U2 And The Grammys: A Look Back

From 'The Joshua Tree' To 'Beautiful Day'

Over the past 13 years, U2 and Bono have won nine Grammys. They have won for their songs, their videos, their performances, and for entire albums. This year U2 has once again done quite well: It has won three Grammys. Find out more about its past awards.

2001 Grammys
Record of the Year: Beautiful Day
Song of the Year: "Beautiful Day," from All That You Can't Leave Behind
Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal: "Beautiful Day," from All That You Can't Leave Behind

"Singles are what makes rock sharp, and we've not been great at singles. I can't tell you how excited we feel, we've been around for a while and to hear this song on the radio, it feels very special."
- Bono the day Beautiful Day became the No. 1 single in the U.K.

U2's 2001 Wins
This year U2 won three Grammys. See who the band was up against.

Record Of The Year:
Beautiful Day: U2
Say My Name: Destiny's Child
I Try: Macy Gray
Music: Madonna
Bye Bye Bye:

Song Of The Year:
"Beautiful Day": U2
"Breathe": Faith Hill
"I Hope You Dance": Lee Ann Womack
"I Try": Macy Gray
"Say My Name": Destiny's Child

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal:
Beautiful Day: U2
It's My Life: Bon Jovi
With Arms Wide Open: Creed
Learn To Fly: Foo Fighters
Californication: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Music Video
Best Music Video, Long Form
"Zoo TV-Live From Sydney"

Zooropa was originally planned to only be an EP, but it ended up being a full album. Its creation in six weeks of recording made it the group's quickest album thus far. U2 followed up the album with a concert tour, "Zoo-TV."

"Riding the wave of its audacious 1991 album, Achtung Baby, the group has spent the past 15 months hop-scotching the globe with the Zoo TV tour, a futuristic, high-voltage extravaganza that has packed stadiums from Berlin to Los Angeles."
- Guy Garcia in Time

Best Alternative Music Album

"I think Zooropa achieves a new language for Bono to use - a language that's more his own, that he feels more comfortable with. And musically, I think, we' ve defined, or found, a sound that we're entitled to use...It's a record deep with mystery for me."
- band membe Adam Clayton

Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal
Achtung Baby

"These Irishmen have proven that the same penchant for epic musical and verbal gestures that leads many artists to self-parody can, in more inspired hands, fuel the unforgettable fire that defines great rock & roll."
- writer Elysa Gardner, for Rolling Stone

Best Performance Music Video
"Where the Streets Have No Name"

"An interesting story that someone told me once is that in Belfast, by what street someone lives on you can tell not only their religion but tell how much money they're making - literally by which side of the road they live on, because the further up the hill the more expensive the houses become. You can almost tell what the people are earning by the name of the street they live on and what side ot that street they live on."
- Bono

Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal

"What I like about "Desire" is that if there's ever been a cool No. 1 to have in the U.K., that's it....It's a rock 'n' roll record - in no way is it a pop song."
- band member Edge

Album of the Year
The Joshua Tree

"It could have gone off in a number of different directions. We wanted the idea of a one-piece record, not a side-one, side-two thing."
- Bono