About Fun.

Following the Format's breakup in 2008, frontman Nate Ruess formed the trio Fun. with Steel Train's Jack Antonoff and Anathallo's Andrew Dost, both of whom shared Ruess' affinity for vintage pop music and quirky, melodic hooks. Enlisting producer Steven McDonald and former Jellyfish keyboardist Robert Joseph Manning, Jr., Fun. 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. Produced by Jeff Bhasker, who worked on Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, the album drew inspiration from hip-hop while staying true to the trio's roots. The record's first single, "We Are Young," featuring vocals by Janelle Monáe, reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100. ~ Andrew Leahey

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