From Gorbachev to Elmo: five surprising Grammy winners

Tonight will be the 59th Grammy Awards. The musical feast provides annually for solid discussiemateriaal: who should win and who definitely are not? But did you also know that these five ever a Grammy wegkaapten?

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Mikhail Gorbachev, Bill Clinton, and Sophia Loren – Best Spoken Word Album for Children (2004)

Wait. What? Indeed, the strange trio joined forces as narrators of Peter and the Wolf, and went away with a Grammy walk. Later tried the ex-soviet president again a musical career from the ground stomping it with his cd Songs for Raissa, a collection of romantic songs in memory of his deceased wife. Unfortunately, he won no Grammy for.

Baha Men – Best Dance Recording (2000)

When the party was nice the party was bumpin’, so also in 2000. Baha It says you may not have too much, but their hit Who Let The Dogs Out remains a classic within the genre. What genre exactly? There we have to think about that.

David Fincher – Best Music Video (1995, 2013)

We know Fincher all as a director of Seven and Fight Club. Less well known is that he also has two grammys on his mantel. He began his career as a music video director. For both Love Is Strong by The Rolling Stones, as for Suit & Tie by Justin Timberlake hijacked he a statue road.

Barack Obama , Best Spoken Word Album (2006, 2008)

Also Obama is a two-time Grammy-winner. His audio versions of his memoir Dreams From My Father and The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts On Reclaiming The American Dream were good for gold. Thus, he plays a draw with Jimmy Carter, who last year, his second Grammy went to retrieve in the same category. Even Bill and Hilary Clinton live on each one.

Elmo – Best Musical Album for Children (1999, 2000, 2002)

You don’t have to be man to a Grammy win. That proved to be the lovable red Muppet. Elmo was up to three times rewarded for his abilities. It is and remains a musical genius.

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