U2 delivered a politically-charged performance of their song Get Out of Your Own Way on a floating stage in New York Harbor against an impressive backdrop of The Statue of Liberty as part of the Grammy Awards on Sunday night. 

The Edge

The band, who have had 46 Grammy nominations and 22 wins over the years, had no nominations this year as their latest album, Songs of Experience, was released after the September 30 cut-off date for nominations.

Earlier they opened the 60th Grammy Awards with a performance with Kendrick Lamar, who won five Grammys at this year's ceremony, and comedian and actor Dave Chappelle, who himself won the Best Comedy Grammy. 

U2 performing with Kendrick Lamar

U2 were introduced for their water-borne performance by Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello, who touched on the burning issue of immigration and quoted lines from the famous inscription on the Statue of Liberty which offers solace and shelter to immigrants.  

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Cabello called for people to continue fighting for protection for 1.8 million young migrants - known as 'the Dreamers' - whose place in America was threatened by Donald Trump's proposal to scrap an Obama-era scheme.

"Just like dreams, these kids can't be forgotten and are worth fighting for," she said. 

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U2, one of only two acts who have won the album of the year award more than twice, later presented the award for album of the year to Bruno Mars for 24K Magic. In a surprise win, Mars beat Childish Gambino's Awaken, My Love!, Jay Z's 4:44, DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar and Melodrama by Lorde.