, driven by the lead single “Maps.” Headline Planet says the tune was the week’s number one song on the hot adult contemporary radio chart and expects Mediabase, the company that monitors radio airplay in North America, to confirm that tonight.

Sam Smith’s mega-ballad “Stay With Me” will fall into the number two spot after weeks at the top.

It’s a good time to be Adam Levine, as The Inquisitr previously reported that the hit show The Voice returns to NBC on September 22. Levine has been a judge on the music competition series since the first season, but this season brings two new judges to the spinning chairs. Pharrell Williams, whose sound has been inescapable over the past year, from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack to Ed Sheeran, is one of two new judges for the seventh season. Punk princess Gwen Stefani will also be part of the show.

Stefani replaces Christina Aguilera this season, who is expected to return for Season 8. Shakira, who has filled Aguilera’s shoes in other seasons, announced last week that she is pregnant with her second child. Aguilera currently has a newborn.

While there have been no baby announcements for Stefani, it will be a family affair as her husband, rocker Gavin Rossdale, will make an appearance on the show as a mentor. Also appearing this season as mentors will be Alicia Keys with Pharrell, Little Big Town for Blake Shelton, and Stevie Nicks for Team Adam.

It may or may not be just a coincidence that Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani have a duet called “My Heart Is Open” that appears on the new Maroon 5 album, Philly.com reports.

The question has to be asked if the pair will perform it together on The Voice.

The Philly.com article accuses Maroon 5’s last album, Overexposed, of being “artistically empty.”

A recent Los Angeles Times article and interview with Levine notes that Maroon 5′s last project, Overexposed, released in 2012, has sold more than one million copies and produced four top 10 singles.

Levine speaks on the subject of overexposure in the article, answering a Times question about his connection to the acne-treatment product, Proactiv.

Levine said, “The truth is — no offense — I can’t stand doing press. I hate red carpets. I don’t like photo shoots.”