It was expected to be a race between Kanye West and Mariah Carey Wednesday at the 48th annual Grammy Awards, but in the end U2 rolled to its biggest night yet.The rock veterans won five awards, including song of the year (which honors songwriting) for "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own" and the coveted album of the year for "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb."
Between this year and last, u2 has won 8 Grammys for their work on How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb!
Sandy Cohen reports:
Grammy night belonged to U2, but Bono and the boys recalled that hasn't always been the case.
“We've been here and lost on some of our most important albums. We've been at the other end of this, too,” the U2 frontman recalled after the group walked away with five awards on Wednesday, including the coveted album of the year trophy for “How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.”
Bono noted the group was particularly disappointed that its 1991 album, “Achtung Baby” didn't fare better. Drummer Larry Mullen said the reaction to 1997's “Pop” was another disappointment.
“After the 'Pop' record, things like this actually mean something,” he said.
U2 now has 20 Grammys and counting, and guitarist The Edge was asked if that certifies the group as the greatest band in the world.
“I think we are tonight,” he replied.