U2 are an Irish rock band. The 4 members of the band are lead singer Bono (born Paul David Hewson), lead guitar player The Side (born David Howell Evans), bassist Adam Clayton, and also drummer Larry Mullen Jr. U2 are an incredibly popular band all over the world and have been since the 1980s. They have actually offered even more than 170 million albums and have actually won 22 Grammy Honors. This is greater than any type of various other rock band.
U2 formed in Dublin in 1976, when none of the participants were great musicians. Nevertheless, they improved as they grew older. They were much more prominent for playing live programs than for launching cds. This altered with their hit document in 1987, The Joshua Tree. In 1991, U2 released a new album called Achtung Child. This cd sounded extremely different from their other cds because it was inspired by alternate rock as well as dance songs. Achtung Child and also its globally Zoo TV Tour were both incredibly popular. U2 experimented for the remainder of the 1990s, making 2 other really various albums, Zooropa and also Pop.
In the 21st century, U2 went back to a more standard audio, yet they remain to be very prominent as well as successful. They are associated with charities as well as assisting individuals with teams such as Amnesty International, Make Poverty Background, the ONE Campaign, Live Help, Live 8, Bono’s INFORMATION (Debt, AIDS, Profession in Africa) campaign, and also Music Rising.
In 2014, the group won a Golden Globe Honor for Finest Initial Song as well as was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for their track Ordinary Love which was used in the movie Mandela: Long Stroll to Flexibility.
U2 was developed in the city of Dublin, Ireland on September 25, 1976. It was founded by 14-year-old drummer Larry Mullen Jr. He posted a note on his institution’s notification board, requesting musicians to produce a new band. There were 7 teen children that mosted likely to their very first practice. Initially, the bandBand”, however they later on transformed their name to “Comments” and afterwards “The Hype”. The band diminished in time, ultimately ending up being simply four individuals, as well as they ultimately altered their name to “U2” once Bono, The Side, Clayton, as well as Mullen were left.