Janis Ian Wins Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album

By Maryann Yin Comment

Musician Janis Ian beat out First Lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, political commentator Rachel Maddow and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres for the “Best Spoken Word Album” Grammy award.

Ian narrated her own book for the win.

Audible released the audiobook edition of her nonfiction book, Society’s Child: My Autobiography, in June 2012. The hardcover print version of this book actually came out back in July 2008.

The pool of winners also includes recording artists who worked on the music for film adaptation soundtracks.

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross won the “Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media” Grammy award for composing the score in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo movie.

Country singer Taylor Swift came out on top in the “Best Song Written for Visual Media” category for the song, “Safe & Sound.” She wrote this death lullaby specifically for The Hunger Games soundtrack.