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Nate Ruess

March 25th, 2015

Nate Ruess


Years Active:
'00s, '10s

Nate Ruess


Raised on a farm in rural Arizona, singer/songwriter Nate Ruess made his breakthrough with indie pop outfit the Format, but is better known as the frontman of Grammy award-winning trio Fun.. After he graduated high school Ruess decided to pursue music full-time, and in 2001 the Format was conceived with his best friend and multi-instrumentalist Sam Means. The band enjoyed relative success and released two records, the second of which — Dog Problems (2007) — was highly acclaimed by the music press. They broke up in 2008, yet Ruess was undeterred in his ambition following the split and went straight to work setting up Fun. later that year. After a lukewarm reaction to their 2009 debut, Aim and Ignite, Fun.'s brand of indie pop and uplifting, harmonized melodies took off with their second release Some Nights three years later. Ruess brought the creative spark and personal lyrics to the band, with themes of loneliness and self-worth set to the joyous and anthemic hooks that typified their sound. His success with Fun. was crowned with the 2013 Grammy for Best Song, as well as winning the Best New Artist category. Outside of Fun. he co-wrote Ke$ha's single “Warrior” and also appeared on P!nk's hit single “Just Give Me a Reason.”., Rovi

Top Albums

1. Nothing With..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price

Nothing Without Love Nothing Without Love – Sing.. 3:56 $1.29

No Longer Storm 3:54 $0.99

Track Six Storm 3:32 $0.99

Dont Be Sorry Storm 2:59 $0.99

History On the Making Storm 5:00 $0.99

Jazzin Storm 3:19 $0.99

Juan Rosas Storm 3:18 $0.99

Great Storm 1:02 $0.99

Lay Storm 3:06 $0.99

Back Forward Storm 3:53 $0.99

Sky Might Fall Storm 1:50 $0.99

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