FILE – In this Aug. 14, 2012 file photo, fun. lead singer Nate Ruess performs at the “Teachers Rock” concert at the Nokia Theatre, in Los Angeles. Ruess said the band’s successful year has taught him “that I need to take better care of myself.” The boys are up for six Grammy Awards, including the …

February 11, 2013

AZ Business Magazine

Glendale singer wins 2 Grammys

Fun. is a double Grammy winner. The pop-rock trio was named best new artist.

The group bested Frank Ocean, who was buzzed to win. The band’s lead singer Nate Ruess, of Glendale native and graduate of Deer Valley High School, says he didn’t expect his group to win best new artist. They were up against Alabama Shakes, Hunter Hayes and The Lumineers.

Fun.’s “We Are Young” picked up song of the year early Sunday night. They also performed their new single “Carry On.”

Fun.’s sophomore album, “Some Nights,” was up for album of the year against Ocean, The Black Keys and Jack White as well as eventual winner Mumford & Sons.

Fun. was also nominated for best pop vocal album for “Some Nights,” and record of the year and best pop duo/group performance for “We Are Young.”