Rising from the Nevada Desert in the late 2000s, the rock-outfit Imagine Dragons quickly became one of the most popular American bands from the 2010s with its mix of arena rock energy and catchy popkors. Imagine Dragons held their first Grammy Award in 2014 for the hit "Radioactive" from their debut album Night Visions, near the top of the charts for much of the 2010s, and peaked the Billboard 200 with the 201
The Las Vegas-based group originated in Provo, Utah, where vocalist Dan Reynolds met drummer Andrew Tolman while the two attended Brigham Young University. In 2009, the group who, with this time, included the guitarist Daniel Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and Tolman's wife Brittany Tolman on keys and backing vocals, made a name for themselves regionally and moved to Reynold's hometown of Las Vegas to record a pair of well-received EPs (Imagine Dragons and Hell and Silence) at Killers' Battle Born Studios. A third EP, It's Time, came next year and helped land the group a record deal with Interscope. Tolman's shared ways with the group before the Interscope agreement, and Daniel Platzman took over on drums.
In 2012, Imagine Dragons hit the big one with Continued Silence EP and their debut-long player, Night Visions, the latter of which debuted on number two spot on Billboard 200 and landed the group more awards – it later became double platinum in the United States to a large extent on the smash success of the Grammy winning hit "Radioactive", which became the biggest digital rock track in America. During 2013, two other hits followed: "Demons" in the United States and "On top of the world" elsewhere. The group spent most of 2014 and completed their second album. Co-produced by Alex da Kid, Smoke + Mirrors arrived in February 2015 and debuted at number one, buoyed by the singles "I Bet My Life" and "Shots." The band often played between June 2015 and February 2016, and finally released the Smoke + Mirrors Live concert, recorded in 2015 at a sold-out Air Canada Center in Toronto.
They took a well-deserved break in 2016, making just a few sporadic forays into the studio to record three songs for soundtrack: "Not Today" to Me Before You, "Sucker for Pain" for Suicide, and "Levitate "for passengers. Imagine that Dragons has also recorded songs for his third right album, leaving lead single "Believer" in January 2017. The album Evolve was released in June. As the name suggested, the band continued to change, emphasizes EDM-flavored pop and positive attitudes as translated to the "No matter what it takes" and "Thunder" hits. In the beginning of 2018, the band, together with R & B singer Khalid, made a mashup of their respective hits "Thunder" and "Young Dumb & Broke." That summer they released the standalone single "Natural". ~ James Christopher Monger