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Eminem, U2 Share Grammy Spotlight

February 22, 2001

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LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Eminem, the rapper whose angry lyrics entangled the Grammy ceremonies in controversy, picked up three awards Wednesday but shared the spotlight with veteran Irish rockers U2.

U2 won three awards, including the prestigious song and record of the year for ``Beautiful Day.″

``It’s a very unique emotion I’m feeling right now. I think it’s called humility,″ said U2′s Bono. ``I’m completely not used to it.″

Steely Dan, D’Angelo, Destiny’s Child and Faith Hill won two Grammys apiece.

Eminem _ the target of 100 protesters outside the awards show _ was honored for best solo rap performance, best rap album and best rap performance by a duo or group for his collaboration with his mentor and producer, Dr. Dre.