Exploring The Spoken Word Field Nominees

Go inside the nominations for Best Spoken Word Album for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards
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    Bill Clinton
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    Rachel Maddow
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    Ellen DeGeneres
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    Janis Ian
January 25, 2013 -- 3:12 pm PST
GRAMMY.com

You've seen the list of nominees, now take a closer look at the artists nominated in the Spoken Word Field for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards. This year's Spoken Word Field includes first-time GRAMMY nominees Scott Creswell and Rachel Maddow, and returning nominee Ellen DeGeneres. Bill Clinton, Janis Ian and Dan Zitt look to add to their GRAMMY-winning totals.

Best Spoken Word Album

(Various Artists), Scott Creswell & Dan Zitt, producers, American Grown (Michelle Obama)

 

Creswell is up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of his career. Zitt is up for one nomination this year. He has one prior GRAMMY win.

Bill Clinton, Back To Work: Why We Need Smart Government For A Strong Economy

Clinton is up for one nomination this year. He has three prior GRAMMY nominations and two wins.

Rachel Maddow, Drift: The Unmooring Of American Military Power

Maddow is up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of her career.

Ellen DeGeneres, Seriously... I'm Kidding

DeGeneres is up for one nomination this year. She has one prior GRAMMY nomination.

Janis Ian, Society's Child: My Autobiography

Ian is up for one nomination this year. She has seven prior GRAMMY nominations and one win.

Who will take home the award for Best Spoken Word Album? Tune in to the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 10, taking place at Staples Center in Los Angeles and airing live on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

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