Nate Ruess is an American musician, songwriter as well as a singer known for being the lead vocalist of the band Fun, The Format and is also a solo musician.
Early Life And Education Of Nate Ruess
He was born on February 26, 1982, to father Larry Ruess and mother Bess Zinger in Iowa City, Iowa. He has one sister named Elizabeth. Nate cites his Broadway performer uncle John Ruess to be his influencing factor for his interest in music.
Nate’s childhood was spent in Arizona due to his constant illnesses due to pneumonia. His school education was completed in the Deer Valley High School. He graduated in 2000 and then took up a job in a law firm.
Nate Ruess' Career
At the age of 19, in 2001, Nate had already launched the band named The Format with his friend Sam Means. After its very first year, the Format was signed to Electra records on the year 2002. After gaining popularity and after releasing two albums, the band stopped making more albums on 2008.
With Jack Antonoff and Andrew Dost, Ruess formed a band named Fun. The albums released by Fun got positive reviews. The song titled We Are Young reached number one in the Billboard Hot 100 and the album sold 3 million copies worldwide. The song also got the band a Grammy on February 10, 2013.
Apart from Fun Ruess has also been featured in other singers' albums. Some examples include Beautiful Things by Anthony Green, The Truth About Love by Pink and The Marshall Mathers LP 2 by Eminem.
In 2014, Fun declared that they were still a band and have not exactly split up. Nate has also been pursuing his career as a solo artist since 2014. His first song from his debut album Nothing without Love was released on February 23, 2015. His second album, titled Grand romantic, is set to release on June 16, 2015.
Nate Ruess' Net Worth, Height, And Salary
Nate Ruess' net worth is $10 million at present. He has reached the height of success, which can be easily estimated from his current net worth. He has earned a huge amount of salary from his career.
He has released many singles with the band Fun as well as with the band, The Format. He performed as a solo musician, as of 2015.
The band, The Format was formed in 2002 and released their first EP named EP in the same year. They released their first studio album Inventions + Lullabies on October 21, 2003.
He formed a new band Fun in 2008. They released their first demo, "Benson Hedges", through Spin's September 20, 2009, article. Fun released their first studio album, entitled Aim and Ignite on April 6, 2009.
He stands at the height of 5 feet 7 inches and a weight of 72 kg. His achievements in the field of music are noteworthy and he will surely do better with the pa s sage of time.
Nate Ruess' Personal Life
Nate at the age of 33 has never been married. He has been dating fashion designer girlfriend Charlotte Ronson who is 37 years of age. They had been keeping their relationship secret and had been dating since 2014. They appeared together in public only in July 2014 and seem to be going strong.
However, there is no news of Charlotte becoming his wife any time soon as they don’t seem to plan getting married as of now. They are a secretive couple who keep their relationship to themselves and manage to hide from the paparazzi very well. With rumors of Nate being gay coming up now and then, him having a girlfriend has surely decreased these rumors to a certain extent.
by sanjeet, 01 Jul, 2015