Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragonsis an American band from Las Vegas , Nevada . Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds , guitarist Wayne Sermon , bassist Ben McKee , and drummer Daniel Platzman .The band gained exposure following the release of their debut studio album,Night Visions(2012) and first single " It's Time ". According toBillboard, Imagine Dragons topped the year-end rock rankings for 2013;Billboardnamed them "The Breakthrough Band of 2013", andRolling Stonenamed their single " Radioactive " "the biggest rock hit of the year".MTV called them "the year's biggest breakout band".Night Visionspeaked at number two on the weeklyBillboard200 and UK Albums Chart . The band's second studio albumSmoke + Mirrorsreached number one on theBillboard200 , Canadian Albums Chart , and UK Albums Chart .Imagine Dragons won two American Music Awards for Favorite Alternative Artist , a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance , five Billboard Music Awards , and a World Music Award . In May 2014, the band was nominated for a total of fourteen different Billboard Music Awards, including Top Artist of the Year and a Milestone Award, recognizing innovation and creativity of different artists across different genres.

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 Imagine Dragons's History

Early years (2008–11)[edit]

that same year. Beck and Florence would also depart from the band's line-up that year. In 2009, Tolman recruited longtime high school friend Wayne Sermon , who had graduated from Berklee College of Music to play guitar. Tolman later recruited his wife, Brittany Tolman, to sing backup and play keys. Lemke left the band later on, leading Sermon to recruit another Berklee music student, Ben McKee , to join the band as their bassist and complete the lineup.The band garnered a large following in their hometown of Provo, Utah , before the members moved to Las Vegas , the hometown of Dan Reynolds, where the band recorded and released their first three EPs.

The third EP,It's Time, was made before they signed a record deal.

"Las Vegas' Newest Must See Live Act" (Las Vegas CityLife),Vegas Music Summit Headliner 2010,and more sent the band on a positive trajectory. In November 2011 they signed with Interscope Records and began working with English Grammy winning producer Alex da Kid .Eventually the Tolmans would leave the group and Daniel Platzman would be recruited in August 2011 by invitation from Ben McKee, prior to the signing of band's label deal in November 2011,alongside keyboardist Theresa Flaminio .

International success andNight Visions(2012–14)[edit]

Theresa Flaminio departed from the group in early 2012, leaving the band as a four-piece. Imagine Dragons worked closely with Alex da Kid, with whom they recorded their first major label release at Westlake Recording Studios in West Hollywood, California . An EP entitledContinued Silencewas released on Valentine's Day (February 14, 2012) digitally and peaked at number 40 on theBillboard200 . The band also released an EP titledHear Mein 2012.

The music video debuted on April 17, 2012 on all MTV affiliates and was subsequently nominated for an MTV Video Music Award in the "Best Rock Video" category."It's Time" was certified a double platinum single by the RIAA .

The album also reached No. 1 on the Billboard Alternative and Rock Album charts as well as the top ten on the Australian, Austrian, Canadian, Dutch, German, Irish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Scottish, Spanish, and United Kingdom Albums charts. It won a Billboard Music Award for Top Rock Album and was nominated for the Juno Award for International Album of the Year .Night Visionsis certified platinum by the RIAA as well as in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. The album produced three tracks that reached theBillboardTop 40 , four tracks in the ARIA Top 40 , and five tracks charting in the UK Top 40 .

It peaked at No. 3, becoming their first top ten single in the United States and broke the record for the longest run into the top five. It is the best-selling rock song on the Nielsen SoundScan running list of best-selling rock songs in digital history.By the end of 2013, " Radioactive " had already sold over 3 million copies.Rolling Stonecalled it "the biggest rock hit of the year". It was also the most streamed song of 2013 on Spotify in the United States.It was nominated for the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards , winning the latter of the two. In 2015, it was certified diamond by the RIAA for sales in excess of 10 million copies in the United States.

Pop Songs and No. 6 on theBillboardHot 100 and has sold more than 5 million copies in the United States to date.

Pollstar listed the band in their Top 20 Concert Tours list by average box office gross despite their average ticket price being the third lowest on the list.

, in April 2013.

Smoke + Mirrorsand hiatus (2014–present)[edit]

The conclusion of the Into the Night Tour signaled the end of theNight Visionsalbum cycle. Lead singer Dan Reynolds joked about the end of theNight Visionscycle, saying that "We're always writing on the road, [so] that second album will come, unless we die at the age of 27 next year . Hopefully we don't die and there will be a second album. I don't know when it will be, but it may come".

By the time that they entered the studio to work on the album, they had amassed 50 demos to work from.The demos had been described by Reynolds as "definitely different", but added that "it’s still Imagine Dragons, but we’ve got a lot of growth and maturing to do as a band. I think the new material is going to hopefully be a step in the right direction. We’re just trying to create and do what comes out and what feels right". Drummer Daniel Platzman added that the band are critical of themselves, with "no room for external pressure".

that there was "a lot of inspiration to be drawn from [the world tour]. You kind of realize that you’re a lot smaller than you think".In addition, Reynolds stated to music magazineRolling Stonethat the next album will be "different" fromNight Visions, and that the band intends the album to be "stripped back quite a bit". He added that "we embraced a lot of hip-hop influences withNight Visions, but I think the next record will be more rock-driven. It’s too early to say, but there is some weird stuff going on in these songs".

, called "Battle Cry" (June 2014) and song " Warriors " for the 2014 League of Legends World Championship (September 2014).

It will be sent to US Alternative radio for adds on November 3.

and the halftime show at the 102nd Grey Cup in Vancouver , British Columbia.

On December 12, 2014, Imagine Dragons posted on social media a request that fans in the US look around their city for some surprises and post their findings. They also hinted about two locations in Las Vegas. Shortly, billboards featuring artwork, the band's name, a hashtag ("#smoke+mirrors"), and an additional titles, presumed to be the track names were discovered. The following titles were revealed "Summer", "Shots", "Polaroid", "I'm So Sorry", and "Gold". Next, the band direct messaged various fans puzzle pieces of the artwork for the album (each file numbered, at least 13 in total). When combined, the puzzle pieces appear to reveal the cover art and album title. The title, cover art, and release date were revealed on social media two days later.

Working with Metric, which did a three-song acoustic set, Imagine Dragons played at the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles on February 5, 2015. The half-hour set included the breakthrough songs " It's Time " and " Radioactive " fromNight Visions. The performance was the live debut for "Summer" and "I'm So Sorry", along with "Gold" and " I Bet My Life " from the albumSmoke + Mirrors, which was released on February 17, 2015. The band's 2015 North American summer tour began in Portland, Oregon on June 3.

Smoke + Mirrors World Tourended on February 5, 2016 in Amsterdam , The Netherlands. Dan Reynolds stated toBillboardthat the band would be taking a hiatus for the remainder of 2016, stating "This is the year we're going to actually take time off. We haven't stopped in, like, six years, so we've forced ourselves to at least take a year off."The band released a one night only concert film ,Imagine Dragons In Concert: Smoke + Mirrors, in select theaters on March 2, 2016. They also released the song "Not Today" from the soundtrack for Me Before You on April 28, 2016.

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 Imagine Dragons's Sound

As a whole, the band's sound is a mix of alternative rock and some pop that focuses on deep bass, strong drums, and powerful vocals. In the music industry, Imagine Dragons' sound is described as distinctly "rhythmic."

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 Imagine Dragons's Television appearances

(2013),Late Night with Jimmy Fallon(2013), and theMTV Europe Music Awards(2013).They also performed onGood Morning America(2013,2015). The band performed an exclusive show for the sixth season finale of the TV seriesLive from the Artists Den(2013).The band also performed at the 2013 American Music Awards , MTV Europe Music Awards (2013), Grammy Awards (2014), onSaturday Night Live(2014), at the Billboard Music Awards (2014), and the MuchMusic Video Awards (2014).They also headlined the MLB 's Target All-Star Concert (2014) and the inaugural Made In America Music Festival Los Angeles.Imagine Dragons performed a version of " Revolution " atThe Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles(2014).

Impractical Jokers, where losers Joe and Sal had to perform an opening act as "Senora Lanza" at a packed concert in Nikon at Jones Beach Theater . Band members join Murr and Q on the hijinks.

and The Ellen DeGeneres Show(2015). They have also performed Shots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2015),Jimmy Kimmel Live!(2015), andThe Ellen DeGeneres Show(2015).

Imagine Dragons appeared on the first episode of the 2015 seriesThe Muppets. They performed part of the song " Roots ".

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 Imagine Dragons's Influences

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 Imagine Dragons's Band members

Current members[edit]

  • Dan Reynolds – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano, keyboards, drums, percussion(2008–present)
  • Daniel Wayne Sermon – lead and rhythm guitar, backing vocals, mandolin, drums, percussion(2009–present)
  • Ben McKee – bass guitar, backing vocals, piano, keyboards, drums, percussion(2009–present)
  • Daniel Platzman – drums, percussion, backing vocals, violin, guitar(2011–present)

Former members[edit]

  • Andrew Tolman – drums, backing vocals, acoustic rhythm guitar(2008–2011)
  • Brittany Tolman – piano, backing vocals, guitar(2009–2011)
  • Theresa Flaminio  — piano, backing vocals(2011–2012)
  • Dave Lemke – bass guitar, backing vocals(2008–2009)
  • Aurora Florence – piano, backing vocals, violin(2008)
  • Andrew Beck – guitar, backing vocals(2008)

Touring members[edit]

Timeline[edit]

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 Imagine Dragons's Discography

Night Visionsalbum logo

Studio albums[]

Extended plays[]

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 Imagine Dragons's Awards

Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Imagine Dragons

and five Billboard Music Awards .

Sales accolades[edit]

Single "Radioactive" wasBillboard's No. 1 Hot Rock Song of 2013, No. 1 Alternative Song of 2013, and is the longest-charting single on theBillboardHot 100 (87 weeks).Imagine Dragons is the only artist with two songs in the Top Ten Most Downloaded Songs in Rock History "Radioactive" (No. 1) and "Demons" (No. 8).

Streaming accolades[edit]

Radio accolades[edit]

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 Imagine Dragons's Tours

  • Smoke + Mirrors Tour (2015–2016)

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 Imagine Dragons's See also

  • List of awards and nominations received by Imagine Dragons

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