Grammys: non-musicians vying for nominations

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Since the Grammys recognize all of the recording arts, not just music, many categories aren’t related to music at all, and sometimes non-musicians even sneak into music categories, whether in because of a career change or their contributions to music. movies or shows. Here are some celebrities not well known for their musical abilities who are up for the Grammys this year.

jennette mccurdy

The former Nickelodeon star found success this year with the release of her raw memoir, “I’m Glad My Mom Died.” It tells the story of McCurdy’s upbringing with his abusive mother and his journey to come to terms with his past and his mother’s eventual death. The book quickly became a bestseller and one of the most talked about releases of the year. As such, it became an audiobook read by McCurdy herself, which is currently up for a nomination for Best Spoken Word Album.

Emily Ratajkowski

This model-turned-actress has been on the rise for the past few years, leading to the release of her book “My Body,” a collection of essays dealing with self-image, femininity, and body issues. The book has been well received and will compete as an audiobook in the Best Spoken Word Album category. Ratajkowski would be the first model/actress to be nominated since Jane Fonda in 1984.

Patton Oswalt

This comedian is no stranger to Grammy success. Throughout her career, Oswalt has received six Grammy nominations, including a win at the 59th Grammy Awards for “Talking for Clapping.” This year, the comedian is back for a possible seventh nomination, this time for his album “We All Scream” in the Best Comedy Album category.

Nicole Byer

This Emmy-nominated host and comedian has been one of the brightest comedy stars of recent years. Byer is currently the host of “Nailed It!” from Netflix. as well as making his own stand-up specials. This year, his Emmy-nominated “BBW (Big Beautiful Weirdo)” special is up for Best Comedy Album and may just give Byer his first taste of Grammy glory.

Judd Apatow

He’s directed classic comedies like “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and “Trainwreck,” and recently produced the romantic comedy “Brothers.” However, one thing you might not know about this cinematic powerhouse is that he wrote songs. This year, he’s on the ballot for Best Song Written for Visual Media for “Wings of Stone,” sung by Adam Levinefrom the movie “The Bubble” by Apatow.

Sam Levinson

If you don’t recognize Sam Levinson, you probably recognize his creation: “Euphoria.” The writer and director is the mastermind behind the HBO drama, as well as the Netflix film “Malcolm and Marie.” But in addition to his screenwriting, Levinson is also an accomplished songwriter. He’s submitted for Best Song Written for Visual Media for co-writing “Rue’s I’m Tired,” the Emmy-nominated song from “Euphoria,” alongside Zendaya and Labrinth.

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