Fun.’s “We Are Young” Hits #1 On The Hot 100

Becky Bain | March 7, 2012 3:33 pm

Fun. has Chevy Sonic and Glee to thank for some serious publicity for their single “We Are Young”, as the song has hit #1 on Billboard‘s Hot 100, knocking Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” to #2. The band, which hails from New York City, is the first multi-member rock group in over a decade to have a debut single shoot to #1 on the Hot 100 since Nickelback’s “How You Remind Me” in December 2001/January 2002. (The last time a multi-member rock group ruled the charts? In 2008, with Coldplay’s “Vida La Vida”.) Congrats are also in order to Janelle Monae for scoring her first number one as a featured artist on “We Are Young”. Time to turn that period into an exclamation point, huh, guys? [Via Billboard]