Jun.13 / 2014

Imagine Dragons and five other artists from Las Vegas

Las Vegas is the city that never sleeps, and in addition to gambling and things you’d rather not remember in the morning, the people of Vegas also spend their nocturnal nights making amazing music.

Newly announced MMVA performers Imagine Dragons hail from the city of sin and are in good company. Check out five other artists who call Vegas home.

Watch the 2014 MMVAs this Sunday at 9E/6P on Much, CTV and CTV GO.

1. The Killers
With four studio records and approximately 22 million albums sold worldwide, The Killers have quickly become one of the biggest rock bands of all time. The band, who met through want ads and mutual friends, recorded four songs for their demo in 2002, including Mr. Brightside, which is still one of The Killers most famous singles.

2. Panic! At The Disco
Rock trio Panic! At The Disco recorded their first demos together while still attending high school in Las Vegas in 2004, eventually scoring a record deal with Fueled by Ramen. Like The Killers’ singer Brandon Flowers, Panic! frontman Brandon Urie is also a Mormon, often skipping practice in the early days of the bands formation to attend Church. The band released their fourth studio album in 2013 and subsequently opened for Fall Out Boy on the Save Rock and Roll Tour.

3. Ne-Yo
With writing credits for Rihanna, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Beyonce and Michael Jackson, plus a hugely successful solo career that includes three Grammys, Ne-Yo has been one of the most significant contributors to the pop and R&B world in the past ten years.

4. Jenny Lewis
Solo artist and Rilo Kiley frontwoman Jenny Lewis calls Las Vegas her hometown, raised by her professional musician parents. Most recently, Lewis has been releasing music under the duo Jenny and Johnny, where she performs alongside her boyfriend Jonathan Rice, but she is gearing up for a summer of solo tour dates and a possible new album coming soon.

4. The Cab
Rock band The Cab have been making music together since 2008, scoring the number one spot on Billboards Heatseekers list after the release of their first album, Whisper War. Keeping things very Sin-city, The Cab have worked with Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie in the past, and named their 2012 tour What Happens in Vegas…


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