U2 may not have won 2009 Grammy awards they have won a boat load of awards over the years. Let’s take a look back at some of those awards and pop open a Guinness and lets enjoy this great album. Drink up boys 2010 will be your year !
U2 is considered to be on of the most popular acts in the world since the mid-1980s. The has sold more than 140 million albums worldwide and has won a total of 22 Grammy Awards, record still standing as “more than any other rock band.
American Music Awards
The American Music Awards are awarded annually. U2 has won one AMA, and been nominated for seven. (2002)
The BRIT Awards are awarded annually by the British Phonographic Industry. U2 has won 7 BRIT awards.
The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in the United States. To date, U2 are tied with Stevie Wonder in having won the most Grammy Awards of any artist of contemporary music with a total of 22 awards. They have won Best Rock Duo or Group seven times, Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Rock Album all twice.
Meteor Music Awards
14 Meteor Awards.
MTV Video Music Awards
10 Q Awards.
In 1989 and 1993, U2 won Juno Awards for International Entertainer of the Year, and subsequently, producer Daniel Lanois won the Jack Richardson Best Producer Award for the production of “Beautiful Day” and “Elevation”.
In 1992, U2 won No. 1 Album Tracks Artist at the Billboard Music Awards for “Mysterious Ways”. In 2001, they received both the NME Award for “Godlike Genius” and “Best Rock Act”.
The following year, they received the award for “Best Live Act”. In 2003 they received both the Golden Globe Award and Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Song for “The Hands That Built America”, which appeared in Gangs of New York.
The following year they won Favorite Group at the People’s Choice Awards.n 2005 the band was inducted into the Cleveland-based Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.