1. Nate Ruess’ Solo Debut ‘Grand Romantic’ Is Better and Brighter Than Its Singles: Album Review

    June 22, 2015 2:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nate Ruess  has been a busy frontman for nearly 15 years -- the first half spent with pop-punk trio The Format , and the rest with Fun. , whose surprise Grammy-winning breakthrough in 2012 turned him into a star. The latter's big-belted, blue-c ...

  2. MMVAs Red Carpet: Ed Sheeran, Adam Lambert & Carly Rae Jepsen Comment on the Madness

    June 22, 2015 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Plus, OMI delivers his first-ever televised live peformance in North America. The MuchMusic Video Awards are like no other. The streets outside the station’s corner headquarters in downtown Toronto are shut down to accommodate thousands of fans. Plu ...

  3. Nate Ruess Reveals How Depression and Heartbreak Inspired His New Solo Album: 'I Had Just Given Up'

    June 05, 2015 12:52 PM EDT 3.118 k 161 0 Nate Ruess of Fun  looks tired, and under­standably so. The 33-year-old's first solo album, Grand Romantic , is due June 16; an extensive press tour is underway; and he suffered a recent bout of pink eye. It's a late morning in May ...

  4. Fun.'s Andrew Dost Talks Writing Film Song With Jack Antonoff, 'Nebulous' Future of Their Band

    May 02, 2015 3:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 With his band on ice, Fun. 's Andrew Dost is having a different kind of fun these days -- in film. The multi-instrumentalist and composer is on a roll now with three movie scores under his belt, including The D Train , which opens in theaters M ...

  5. Hot 100 Chart Moves: T-Wayne Dances Into Top 20 With 'Nasty Freestyle'

    May 01, 2015 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 The viral hit bounds 43-17 in its second week. Plus, moves for David Guetta, Meghan Trainor, Nate Ruess & OMI. As previously reported , Wiz Khalifa 's Furious 7 soundtrack hit "See You Again," featuring Charlie Puth, rules the Bil ...

  6. Fun.'s Nate Ruess to Guest on 'The Voice'

    March 16, 2015 6:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fun. singer Nate Ruess may be on break from his band, but he's keeping busy making music -- and judging it. Ruess will appear as a "key advisor" on NBC's The Voice , the network confirms. He'll appear on the show for three e ...

  7. 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 base ...

  8. Is Fun. Done?

    February 05, 2015 2:15 AM EST 4.061 k 191 20 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 Fa ...

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

    January 17, 2014 8:09 PM EST 0 0 0 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 an ...

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  11. Ne-Yo Would 'Definitely' Make a Country Record, Fun.'s Vocal Problems + More Grammys Concert Backstage Moments

    December 06, 2012 9:25 AM EST 0 0 0 Alabama Shakes, the Lumineers, Hunter Hayes React to Grammy Nominations Backstage at the Grammy Nominations "Concert Live!!" on Wednesday, several of the night's biggest nominees -- Hunter Hayes, Fun., the Lumineers -- dropped by to g ...

  12. Ke$ha's 'Warrior': The Billboard Cover Story

    October 15, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 When Ke$ha burst onto the scene in 2009 -- rapping through an Auto-Tune filter about brushing her teeth with whiskey and boys trying to "touch [her] junk" -- the then-22-year-old quickly positioned herself as pop's resident troublemak ...

  13. Ke$ha: Warrior Princess

    October 15, 2012 8:43 AM EDT With a hit single once again heating up the charts and a new album set for a December release, Ke$ha is back, stripped down and ready to rumble. When Ke$ha burst onto the scene in 2009-rapping through an Auto-Tune filter about brushing her teeth ...

  14. Single Reviews: Ke$ha, Tegan and Sara, Swedish House Mafia & more

    October 09, 2012 6:25 AM EDT KE$HA Die Young (3:33) Producers: Dr. Luke, Cirkut, Benny Blanco Writers: Dr. Luke, B. Blanco, Cirkut, N. Ruess, Ke$ha Publishers: various RCA Records The writing credits on Ke$ha's new single represent a who's who of every hotshot of ...

  15. Backbeat: Fun. Rock The Wiltern In L.A. In Front Of Atlantic, Fueled By Ramen Execs

    August 27, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Fun. performing at Los Angeles' The Wiltern. (Photo: Nicole Pajer) Between the confetti, balloon drop, celebs in attendance -- including Alia Shawkat from " Arrested Development," Mae Whitman of " Parenthood" and singer/so ...

  16. Fun. Scores Historic No. 1 on Alternative Chart

    July 30, 2012 6:52 PM EDT Alternative can't get enough fun. fun. -- Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost and Jack Antonoff -- notches its second No. 1 in as many appearances on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Alternative radio airplay chart, as "Some Nights," the titl ...

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

    July 25, 2012 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 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. ...

  18. Fun. to Headline Trevor Project Event: Exclusive

    June 14, 2012 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 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,&qu ...

  19. Fun. Goes to War and Back in 'Some Nights' Video

    June 04, 2012 5:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Theatrical and altogether grandiose in scope, Fun.'s new music video for the single "Some Nights" tells the story of two lovers separated by the harsh realities of the Civil War. The video features scenes of the band performing on a r ...

  20. Fun. Talk A-Ha Moments in Making 'Some Nights': Video

    May 31, 2012 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 In a newly released video, the members of alt-pop band fun. describe the backbone of the album "Some Nights" as "the three of us recording live [while] really comfortable in our element." Thanks to the ubiquitous smash "We A ...

  21. Fun. Covers 'Call Me Maybe': Watch

    May 22, 2012 8:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Everyone from Justin Bieber to Katy Perry has covered (or lip synced) Carly Rae Jepsen 's "Call Me Maybe," and now more of the singer's chart competition has joined the list. Fun. , whose "We Are Young" is currently one ...

  22. Fun.: The Billboard Cover Story

    March 02, 2012 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 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, pr ...

  23. The Format Offering Free 'Problems' For Two Weeks

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Free is the way to be, at least for indie-pop troupe the Format, who is in the midst of a two-week stint of giving away its latest album, "Dog Problems," for no charge. Free is the way to be, at least for indie-pop troupe the Format, who i ...