"We Are Young" sold over 390,000 copies last week, helping fun. become the first artist in history to sell over 300,000 digital copies of a single song for six weeks straight. Wow.

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Jason Tate on 04/12/12 - 09:43 AM
Check out a video interview with Nate from fun. in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/10/12 - 11:11 PM
Check out an acoustic rendition of "Why Am I The One" from fun. in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/10/12 - 01:09 PM
The AV Club sat down with Nate from fun. to talk about their new fame.
From the InterviewI personally didn’t, because when I was 20 and thought that I had a song that could have been big and didn’t, I just began to wonder how a hit song actually works, and figured that it could never work for me. Writing “We Are Young,” it was like “Okay, this is catchy,” but I couldn’t imagine it taking off in such a massive way. Even the day after Jeff and I had recorded it and sent it to everybody and the head of our label, he freaked out over it, and I thought it was cool, but had no idea.

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Jason Tate on 04/03/12 - 10:14 AM
Record Store Day has posted an acoustic live version of fun. playing "Carry On" - check it out here.
Jason Tate on 03/30/12 - 09:47 AM
fun. will be on David Letterman on April 23rd.
Jason Tate on 03/29/12 - 10:53 AM
fun. will be releasing The Ghost That You Are To Me on Record Store Day. It is limited to only 2000 units.

Side A
01 We Are Young (Acoustic)
02 Carry On (Acoustic)
Side B
01 Why Am I the One (Acoustic)
02 Why Am I the One
Jason Tate on 03/22/12 - 03:31 PM
Head to the replies to watch fun. perform an acoustic cover of Lady Antebellum's "We Owned the Night."
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/21/12 - 12:08 PM
A video of fun. performing "Why Am I The One" acoustic and making fun of Justin Bieber's Swag Coach can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 03/21/12 - 11:13 AM
Check out fun. performing "All Alright" from SXSW 2012, in the replies.
Jason Tate on 03/20/12 - 03:49 PM
fun.'s performances of "Some Nights" and "We Are Young" at the mtvU Woodies Awards Festival, can be found here and here.
Jason Tate on 03/16/12 - 02:54 PM
Adam seems to be having a blast down at SXSW so far. I've heard he's already gone through all of the stickers I sent him. Umm, shit. Well, he's checking out fun. right now and just sent in this video of them playing "Carry On." Nate sounds so spot on, I'm bummed it's cut short.

In other, totally relevant, news: Lueda's officially in the USA and on her way down to Austin. Make sure you've RSVP'd so you can hear her DJ at our party Friday night.
Jason Tate on 03/14/12 - 05:29 PM
fun. has been added to the Bonnaroo lineup.

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Jason Tate on 03/12/12 - 06:32 PM
fun. were recently profiled in the New York Times.
From the Article“I started falling in love with the Drake album and the Kanye album, and I thought, that’s really theatrical, and it’s hip-hop music, and I make really theatrical music,” Mr. Ruess said. “Why can’t I add a hip-hop element?” He said his idea was “to take that ’70s songwriting style but modernize it a little bit more.”

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Jason Tate on 03/11/12 - 02:31 PM
Fun. becomes the first rock band in more than a decade to send a debut Billboard Hot 100 hit to number one.
From the ArticleWith its coronation, fun. becomes the first multi-member rock band to conquer the Hot 100 with its first entry on the chart since Nickelback arrived with its four-week No. 1 "How You Remind Me" in December 2001/January 2002. The song went on to become Billboard's top title of 2002. (Electronic/alternative act Owl City ruled the Hot 100 with debut single "Fireflies" in 2009, but the name served as an alias for its only member, Adam Young).
Jason Tate on 03/07/12 - 03:57 PM
While checking the chart position of Every Time I Die for the news post below, I happened to see that fun.'s "We Are Young" is still sitting at number one on the singles charts. So very cool.
Jason Tate on 03/07/12 - 10:45 AM
For those curious how fun. would do in week two: they sold about 26k copies of their new album.
Jason Tate on 03/06/12 - 05:34 PM
In today's feature from AlterThePress, they asked Nate Ruess (fun.) what albums changed his life.
Jason Tate on 03/06/12 - 02:45 PM
Glee is getting a lot of credit for breaking fun. into the mainstream. In an interview with the show's music supervisor, PJ Bloom, he discusses having initial trepidation on even using the song.
From the Article“I vividly remember John dropping by my office with a just-mastered ‘We Are Young’ in hand,” “Glee” music supervisor PJ Bloom says. “It was still on its original blank CD-R titled in poorly handwritten red Sharpie.” When Janick suggested that the track was perfect for the musical show, Bloom demurred. “‘Glee’ doesn’t break bands,” Bloom says. “We celebrate existing pop success-that’s our core model.” But after listening to the song only once, he changed his mind.

“Not five...
Jason Tate on 03/05/12 - 01:58 PM
The cover article Billboard did about fun. can be found here, which confirms "Some Nights" will be the next single.
Jonathan Bautts on 03/02/12 - 08:56 PM
Fun. debuted at #2 on Billboard’s "Top Current Albums" chart and at #3 on the Billboard 200. Some Nights also topped Billboard's "Vinyl Albums" chart. Furthermore, "We Are Young" has claimed #1 on Billboard’s "Digital Songs" chart, #6 on Billboard’s "Hot 100" chart, and is #3 at Alternative Rock radio with over 1 million single sales to date.
Jason Tate on 02/29/12 - 03:01 PM
fun. sold over 69,000 copies of their new record, Some Nights in its first week of release. That was good enough to land them at #3 behind Adele and Whitney Houston. Congrats to the guys for their much deserved recognition!
Keagan Ilvonen on 02/28/12 - 02:26 PM
Yesterday we posted about fun. doing an audio commentary on all the tracks from their new album for Spotify. A bunch of non-US readers wanted to know if they could hear it too, and with that, someone posted it up for download.
Jason Tate on 02/23/12 - 02:54 PM
fun. has announced more tour dates.

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Jason Tate on 02/23/12 - 12:22 PM
fun. will be performing live right here at 11:00am (PST).
Jason Tate on 02/23/12 - 11:59 AM
When our parents were growing up, "pop" music was the norm. For the most part, it was really good too. Besides the obvious Beatles and Beach Boys catalogs, there were also bands like The Kinks and The Zombies making great strides in keeping that three letter term more refreshing than the processed and stale state some of us see it as today. I remember buying The Format's Dog Problems and remembering how it pulled me out of the general radio gutter. I might be connecting the dots too much seeing how frontman Nate Ruess is the only line between his former band and fun., but Some Nights is one of the best tastes of the genre I've heard in some time (no pun intended). Like most of what Ruess...
Adam Pfleider on 02/22/12 - 01:41 PM
fun.'s new album, Some Nights, is expected to sell 50-60k in the first week.
Joe DeAndrea on 02/22/12 - 01:01 PM
Check out fun. performing "We Are Young" on Conan last night -- in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 02/22/12 - 11:48 AM
It's fun. day around the website. Check out a video for "Some Nights (Intro)" right here.
From the Article“But one of the most important moments in the studio was when we put on ‘Eyes Wide Shut,’” Dost said, turning to the subject at hand and this video they shot with director Poppy de Villeneuve. “It kind of froze the moment… we wanted to capture the feeling of that film, and also the scene in ‘The Shining’ when Jack Nicholson talks to the ghostly bartender. Basically we wondered what it would be like if Stanley Kubrick made a music video for the intro to our album. Fortunately Poppy was able to bring those ideas to life in a way we really love.”
Jason Tate on 02/21/12 - 01:01 PM
A track by track commentary from fun. can be heard on Spotify.
Jason Tate on 02/21/12 - 12:10 PM
fun.'s new album is up on iTunes. Let's see how this guy does on the charts.

Update: Currently the number one album on iTunes. #11 on Amazon.
Jason Tate on 02/20/12 - 11:00 PM
fun. did a session with IheartRadio. Check the replies for the videos.

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Jason Tate on 02/20/12 - 12:26 PM
fun. are MTV's PUSH "Artist of the Week" - which includes an interview with the band, along with live acoustic performances of "Walking the Dog," "Carry On," and "We Are Young."

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Jason Tate on 02/20/12 - 11:59 AM
Fun. will be on Conan on February 21st.

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Jason Tate on 02/17/12 - 11:23 AM
fun.'s "We Are Young" has entered the Top 3 in Billboard's Hot 100 charts this week.

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Jason Tate on 02/16/12 - 12:30 PM
If you don't have it yet: fun.'s Aim and Ignite is now up on Noisetrade.

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Jason Tate on 02/16/12 - 10:01 AM
fun.'s new album has been getting a lot of discussion over the past 24 hours on this site. As I've browsed around the net, I've seen similar comments here that also showed up on Facebook and Last.fm, all in relation to the band's use of "autotune" on the album. Now, the discussion around whether you thought the band's artistic decision to use the tool was successful or not is a different topic (one worth having here, if interested). What I want to focus on, for a moment, is the difference between autotune and a vocoder. Like many, I've spent a good time just using the phrase "autotune" anytime I hear an electronic vocal. It's the go-to response because it's the phrase most commonly...
Jason Tate on 02/14/12 - 02:28 PM
fun.'s new album will be unveiled to the world today, having made it to "stream day" without leaking. That's quite an accomplishment in this day and age. When the album goes up for stream we'll post about it on the homepage for a full discussion and lovefest, but in the meantime - the album thread is a really great place to hang out with fun. fans anticipating the new album. Just thought I'd toss up a quick article to point fans that way.

: Some songs are going up now.

Update #2: It's up. Go in with an open mind ... and enjoy!
Jason Tate on 02/13/12 - 09:46 AM
And now for some uplifting news: "We Are Young" by Fun. is the #1 song on iTunes.
Jason Tate on 02/08/12 - 10:40 AM
After its inclusion in Chevy's Super Bowl ad, fun.'s "We Are Young" has surged into the top 10 on both iTunes and Amazon.

Submitted by neo506
Jason Tate on 02/06/12 - 11:51 AM
fun.'s new song "We Are Young" will be used in Chevy’s new Sonic ad, which will air during the Super Bowl. It's in the replies if you want to take a look.
Jason Tate on 02/01/12 - 05:04 PM
90 second clips of the new fun. album are up on iTunes.
Jason Tate on 01/31/12 - 10:20 AM
You can hear the new fun. song "Carry On" in the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/24/12 - 10:09 AM
Today we've got an exclusive peak behind the scenes with fun. as they record their new song "All Alright." Check the replies for the video. We're now a little less than a month away from the new album release - the excitement is definitely building.
Jason Tate on 01/23/12 - 09:46 AM
You can check out a behind-the-scenes look into fun.'s new music video for "We Are Young" in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 01/10/12 - 06:11 PM
Check out fun.'s music video for "We Are Young" here.
Thomas Nassiff on 01/01/12 - 11:05 PM
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