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Debut album "Aim and Ignite" (2009)


Back in February 2008, Nate Ruess split with The Format and formed a new band with the Format's touring partners. Nate asked Jack Antonoff of Steel Train and Andrew Dost of Anathallo to join him in a new project which was kicked off within a week in New York. "We stayed for a couple of months and just wrote, recorded and hung out," Andrew said in an interview.

They recorded their first demo and titled it "Benson Hedges". With materials in hand, the band approached Steven McDonald who produced for The Format. McDonald agreed to produce their first album and even played guitar in it. "At Least I'm Not as Sad (As I Used to Be)" was set as the first single and posted for free on the band's MySpace page.

Latest News

Fun.'s Nate Ruess Debuts New Solo Track 'AhHa'

April 28, 2015 02:48:32 GMT

has previewed his solo music with another new track. The frontman returned on Monday, April 27 with "AhHa" which will appear on his upcoming solo album "", due out on June 16 via Fueled by Ramen.

Fun. Isn't Breaking Up, Just Isn't Inspired to Record New Album

February 06, 2015 08:43:14 GMT

Despite nearly three years without new albums, are still together. Responding to fans' questions if they've broken up, the trio made up of , Jack Antonoff and Andrew Dost posted a long statement on their Facebook page on Thursday, February 5 in which they explained why it took them so long to follow up their successful 2012 set "".

Video: Fun. Debuts New Song 'Harsh Lights' on 'Tonight Show'

June 20, 2014 03:59:56 GMT

is back with new music. The band gave fans the first listen to their new track called "Harsh Light" when they appeared in a special episode of "" in Orlando on Wednesday night, June 18.

Fun. Set to Perform With Queen at iHeart Radio Festival

September 20, 2013 05:03:54 GMT

has been confirmed to appear together with at iHeartRadio Festival on Friday, September 20. However, Ruess will not be the only member to take the stage with the legendary British band, which has hired "" alum again to serve as its guest-frontman.

Justin Timberlake, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Lead 2013 MTV EMA Nominees

September 18, 2013 03:19:02 GMT

After leading last month's 2013 MTV Video Music Awards with six nominations each, it's deja vu for and & Ryan Lewis as they meet again at the top with the most nominations of five each at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards to take place on November 10 at Amsterdam's Ziggo dome. The nominees were revealed on Tuesday, September 17 by actor appearing as Ron Burgundy, a role he's going to reprise in "" sequel.

Fun. to Perform at White House's Independence Day Concert

July 05, 2013 02:52:18 GMT

Indie rock band will be helping President Barack Obama, his family and the USO as they welcome over 1,200 troops and their families on the South Lawn of the White House for this year's fifth annual "Salute to the Troops" concert on July 4. The Grammy Award-winning act will perform in an hour-long concert which will be streamed live from the White House website starting at 8:10 P.M. EST.

Fun. to Record New Album 'at the Beginning of Next Year'

July 04, 2013 08:18:11 GMT

has revealed that they may return to the studio early next year. In an interview with Billboard, , Andrew Dost and Jack Antonoff said that their new album would drop as quick as its predecessor, 2012's "".

Fun. Kicks Off 'Today' Show' 2013 Summer Concert Series

May 25, 2013 02:55:21 GMT

Indie rock band kicked off the 2013 Summer Concert Series of the "" show over Memorial Day weekend, performing to a packed crowd that gathered along Jersey Shore. The Grammy Award-winning act brought in the sunshine to the otherwise overcast weather that hovered over Seaside Heights boardwalk stage where they played their hits on Friday, May 24.

'Revenge' Creator Mike Kelley Quits Show After Season 2

April 23, 2013 05:16:47 GMT

Mike Kelley is departing "", the hit drama series that he created, at the end of the second season. On Monday, April 22, he announced his decision to step down as showrunner for the -starring show.

Taylor Swift, Maroon 5 and Fun. Lead 2013 Billboard Music Awards Nominees

April 23, 2013 05:04:55 GMT

As the 2013 Billboard Music Awards announced this year's complete rundown of nominees, superstar acts , and end up on the top of the list, earning nominations in 11 different categories. The winners will be revealed during the star-studded ceremony that will take place on Sunday, May 19 live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Fun. Premieres New Music Video 'Why Am I the One'

February 27, 2013 08:14:31 GMT

Fresh from their big Grammy triumph as this year's Best New Artist, indie rock band premieres a new music video for their latest single "Why Am I the One". The track is from their sophomore album "" which has produced the two previous hits "Carry On" and "We Are Young", which earned them another Grammy trophy for Song of the Year.

Grammys 2013 Performances: Elton John, Justin Timberlake, Miranda Lambert and Fun.

February 11, 2013 06:09:14 GMT

British newcomer performed for the first time on the Grammy stage with no less than Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee . The two English musicians teamed up for Sheeran's "The a Team", which was nominated for Song of the Year. The legendary "Piano Man" showed off his key-playing talent along with the 21-year-old strumming his guitar on the set of the 55th annual Grammy Awards live from the Los Angeles Staples Center.

'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' Moves Forward as It Finds Its Scribe

January 12, 2013 04:56:01 GMT

Walt Disney Pictures' long gestating "Pirates of the Caribbean 5" project is still underway. After a long time the studio didn't come out with any update on the project, it is now reported that the Mouse House has hired a writer to provide the script for the movie.

Demi Moore Spotted Having Dinner Date With Her New Man

January 12, 2013 04:25:46 GMT

It seems that is ready to go public with her new romance. The estranged wife of was recently spotted going out for a dinner date with a man at South Beverly Grill in Beverly Hills. According to E! News, he's her new beau, restaurateur Harry Morton.

Katy Perry, Usher, Fun. and More Join Obama Inauguration

January 12, 2013 04:04:25 GMT

A couple of days after , and were hand-picked by President Barack Obama to sing at his inauguration ceremony on January 21, more A-listers were added to the line-up of performers. Many of whom are loyal, vocal supporters of the re-elected president, from his candidacy and throughout his previous first term as the country's top leader.

Fun. Release 'Sight of the Sun' for 'Girls' Soundtrack

January 08, 2013 06:28:14 GMT

debut a new track "Sight of the Sun" off the new album "Girls - Volume 1: Music", the soundtrack of the hit TV series "" starring . "Sight of the Sun" is featured in the 14-track standard edition and the 18-track deluxe edition of the album which is set to be released January 8, just a few days before the hit HBO series returns to TV screens on Sunday, January 13 with the second season.

Pink Teams Up With Fun.'s Nate Ruess in Next Single 'Just Give Me a Reason'

December 18, 2012 08:43:21 GMT

Pop/rock diva has released her newest single "Just Give Me a Reason" from her sixth studio album, "The Truth About Love". The piano-backed duet is the singer's collaborative work with 's and is the third single lifted off the said LP. Pink says that the track is one of her favorites and has also confirmed that an official music video for the song will soon be released.

Chris Evans' Actor Brother Scott Evans Arrested on Drug Charges

December 06, 2012 06:49:20 GMT

Scott Evans, who played a police officer on "", was taken into custody on Tuesday, December 4. The younger brother of "" hunk was charged with felony for attempt to possess a controlled substance.

Grammy Awards 2013 Nominees: Jay-Z, Fun., The Black Keys and More

December 06, 2012 06:45:56 GMT

All genres of music were very well represented in the 2013 Grammy Awards list of nominees. Artists , , and were among those with multiple nominations at the prestigious awards show. Other musicians who got multiple nominations include , , and . The list of nominees was announced on Wednesday, December 5 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

Keira Knightley: People Are Not Interested in My Small Breasts

November 14, 2012 08:25:20 GMT

has no problem exposing her breasts because they're small. To Allure, the actress admits, "I don't mind expossing my tits because they're so small... People really aren't that interested!"

Fun. and Ne-Yo Join Other Top Performers at the Grammy Nominations Concert

November 14, 2012 08:14:10 GMT

Indie pop band and R'n'B singer have been added to the list of performers for "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! - Countdown to Music's Biggest Night" to take place on December 5 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Country and pop sensation will be hosting the event together with rapper and veteran host, .

Fun. Take to New York City in New Video 'Carry On'

October 25, 2012 02:32:43 GMT

New York-based indie pop band, , go on a night of merry-making and sold-out performances in the Big Apple for their new music video "Carry On". The single is the third track off the band's second studio album, "". Previously-released songs include "We Are Young" and the title track.

Lollapalooza Festival Set to Expand to Israel in 2013

August 06, 2012 02:35:48 GMT

Lollapalooza is expanding to the Middle East. The festival founder, Perry Farrell, has announced over the weekend that the annual event will be held in Tel Aviv, Israel on August 20-22, 2013. Should the plan go on track, it will mark the first large-scale global music festival to be held in the country.

Video Premiere: Fun.'s 'Some Nights'

June 05, 2012 09:24:14 GMT

have debuted a music video directed by Anthony Mandler in support of their latest single "Some Nights". and his bandmates perform the song in an open field in the middle of a gunfight between two camps of soldiers.

Video: Fun. and Hayley Williams Cover Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used to Know'

May 18, 2012 08:46:39 GMT

got as their duet partner when covering 's hit single "Somebody That I Used to Know" in a recent gig. sang Gotye's part, while the singer tackled 's.

Artist of the Week: Fun.

March 19, 2012 06:21:47 GMT

are riding high on the success of their single "We Are Young". The indie rock band soar to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100, becoming the first rock act to top the chart since did so with their single "How You Remind Me" in 2001. They also become the first act in the history of the band's label Fueled by Ramen to score No. 1 single.

Hot 100 Gets Digital Makeover, Fun. Remain No. 1

March 15, 2012 02:45:16 GMT

Billboard Hot 100 revises its way to rank a song's popularity. The music magazine will now take into account data from streaming-music sites in addition to including radio-airplay ratings and digital song sales into calculation. Despite the adjustment, digital sales still become the major factor to compile the single list, followed by radio and online streams.

Video Premiere: Fun.'s 'We Are Young' Ft. Janelle Monae

January 04, 2012 08:28:53 GMT

have debuted a beautifully-made music video for their single "We Are Young". Directed by Marc Klasfeld, the clip shot in a slow-motion style sees the indie pop band performing the song at a bar. The chaos begins when people start to pick up a fight and attack each other, but the band are undeterred by the brawl and continue their show as if nothing happens.

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