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Michelle Obama, the former first lady of the United States memoir, ‘Becoming’ is not just a best-seller now, its audio edition has grabbed Grammy this year in the ‘Spoken Word’ category. This is the philanthropist and entrepreneurs maiden Grammy win.
Michelle has beaten the Beastie Boys and others Sunday, taking home the trophy. With the win for her 2018 memoir about life as a black woman in America and her days in the White House, the former first lady — who was a big hot at last year’s ceremony— joins husband Barack Obama on the Grammys’ winners list.
The 44th president won spoken-word statues in 2006 for his recording of “Dreams From My Father” and another in 2008 for “The Audacity of Hope.”
Along with Michelle Obama’s “Becoming,” Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz’s “Beastie Boy Book” and John Waters’ “Mister Know It All” rounded out the trio of celebrity nominees in the category.
Michelle Obama's book, which opens up to a candid lay-out of her childhood experience from the South Shore neighbourhood of Chicago, to her first boyfriend and the then the meeting of the then aspiring-lawyer, Barack Obama, whom she never thought would one day become her POTUS to her FLOTUS, to her work, motherhood and her time in The White House, the book has been praised for its universal appeal across genders and ages.
Becoming which sold more than 1.4 million copies in the first week according to Penguin Random House also has the longest streak at No. 1 for any book since Fifty Shades of Grey came out in 2012, according to Amazon.
Other former White House dwellers who has won the Grammys are President Clinton, who bagged it twice for spoken word and was nominated twice; President Carter, who has three statues; and former First Lady Hillary Clinton, who won once. Presidents Kennedy and Nixon were nominated once each.