“Been dreaming of this since a child- I’m on top of the world.”- Imagine Dragons
Imagine Dragons is one of the leading rock bands from America, which hales from Nevada, Las Vegas. The band is popularly known for its electropop, Alternative rock, and indie rock genres. The Band included lead singer Dan Reynolds, Daniel Platzman (drummer), Wayne Sermon (guitarist), and Ben McKee (keyboardist). Imagine Dragons came into limelight with their debut album named Night Visions, which was released on September 4, 2012.
Their debut album was a big hit in the United States, and it was also rated at number two position on the “Billboard 200”. As a result, the band was rewarded with plenty of nominations and awards.
The Imagine Dragons came into existence when band’s lead vocalist Dan Reynolds met Andrew Tolman (drummer) while studying at Brigham Young University in 2008. Later, they met with the other members of the group, Andrew Beck (guitarist), Dave Lemke (bass), and Aurora Florence (piano player). The name of the group, “Imagine Dragons,” came into existence with the consent of all constituent members. The five of them released their first extended play in 2008, and named it “Speak to Me.”
In the next year, this band went through lots of composition. Their main member Andrew (guitarist) and Aurora (piano player), left the group, which created a big vacuum within the group. After that, Tolman added Wayne Sermon, who was his school time friend. Then later, Tolmen added his wife Brittany Tolman to the group as a backup singer and supporting keyboard player. After some time, Dave Lemke decided to take a different path, so he also left the group. Ben McKee joined the band as the replacement of Lemke.
After gaining lots of success in their hometown Provo, Utah, the band decided to move to Las Vegas for better opportunities. Imagine Dragons released their second extended play in 2009. This EP was recorded under the battle space-born studios. There all songs were produced and directed by themselves. Their Extended Play made an achievement when they were selected in Windows Media Player.
Their first big steps toward stardom came by luck when they were called to perform at the Las Vegas Festival in 2009. The band successfully performed in front of more than 26,000 people. Then, later on, the band signed the contract with Interscope Records, where they got the opportunity worked with Alex da Kid.
Imagine Dragons is one of the most successful bands around the world. In a very short span of time, they have gained huge popularity and success. Imagine Dragons has successfully released several commercially hit albums included three studio albums and four successful live albums. They have also successfully launched seven extended plays and more in pipelines.
The band became internationally successful with their single “It’s Time.” This song gathered the no.15 position on the Billboard Hot 100. The band’s debut studio album Night Visions was a mega-hit of 2013. This album gained number second position on the Billboard 200. Imagine Dragons became the biggest name in the music industry as their albums continue to step the ladder of success.
Awards & Achievement
Imagine Dragons is one of the most inspiring groups in the history of the music world. They have given many successful hits to the music industry. As a result, the band has won twenty-four prestigious awards and seventy-six nominations.
The band has bagged Grammy Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, three American Music Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, and four BMI Pop Awards. Apart from that, Imagine Dragons has also won “The European Festivals Awards,” “The iHeartRadio Music Awards,” “Teen Choice Awards, “and “The Swiss Music Awards.”
Net Worth of Imagine Dragons
As of May 2020, Imagine Dragons’ net worth is estimated to be $40 million. Their major source of income is earnings from their commercially hit albums. The band’s debut studio album was a huge blockbuster hit and also turned out to be the fourth fastest-selling album of 2013. The album was awarded double Platinum certification as they were able to sell more than 83,000 copies in the very first week. Then they continued to produce hits after hits, which contributed a lot to their net worth.
This group is not only known for their singing talent, but they also well known for their charity works. This band started a foundation called the Tyler Robinson Foundation, which worked for the aid of cancer patients. Imagine Dragons were also able to generate the funds of $100k for the school music programs.