Dave Chappelle nominated for Grammy

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2018 file photo, Dave Chappelle poses in the press room with the best comedy album award for "The Age of Spin" and "Deep in the Heart of Texas" at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in New York. Netflix said Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 that it had fired an employee for disclosing confidential financial information about what it paid for Dave Chappelle’s comedy special “The Closer," which some condemned as being transphobic. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2018 file photo, Dave Chappelle poses in the press room with the best comedy album award for "The Age of Spin" and "Deep in the Heart of Texas" at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in New York. Netflix said Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 that it had fired an employee for disclosing confidential financial information about what it paid for Dave Chappelle’s comedy special “The Closer," which some condemned as being transphobic. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Credit: Charles Sykes

Credit: Charles Sykes

Comedian Dave Chappelle received a Grammy nomination today, Nov. 23, for Best Spoken Word Album for “8:46.” He shares the nomination with Amir Sulaiman.

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Filmed in Yellow Springs in the summer of 2020, “8:46″ chronicles Chappelle’s thoughts on the murder of George Floyd and the criminal justice system.

Another notable nominee for Best Spoken Word Album: Barack Obama for “A Promised Land.”

Chappelle’s previous Grammy victories stemmed from Best Comedy Album for “Sticks & Stones” (2019), “Equanimity & The Bird Revelation” (2018) and “The Age of Spin & Deep in the Heart of Texas” (2017).

The 64th annual Grammy Awards will be telecast Monday, Jan. 31, 2022 on CBS.

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