Former First Lady Michelle Obama got some good news on Wednesday when she found herself nominated for a Grammy Award.
The Hill reported that Michelle was nominated in the Spoken Word category for the audio version of her book, “Becoming.” The 55 year-old bestselling author is up against a wide variety of different authors and entertainers in the category, which includes poetry, audiobooks and storytelling. Other nominees going up against Michelle include the Beastie Boys, actor John Waters, poet Sekou Andrews, and musician Eric Alexandrakis.
“So thrilled to receive a #GRAMMYs nomination!” Michelle tweeted after learning of her nomination. “This past year has been such a meaningful, exhilarating ride. I’ve loved hearing your stories and continuing down the road of becoming together. Thank you for every ounce of love and support you’ve shared so generously.”
So thrilled to receive a #GRAMMYs nomination! This past year has been such a meaningful, exhilarating ride. I’ve loved hearing your stories and continuing down the road of becoming together. Thank you for every ounce of love and support you’ve shared so generously. #IAmBecoming pic.twitter.com/mvBb4W4od6
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) November 20, 2019
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Michelle’s own husband Barack Obama has won a Grammy in this category twice, as has former President Bill Clinton. Ex-President Jimmy Carter has taken home the award in this category three different times.
This is also not the first time Michelle has been nominated for this Grammy award. Back in 2012, she was nominated for the audiobook version of “American Grown,” her gardening and cookbook. Last February, Michelle even made a surprise appearance onstage at the Grammy Awards alongside hosts Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jennifer Lopez.
“From the Motown records I wore out on the Southside, to the ‘Who run the World’ songs that fueled me through this last decade, music has always helped me tell my story,” Michelle said.
CBS News reported that “Becoming” is on track to become the bestselling memoir of all time. By March, the book had already sold over 10 million copies.
“I’m not aware, in my personal experience with Penguin Random House, that we ever sold 10 million units of a memoir,” chief executive Markus Dohle of publisher Penguin Random House said at the time.
The book follows Michelle’s journey from her modest childhood in the South Side of Chicago all the way to her time living in the White House. She specifically goes after President Donald Trump in the book, writing that she would “never forgive” him for the birther conspiracy claims against her husband, and for putting her family’s safety at risk.
Michelle will find out whether or not she wins her Grammy Award on January 26.
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