Nate Ruess is a celebrated American singer and songwriter known for being the lead vocalist of Fun - a Grammy Award-winning pop band known for hit singles such as We Are Young, Some Nights and Carry On. He began a solo career in 2015 with the release of his debut solo studio album Grand Romantic which spawned the singles Nothing Without Love and AhHa.
He is the son of Bess Zinger and Larry Ruess. He has an older sister named Elizabeth.
He co-wrote singer Pink's 2013 hit single Just Give Me a Reason and appeared as a featured vocalist on the song.
As a songwriter I hate this whole, 'If it's a sad song, it has to sound like a sad song thing.' And that goes all the way back to my days with the Format. I'm an insane narcissist, so if I have to get something off my chest, I'll get something off my chest.Nate Ruess
Even now, when I try and think of band names just randomly, I'm so thankful that 'fun.' is the name of the band. I never really think twice about it. It is so simple and so easy.Nate Ruess
I came from somewhat of a musical family. I had an uncle on Broadway. My dad kind of knows how to play instruments. Although, I always find it annoying when he does play an instrument.Nate Ruess
I think any branding for me is band-related. It's really weird to get used to the exposure, because I am a naturally introverted person, and I'm not exactly social. Occasionally I can get comfortable enough to talk, but I spend a lot of my days not talking, especially when I'm at home and not on tour.Nate Ruess
I think it's really cool, but Jimmy Eat World and Gin Blossoms did it better than anyone. People don't realize just how awesome the Arizona history is, especially for alternative music. Growing up, that's all I ever wanted to be was those two bands.Nate Ruess
I was in a really crummy pop-punk band. I think we did a whole bunch of Blink-182 covers, and we were on the fringe of losers and jocks. So we invited all the cool kids to come watch us play in our bass player's brother's bedroom. And it was terrible, but everyone thought we were so cool.Nate Ruess
It's interesting to feel the pressure of having to be outgoing, because I think in general, as a human being, I'm pessimistic and introverted. But, it's cool, because it's a whole different side of me, and I impress myself. Even at times when I think that there's no possible way that I can be engaging, I'll suddenly pull it out and impress myself.Nate Ruess
My dad dragged me to a Bruce Springsteen concert as a kid. It was my first concert, but I fell asleep in the middle. My second concert was Weezer on the 'Pinkerton' tour, and 'Pinkerton' is the reason why I'm doing this.Nate Ruess
We love a good, hyped sound, but when it starts to sound insincere, that's when I lose interest. I hope that our music, even if it sounds polished, doesn't sound insincere.Nate Ruess
is a famous American singer-songwriter,
who was born on
February 26, 1982. As a person born on this date, Nate Ruess is listed in our database as the 1st
most popular celebrity for the day (February 26) and the 4th most popular for the year (1982).
People born on February 26
fall under the Zodiac sign of Pisces, the Fish.
Nate Ruess is the 15th most popular Pisces.
Aside from information specific to Nate Ruess' birthday, Nate Ruess is the 81st most famous American and ranks 4th in famous people born in Iowa city, Iowa, U.S.
In general, Nate Ruess ranks as the 130th
most popular famous person, and the 24th most popular singer of all time.
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