Formed in 2009 and featuring lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman, Imagine Dragons earned a grassroots following by independently releasing a series of EPs. After Alex Da Kid signed them to his KIDinaKORNER/Interscope label, the band made its major-label debut with the release of Continued Silence, a 2012 EP featuring the double-platinum breakthrough single "It's Time." Night Visions arrived later that year, debuting at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, eventually selling more than 5 million copies worldwide. The album's second single, the 10X-platinum "Radioactive," hit No. 1 on the Billboard Rock chart and earned the band a 2014 GRAMMY for "Best Rock Performance." The third single, "Demons," hit No. 1 on Alternative and Top 40 radio, and has sold more than 4 million copies in the U.S.
Imagine Dragons' platinum-selling second album, Smoke + Mirrors, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart and has sold 3.8 million copies worldwide. The band's third studio album, Evolve, was released June 2017 and went double platinum within a year of its release. The first single, "Believer," topped the alternative radio chart for 12 weeks and the follow-up, “Thunder,” hit No.1 at alternative and Top 40 radio.