And The GRAMMY Went To ... Imagine Dragons
(In the coming weeks GRAMMY.com will feature information and video highlights on winners from the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards, held Jan. 26 in Los Angeles. Each installment will offer the winning or related video, and some pertinent, and not so pertinent, information about the track and the artists.)
Artist: Imagine Dragons
Won for: Best Rock Performance
Previous wins: Imagine Dragons' win this year marked the first GRAMMY win of their career.
Did you know?: Las Vegas-based Imagine Dragons — bassist Ben McKee, drummer Daniel Platzman, vocalist Dan Reynolds, and guitarist Wayne Sermon — originally formed in Provo, Utah. Reynolds comes from a large Mormon family, with seven brothers and one sister. The quartet released their full-length major label debut album, Night Visions, in 2012. The album includes "Radioactive," which was originally featured on their preceding EP, Continued Silence, and the hits "Demons" and "It's Time." Also a Record Of The Year nominee, "Radioactive" peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, trailing two other GRAMMY-related songs: Best Rap Performance winner "Thrift Shop" (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz) and fellow Record Of The Year nominee "Blurred Lines" (Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell). The song has been on the Billboard Hot 100 for 74 weeks and has set the record for most weeks spent atop the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart. The group performed "Radioactive" with rapper Kendrick Lamar on the 56th GRAMMY Awards telecast. A studio version of the song featuring Lamar was released Jan. 27. Imagine Dragons are in the midst of a worldwide tour, with dates scheduled through August.