The 2001 My VH1 Music Awards are in the planning stages (you may remember U2’s triumphant live performance of “Beautiful Day” that opened the show last year). And, just as before, viewers get to choose everything about the show, from the categories to the nominees to the winners. So if you want to honor U2, you can be creative about the way you do it, starting now at the VH1 website. Might we suggest the “Better Than Their Most Recent Video Would Have You Think Award”?


Well now, THIS one slipped through the cracks. You can vote for U2 at the VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards — they’re nominated for Visionary Video for ‘Beautiful Day’. Apparently we’re still not tired of nominating BD for awards… you tired of voting for it yet?


Looks like Bono DIDN’T get the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord 2001 after all, judging from this press release at the FPA website. Instead, the money and art work goes to The World Network of Biosphere Reserves, part of the UNESCO Man and Biosphere Program, which is – of course – also rather worthy of this honour.


No, he hasn’t finally got his A levels. makes mention of Bono winning the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord. The information isn’t on the FPA website yet, and the jury rapport won’t be announced till 12.00 a.m. on Thursday 5th, but this particular award ‘will be bestowed upon the individual, work group or institution whose work has contributed in an exemplary and significant way to the brotherhood of mankind, to the struggle against injustice, poverty, disease or ignorance, to the defence of freedom, to opening new horizons of knowledge, or who has been outstanding in protecting and preserving mankind’s heritage’

There are 37 nominations in the running for this award which consists of five million pesetas, a sculpture created and specially donated for the Awards by Joan Mir


E!Online has listed U2’s tour at number 14 in its succinctly-titled “Our Countdown of the Year’s 30 Most Anticipated Movies, Shows, Albums and More” feature. (Then it puts a picture of Bono next to Number 5, Planet of the Apes.)

Beautiful Day was nominated in three categories for the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards — Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, Song of the Year and Record of the Year. Unfortunately, the “Best Reference in Song by Duo or Group with Vocal to Nomadic Desert-Dwellers” category was not included this year.