After twelve years together, Fun. won big at the Grammy’s

By Alexi Knock,

Fun., a not-so-new band, took home the Grammy for Best New Artist on Sunday night.

The band, who only recently became huge on the music scene despite being together for 12 years, also won this year’s Best Song award for “We are Young.”

During their acceptance speech for Best Song, lead singer Nate Ruess said, “I don’t know what I was thinking when I wrote the chorus of that song. If this is in HD, you can see our faces and you can see we are not very young!”

Ruess, Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker and Andrew Dost thanked the fans who supported them during the grim first decade of the band’s existence.

During the speech, Lena Dunham, creator and star of HBO’s Girls could be seen from the audience cheering on her boyfriend-guitarist Jack Antonoff.

Before winning the award, Fun. performed “Carry On” as simulated rain soaked Ruess on stage.

When the band won Best New Artist, Ruess said he “had to pee” and wanted his band mates to make the acceptance speech.

Image Courtesy of CBS

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