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.
Lead singer Nate Ruess at Bonnaroo Music Festival on June 10, 2012
|Origin||New York City, U.S.|
|Genres||Indie pop, alternative rock, power pop|
|Labels||Fueled by Ramen, Nettwerk, Hassle|
|Associated acts||Fall Out Boy, The Format, Steel Train, Anathallo, Panic! at the Disco|
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.
|Band member||Duration||Related note(s)|
|Jack Antonoff||2008—||Vocals, guitar|
|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|
- 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.