Fun.‘s single “We Are Young” has hit number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song comes from the bands new album, [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/some-nights/id486040153?uo=4″ title=”Fun. – Some Nights” text=”Some Nights”], in stores and online now. Check out the video for “We Are Young” below.
Billboard talks about the rise of the band in this article.
The song spends a third week atop the Digital Songs chart with 302,000 downloads sold (up 19%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. The track claims the Hot 100’s top Airplay Gainer award, as it bounds 61-41 in its second week on Radio Songs (30 million, up 60%, according to Nielsen BDS). “Young” rises 3-2 on the Alternative Songs radio airplay chart and roars in as the top debut on Pop Songs (No. 24) and Adult Pop Songs (No. 33).
With its coronation, fun. becomes the first multi-member rock band to conquer the Hot 100 with its first entry on the chart sinceNickelback arrived with its four-week No. 1 “How You Remind Me” in December 2001/January 2002. The song went on to become Billboard’s top title of 2002. (Electronic/alternative act Owl City ruled the Hot 100 with debut single “Fireflies” in 2009, but the name served as an alias for its only member, Adam Young).