Imagine Dragons may have picked up Grammy nominations for Record of the Year and Best Rock Performance for “Radioactive” on Friday night, but the band didn’t find out about them until the next day. Frontman Dan Reynolds says the band initially missed out on the good news because they were on tour overseas. However, the singer found out about the nods thanks to some late-night texts from family members.
"I was on the tour bus, driving somewhere in the middle of Spain, between Barcelona and Madrid," Reynolds tells MTV News . "My family started texting me at like 5 a.m. with, like, all caps and exclamations marks, saying we got nominated for a Grammy. Then, like ten minutes later, it was 'Wait, you got nominated for another Grammy!' It was a very nice surprise to see in the wee hours in the morning."
Reynolds adds he’s excited about the nominations, but hasn’t yet been able to fully process the information. "The day after we got nominated, we played a show, and we didn't talk much about it," he reveals. "Then after the show, [guitarist] Wayne [ Sermon ] was like 'Hey guys, can we talk about the fact that we're Grammy nominated?' We're either on stage or in an interview, so we really haven't gotten to celebrate yet.”
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