The Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album was added to the list of Grammy Categories in 1959. Best Spoken Comedy Album is the only other category in the “Spoken” field. The current categories awarded in the spoken field are:
- Best Spoken Word Album - The Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album has been handed out at the Grammys since 1959. It was known as Best Performance, Documentary or Spoken Word in the year of its inception.
- Best Spoken Comedy Album - The Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album was awarded from 1959 to 1993 then again from 2004 to the present day. The title of the award has had several minor changes over the years.