It was certainly a Grammy night to remember for Fun. After winning Song of the Year earlier in the night for “We Are Young,” the pop/rock trio took home one of the most coveted awards of the night: Best New Artist.
After giving a hug to Fun.’s biggest fan — “Girls” creator and guitarist Jack Antonoff’s girlfriend, Lena Dunham — the trio took the Staples Center stage with a surprised look to accept their trophy from Katy Perry, who called it her “favorite award of the night.”
“I didn’t think we were going to win this one. I got to be honest, Frank Ocean, the Lumineers — everybody’s amazing,” lead singer Nate Ruess said during his acceptance speech before letting the crowd know that he had to “pee so bad.”
Yet, before he did that Ruess did manage to thank his fellow bandmates, deeming them “the most amazing bandmates that anyone could ever ask for.”
Fun. were up against some fierce competition in the Best New Artist category facing off against multiple Grammy winner Frank Ocean and Grammy performers The Lumineers, Hunter Hayes and The Alabama Shakes. Earlier in the night, the group made it rain on the star-studded crowd in front of a backdrop of a New York skyline during a performance of “Carry On.”
The group has come a long way in their decade-plus career, recently telling MTV News that these nominations are reflective of their hard work and dedication.
“It’s been a 12-year journey to get to where we’ve gotten to this year, and to be recognized with the nomination, it’s a crazy rush of images and experiences in your head,” Antonoff said. “All of the things like Andrew [Dost] literally eating out of dumpsters, sleeping on floors, playing shows and asking people if they had a room we could sleep in … and it all got us to this point.”