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11 unlikely people who have won Grammys

We were surprised to hear that Hillary Clinton has one… as have Alvin and the Chipmunks.

ARE YOU AS surprised as we were to discover that Hillary Clinton once won a Grammy Award? The win – for her spoken record of It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us – was one of this funny list from Buzzfeed.com on superficial reasons to like the US Secretary of State.

It set us to wondering: if Hillary – who may not necessarily have a note in her head – can win a Grammy, what other unlikely winners of the music industry award have there been?

11 unlikely people who have won Grammys
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  • Eugene Levy, 2003

    Yes, that's the dad from American Pie. Levy co-wrote The Mighty Wind song from the movie of the same name with Christopher Guest and Michael McKean and they won Best Song Written for A Motion Picture. (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki)
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks - 7 Grammy Awards

    The animated music group started as a novelty record in 1958 - that won created Ross Bagdasarian two Grammy Awards for engineering; a new version in the 2007 and 2009 CGI movies have won five Grammys. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
  • Steve Jobs, 2012

    Steve Jobs, shown here displaying the iPod mini in 2004, was given a posthumous Grammy for creating "products and technology that transformed the way we consume music". (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
  • Milli Vanilli, 1989

    Everyone was stunned when Rob Pilatus, left, and Fab Morvan of Milli Vanilli won Best New Artist - a few days later they were stripped of their award after it emerged they hadn't sang a note on their debut album. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)
  • Mikhail Gorbachev, 2004

    Here's an interesting trio: Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, former US President Bill Clinton, and actress Sophia Loren won a joint Grammy for providing the voices on the Russian folk tale Peter and the Wolf. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
  • Zach Braff, 2004

    Zach Braff, best known as JD in Scrubs, won a Grammy for Best Compilation Soundtrack for his film Garden State. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
  • Monks of Sherab Ling Monastery, 2003

    Sherab Ling monks from Tibet (this is one dressed as a skeleton for Tibetan New Year celebrations this year in New Delhi, India) recorded their chants and won Best Traditional World Music Album. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
  • Robin Williams, 1989

    Comedian Robin Williams won two Grammys that year - one for Best Comedy Album for his Good Morning, Vietnam bits - but also for Best Recording for Children for Pecos Bill. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
  • Michael Jackson, 1983

    It's no surprise that Michael Jackson has won lots of Grammys - but who knew that he won one for Best Recording for Children? (for ET: The Extra Terrestrial). AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File
  • Christopher Reeve, 1998

    The former Superman actor won a Best Spoken Word Album for voicing his own biog Still Me charting his experiences following the horseriding accident which left him a quadreplegic in 1995. (Toby Melville/PA Archive/Press Association Images)

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