Since Imagine Dragons entered the scene in 2012, they’ve achieved insane success through several hit singles from their debut album Night Visions. Now, one of those songs is about to make Billboard history!
“Radioactive,” which was the band’s second release behind “It’s Time,” has recently tied Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours” for most time spent on the Billboard Hot 100 with an impressive 76-week run, and is poised to surpass Mraz’s 2009 hit in the coming weeks.
According to Nielsen Soundscan (via Billboard.com) “Radioactive” has sold a whopping 6.6 million downloads since its release in the summer of 2012. The song peaked at No. 3 on the charts and currently sits at No. 23.
Imagine Dragons performed an impressive mash-up of “Radioactive” with rapper Kendrick Lamar at this year’s GRAMMY Awards, and the song also won the band the award for Best Rock Performance of the Year, drumming up even more downloads.
One person who is not all-too impressed with Imagine Dragons, though, is Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, who recently had some choice words about the band and the GRAMMYs.
During a recent performance at Houston’s Bayou Music Center, Homme pretended that QOTSA was about to perform an Imagine Dragons song, before saying “Just f**king kidding,” and continuing, “Wait, wait, wait, you’ve got to admit, you’re all imagining dragons right now. You know, f**k everything, f**k the man, f**k Imagine Dragons, f**k the Grammys, f**k all this sh*t,” (via Rolling Stone).
Homme’s comments came in response to his performance with Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor, the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham being cut short as they closed out the 2014 awards show.
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