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    fun. took part in the Campus Consciousness Tour with REVERB in 2012 which encourages college students to actively support LBGTQ equality in their lives. The group is very adamant about using their voice to support equal rights for everyone.

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    Keyboardist of fun., Andrew Dost, is married.

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    Jack Antonoff (guitarist of fun.) dated actress Scarlett Johansson when they attended high school together.

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    Jack Antonoff dated Arrested Development star Alia Shawkat.

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    Jack Antonoff is currently dating "Girls" creator, Lena Dunham.

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    "We Are Young" was the first song to gain 300,000 downloads for seven weeks straight (announced by Billboard in 2012).

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    fun. is comprised of a trio of former band members of The Format (Nate Ruess), Steel Train (Jack Antonoff), and Anathallo (Andrew Dost). The three fun. members were all on the same tour, just with their prospective bands, in 2006.

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    fun. was named the Top Rock Artist at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards

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    fun. performed at the 2013 Inaugural Ball.

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    The cast of the hit TV show "Glee" covered fun.'s, "We Are Young," even though it had not yet been released.

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    Before the band decided on a name, they did an extensive search of another band called "Fun". They came up with nothing and began to use it. A few months later, they were contacted by a band whose name was, indeed, "Fun," so Nate's band decided to add the period.

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    Their first album Aim and Ignite was released in April 2009.

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    Andrew Dost plays piano, guitar, bass, trumpet, flugelhorn and glockenspiel, and he sings!

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    Lead singer, Nate Ruess drinks two shots of whiskey 30 minutes before every show.

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    Nate Ruess wrote the hook for Ke$ha’s hit Die Young

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    Andrew Dost is the only bandmate who attended college. He graduated from Central Michigan University as a journalism major and it was in the area that he met and became a member of the band Anathallo.

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    Jack Antonoff was given the key to his hometown of Woodcliff Lake, NJ.

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    Nate Ruess was inspired to write the lyrics to We Are Young after a night of heavy drinking during which he was kicked out of a taxi for puking everywhere.

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    At their first Grammy Awards in 2013 fun. won New Artist and Song of the Year for their track "We Are Young."

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    One of their latest and unreleased songs Sight of the Sun was used in the season two soundtrack of Girls. Lucky for Lena Dunham she has an in with one of the bandmates! This song was left off of the Some Nights album because a sample used in the chorus had not been cleared, but Nate Ruess ended up rewriting the chorus anyway!

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    The band toured as the supporting act for acts such as Taking Back Sunday, Paramore and Jack’s Mannequin.

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    Jack's sister and fashion designer, Rachel Antonoff, is dating fun. frontman Nate Ruess.

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    Producer of fun.'s album Some Nights Jeff Bhasker, after seeming a bit disinterested in the band, and blowing off meetings with them twice, decided to only give Nate Ruess 10 minutes of a meeting one night. But they got to talking about music, Bhasker invited Ruess up to his hotel room to hear some Beyonce tracks he had been working on, and all he needed was the lead singer to sing the chorus to "We Are Young," once and he wanted to get into the studio immediately.

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    fun. became the first rock band to get a debut song to no.1 on Billboard's Hot 100 with "We Are Young" in a decade, since Nickelback's, "How You Remind Me" in 2001.

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    While making fun.'s first album, Aim and Ignite, Dost remained based out of Michigan, while Ruess lived in Phoenix, Arizona and Antonoff in New Jersey.

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