Grammys: Barack Obama, LeVar Burton & Dave Chappelle Among Spoken-Word Nominees

He won both previous times, for his audiobooks Dreams from My Father in 2006 and The Audacity of Hope (2008) — the wins coming before he was elected as Commander in Chief. The nom for A Promised Land is the third in the category for Obama and his first in 13 years.
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Carry On: Reflections for a  New Generation From John Lewis
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Also up for the prize are 10-time Emmy nominee Don Cheadle and poet/hip hop artist J. President Barack Obama, LeVar Burton and Dave Chappelle are among the nominees for Best Spoken Word Album at the 64th annual Grammy Awards, which were announced this morning. Ivy.
Here is the full list on Grammy nominees for Best Spoken Word Album, which includes poetry, audio books and storytelling:
fill-in and newly minted Trivial Pursuit host's only previous Grammy nomination. That was the Jeopardy! Up for the audiobook Aftermath, Burton also is a previous Spoken Word winner, snagging the 2000 prize for audiobook The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr.
Showtime's Black Monday star was up for Fear Itself (Walter Mosley) in 2003, and his Miles Ahead won the 2016 Grammy for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. The nom for audiobook Carry On: Reflections for a New Generation From John Lewis also is the second Spoken Word category — and third overall — for Cheadle.
A Promised Land
Dave Chappelle & Amir Sulaiman
LeVar Burton
Aftermath
Don Cheadle
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The Closer comic won three consecutive Comedy Album of the Year Grammys from 2018-20 but isn't in the running for that prize this year. Big 2021 newsmaker Chappelle scores his first nom in the category with 8:46, shared with Amir Sulaiman.
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