Release date: June 2002
Songs About Jane is the debut album of American pop rock band Maroon 5, released June 25, 2002 on J Records and Octone Records. The album became a sleeper hit with help of five singles that attained chart success, including the Billboard hit "Harder to Breathe" and international hits "This Love" and "She Will Be Loved". It was re-released on October 14, 2003, and by the end of 2004, had reached the top-ten of the US Billboard 200 chart. Songs About Jane had sold nearly 2.7 million copies by the end of 2004 and has been certified multi-platinum in sales in several countries.
The first single "Harder to Breathe" slowly started to pick up airplay which helped spur sales of the album. By March 2004, the album had reached the top 20 of the Billboard 200, and had reached the top 10 by the end of the year. "Harder to Breathe" had also made the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts. Songs About Jane had also eventually topped the UK and Australian album charts while "Harder to Breathe" had made the singles charts in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. The second single "This Love" had also made the U.S. top 10 singles charts and top 10 of the Australian singles charts as at March 2004. The video also had to be edited to avoid it being banned from MTV.
Songs About Jane was the seventh best-selling album of 2004 in the U.S., with about 2.7 million copies sold. In Australia, the album did not chart on the End of Year Charts until 2004, where it reached No. 6.