Fact: Stevie Wonder, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Usher and Fun. have been added to the line-up to perform for U.S. President Barack Obama at the Kids' Inaugural Concert on 19 January (13). The event comes days before Beyonce and Kelly Clarkson sing for the leader at the official inauguration ceremony on 21 January (13), which marks his second term in office.
Quote: "When I started going to shows aged 15 it was for punk bands who all had great frontmen. I see it as good luck that I don't play an instrument because that takes showmanship away if you're trying to play guitar at the same time. Playing any instrument as a singer is a wall between you and the audience." Fun frontman Nate Ruess puts all his efforts into entertaining the crowd instead of playing an instrument.
Quote: "I have this weird thing where I wake up three times a night to go to the bathroom, and I have to count backward from 20 before I finish peeing. Then I go to the sink and count backward from 20 and drink for 20 seconds out of the faucet." Chart-topping Fun singer Nate Ruess is serious about his water intake.
Fact: Fun's pop anthem We Are Young has scored a third week at the top of the U.S. pop charts. Kelly Clarkson's former chart-topper Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) stays put at two on the new countdown, while The Wanted's Glad You Came jumped up to three and Adele's Set Fire To The Rain drops to four.