Fun. won the GRAMMY for best new artist and song of the year (for “We Are Young,” featuring Janelle Monae) at the 2013 ceremony.
FUN.’S NATE RUESS: “I didn’t think [Best New Artist] was one that we would win, considering the people we were up against. We felt like, ‘Oh, there’s no way, and we’re old, anyway, so it’s like we never put ourselves into that category’… I thought that maybe people would not vote for us because [we had been around for a while], but I think the nomination makes sense. ‘Some Nights’ was really our commercial breakthrough.
“I’m sort of a weirdly competitive person, and I remember thinking, ‘Oh man, it’s too bad we didn’t win album of the year!’ In retrospect, that’s so absurd, and I’m so happy that Mumford & Sons won it. I had a brief greedy moment in the car [after the show], and then I drowned my sorrows-slash-celebrated.”
MORE ‘MY GRAMMY’ MOMENTS:
The Black Keys | Bob Newhart | Brooks & Dunn | Fun. | Intocable
Jason Mraz | Jethro Tull | Kentucky HeadHunters | Maroon 5
Martina McBride | Melanie Fiona | Michael Bolton | Michael Bublé | Outkast
Rickie Lee Jones | Rob Thomas | Ryan Bingham | Toni Braxton