Fun (band)

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Lead singer Nate Ruess at Bonnaroo Music Festival on June 10, 2012
Lead singer Nate Ruess at Bonnaroo Music Festival on June 10, 2012
Background information
OriginNew York City, U.S.
GenresIndie pop, alternative rock, power pop[1]
Years active2008 (2008)–present
LabelsFueled by Ramen, Nettwerk, Hassle
MembersNate Ruess
Andrew Dost
Jack Antonoff

Fun (stylized as fun.) is an American alternative rock band. The band is from New York City. It was formed by Nate Ruess who used to be in The Format. After The Format breakup in 2008, Ruess formed Fun. The band has so far released two albums. Their first album Aim and Ignite was released in 2009. Their second album Some Nights was released in February 2012.

The band became famous for their hit single "We Are Young". Janelle Monáe was featured on the song. "We Are Young" reached number one on the US Hot 100 chart. It became the first alternative rock song to be number one since Coldplay's 2008 single "Viva la Vida". It also reached number one on the UK Singles Chart.

Members[change | change source]

Band member Duration Related note(s)
Jack Antonoff 2008— Vocals, guitar
2012— Drums
Andrew Dost 2008— Range of instruments
Nate Ruess 2008— Lead vocalist
Touring member Duration Related note(s)
Nate Harold 2009— Bass guitar, vocals, sampler
Emily Moore 2009— Guitar, vocals, keyboard, saxophone
Will Noon 2010— Drums

Discography[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Chris DeVille (April 18, 2012). "Feature: fun. at LC Pavilion". Columbus Alive. The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved 27 April 2012. Maybe you've been following fun.'s emo-fried, Queen-inspired power-pop since the trio brought together members of The Format, Steel Train and Anathallo in 2008. If so, you probably heard "We Are Young" when the band released it last September. Perhaps you discovered the song when the "Glee" cast performed it in December.

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