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U2
   
Number of songs: 38 | Total weeks on charts: 2345
Appearing in a total number of: 291 charts | Total period running: 13847 days
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U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono (vocals and guitar), The Edge (guitar, keyboards, and vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar), and Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums and percussion). U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have maintained a sound built on melodic instrumentals, highlighted by The Edge's timbrally varied guitar sounds and Bono's expressive vocals. Their lyrics, often embellished with spiritual imagery, focus on personal themes and sociopolitical concerns.

U2 formed at Mount Temple Comprehensive School in 1976 when the members were teenagers with limited musical proficiency. Within four years, they signed with Island Records and released their debut album Boy. By the mid-1980s, they became a top international act. They were more successful as a touring act than they were at selling records, until their breakthrough 1987 album The Joshua Tree, which, according to Rolling Stone, elevated the band's stature "from heroes to superstars". Reacting to musical stagnation and criticism of their earnest image and musical direction in the late-1980s, the group reinvented themselves with their 1991 hit album Achtung Baby and the accompanying Zoo TV Tour; U2 integrated dance, industrial, and alternative rock influences into their sound, and embraced a more ironic and self-deprecating image. Similar experimentation continued for the remainder of the 1990s with varying levels of success. U2 regained critical and commercial favour in the 2000s with the records All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000) and How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (2004), which established a more conventional, mainstream sound for the group. Their U2 360° Tour from 2009–2011 was the highest-attended and highest-grossing concert tour in history.

U2 have released 12 studio albums and are among the all-time best-selling music artists, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide. They have won 22 Grammy Awards, more than any other band, and in 2005, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone ranked U2 at number 22 in its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time" and has labelled them the "Biggest Band in the World". Throughout their career, as a band and as individuals, they have campaigned for human rights and philanthropic causes, including Amnesty International, the ONE/DATA campaigns, Product Red, and The Edge's Music Rising.

Band members:
Bono – vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
The Edge – lead guitar, keyboards, vocals
Adam Clayton – bass guitar
Larry Mullen, Jr. – drums, percussion

Discography:
Boy (1980)
October (1981)
War (1983)
The Unforgettable Fire (1984)
The Joshua Tree (1987)
Rattle and Hum (1988)
Achtung Baby (1991)
Zooropa (1993)
Pop (1997)
All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000)
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (2004)
No Line on the Horizon (2009)
Songs of Innocence (2014)
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia


U2 in the news
U2 2LP Vinyl Reissues "Achtung Baby," "Zooropa," "The Best Of 1980-1990" On July 27, 2018 (16/06/2018) Singer/Songwriter Chantitown Shares 'Mother Of Sun' On June 22, 2018 (07/06/2018)
Les Stroud Releases A Compelling And Convincing Plea To Save The Planet With His New Music Video 'How Long' (05/06/2018) Beck Reunited With U2 For 'Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way' (Remix) (05/06/2018)
Steven Davis' Departure Inspired Renditions Of 80's Hits (03/06/2018) British Singer/Songwriter Chantitown Premieres Single 'Cause And The Cure' Via Clash Mag! (31/05/2018)
U2 Visit Third Man Records Nashville To Record Live Performances (30/05/2018) Cheat Codes + U2 Team Up For New Release Of 'Love Is Bigger Than Anything Its Way' (27/05/2018)
Hardwell & Metropole Orkest Officially Release 'Conquerors' Intro Track From His 2018 Ultra Set (26/05/2018) Darcus Beese Named President Of Island Records (24/05/2018)
British Singer/Songwriter Chantitown Premieres Single 'Cause And The Cure' Via Clash Mag! (23/05/2018) Acer The First In The Industry To Ship Notebooks With Amazon Alexa; Several Models Now Available At US Retailers (21/05/2018)
Full Winners List Of The 2018 Billboard Music Awards (21/05/2018) The Ramona Flowers Release New Album 'Strangers' (18/05/2018)
Stray Train To Join Scorpions In Ljubljana! (17/05/2018)
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