Fun.’s Debut Track “We Are Young” Hits Number 1 Spot

Rock band fun. has hit the number 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 with their smash debut hit, “We Are Young, featuring Janelle Monae. This marks the first time in over a decade that a rock band has gotten a debut song to move to number 1.

The song is in it’s 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).

Until this week, no rock group had led at all since Coldplay topped the June 28, 2008, Hot 100 with “Viva La Vida.”


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