Something for everyone. The Grammy Awards are known as the “biggest night of music”, but the Recording Academy also picked up a ton of trophies in the non-music category – and you might be surprised to find out who won them.
One of the main sources of unusual Grammy winners is the Best Spoken Word album, first awarded in 1959. The award is given to statesmen reading their speeches (Martin Luther King Jr.), poets reciting their works (Maya Angelo) and, more recently, for writers and actors reading audiobooks (Lever Burton, Cynthia Nixon, Michael J. Fox And many more).
Winning a Grammy is certainly not easy, but the breadth of the category has helped many stars complete their ego: the showbiz feats of winning Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.
Legendary Audrey Hepburn, for example, won an Oscar in 1953 Roman holidaysFor a Tony in 1954 Ondin And an Emmy in 1993 World Park with Audrey Hepburn. Finally, in 1994, Breakfast at Tiffany’s The star won a Grammy for Best Spoken Word album for children, becoming the first person to win four awards posthumously. (He died a month before the ceremony.)
Liza Minelli He also received the last Grammy after winning a Tony in 1965, an Oscar in 1972 and an Emmy in 1973. Cabaret The actress won the Grammy Legend Award in 1990, making her the winner of an official ego – an achievement that even her mother Judy Garland could not achieve. (Late Wizard of Oz The star was nominated for three EMS but did not win any.)
At the non-Hollywood end of the spectrum, Grammys also honored many former presidents and former first ladies, including Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton And Barack Obama.
Jimmy Carter Gramsci currently holds the record for most presidential victories with three wins, however Courage of hope When the 64th annual Grammy Awards airs in April 2022, the author may tie Georgia Native. The former Illinois senator has been nominated for Best Spoken Word Album for the audiobook version of his 2020 memoir, A promised land.
He is not the only Grammy winner at home. His wife Michelle ObamaTook gold in 2020 for his memoir audiobook, Is becoming. He was present at the ceremony a year after this honor Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez And Jada Pinkett Smith.
“I wore south from Motown’s record [of Chicago] The ‘Run the World’ songs that inspired me over the last decade, the music has always helped me to tell my story, “said a local Illinois native in February 2019 with a burst of applause. “Whether we like country or rap or rock, music helps us to share our selves, our dignity and our sorrows, our hopes and our joys. It allows us to listen to each other, to invite each other. Music shows us that it’s all important. “
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