U2 is a rock band that was found in Ireland mainly by Larry Mullen Jr. The band’s debut studio album “Boy” gave them a great career start as it ranked on top countries’ charts, including the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada.
U2 was mainly found by Larry Mullen Jr. when he was at the Mount Temple Comprehensive School. He asked for musicians to join him by that time, and the popular members who joined are known as Bono, The Edge, Dik Evans, and Adam Clayton.
There are other members that briefly joined the band, and their names are Peter Martin and Ivan McCormick. U2 was first named “The Larry Mullen Band” for a few minutes, and they decided on “Feedback” as their name. They performed at the St. Fintan’s High School in Sutton, Dublin, before changing their name to “The Hype.” The band lastly changed its name to “U2” in 1978.
After renaming the band and settling on “U2”, they went to win a competition for talents that were located in Limerick city. The competition was huge back then because it was sponsored by Evening Press newspaper and Harp Lager. Around that time, U2 gained some recognition from the music magazine Hot Press, and Paul McGuinness went to manage the band.
The band’s debut release was an EP album with three songs only named “Three,” which peaked at 19 on the Irish Singles Chart. U2 started experiencing and exploring more fame and success with their debut studio album “Boy,” which was released in 1980. The album peaked at 12, 52, and 63 on the Canadian Albums Chart, UK albums chart, and the Billboard 200 chart.
U2 gained more international commercial success with their 3rd studio album “War.” The album was a hit in many countries, and it peaked at one on the UK albums chart, 12 on the US albums chart, and at four on the Canadian albums chart.
U2 released their latest album by the end of 2017 titled “Songs of Experience” at it peaked at one on several countries charts including the Belgian Albums chart, Canadian Albums chart, Dutch Albums Chart, Irish Albums chart and others making it one of their most successful album of all time.
Awards & Achievements
Irish band U2 has more than 100 award winnings in credited. Their total award winnings remain a huge number to be mentioned in detail. U2 has received around 68 Grammy award winnings and nominations. The Grammy Awards that they won were in the categories of Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, Best Performance Music Video, Best Short Form Music Video, Best Rock Song, Record of the Year, among others.
U2 won 9 Billboard Touring Awards for Vertigo Tour, U2 360° Tour, and for The Joshua Tree Tour 2017. In 2018, the band won the iHeartRadio Music Award for Best Tour.
Net Worth of U2
As of March 2023, The Irish rock band U2 net worth is about to $1 billion and is increasing continuously. The band made all of its wealth from the album’s sales and from touring. U2 earned more than $700 million from its worldwide tour “U2 360 tour” and around $300 million from “The Joshua Tree Tour 2017”.
U2 is well known, considered, and recognized as one of the world’s top rock bands of all time. They have more than 20 different kinds of albums released, which ranked on top charts and made them win over 100 awards. U2’s latest released album is titled “Songs of Experience.”