"A lot of people came with money. Island was the only one that talked in terms of music."
- Bono on signing a record deal with Island Records, 1982
did you know
Released in March of 1997, the album, Pop debuted at #1 in 28 countries, and earned U2 mainly positive reviews. Rolling Stone even went so far as claiming U2 had "defied the odds and made some of the greatest music of their lives."