With “Beautiful Day” a Grammy favorite last year, three different songs up for Grammy honors this year, and two nominations for the album All That You Can’t Leave Behind, the members of U2 said they’re pleased they were recognized for the quality of their songs. The band’s eight nominations top all nominees for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, which will be held in Los Angeles on February 27.
“It was great when ‘Beautiful Day’ did so well last year, and we’re thrilled that the album received eight nominations,” said U2 in a statement. “Especially the three other songs highlighted, because we’ve always felt that this album was not about any one song. Thank you.”
The band’s “Walk On” was nominated for record of the year and best rock song. “Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of” is up for song of the year and best pop performance by duo or group with vocal. “Elevation” is nominated for best rock song and best rock performance by a duo or group with vocal. The band’s album, All That You Can’t Leave Behind, is up for album of the year and best rock album.