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Former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev (Getty Images photo) Former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev (Getty Images photo)  

8 Grammy Award winners who literally can’t sing [SLIDESHOW]

One of these is not like the other: Rihanna, Britney Spears, Aretha Franklin, U2 … Mikhail Gorbachev?

It turns out that they have more in common than you may think — they all have Grammy Awards.

The music industry’s highest honor has also gone out to former presidents, senators and Soviet Union leaders for best spoken word album — a.k.a book on tape.

With the 2013 Grammy Awards right around the corner, here are eight unlikely winners:

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  • Martin Luther King, Jr. won in 1963 for a recording of his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
  • The late Sen. Everett Dirksen won a Grammy in 1968 for "Gallant Men: Stories of American Adventure," the year before he died.
  • Then-first lady Hillary Clinton won in 1997 for "It Takes A Village."
  • Former President Jimmy Carter has two Grammys on his mantle.
  • Along with Sofia Loren and Bill Clinton, former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev won in 2004 for their recording of "Peter and The Wolf."
  • Former President Bill Clinton won for his biography "My Life" in 2005.
  • Sen. Al Franken won in 2004 for "Lies and Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right."
  • When he was but a senator, President Obama won in 2008 for "Audacity of Hope."

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