U2 at the 43rd GRAMMY Awards in 2001
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GRAMMY Rewind: Watch U2 Humbly Win Record Of The Year For "Beautiful Day" In 2001
"We really didn't expect to win this award. It's a very unusual emotion I'm feeling right now; I think it's called humility," a sunglasses-donning Bono humbly jests as he, along with his U2 bandmates, accepts the GRAMMY for Record Of The Year for "Beautiful Day" at the 43rd GRAMMY Awards in 2001.
In the latest episode of GRAMMY Rewind, watch U2's full acceptance speech in which Bono stakes the band's claim as the "best band in the world" at that moment, cemented by their GRAMMY wins, while also naming the competition he thinks may one day take the throne.
"Beautiful Day," an expansive rock anthem featured on U2's 2000 album All That You Can't Leave Behind, also received a GRAMMY for Song Of The Year and Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal that same night. The album and its various singles would go on to dominate the 44th GRAMMY Awards the following year, winning multiple GRAMMYs including Best Rock Album and another Record Of The Year win for "Walk On."
U2, who hold the record for most GRAMMY wins by a rock act, currently counts 22 career GRAMMY wins and 46 nominations overall.