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Janis Ian

The singer-songwriter, who won the Grammy for spoken-word album in a category that also included recordings by former President Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama, MSNBC commentator Rachel Maddow and comedian-talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, had this to say: "To say this is an upset is an understatement. I keep thinking there's a punch line in here somewhere: 'An ex-president, the first lady and three lesbians walk into a bar ...' "Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images