Imagine Dragons is on the verge of making some Billboard chart history.
The group's Grammy Award-winning hit "Radioactive" has logged its 76th week on the Billboard Hot 100, tying Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" for the longest run on the survey.
And with "Radioactive" sitting at No. 23 it seems likely that a record-breaking 77th week is imminent. Frontman Dan Reynolds tells us that producer Alex Da Kid deserves as much credit as Imagine Dragons for the song's success:
"That was really a song...where Alex Da Kid came in and really helped us...We knew that we wanted kind of a powerful production for that song, and Alex has a really good, experienced resume with kind of really, really big electronic drum sounds, and we wanted that song to be kind of the two worlds coming together -- the acoustic, raw rock band vibe and that energy and to bring that together with the kind of, almost an urban hip-hop kind of beat on that song. And Alex really helped us to capture a deeper bass sound and a bigger snare (drum) sound, so his experience as producer really came to the table on that song."
"Radioactive" won the Grammy for Best Rock Performance and was also nominated for Record of the Year; Imagine Dragons subsequently released the version of the song it performed during the ceremony with rapper Kendrick Lamar via iTunes.
Imagine Dragons is in the midst of a North American tour that wraps up March 15 in Denver, followed by performances at Lollapalooza Chile and Lollapalooza Brazil, along with summer festival dates in France and Portugal.