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Name: fun.

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    Biography:
    A genre-bending pop trio from New York City, Fun. infuse their literate indie rock songwriting sensibility with such varied influences as vintage '50s pop music, '80s adult contemporary, and hip-hop. Born out of three different bands, Fun. feature the talents of former the Format lead vocalist Nate Ruess, Steel Train guitarist Jack Antonoff, and Anathallo keyboardist Andrew Dost. Fun. broke big in 2012 with their sophomore album, Some Nights, which topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for over six weeks and earned them two Grammy Awards. Following the Format's breakup in 2008, Ruess took his songwriting skills to Steel Train's Antonoff and Anathallo's Dost, both of whom shared a similar affinity for vintage pop music and quirky, melodic hooks. The trio began a series of collaborations in Antonoff's parents' living room and soon enlisted the help of producer Steven McDonald, who recorded their work and handled bass duties. After enlisting the help of former Jellyfish keyboardist Roger Joseph Manning, Jr., who arranged several tracks, the bandmates completed work on their first record. Dubbing themselves Fun., the group introduced their Queen and ELO-influenced big pop sound in 2009 with the debut album Aim and Ignite. In 2012, Fun. returned with their sophomore effort, Some Nights. The album was produced by Jeff Bhasker, who worked on Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. The album drew much inspiration from hip-hop, and West in particular, while staying true to their roots and blowing their sound up to impressively large proportions. The record's first single, "We Are Young," featured vocals by Janelle Monáe and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. The album's second single and title track fared similarly well, eventually landing at number three on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2013, Fun.'s rising reputation as both commercial and critical darlings reached a peak when they received four Grammy nominations, and ultimately took home awards for Best New Artist and Song of the Year for "We Are Young." ~ Andrew Leahey


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    Top 10 Albums

    C'mon Album Image C'mon
    Label: Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen
    Release Date: 2011-05-17
    Track Count: 1
    Total Play Count: 0
    Believe In Me Album Image Believe In Me
    Label: fun. Music
    Release Date: 2009-12-22
    Track Count: 1
    Total Play Count: 0
    Some Nights Album Image Some Nights
    Label: Fueled By Ramen
    Release Date: 2012-02-21
    Track Count: 11
    Total Play Count: 0
    Sight of the Sun Album Image Sight of the Sun
    Label: Fueled By Ramen
    Release Date: 2014-03-11
    Track Count: 1
    Total Play Count: 0
    We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe) [Alvin Risk Remix] Album Image We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe) [Alvin Risk Remix]
    Label: Fueled By Ramen
    Release Date: 2012-03-19
    Track Count: 1
    Total Play Count: 0
    Aim and Ignite (Deluxe Version) Album Image Aim and Ignite (Deluxe Version)
    Label: fun. Music
    Release Date: 2009-08-25
    Track Count: 15
    Total Play Count: 0
    Some Nights Album Image Some Nights
    Label: Fueled By Ramen
    Release Date: 2012-02-21
    Track Count: 10
    Total Play Count: 0
    We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe) Album Image We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe)
    Label: Fueled By Ramen
    Release Date: 2011-09-20
    Track Count: 1
    Total Play Count: 0
    Some Nights Album Image Some Nights
    Label: Fueled By Ramen
    Release Date: 2012-02-21
    Track Count: 12
    Total Play Count: 0
    Some Nights Album Image Some Nights
    Label: Fueled By Ramen
    Release Date: 2012-02-14
    Track Count: 11
    Total Play Count: 0

    Top 10 Tracks

    We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe) Track Image We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe)
    Playcount: 1,143,172,586
    Duration: 04:10
    C'mon - Single Version Track Image C'mon - Single Version
    Playcount: 43,202,276
    Duration: 03:34
    Sight of the Sun - Single Version Track Image Sight of the Sun - Single Version
    Playcount: 30,162,306
    Duration: 03:30
    Be Calm Track Image Be Calm
    Playcount: 18,148,658
    Duration: 04:09
    Some Nights - Intro Track Image Some Nights - Intro
    Playcount: 14,792,450
    Duration: 02:17
    Some Nights - Intro Track Image Some Nights - Intro
    Playcount: 14,792,450
    Duration: 02:17
    Some Nights - Intro Track Image Some Nights - Intro
    Playcount: 14,792,450
    Duration: 02:19
    We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe) - Alvin Risk Remix Track Image We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe) - Alvin Risk Remix
    Playcount: 3,055,943
    Duration: 04:09
    Believe In Me Track Image Believe In Me
    Playcount: 1,444,507
    Duration: 03:28
    Some Nights - Intro; Bonus Commentary [Bonus Commentary] Track Image Some Nights - Intro; Bonus Commentary [Bonus Commentary]
    Playcount: 648,172
    Duration: 02:34

    Top 10 Collaborating Artists (Tracks)

    Janelle Monáe Artist Image Janelle Monáe
    Collaborations: 6
    Panic! At The Disco Artist Image Panic! At The Disco
    Collaborations: 1
    Havana Maestros Artist Image Havana Maestros
    Collaborations: 1
    Alvin Risk Artist Image Alvin Risk
    Collaborations: 1