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Fun (band)

Fun in 2012
Fun in 2012
Background information
OriginNew York City, New York, U.S.
Years active2008–2015 (on hiatus)
Associated acts

Fun (stylized as fun.) is an American pop rock band based in New York City. The band was formed by Nate Ruess (then-former lead singer of the Format), Andrew Dost (formerly of Anathallo), and Jack Antonoff (of Steel Train and Bleachers).[4] Fun has released two albums: Aim and Ignite in August 2009 and Some Nights in February 2012.

The band is best known for three hit singles from Some Nights: Grammy Award-winning "We Are Young" featuring Janelle Monáe, "Some Nights", and "Carry On". "We Are Young" reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and Digital Songs charts. It also peaked at number one in the United Kingdom. "Some Nights" was released as the album's second single in June 2012, peaking at number three on the Hot 100 chart and becoming Fun's second Top 10 single, as well as the band's second song to reach platinum status in the United States.

In 2013, "We Are Young" won the Grammy award for Song of the Year and the band won Best New Artist. Additionally, Fun was a nominee for four other Grammy Awards: Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo or Group Performance (both for "We Are Young") along with Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album (both for Some Nights).[5]

  1. ^ a b Kellman, Andy. "Fun. - biography and credits". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved March 12, 2013.
  2. ^ "2012's Most Anticipated Debut Albums". Billboard. January 19, 2012. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
  3. ^ "How A Band Called 'fun.' Found Its Way To No. 1". NPR. March 16, 2012. Retrieved September 18, 2021.
  4. ^ Martin, Hannah (September 15, 2009). "A new dynamic to Fun: Nate Ruess", Boston Globe, p. G3.
  5. ^ "55th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees: General". Grammy.com. Archived from the original on December 7, 2014. Retrieved February 10, 2013.

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