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Imagine Dragons Pick Up American Music Award for Alt Rock + Perform ‘I Bet My Life’

At last night’s (Nov. 23) American Music Awards, there wasn’t a whole lot going on that grabbed our attention — but, we enjoyed Lorde’s TV debut of ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’ and we’ll always take a break to watch Sam Smith sing, well, anything.

In addition to those two performances, we were thrilled to find out that Imagine Dragons picked up the award for ‘Favorite Artist — Alternative Rock,’ and they performed ‘I Bet My Life’ (which marked the song’s network TV debut). Check it out in the video above.

The performance of ‘I Bet My Life’ starts out simple and bare, but explodes into a massively intense track — the type of dynamic musical arrangement fans have come to expect from Imagine Dragons.

As for the alt rock award, both Bastille and Lorde were also up for it, and Imagine Dragons were nominated as the esteemed ‘Artist of the Year’(losing out to One Direction).

‘I Bet My Life’ is currently sitting at No. 9 on this week’s alternative rock radio charts, and is the fastest-growing song in the country. As fans wait for details on Imagine Dragons’ sophomore studio album, the band is releasing a special-edition picture disc of their debut, ‘Night Visions,’ for this week’s Record Store Day Black Friday. Get details on the vinyl here.

Next: Imagine Dragons Release New Song, ‘Warriors’ + Offer Free Download

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