The Grammy-winning group Imagine Dragons learned firsthand during their ten years of international touring that music recognizes no boundaries. It is a common language that unites people from all social strata, racial backgrounds, and cultural backgrounds.
Unfortunately, a lot of immigrants from foreign nations encounter enormous financial and educational obstacles. The band’s scholarship promotes and enhances their voices in an effort to embrace the unifying spirit of music, understanding that variety makes us all stronger.
Dan Reynolds, the lead singer for the American pop rock group Imagine Dragons, Wayne Sermon, Ben McKee, and Daniel Platzman, the drummer, are from Las Vegas, Nevada.
Following the release of their award-winning debut studio record Night Visions (2012), which featured the number-one singles “Radioactive” and “Demons,” the band first attracted attention with the release of their single “It’s Time.” The song “Radioactive,” which set a record for the most weeks spent at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 list, was dubbed the “greatest rock smash of the year” by Rolling Stone. The band was dubbed “the year’s largest breakout band” by MTV, and they were crowned “Billboard’s Breakout Band of 2013” and “Biggest Band of 2017” by Billboard, respectively. They also topped MTV’s “Year in Rock” lists for 2013, 2017, and 2018 among other publications. In 2018, Imagine Dragons took first place in Billboard’s “Top Artists – Duo/Group” category.
Smoke + Mirrors, the group’s second studio album, peaked at number one in the US, Canada, and the UK in 2015. The band’s third studio album, Evolve, was released in 2017 and produced three singles that reached the top of the charts: “Believer,” “Thunder,” and “Whatever It Takes.” This made them the artist who had the most weeks spent at the top of the Billboard Hot Rock Pop charts. Numerous nations ranked the album among the top five. The band’s sixth song to top the Hot Rock Songs chart, “Natural,” appeared on their fourth studio album Origins (2018). All four of the albums were successful; however, reviews of them were uneven.
Three American Music Accolades, nine Billboard Awards, a Grammy, an MTV Video Music Award, and a World Music Award have all been won by Imagine Dragons. The group received 14 Billboard Music Award nominations in May 2014, including Favorite Artist of the Year and a Landmark Award, which honors innovation and ingenuity among musicians working in many genres. The band received 11 further nominations for the Billboard Music Awards in April 2018.
A scholarship platform called Bold.org was established with the goal of using philanthropy to combat student debt in the United States. The Year of Caring Campaign is a first for the organization and will start in January 2021. The company was founded with the goal of offering $10,000 in grants each month. It collaborates with corporations and prominent individuals that are committed to making an impact.
According to Dror Liebenthal, the CEO and Founder of Bold.org, “The Imagine Dragons Origins Award taps near to home for me. My family didn’t speak English when they moved to the US when I was just four years old. I’m glad that Imagine Dragons opted to concentrate their research on immigrants, refugees, and first-generation college students in the past because I was the first person in my family to traverse the US college system. Working with them as a part of our Year of Giving Program is an honor.
ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP
Imagine Dragons have confirmed their cooperation with Bold.org to establish and give students scholarships as part of the organization’s Year of Giving Campaign in honor of their ten years as a band and their most recent singles “Cutthroat” and “Follow You.”
Imagine Dragons decided to contribute in any way they could after seeing the numerous educational and financial struggles that first-generation families, refugees, and immigrants face throughout their months of touring.
The band stated: “This scholarship is about encouraging citizens brave enough to start over in a new country”. Four students who are refugees, immigrants, or first-generation Americans will receive $3,000 each as part of the Imagine Dragons Origins Scholarship to help them pursue their educational goals.
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Interested persons can now apply here https://bold.org/scholarships/imagine-dragons-scholarship