March 27th, 2012
01:41 PM ET

CNN Music: From 'freak out' to FUN. to a No. 1

FUN. debuted their first album, "Aim & Ignite," in 2009, but for singer Nate Ruess it was actually a new beginning.

Before there was FUN. there was The Format, a band which Ruess co-founded. But when the fruitful success of The Format went sour, he panicked.

“In music, you feel like you only get really one chance to do it, especially in my position because I felt like the band was doing really  well,” Ruess recently told CNN. “So just to uproot and start over? I was freaking out.”


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