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10 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Won Grammys

Who said you had to be a pop star to win a Grammy?

  • Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Rodham Clinton
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    Best Spoken Word Album, 1997:

    It Takes a Village

  • Bill Clinton

    Bill Clinton Presented with His GRAMMY Award for Best Spoken Word Album for "My Life" - February 17, 2005
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    Best Spoken Word Album, 2005:

    My Life

  • Stephen Colbert

    The 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards - Press Room
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    Best Comedy Album, 2010:

    A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!

  • Robin Williams

    The 45th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Press Room
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    Best Comedy Album, 2003:

    Robin Williams Live – 2002

    Best Comedy Album, 1989:

    Good Morning Vietnam

    Best Comedy Album, 1987:

    A Night at the Met

    Best Comedy Album, 1980:

    Reality…What a Concept

  • Whoopi Goldberg

    Whoopi Goldberg
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    Best Comedy Album, 1986:

    Whoopi Goldberg: Direct From Broadway

  • LeVar Burton

    The 42nd Annual GRAMMY Awards
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    Best Spoken Word Album, 2000:

    The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Lewis Black

    The 49th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Press Room
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    Best Comedy Album, 2011:

    Stark Raving Black

    Best Comedy Album, 2007:

    The Carnegie Hall Performance

  • Zach Braff

    The 47th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Press Room
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    Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, 2005:

    Garden State

  • Chris Rock

    Comedian Chris Rock throws his Grammy Award in the
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    Best Comedy Album, 2000:

    Bigger & Blacker

    Best Comedy Album, 1998:

    Roll with the New

  • Kathy Griffin

    56th GRAMMY Awards - Press Room
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    Best Comedy Album, 2014:

    Calm Down Gurrl

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