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Nate Ruess

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26, 1982
Iowa City, IA
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26, 1982 (age 37)
Iowa City, IA


Singer for the band Fun, which won the 2013 Grammy Award for Song of the Year for the single "We Are Young." They also received the Grammy for Best New Artist that same year. 

Before Fame

He became sick with pneumonia as a child. Later, he joined punk bands in high school called Nevergonnascore and This Past Year.


He co-wrote "Die Young," which appeared on the album Warrior by Ke$ha.

Family Life

He was born in Iowa City, Iowa to Larry Ruess and Bess Zinger. He has an older sister named Elizabeth. He dated fashion designer Rachel Antonoff and singer Ellie Goulding.

Associated With

He collaborated with singer Janelle Monae on the hit song "We Are Young."