The Grammy Awards are often the site of vicious musical feuds, like last year’s (actually good-natured) showdown between Adele and Beyoncé, but things might get particularly heated this year in the traditionally sedate Spoken-Word category. That’s because, as reported by The Los Angeles Times, working-class icons Bernie Sanders and Bruce Springsteen are going to be facing off, with the audiobooks of both Sanders’ Our Revolution: A Future To Believe In and Springsteen’s Born To Run memoir both getting nominated for Best Spoken-Word Album.
They’ll be facing off against similarly tough competitors Carrie Fisher, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and Shelly Peiken (the prolific songwriter behind “Bitch” and “What A Girl Wants”), so it should be a pretty thrilling category no matter who wins. Assuming, of course, that Sanders doesn’t lose and his supporters decide to pout and let Donald Trump win the category somehow, but that probably won’t happen again.
Other Grammy nominees who didn’t run for president or record themselves reading a book called Born To Run include Donald Glover (as Childish Gambino), Luis Fonsi, JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar, and Bruno Mars, all of whom are up for Record Of The Year. The Album Of The Year category is largely the same, except for Lorde replacing Fonsi. You can see the full list at this link.