On this day back in 1987, “Brothers in Arms” by legendary British Band Dire Straits won a Grammy Award for Best Music Video.
Believe it or not, it’s over 30 years since Dire Straits released their hit album Brothers in Arms. This was a fifth studio album for the band which included the smash “Money for Nothing” song released in 1985 and spent ten weeks at the top of the UK Charts.
8 June 1985 was the date that “Brothers in Arms” made its debut on the Billboard album chart. “Money for Nothing” became hit No.1 on the Hot 100, and “Brothers in Arms” also became the first million-selling compact disc, and tour with a total of 248 gigs in 117 cities.
This mega album won two Grammy Awards in 1986 and also won Best British Album at the 1987 Brit Awards. Q magazine places the album at No.51 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever.
Brothers in Arms was the first album certified 10 times platinum in the UK and is the eight-best-selling album in UK chart history, is certified nine-times platinum in the USA and is one of the world’s best-selling albums.
The album was sold in more than 30 million copies worldwide. It also spawned five hits singles including: “Walk of Life”, “So Far Away”, “Your Latest Trick” and the title track “Brothers in Arms.”