Imagine Dragons is an American alternative rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. The band gained exposure following the September 2012 release of their debut studio album, Night Visions, which peaked at number 2 on the weekly Billboard 200 chart. Following the release of Night Visions, Imagine Dragons embarked on a world tour, and performed on major late night shows. According to Billboard Imagine Dragons topped the year-end rock rankings for 2013. Billboard also named Imagine Dragons “The Breakthrough Band of 2013,” and Rolling Stone named their single “Radioactive” “the biggest rock hit of the year.” MTV also called them “the year’s biggest breakout band.”
Imagine Dragons’ line up includes vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne “Wing” Sermon, bassist Ben McKee and drummer Daniel Platzman.
The band’s debut album, Night Visions, is currently certified Platinum in eight countries, having sold over 1.9 million copies in the U.S. alone. The album is also certified gold in multiple countries. Imagine Dragons has released multiple EPs, including 2009’s Imagine Dragons, 2010’s Hell and Silence, 2011’s It’s Time, and 2012’s Continued Silence and Hear Me. The band released a live album, Live at Independent Records, in April 2013.
In response to their debut album, Imagine Dragons won an American Music Award for Favorite Alternative Artist, a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance (“Radioactive”), and a Teen Choice Award (“Radioactive”).