Carrie Underwood took the top place on this week's charts, selling over 270,000 copies of Blown Away. Norah Jones was in second and...yes...NOW 42 was third. Adele had her weakest sales week of 21 in a long while, finishing fourth with just over 77,000 units moved and B.o.B. debuted at fifth with 74,000. Jack White added another 62,000 to his total while finishing 7th, while fun. added another 11,000 to its ongoing strong sales performance. The Avengers soundtrack sold 26,000 copies.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/09/12 - 01:43 PM
fun. has announced some tour dates for Australia in July and the UK in October. They're in the replies.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/08/12 - 09:02 AM
fun. is hoping to launch a "marriage equality non-profit group."

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Jason Tate on 05/07/12 - 03:07 PM
Fun. covered "Sabotage" last Friday, check the replies for the video.

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Jason Tate on 05/07/12 - 02:13 PM
NPR is streaming fun.'s show at the 930 club in Washington.

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Jason Tate on 05/04/12 - 09:50 AM
Eve 6's Speak In Code has debuted at #39 on the Billboard Top 200. Jack White topped the charts with 127k sold. Adele sold another 84k, and fun. added another 13k to their total.
Jason Tate on 05/02/12 - 03:46 PM
Fun. hasn't found the humor in parodies for "We Are Young."
From the Article"I get an e-mail about every other day being like, 'You've gotta see this parody.' [And] I'm not going to go Coolio on the situation and say I'm not into parodies, but I'm going to say, chances are, it's not funny," frontman Nate Ruess said. "Maybe I have a high standard for what's funny, but I'm just going to go with 'We Are Not Young,' you probably are not funny. Like, that level of comedy that I just did was the exact same level of comedy that they're doing."
Joe DeAndrea on 05/01/12 - 07:42 PM
fun. will be filming a video for "Some Nights" next week.
Jason Tate on 04/30/12 - 05:43 PM
fun.'s most-popular-song-in-the-world is used in the trailer for Judd Apatow's "This Is 40."

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Jason Tate on 04/28/12 - 01:36 PM
fun.'s recent performance of "We Are Young" on Much Music can be viewed here.
Jason Tate on 04/27/12 - 12:23 PM
fun. will perform "We Are Young" at MTV movie awards on June 3rd.

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Jason Tate on 04/26/12 - 11:02 AM
Neon Trees sold about 19k copies of their new album in the first week. Fun. added another 14k to their total.
Jason Tate on 04/24/12 - 06:46 PM
fun.'s performance of "We Are Young" on Late Show With David Letterman can be found here.
Jonathan Bautts on 04/24/12 - 03:15 AM
Reminder: fun. are on Letterman tonight.
Jason Tate on 04/23/12 - 01:28 PM
Fun. has been added to the Osheaga Festival.

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Jason Tate on 04/19/12 - 12:34 PM
Gotye has unseated fun. from the #1 spot on the Billboard charts.

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Jason Tate on 04/19/12 - 11:55 AM
I guess it was only a matter of time: fun.'s hit song has been given the parody treatment. Oh, the huge-manatee.
Jason Tate on 04/17/12 - 06:51 PM
Our interview with fun. can be found here.
From the InterviewI know that feeling really well, of feeling like a band who’s my little secret and then having them sort of get taken away from me in a way. I understand that feeling, but I would hope that our fans who have been around for a while are still happy for us and still like the music we’re writing. We’re making the same songs and doing the same things with the integrity we’ve always had.
Jonathan Bautts on 04/17/12 - 02:26 PM
I have no ending for this, so I simply take a bow.
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Jason Gardner on 04/17/12 - 12:14 PM
fun. got interviewed on CNN. Those badasses are everywhere.

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Jason Tate on 04/17/12 - 10:01 AM
"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 - 10:43 AM
In last week's album sales: Nicki Minaj took the top spot, Adele is still selling 150,000+ and fun. racked up another 20,000.

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Jason Tate on 04/11/12 - 10:15 AM
Check out a video interview with Nate from fun. in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/11/12 - 12:11 AM
Check out an acoustic rendition of "Why Am I The One" from fun. in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/10/12 - 02:09 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 - 11:14 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 - 10:47 AM
fun. will be on David Letterman on April 23rd.
Jason Tate on 03/29/12 - 11:53 AM
Now, Now will be supporting fun. on their spring tour.
Jason Tate on 03/29/12 - 11:28 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 - 04:31 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 - 01:08 PM
fun. sold another 20k of Some Nights last week, landing them at number ten on the charts. Last week's champion, The Boss, brought in another 57k, landing him at number four. Adele sold another 156k, but only hit number two, as One Direction (oh, just what the fuck is this??) grabbed the number one spot.
Jason Tate on 03/21/12 - 01:03 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 - 12:13 PM
Check out fun. performing "All Alright" from SXSW 2012, in the replies.
Jason Tate on 03/20/12 - 04:49 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 - 03:54 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 - 06:29 PM
fun. has been added to the Bonnaroo lineup.

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Jason Tate on 03/12/12 - 07:32 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 - 03:31 PM
The new version of The Sims 3, called Showtime, will feature a variety of songs sung in "Simlish." The Acceptance version from an old version of the game, remains my favorite. This time, Fun. and Patrick Stump are both going to be included. You can listen to Patrick’s single "This City" and fun.'s "We Are Young" -- in "Simlish" -- in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 03/07/12 - 05:45 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.

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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
Jack from fun. and Steel Train has answered the question on a lot of fan's tongues: what happens to Steel Train now that fun. is blowing up?
From the Posti’ll always release music with fun as well as my own songs. love doing both. separate from fun i currently have about 6 new songs that im shaping into a record.
Jason Tate on 03/01/12 - 12:36 PM
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