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Politics Obama, Dave Chappelle nominated in same Grammy category

20:16  23 november  2021
20:16  23 november  2021 Source:   thehill.com

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Former President Obama and Dave Chappelle are going head-to-head, garnering Grammy nominations in the same category.

Barack Obama holding his hand up: Obama, Dave Chappelle nominated in same Grammy category © Getty Images Obama, Dave Chappelle nominated in same Grammy category

The ex-commander in chief and the controversial comedian are among the contenders for best spoken word album, according to nominations announced on Tuesday.

Obama was nominated for the audio version of his 2020 memoir "A Promised Land," while Chappelle and poet Amir Sulaiman earned a nod for the comic's George Floyd-focused Netflix special, "8:46."

Other nominees in the category include LeVar Burton, Don Cheadle - who narrated the audio edition of late Rep. John Lewis's (D-Ga.) book, "Carry On," and J. Ivy.

Chappelle, 48, spurred controversy last month with the release of his latest Netflix special, "The Closer," in which he mocked the transgender community and used crude terms to refer to a transgender person's anatomy.

A win by Obama at the Grammys would mark his third time taking home the award. He won a Grammy in 2006 and 2008 in the same spoken word category.

The Grammy Awards are set to be held Jan. 31 in Los Angeles.

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The decision by the Recording Academy to allow 10 nominees in the major categories instead of eight also benefited artists such as Lil Nas X and ABBA, according to The New York Times . © Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images (2) From left: Taylor Swift and Kanye West The Times reports that a day before the Grammy nominations were announced on Tuesday, Recording Academy members determined that the top categories at the annual awards show should expand to 10 nominees instead of eight. The move, according to the paper, benefited artists such as Taylor Swift and Kanye West as well as Lil Nas X and ABBA.

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