1. Chart Highlights: Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Top Adult Pop Songs, Nate Ruess Debuts Solo

    March 02, 2015 5:25 PM EST 'Uptown Funk!' takes over atop another tally, while Ruess arrives on his own with 'Nothing Without Your Love.' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay except for Dance Club Songs,…

  2. Fun.'s Nate Ruess Teases Solo Project & Video for New Song, 'Nothing Without Love'

    February 18, 2015 9:43 PM EST Nate Ruess is going solo. The fun. frontman announced his new release under his own name Wednesday with a video teasing a new song that will be released Monday called "Nothing Without Love." Is Fun. Done? In the clip, Ruess is floating on his back in some moving water belting out…

  3. Is Fun. Done?

    February 05, 2015 2:15 AM EST After beating out some heavy competition ( Frank Ocean , The Lumineers , Alabama Shakes , Hunter Hayes ) to win the Grammy for best new artist in 2013, Fun. has followed up with something few expected: Nothing. Despite an out-of-the-blue Facebook update posted at midnight eastern…

  4. Electronic Arts Releases Free Collection of Songs to Get Drunk To While Fighting Dragons

    January 27, 2015 1:30 PM EST Hark! Dost thou enjoy tavern revelry? Prepare thine ears -- pointed else otherwise -- for a free collection of the finest works from bards all across the lands of Thedas, along with which to imbibe a favorite ale or to woo a potential consort. Okay, enough. Electronics Arts is giving away a…

  5. Sundance Film Festival: Kurt Cobain Doc, Iggy Azalea & Scott Weiland Top Music Events

    January 22, 2015 10:00 AM EST This year's Sundance Film Festival is short on musical film premieres compared to recent editions, but there are still a good number of significant musical events in Park City, Utah. Here are seven highlights during the festival's run, starting Thursday (Jan. 22) and going through…

  6. Scott Weiland, Lindsey Stirling Join Lineup for Sundance ASCAP Music Cafe

    January 06, 2015 10:00 AM EST ASCAP's annual event at the Sundance Film Festival, the Sundance ASCAP Music Café, will feature performances by Scott Weiland , Andrew Dost of fun. , Lindsey Stirling and Jamestown Revival , among other acts, the organization announced. The Music Café will be located at Rich Haines…

  7. Fun.’s Andrew Dost Scores Song to Soothe Anxious Canines

    July 08, 2014 7:06 PM EDT Score one for the dogs. DogTV, the 2-year-old television network for dogs, asked Grammy-winning musician Andrew Dost of the pop-rock band fun. to write some psychoacoustic music for the network. Fun.'s Andrew Dost Talks Scoring New MTV Series 'Faking It' (Exclusive) The unnamed…

  8. Marlon Wayans to Host MTV Africa Music Awards

    May 27, 2014 2:14 PM EDT MTV is bringing back an African music awards show after a three-year hiatus and is looking to give it a global push. Marlon Wayans will host the so-called MAMAs, short for the MTV Africa Music Awards, which will be held in the coastal resort of Durban, South Africa, on June 7. For the first…

  9. Fun.'s Andrew Dost Talks Scoring New MTV Series 'Faking It' (Exclusive)

    April 17, 2014 4:40 PM EDT Fun.’s Andrew Dost is entering the world of film and television scoring, beginning with composing music for MTV’s newest scripted series “Faking It.” Dost, a former member of Anathallo who got a taste for scoring in Fun.’s video for “Carry On,” had a conversation with MTV's director of…

  10. Fun. Launching Campaign Raising Funds for LGBT Detroit Youth

    January 17, 2014 8:09 PM EST The pop-rock trio fun. is launching a campaign to raise money for at-risk LGBT youth in Detroit. The band said Friday it plans to raise $250,000 to build a community health center for the Ruth Ellis Center, which provides housing, meals, clothing and medical services for LGBT youth in need.…

  11. Grammys 2013 Preview: Best New Artist

    February 06, 2013 7:29 PM EST A closer look at the breakout stars who earned a Best New Artist nomination for the 2013 Grammy Awards. These five bright new musicmakers have a shot at the Best New Artist trophy at the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night (February 10). Jump To: Album of the Year | Record of the…

  12. Grammys 2013 Preview: Song of the Year

    February 06, 2013 6:23 PM EST A closer look at the stellar tunes that earned Song of the Year nominations for the 2013 Grammy awards. These five tunes are nominated for Song of the Year at the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night (February 10). Jump To: Album of the Year | Record of the Year | Best New Artist…

  13. Fun. Tour Will Reflect Explosive Success: 'I Guess We Can Afford a Light Show'

    January 18, 2013 6:11 AM EST North American tour starts Jan. 23 Sounding strong and refreshed after a month or so off the road, fun. played its first show of 2013 on Tuesday night at Cars.com's invitation-only party and awards show at the Fillmore Detroit, part of the annual North American International Auto Show&…

  14. Fun. on Grammy Nominations: 'We Felt Like We Finally Belonged'

    December 07, 2012 1:15 PM EST The group's Andrew Dost also gives an early timetable for the band's next full-length. On Wednesday night (Dec. 5), fun. capped a breakout year by scoring a whopping six Grammy nominations, including album of the year for their sophomore disc "Some Nights," best new artist…

  15. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (December 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major nominees for the Grammys, being held Feb.…

  16. Fun.'s 'We Are Young' Has a 'Cheers' Connection: Video

    August 06, 2012 3:10 PM EDT If you've ever randomly shouted "Norm!" or felt the urge to wear a bar apron while listening to fun. 's infectious "We Are Young," don't worry, you're not crazy. Lollapalooza 2012 • Photos: Lolla Live • Photos: Backstage & Portraits • 15 Things Seen…

  17. Fun. Talk 'Lightning' Pace of Making 'Some Nights': Watch

    July 25, 2012 12:30 PM EDT They've got two anthemic songs in the Top 20 and an album that has sold 446,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, but fun. didn't go into recording "Some Nights" with some grandiose plan to be the year's breakout band. FUN.: March 10 Cover Story / Buy It "…

  18. Fun. to Headline Trevor Project Event: Exclusive

    June 14, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Indie pop trio Fun. will be the musical performer for this year's "Trevor Live" event , hosted by LGBTQ organization the Trevor Project in New York City. "We are honored to be supporting the Trevor Project in every way we can," said Fun.'s Jack Antonoff in a…

  19. Fun.: The Billboard Cover Story

    March 02, 2012 11:30 AM EST Covered on 'Glee,' Synched for Super Bowl & No. 3 on the Hot 100 -- fun. Delivers Last February, producer Jeff Bhasker was in New York working on Beyoncé's 4. For nearly three months, he had been getting calls from John Janick, president/CEO of Fueled by Ramen and co…

  20. Anathallo

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sweet like the folk lullabies of Sufjan Stevens and sour like the melancholy emo-pop of Straylight Run, Michigan's Anathallo recalls a number of contemporary independent acts. But catch its live show, Sweet like the folk lullabies of Sufjan Stevens and sour like the melancholy emo-pop of…