List of awards received by U2

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List of U2 awards
2005-11-21 U2 @ MSG by ZG.JPG

U2 performing at Madison Square Garden in November 2005.

Award Won
BRIT Awards 8
MTV Video Music Awards 6
Grammy Awards 22
Q Awards 11
Pollstar Awards 12
Juno Awards 3
Billboard Music Awards 9
American Music Awards 1
Meteor Ireland Music Awards 15
NME Awards 3
Las Vegas Film Critics Society awards 1
Golden Globe Awards 2
People's Choice Awards 2
World Music Awards 2
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee
Total
Awards won 90
Footnotes

This is a comprehensive list of major music awards received by U2, an Irish rock band that formed in 1976, and whose members are Adam Clayton, Bono, The Edge, and Larry Mullen, Jr. U2 have been one of the most popular acts in the world since the mid-1980s. The band has sold more than 145 million albums worldwide[1][2] and has won 22 Grammy Awards, more than any other rock band.[3]

U2 formed in 1976 when the members were teenagers with limited musical proficiency. By the mid-1980s, however, the band had become a top international act, noted for its anthemic sound, Bono's impassioned vocals, and The Edge's textural guitar playing. Their success as a live act was greater than their success as a record-selling act until their 1987 album, The Joshua Tree, which brought them mega-stardom.[4]

American Music Awards[edit]

The American Music Awards are awarded annually. U2 has won one AMA.

Year Award[5][6][7]
2002 Internet Fans Award

Billboard Music Awards[edit]

The Billboard Music Awards are sponsored by Billboard magazine and is held annually in December. The awards are based on sales data by Nielsen SoundScan and radio information by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems. U2 has two awards from three nominations.[8]

Year Award Result
2005 Top Touring Artist Won
Top Draw Won
Top Boxscore Won
2009 Top Boxscore Won
2010 Top Touring Artist Won
Top Draw Won
2011 Top Duo/Group Nominated
Top Touring Artist Won
Top Draw Won
2012 Top Touring Artist [9] Won

BRIT Awards[edit]

The BRIT Awards are awarded annually by the British Phonographic Industry. U2 has won 8 BRIT awards.

Year Award[10]
1983 Best Live Act (discretionary award)
1988 Best International Group
1989 Best International Group
1990 Best International Group
1992 Best International Group
1998 Best International Group
2001 Best International Group
Outstanding Contribution To Music

Craig Awards[edit]

Craig Awards is an award ceremony established in 2010. U2 have won one award.

Year Recipient Award Result
2010 U2 360° Tour Best Tour Won

Grammy Awards[edit]

They won 22 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 from 46 nominations. They have won Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group seven times, while winning Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Rock Album all twice.[11][12]

Year Work Award[11][12] Result
1988 The Joshua Tree Album of the Year Won
Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Won
"I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" Record of the Year Nominated
Song of the Year Nominated
1989 "Desire" Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Won
"Where the Streets Have No Name" Best Performance Music Video Won
1990 Rattle and Hum Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Nominated
"When Love Comes to Town" (with B. B. King) Nominated
Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television Nominated
1993 Achtung Baby Album of the Year Nominated
Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Won
1994 Zooropa Best Alternative Music Album Won
1995 Zoo TV: Live from Sydney Best Long Form Music Video Won
1996 "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Nominated
Best Rock Song Nominated
1998 Pop Best Rock Album Nominated
2000 PopMart: Live from Mexico City Best Long Form Music Video Nominated
2001 "Beautiful Day" Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Won
Song of the Year Won
Record of the Year Won
2002 All That You Can't Leave Behind Album of the Year Nominated
Best Rock Album Won
"Elevation" Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Won
Best Rock Song Nominated
"Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of" Song of The Year Nominated
Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Won
"Walk On" Record of the Year Won
Best Rock Song Nominated
2003 "Walk On" Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Nominated
2004 "The Hands That Built America" Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Nominated
2005 "Vertigo" Best Short Form Music Video Won
Best Rock Song Won
Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Won
2006 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb Album of the Year Won
"Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own" Song of the Year Won
Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Won
"City of Blinding Lights" Best Rock Song Won
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb Best Rock Album Won
2007 "One" (with Mary J. Blige) Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals Nominated
The Saints Are Coming (with Green Day) Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Nominated
2008 "Window in the Skies" Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Nominated
"Instant Karma!" Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Nominated
2010 "I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight" Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Nominated
Best Rock Song Nominated
No Line on the Horizon Best Rock Album Nominated
2013 From the Sky Down Best Long Form Music Video Nominated

Golden Globe Awards[edit]

The Golden Globes are awarded annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. U2 was nominated five times for Best Original Song: Their song "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)" from the Wim Wenders film Faraway, So Close! was nominated in 1994, but lost against Bruce Springsteen's "Streets of Philadelphia". For "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" from Batman Forever, they were nominated again in 1996, but again no win (losing to: "Colors of the Wind" by Vanessa Williams). Finally, in 2003, they received the award for "The Hands That Built America", which appeared in Gangs of New York. In 2010 their song "Winter" for the film Brothers was also nominated but lost against the song "The Weary Kind" by Ryan Bingham for Crazy Heart.[13] The Edge of U2 described how the band plans to celebrate the nomination. "I think we might have a pint of Guinness in honor of (director) Jim (Sheridan) and his great piece of work.[14] In 2014, "Ordinary Love" won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.

Year Award Work
2003 Best Original Song[15] "The Hands That Built America"
2013 Best Original Song[15] "Ordinary Love"

Meteor Music Awards[edit]

The Meteor Music Awards have been awarded annually by Meteor since 2001. U2 have won 15 Meteor Awards.

Year Award[16] Work
2001 Best Irish Band
Best Irish Rock Group Album All That You Can't Leave Behind
Best Irish Songwriter (awarded to Bono and The Edge)
2002 Best Irish Rock Band
Best Irish Rock Album All That You Can't Leave Behind
Best Irish Rock Single "Walk On"
Best Irish Video "Elevation"
Best Irish Live Performance
Best Irish Songwriter (awarded to Bono)
Best Irish Musician (awarded to The Edge)
2003 Best Group
Humanitarian Award (awarded to Bono)
2006 Best Irish Band
Best Irish Album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
Best Live Performance Their performance at Croke Park

MTV Video Music Awards[edit]

The MTV Video Music Awards are awarded annually by MTV. U2 have won 6 VMAs.

Year Work Award Result
1985 "Pride (In the Name of Love)" Best Group Video Nominated
1987 "With or Without You" Viewer's Choice[17] Won
Video of the Year Nominated
Best Group Video Nominated
Best Overall Performance in a Video Nominated
Best Direction in a Video Nominated
Best Editing in a Video Nominated
Best Cinematography in a Video Nominated
1988 "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" Video of the Year Nominated
Best Group Video Nominated
Best Concept Video Nominated
Viewer's Choice Nominated
"Where the Streets Have No Name" Video of the Year Nominated
Best Group Video Nominated
Best Stage Performance in a Video Nominated
Viewer's Choice Nominated
1989 "When Love Comes to Town" Best Video from a Film[18] Won
1992 "Even Better Than the Real Thing" Best Group Video[19] Won
Best Special Effects in a Video[19] Won
Best Editing in a Video Nominated
1994 "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)" International Viewer's Choice — MTV Europe Nominated
1995 "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" International Viewer's Choice — MTV Europe[20] Won
Best Video from a Film Nominated
2001 N/A Video Vanguard Award[20] Won
"Beautiful Day" Video of the Year Nominated
"Elevation (Tomb Raider Mix)" Best Group Video Nominated
Best Video from a Film Nominated
Best Special Effects in a Video Nominated
Best Editing in a Video Nominated
2005 "Vertigo" Best Group Video Nominated
Breakthrough Video Nominated
Best Direction in a Video Nominated
Best Special Effects in a Video Nominated
Best Cinematography in a Video Nominated
2006 "Original of the Species" Best Special Effects in a Video Nominated
Best Editing in a Video Nominated
2007 "The Saints Are Coming" Most Earthshattering Collaboration Nominated
2009 "Where the Streets Have No Name" Best Video (That Should Have Won a Moonman Nominated

Q Awards[edit]

The Q Awards are awarded annually by Q magazine. U2 have won 10 Q Awards.

Year Award[21]
1990 Best Act in the World Today
1991 Best Act in the World Today
1992 Best Act in the World Today
1993 Best Act in the World Today
1994 Merit Award
1996 Q Inspiration Award
2004 Q Icon
2005 Best Live Act[22]
2006 The Q Innovation In Sound Award (awarded to The Edge)[23]
The Q Award of Awards[24]
2011 Greatest Act of the Last 25 Years

Peoples Choice Awards[edit]

Year Award Result
2005 Favorite Musical Group or Band Won
2006 Favorite Tour Artist Won
2012 Favorite Tour Headliner Nominated

Pollstar Concert Industry Awards[edit]

Year Award [25]
1987 Major Tour of the Year
1992 Most Creative Stage Production
2001 Major Tour of the Year
Most Creative Stage Production
Personal Manager of the Year (Paul McGuinness - U2)
Road Warrior of the Year (Jake Berry - U2)
2005 Major Tour of the Year
Most Creative Stage Production
Road Warrior of the Year (Jake Berry - U2)
2009 Major Tour of the Year
Most Creative Stage Production
Road Warrior of the Year (Jake Berry - U2)

Other awards[edit]

Year Award
Juno Awards
1989 International Entertainer of the Year
1993 International Entertainer of the Year
2002 Jack Richardson Best Producer Award (Daniel Lanois)
NME Awards
2001 Best Rock Act
Godlike Genius
2002 Best Live Act

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".[26] In 1992, U2 won No. 1 Album Tracks Artist at the Billboard Music Awards for "Mysterious Ways".[27] In 2001, they received both the NME Award for "Godlike Genius" and "Best Rock Act".[28] The following year, they received the award for "Best Live Act".[29] In 2003 they received both the Golden Globe Award[15] and Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award[30] 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.[31] In 2005 the band was inducted into the Cleveland-based Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[32]

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