SPOKEN WORD CATEGORY ADDED TO THE 2023 GRAMMYS

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Members of the spoken word community will have a chance at copping a Grammy, after Best Spoken Word Poetry Album is among the five new categories added.

According to the Grammy website, the Best Spoken Word Album has been split into separate categories for poetry and audio books/narration/storytelling.

The other new categories added are Best New Age, Ambient, or Chant Album, Songwriter of the Year, Best Alternative Music Performance, Best Americana Performance, and Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media covering film/TV and video games/interactive media.

The eligibility period for the Grammy process started on October 1, 2021, and will close on September 30 of this year.

The 2023 GRAMMYs will be held on Sunday, February 5 in Los Angeles.