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Dec122017

Imagine Dragons named "Billboard" Top Rock Artist of 2017 

ABC/Randy HolmesImagine Dragons rules Billboard's year-end rock charts. The publication names Dan Reynolds and company the Top Rock Artist of 2017.

The band earns the honor thanks to the success of their new album Evolve and its singles "Believer" and "Thunder," the former of which ruled the Hot Rock Songs chart for 29 weeks. Meanwhile, "Thunder" is nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 2018 Grammys, while Evolve is up for Best Pop Vocal Album.

Following Imagine Dragons on the year-end Top Rock Artist chart is Twenty One Pilots, followed by Linkin Park, Metallica and Portugal. the Man. Metallica also has the Top Rock Album of 2017 with Hardwired...to Self-Destruct, which was released November 2016.

Here are Billboard's top 10 rock artists of 2017:

1. Imagine Dragons
2. Twenty One Pilots
3. Linkin Park
4. Metallica
5. Portugal. the Man
6. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
7. The Lumineers
8. Coldplay
9. John Mayer
10. Guns N' Roses

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