Anyone who was wondering whether Fun. would give Lena Dunham a shout-out during the Grammy Awards Sunday night (February 10) has their answer. When the band took the stage to accept their prize for Song of the Year, the “Girls” creator and star — who’s dating the group’s guitarist Jack Antonoff — was among the many folks they thanked for their support over the years.
The pop group took home the award for their massively successful single “We Are Young,” featuring Janelle Monáe, and joked that they aren’t as young as the song’s famous reprise might lead music lovers to believe.
“I don’t know what I was thinking writing the chorus for this song. If this is in HD, everyone can see our faces and we are not very young. We’ve been doing this for 12 years and I just got to say we could not do this without the help of all the fans that we’ve had keeping us afloat for the last 12 years,” lead singer Nate Ruess said during his acceptance speech.
Antonoff, who hugged Dunham on the way up to the stage, added that those closest to them also get a big thank-you for letting them “live at home for a very long time. And so to Mark and Cheryl and Ben and Jill and LJ and Shira and Rachel and Libby and Bess and Rick and Sarah and Lena, we love you guys so much.”
The band beat out Ed Sheeran, Miguel, Carly Rae Jepsen and Kelly Clarkson to take home the prize. Not long before they took the stage to accept their trophy for the single, they performed their latest tune, “Carry On,” off their Some Nights release.