EXCLUSIVE: U2 and the Untold GRAMMY Moment They Almost Missed

Someone wasn't in their seat for one of their 22 wins

January 10, 2019
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With the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards getting closer, the world waits to see who will be the next to etch their name in GRAMMY history. Music's biggest night has been celebrating the very best and making stars into legends for over six decades, and this year someone one new will walk away with the Album Of The Year award, forever being elevated to the next level.

Related: Complete Coverage of the 2019 GRAMMY Awards

Some artists have done it twice, even three times for Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, and Paul Simon. However only one band has ever climbed to the top of the mountain twice. It's a little band from Dublin called U2.

With The Joshua Tree and How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, the band stands alone at the top with two Album Of The Year wins, and a lifetime of GRAMMY stories.

When we sat down with Bono and The Edge in the interview above, the two had a tough time picking just one. From iconic collaborations to beating out one of the best singers in the world, U2 has a huge collection of memories to go with their 22 GRAMMY wins. But it's the big award that one of the band members almost missed, that might be their best.

"He had gone to the bathroom" remembers The Edge. "He almost missed it."

Find out above who left their seat at the wrong time, and tune in for more GRAMMY moments at the 2019 GRAMMY Awards

At the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards the Recording Academy will recognize the best in music with the music industry’s only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. This year's awards will broadcast live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 10th at 8pm.

For more from U2, check out our exclusive performance performance of "Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of", which won the award for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group in 2001.