Politics

Bernie Sanders Gets a Grammy Nomination

Vermont senator co-narrated his book with actor Mark Ruffalo

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., was nominated for a Grammy for his book “Our Revolution.” (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Sen. Bernie Sanders might have failed to earn the Democratic presidential nomination last year, but the socialist independent from Vermont can add Grammy nominee to his name.

Sanders was nominated for Best Spoken Word Album for the audiobook version of his book “Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In.”

Sanders narrated the book alongside actor Mark Ruffalo, who endorsed Sanders’ candidacy.

Sanders is not the first politician to be nominated for a Grammy in the spoken word category.

Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton both have two. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who beat Sanders for the Democratic nomination, won one in 1996 for her book “It Takes a Village.”

Among the other nominees in the category are Bruce Springsteen for his memoir “Born to Run”; late actress Carrie Fisher for “The Princess Diarist”; Shelly Peiken for “Confessions of a Serial Songwriter”; and astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson for “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.”

Sanders will know if he won when the Grammys are held on Jan. 28.

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