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Spoken Word

Genre

Spoken Word

Wins*

80

Nominations*

428

2004 - 47th Annual GRAMMY Awards Winners

My Life

Best Spoken Word Album

My Life

All Nominations From This Genre

*Through the 65th GRAMMY Nominations

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

Nominations

Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling Recording

Act Like You Got Some Sense

Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling Recording

Music Is History

Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling Recording

Finding Me

Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling Recording

Aristotle And Dante Dive Into The Waters Of The World

Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling Recording

All About Me!: My Remarkable Life In Show Business By Mel Brooks

Best Spoken Word Poetry Album

You Will Be Someone's Ancestor. Act Accordingly.

Best Spoken Word Poetry Album

The Poet Who Sat By The Door

Best Spoken Word Poetry Album

Hiding In Plain View

Best Spoken Word Poetry Album

Call Us What We Carry: Poems

Best Spoken Word Poetry Album

Black Men Are Precious