Bernie Sanders Receives Grammy Nomination

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November 28, 2017Nov 28, 2017

The Week points out that the most exciting Grammys category might not be Album of the Year, as many are expecting. Rather, it could be the category that includes Senator Bernie Sanders, who was nominated for a Grammy on Tuesday morning.

Apparently, Sanders will be competing against Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Fisher, and Neil deGrasse Tyson. It is quite possible that Sanders received the award since Hillary Clinton won the award for her recording of "It Takes a Village" while she still the first lady in 1997. 

In 2017, the winner was comedienne Carol Burnett for her reading of "In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox." Three United States Presidents have won the award: Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama. Obama was able to win the award for his reading of "Dreams From My Father" while he was still a member of the United States Senate. 

Below is a video of Bruce Springsteen reading from his book. 

And here is the introduction of Bernie Sander's book.

The Huffington Post writes that the category for which these individuals will compete is called the "Best Spoken Word Album." Apparently, Hillary Clinton's "What Happened" also had the opportunity to get nominated, but didn't make the cut. A small part of Hillary Clinton's book can be heard in the video below. 

Nominees for 2018 emerged from a list of considered entries that numbered over 20,000 across all categories nominated by Grammy voters, publishers, publicists, record companies, radio personalities, and other professionals, according to BookTrib

Variety writes that a spokesperson for Sanders has not yet responded to the nomination. 

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