New Maroon 5 single and video planned for 2017

Adam Levine pictured with Future and others on the set of a new music video, shot in December 2016.
The new single, tentatively titled "Cold", is allegedly coming out early next year

A rumor mill struck the web on Thursday (Dec. 22) that pop rock band Maroon 5 had filmed a music video for a brand new single, allegedly titled "Cold", according to several sources on Twitter and Instagram. Leaked behind-the-scenes footage of the music video shoot was uploaded to Instagram and shared all over the internet today and you can distinctly hear Levine's voice crooned over a bouncy-R&B/hip hop beat in a nightclub.

The news started with a post made by actress and fitness guru Kerstin Schulze on Instagram on Thursday morning, which was a photo of herself and Adam Levine (with his brand new blonde hair look). The description reads "It was such a pleasure to work with him on his new Maroon 5 music video 'Cold'." It continued to read, "[...] he is an athlete himself and we shared knowledge on training and what it takes to be mentally and physically fit. He is solid, I know since I had to pick him up." See the full post embedded for you below.

Later on, a Maroon 5 fan account (by the name of @maroon5damn) posted a clip containing footage of someone recording behind the scenes of the alleged Maroon 5 music video, in which you can faintly hear Levine singing over a hip hop beat. Check out that post below.

At this point, other additional information about the song and its music video started to surface on Instagram, including a post made by independent film director Danny Boyent, where he posted a photo of him and Levine outside of a mansion exchanging words. The description read "Blessed to be apart of this project. Look out for the new Adam Levine [featuring] Future music video." This made fans skeptical whether or not the video and song are for Maroon 5 or if it is solely a Levine and Future collaboration. Another post made by the same director went live on Instagram shortly after, with a photo of Levine stepping into a vehicle; the description said: "One of our exotics featured on the new Adam Levine music video featuring Future." You can see the first of these two posts embedded below.

So, since nothing has been officially revealed by the label or the band yet, that leaves the question... what is Maroon 5 up to? Is this new "Cold" single going to be the beginning of a new chapter for the band? Or is it an entirely different project that Future and Levine are strictly on? When will this video and song be out for the world to hear? These are the details we are waiting to see. Online music critics and fans are speculating that the song will be the lead single off the band's highly anticipated sixth studio effort, the follow-up to their fifth album V (2014), set to be released next year. Others believe that Future is putting out a new song that just features Levine on the hook.

Until further notice, all we can confirm at the moment is that Adam Levine and Future recorded a new music video for a song, tentatively titled "Cold", which involved fitness guru and actress Kerstin Schulze and rapper Future.

Stay tuned. More news to come.

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Adam Levine, Billy Gilman perform 'Bye Bye Love' on 'The Voice' finale

Adam Levine and Billy Gilman performing on The Voice season 11 finale.
Team Adam finalist and coach Adam Levine performed a classic Everly Brothers hit on The Voice finale

NBC's The Voice just concluded its eleventh season on Tuesday night (Dec. 13) by crowning Team Blake finalist and roots rock artist Sundance Head as the winner of the show. The special two-night finale was nothing short of amazing, having performances from The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, and Ariana Grande, as well as from legends Stevie Wonder, Kiss, and Sting.

Coach Adam Levine performed an Everly Brothers single, "Bye Bye Love", for his duet with his finalist Billy Gilman, who placed second on last night's finale results show.

In recent seasons, the show's producers and writers offer the finalists to record original songs. Gilman, who was offered a song written for Maroon 5 for their upcoming sixth studio effort, recorded his single "Because of Me" for the finale. You can listen, purchase, and watch the music video for "Because of Me", now available.

The Voice is set to return for its 12th season with coaches Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani, Alicia Keys, and Blake Shelton, set to premiere in February of next year on NBC.

Watch Adam Levine and Billy Gilman perform below:


2016 Billboard Year-End Charts: Where does Maroon 5 stand?

Maroon 5 in 2016.
The list of 2016 Billboard Year-End charts were published on Thursday

Despite constant touring and preparation for their highly anticipated sixth studio album, due to be released in the next year, Interscope Records group Maroon 5 have had quite the quiet year on the Billboard charts. Their only release in 2016, "Don't Wanna Know", was a controversial yet commercially successful single, but it was released too late in the year to impact the charts long-term. Yet, Maroon 5 still managed to attend the Billboard year-end charts of 2016.

Let's see where they landed.

Top Artists of 2016:
Maroon 5 - 79

Top Billboard 200 Albums of 2016:
V, Maroon 5 - 113

Top Contemporary Songs of 2016:
"Locked Away", R. City featuring Adam Levine - 26
"Sugar", Maroon 5 - 27

Top Contemporary Artists of 2016:
Maroon 5 - 12

For the full list of the Billboard Year-End charts for 2016, click below:

Watch the music video for "Don't Wanna Know":


James Valentine performs "Love on the Weekend" with John Mayer on Tonight Show

Maroon 5's James Valentine joins John Mayer for a comeback TV appearance on The Tonight Show

It was revealed earlier this week that Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine would be joining John Mayer for a special comeback television performance on Tuesday night (Dec. 6) on NBC's The Tonight Show, and boy was it amazing.

Valentine performed acoustic guitar alongside Mayer and his band performing his brand new single, "Love on the Weekend". Mayer is expected to release his upcoming full-length studio album, The Search for Everything, early next year.

You can watch the performance below: