28 February 2002
U2 Walk On To More Grammy Success
Adam, Larry, Edge and Bono picked up four more Grammy Awards for All That
You Can't Leave Behind at the 2002 Grammy Awards.
U2 picked up Record of the Year for Walk On, Best Rock Album for All That
You Can't Leave Behind, 'Best Song by a Pop Duo or Group' for Stuck in a
Moment That You Can't Get Out Of and Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group
With Vocal for Elevation.
Alicia Keys pipped U2 for total number of awards taking five including 'Best
Song' for Fallin', as well as 'best new artist' and three R&B awards. One
of the biggest surprises of the night was the Best Album award going to the
film soundtrack for O Brother Where Art Thou ?
U2 opened the last night's ceremony in Los Angeles with a performance of
Walk On featuring gospel star Kirk Franklin.
"Being Irish, if you get eight nominations and got no awards they wouldn't
let you back in the country," said Bono, after picking up the first award of
the night for Stuck in a Moment That You Can't Get Out Of. "So this is a
public safety issue."
Last night's awards mean that All That You Can't Leave Behind has now won a
total of seven Grammy's, with four different tracks - Beautiful Day won
three awards last year - awarded Grammy's.
Describing the band as "pushing a rock up a hill" in 2000, Bono exulted in
the fact that U2 earned a total of seven Grammys this year and last for "All
That You Can't Leave Behind," "an album that we made in a desperate
He said the band was "desperate to be relevant rather than successful."
Commenting on the success of their Elevation tour, he added, "When this
country takes you to its heart, it's an extraordinary feeling ... These have
been testy times for America, so we know you didn't take just anyone to your
For more news and photos on last night's Grammy Awards, as well as the
complete line-up of all winners, check grammy.aol.com