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Fun. Rules 2012; "We are Young" is No. 1 on Canada's Modern Rock Chart; Track Certified Double Platinum in Canada!
April 10 2012


APRIL 11, 2012

fun. RULES 2012;



fun. has achieved yet another milestone with their breakthrough hit, âWe Are Young (Feat. Janelle Monáe).â The single currently sits at No. 1 on the Canadian Modern Rock Chart and has crossed over to Pop Radio so quickly that is already the No. 5 most-played track across all formats at Canadian radio. The track has also been certified double platinum in Canada this week.

The band is on the verge of selling out all three of their upcoming Canadian shows â April 25 at the Kool Haus in Toronto, April 30 at Cabaret du Mile End in Montreal, and May 1 at The Imperial in Quebec City.

âWe Are Youngâ â which can also be found on the bandâs smash Fueled By Ramen debut album, âSOME NIGHTSâ â has also achieved massive success in the U.S., where it is the top selling track of 2012.

fun. â who recently adorned the cover of Billboard â will celebrate the blockbuster success of âWe Are Youngâ with an eagerly awaited performance on CBSâ Late Show with David Letterman, slated for April 23rd.

In honor of Record Store Day on April 21st, the band will release THE GHOST THAT YOU ARE TO ME, a 10-inch gear shaped gold picture disc limited to 2000 copies and available only through independent retailers. The release will feature acoustic versions of âWe Are Young (Feat. Janelle Monáe)â and âCarry Onâ as well both an acoustic version and the album version of âWhy Am I The One.â 100 copies will be available in Canada on Record Store Day.

Having earned widespread acclaim with their 2009 debut album, âAIM AND IGNITE,â fun. decided to raise the stakes with âSOME NIGHTSâ by teaming with noted producer Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Drake). The band and Bhasker have worked to evolve the idiosyncratic fun. sound by marrying their robust melodies with elements of hip-hop.

Released February 21st, âSOME NIGHTSâ has earned ecstatic critical praise, with Rolling Stone applauding its blend of âclassic bubble-pop tunefulness with rococo rock & rollâ as well as singer Nate Ruessâ âhuge voice, all snarl and Broadway panache.â SPIN hailed the albumâs âcombination of record-collector bravado and lyrical vulnerability,â singling out âthe towering, thrilling âOne Footââ and âthe do-the-robot opening-to-the-car-with-the-windows-down anthem âIt Gets Better.ââ Perhaps summed it up best in its 9.5-out-of-10 rave: âSOME NIGHTSâ is âthe bold, adventurous and grandiose album that the Top 40 charts needs right now.â NOW Magazine (Toronto) rated the album 4Ns and said âSOME NIGHTSâ âcould be the breakthrough album that propels fun. to the arenas.â

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