"What I like about pop music, and why I’m still attracted to it, is that in the end it becomes our folk music." — Bono 

  • Band members: Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.
     
  • Formed 1976 in Dublin, Ireland
     
  • The Irish band's third album, 1983's War, hit No. 12 on the Billboard 200 and yielded their first Top 40 hit, "Pride (In The Name Of Love)."
     
  • U2 won their first two career GRAMMY Awards for 1987 for The Joshua Tree: Album Of The Year and Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal. They made their GRAMMY performance debut with "Beautiful Day" at the 43rd GRAMMY Awards in 2001.
     
  • Did you know? U2 are the only group to win the Album Of The Year category twice. They won for 1987 for The Joshua Tree and again in 2005 for How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb.
     
  • Bono was named the MusiCares Person of the Year in 2003. The annual gala raises funds for MusiCares, which provides services and resources that cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies for music people.
     
  • Bono is one of the principals in ONE, an international nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.

 

U2

"What I like about pop music, and why I’m still attracted to it, is that in the end it becomes our folk music." — Bono 

  • Band members: Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.
     
  • Formed 1976 in Dublin, Ireland
     
  • The Irish band's third album, 1983's War, hit No. 12 on the Billboard 200 and yielded their first Top 40 hit, "Pride (In The Name Of Love)."
     
  • U2 won their first two career GRAMMY Awards for 1987 for The Joshua Tree: Album Of The Year and Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal. They made their GRAMMY performance debut with "Beautiful Day" at the 43rd GRAMMY Awards in 2001.
     
  • Did you know? U2 are the only group to win the Album Of The Year category twice. They won for 1987 for The Joshua Tree and again in 2005 for How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb.
     
  • Bono was named the MusiCares Person of the Year in 2003. The annual gala raises funds for MusiCares, which provides services and resources that cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies for music people.
     
  • Bono is one of the principals in ONE, an international nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.

 

GRAMMY Award Results for U2

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Nominations
Best Rock Album
Songs Of Innocence
 
Nominations
Best Long Form Music Video
From The Sky Down
 
Nominations
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
Best Rock Album
No Line On The Horizon
 
Nominations
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Window In The Skies
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Instant Karma
 
Nominations
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
One
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
The Saints Are Coming
 
Wins
Album Of The Year
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Song Of The Year
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
Best Rock Song
City Of Blinding Lights
Best Rock Album
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
 
Wins
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Vertigo
Best Rock Song
Vertigo
Best Short Form Music Video
Vertigo
 
Nominations
Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
The Hands That Built America (Gangs Of New York)
 
Nominations
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Walk On
 
Wins
Record Of The Year
Walk On
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Elevation
Best Rock Album
All That You Can't Leave Behind
Nominations
Album Of The Year
All That You Can't Leave Behind
Song Of The Year
Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of
Best Rock Song
Elevation
Best Rock Song
Walk On
 
Wins
Record Of The Year
Beautiful Day
Song Of The Year
Beautiful Day
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Beautiful Day
 
Nominations
Best Long Form Music Video
Popmart - Live From Mexico City (Video)
 
Nominations
Best Rock Album
Pop (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me (Single)
Best Rock Song
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me (Single)
 
Wins
Best Music Video, Long Form
Zoo TV - Live From Sydney
 
Wins
Best Alternative Music Album
Zooropa
 
Wins
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Achtung Baby
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Achtung Baby (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Rattle And Hum (Album)
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
When Love Comes To Town (Single)
Best Song Written Specifically For A Motion Picture Or Television
Angel Of Harlem (From The Motion Picture "Rattle And Hum") (Track)
 
Wins
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Desire
Best Performance Music Video
Where The Streets Have No Name
 
Wins
Album Of The Year
The Joshua Tree
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
The Joshua Tree
Nominations
Record Of The Year
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (Single)
Song Of The Year
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (Single)