Grammys

fun.'s "We Are Young" Wins Grammy Award for "Song of the Year

UPDATE: The band also took home the award for "Best New Artist."

So maybe LL Cool J's joke about "always getting back together" following Taylor Swift's performance of "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" fell a little flat, and maybe the Gotye win for Best Alternative felt a little bummer-y, but it was hard not to feel a little Arizona pride when fun., fronted by local-boy-gone-to-NYC Nate Ruess, won Song of the Year for "We Are Young (featuring Janelle Monáe)," the band's monster single from 2012's Some Nights, at last night's 55th annual Grammy Awards.

Following a performance of "Carry On", the band took the stage to accept the award, brazenly. The trio beat out Ed Sheeran's "The A Team," Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," and Miguel's "Adorn."

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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.