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Nov302018

Scheming for the masses: Imagine Dragons' "Thunder" video hits one billion views

ABC/Randy HolmesImagine Dragons is officially a member of the billion views club. The video for the band's hit single "Thunder," originally released in May 2017, now has over one billion views on YouTube.

"Well look what you went and done," ID tweeted Friday morning after hitting the milestone. "Lots of love to you all."

The black-and-white "Thunder" video, which received an MTV VMA nomination for Best Cinematography, was filmed in Dubai, and follows a trio of alien-like contortionists. The song itself is a message for the people who bullied frontman Dan Reynolds when he was growing up with lines like "Kids were laughing in my classes/while I was scheming for the masses."

"Thunder" is the first Imagine Dragons video to hit one billion views. The clip for "Radioactive" is close -- as of Friday, it has nearly 980 million views.

The song "Thunder" is included on ID's 2017 smash album Evolve, which also features the singles "Believer" and "Whatever It Takes." Earlier this month, the band released another record, Origins, the "sister album" to Evolve.

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