“Fun.” featuring singer Nate Ruess of Steve Tramposch / Elektra Records A&R signing The Format, was nominated for Six Grammy Awards tonight at the 2013 Grammy Nominations Concert in Nashville, including:
- Record of the Year
- Album of the Year
- Song of the Year
- Best New Artist
- Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
- Best Pop Vocal Album
Fun. is an American indie pop band based in New York City formed by singer Nate Ruess after the 2008 breakup of The Format. The band is best known for their hit singles “We Are Young” and “Some Nights.” “We Are Young” reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and Digital Songs charts, becoming the first alternative song to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart since Coldplay’s “Viva la Vida” in 2008. It peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart, as well. “Some Nights” was released as the album’s second single in May 2012, peaking at number 3 on the Hot 100 chart so far, and becoming their second Top 10 single, as well as their second song to reach platinum status in the USA.
In addition: A&R Discovery Anthony Hamilton was nominated for two Grammy Awards including:
- Best R&B Song
- Best R&B Album
For more information on The Format, their signing, and the beginning of Fun. see:
- Launchpad Profile
- AllMusic Profile
- The Format burst from nascent Valley obscurity to major-label glory. Here’s how.
For information on past A&R, production, management, and other alumni see Discography & Discoveries.
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