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Michelle Obama is now a Grammy winner

Michelle Obama is now a Grammy winner

Today, former US First Lady Michelle Obama just won her first Grammy. She received the award for Best Spoken Word Album at the 2020 Grammys. The best-selling author earned her award for the audiobook version of her 2018 memoir Becoming.

Michelle beat out fellow nominees the Beastie Boys for their “Beastie Boys Book;” Eric Alexandrakis for “I.V. Catatonia: 20 Years As A Two-Time Cancer Survivor;” John Waters  for “Mr. Know-It-All;” and Sekou Andrews for “Sekou Andrews & The String Theory.”

Becoming surpassed 2 million books sold in US and Canada, selling more than 725, 000 copies on its first day out.

Michelle Obama is the second US First Lady to win a Grammy

As a matter of fact, Michelle is not the only former US First Lady to win a Grammy. In fact, Hillary Clinton also won in the same category in 1997 for It Takes a Village.

Barack Obama, Michelle’s husband, won twice, in 2006 and 2008, for his books Dreams From My Father and The Audacity of Hope, respectively.

Photo Credit: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.

The Obamas’ production company, Higher Ground Productions, just scored an Oscar nomination for the documentary American Factory, and Michelle generated Emmy buzz back in 2015 for her appearance in an episode of Billy on the Street.

With both Obamas receiving Grammys, Obama’s production scoring Oscar nomination, and Michelle’s Emmy-worthy appearance in Billy on the Street, there will be no surprise if one of them will bring home a Tony.

Nevertheless, we want to see the Obamas reach the EGOT glory!

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