James Valentine is a famous American musician, popularly known as the lead guitarist of the pop rock band Maroon 5 and the indie pop band JJAMZ. He is also a percussionist, song writer, and composer.
James Valentine was born to Robert Young Valentine and Shauna Burgon Valentine in 1978 in Lincoln, Nebraska. He has four siblings which include three sisters and one brother. His father was a professor of Latin American Literature at the Brigham Young University and his mother was a former beauty queen and a school teacher, who later gave up her career to stay at home for the five kids. Being brought up in a Mormon family, he attended church regularly during his early years. James attended the Lincoln Southeast High School, where he was the president of the student council. Moreover, he was an Eagle Scout.