Grammys 2013: Since when is Fun a New Artist?

Congratulations go out to Fun for winning multiple times at the 55th Grammy Awards. Seriously, the band is awesome, and it deserve all the love coming its way. But winning Best New Artist? The band has been active since 2008, and this award is sort of a slap in the face. As Nate Ruess said during Fun's acceptance speech, "We're so old!" Of course, that could have been a nod to his joke earlier about how people watching in HD would see how old the band members actually are despite their song "We Are Young," but the point stands: Fun is not new. The Grammys define a nominee for Best New Artist as "a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist." We interpret that as, "A new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, their first recording which catches our attention." Fun's first...


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