Dan Reynolds and Wayne Sermon of Imagine Dragons
Dan Reynolds and Wayne Sermon of the Grammy Award-winning band Imagine Dragons (middle two)
The wildly successful alternative rock band Imagine Dragons, which includes Church members Dan Reynolds (lead singer) and Wayne Sermon, has experienced an unusually quick journey to the top of the charts. The Las Vegas band's first hit, "It's Time," got major airplay in 2012, and the band has been going strong since.
The band's second studio album, Smoke + Mirrors, reached #1 on the Billboard 200. Billboard named them The Breakthrough Band of 2013, and Rolling Stone named their single "Radioactive" the biggest rock hit of the year. The song also broke Billboard records by spending an astounding 87 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100.
Imagine Dragons has 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.
Their songs have been included on soundtracks for Iron Man 3, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and Transformers: Age of Extinction.