Facts of James Valentine
|Full Name||James Burgon Valentine|
|Birth Name||James Burgon Valentine|
|Birth City||Lincoln, Nebraska|
|Birth Country||United States|
|Relation With||Alexis Novak|
|Education||Lincoln Southeast High School, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Berklee College of Music|
|Date of Birth||October 5,1978|
Famous as the lead guitarist of the American pop-rock band Maroon 5, James Valentine is professional for nearly 2 decades & has grabbed himself massive fame & fortune.
Ever since joining Maroon 5 in 2001, Valentine released 6 albums with the band, including multi-platinum singles She Will Be Loved, Payphone, Sugar and Moves Like Jagger.
According to online sources, the Lincoln, Nebraska-born owns the net worth of $4 million as of November 2019.
Career Breakthrough After Joining 'Maroon 5'
The Berklee College of Music attendant initially began playing in orchestra & joined the band Lincoln (later changed to Square)where he performed alongside band members Montag, Kid Quarkstar, Mondello and Happy Dog.
Later, in 2001, his band became friends with original Maroon 5 members, then known as Kara's Flowers consisting of Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden, and Ryan Dusick.
James filled-in as lead guitarist for Maroon 5 & ever since, is the active member of the band, has contributed in all of its 6 albums.
How Much James Valentine Earns?
With Maroon 5, Valentine released debut album Songs About Jane on June 25, 2002, that became 4-time RIAA Platinum & recorded 10 million copies sold worldwide, earning $10 million in total.
Moreover, Valentine along with other band members released the other 5 albums, totaling 6 so far, including multi-platinum albums It Won't Be Soon Before Long (2007, 2-time Platinum by RIAA) and V (released in 2014, 3-time Platinum).
Most recently, Maroon 5 released their 6th album Red Pill Blues in 2017, one-time RIAA Platinum-certified; it included the hit songs: 'Don't Wanna Know', 'What Lovers Do' and 'Girls Like You'.
Currently, the 41-year-old American musician is worth $4 million & earns in the 6-digit figure. In comparison, the Maroon 5' lead vocalist Adam Levine (owns $120 million) is the richest among all.
Including James himself in the lead guitar, the present band members of Maroon 5 are Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael (keyboardist and rhythm guitarist), Mickey Madden (bassist), Matt Flynn (drummer), PJ Morton (keyboardist), and Sam Farrar (multi-instrumentalist).
Total Earnings From Album Sales
So far, since the Maroon 5 formed in 2001, the band records 6 studio albums, 30 singles, and 3 live albums. Check out the band's earnings from album sales:
|Albums||Certification||Earnings (Revenue From the US)|
|Songs About Jane (June 25, 2002)||4-time Platinum by RIAA||$5.1 million (earned $10 million total)|
|It Won't Be Soon Before Long (May 22, 2007)||2 times RIAA Platinum||$2.3 million|
|Hands All Over (September 21, 2010)||Platinum certification by RIAA||$1.3 million|
|Overexposed (June 26, 2012)||1-time RIAA Platinum||$1.5 million (earned $4.01 million in worldwide)|
|V (September 2, 2014)||3-time RIAA Platinum||$1 million|
Other Music Ventures
Aside from Maroon 5, James who is also a good friend with John Mayer, played for Mayer's songs Stop This Train and In Repair, from the 3rd album Continuum (2006).
Moreover, the American musician contributed guitar work in Jenny Lewis' 2006 solo album Rabbit Fur Coat featuring the music duo group The Watson Twins.
Well, James Valentine is also the member of another band JJAMZ, consisting of members from different bands: James Valentine (Maroon 5), Jason Boesel (Rilo Kiley/Conor Oberst), Alex Greenwald (Phantom Planet), Michael Runion (solo), and Z Berg (The Like).
Any Endorsements Yet?
As for a fact, the 6 ft. 2 inches tall guitarist is yet to sign any endorsement deals. With such huge fame, James already has accumulated 213K followers on his Instagram while his Twitter followers count 174K.
According to Influence Marketing Hub, if James signs an online promotional deal, his Instagram account with an engagement rate of 2.26% can sum up in the range of $636 - $1,061 per sponsored post.
Primary Residence In Los Angeles: Owns Millions Of Dollars Worth House
Mostly, James Valentine lives in Los Angles; he bought a Toluca Lake house spread on 6,550 sq. ft. from producer Dana Brunetti in September 2019 for a reported $6.4 million.
The 1920s Spanish Colonial-style residence features on 5 bedrooms & 5.5 bathrooms, was on the market for $6.25 million & Valentine scooped in paying much more than the original listing price of $6.25 million.
Well, the Maroon 5 guitarist formerly owned a house in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, sold in October 2019 to an heiress to the Getty Oil fortune, Aileen Getty for $4.1 million.
James had bought the 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms property, spread on 2,092 sq. ft., in 2006 for $2.2 million. Listed for $3.8 million, the musician's LA house sold for a $300,000 higher than the sales tag.
Sources report that he drives Honda Civic, though, is yet to open up about further details on assets.
Is James Valentine Dating Or Married?
Without a doubt, the charming Maroon 5 member is indeed is the heartthrob of many. Currently, James is not married but seems to be already in a relationship with his girlfriend.
Surfing through his Instagram, one of 5 children often shares adorable & romantic posts with a girl named Alexis Novak, a yoga enthusiast.
However, the American guitarist is yet to open up about his dating details & further relationship plans.