Grammys Add New Categories, Including Songwriter of the Year 

  • The Grammys are adding five new categories including songwriter of the year.
  • They will also have a special song for social change award.
  • The new non-classical songwriter category will recognize one individual who was the most prolific non-performing and non-producing songwriter for a body of new work.
  • This is different than song of the year that awards the songwriter or songwriters who wrote lyrics or melodies to one song.
  • The other new categories are:
    • Best Spoken Word Poetry Album
    • Alternative Music Performance
    • Americana Music Performance
    • Score soundtrack for video games and other interactive media.