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Spoken Word

Genre

Spoken Word

Wins*

82

Nominations*

428

2014 - 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards Winners

Diary Of A Mad Diva

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)

Diary Of A Mad Diva

Joan Rivers

All Nominations From This Genre

*Through the 66th GRAMMY Awards

Music Facts: Spoken Word

  • The GRAMMY for Best Spoken Word Album has been awarded since the GRAMMY Awards first began in 1959; however, the category has undergone several minor name changes throughout the decades. 

  • Spoken word poetry, audiobooks, storytelling, non-musical dramas, sermons, narrations with or without music collaboration or accompaniment, and instructional recordings are eligible for the Best Spoken Word Album GRAMMY. 

  • John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Joan Baez, George Takei, and Carrie Fisher have all won the GRAMMY for Best Spoken Word Album. 

All GRAMMY Awards and Nominations for Spoken Word

Wins

Best Spoken Word Poetry Album

The Light Inside

Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling Recording

The Light We Carry: Overcoming In Uncertain Times

Nominations

Best Spoken Word Poetry Album

For Your Consideration ’24 -The Album

Best Spoken Word Poetry Album

A-You're Not Wrong B-They're Not Either: The Fukc-It Pill Revisited

Best Spoken Word Poetry Album

When The Poems Do What They Do

Best Spoken Word Poetry Album

Grocery Shopping With My Mother

Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling Recording

It's Ok To Be Angry About Capitalism

Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling Recording

The Creative Act: A Way Of Being

Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling Recording

Boldly Go: Reflections On A Life Of Awe And Wonder

Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling Recording

Big Tree