Former First Lady Michelle Obama has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the “Best Spoken Word Album” category for “Becoming.”
Obama announced the news on her instagram account, writing:
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
Michelle’s husband Barack Obama has won two grammy awards, for “The Audacity of Hope” in 2017 and “Dreams from my Father” in 2015.
Per CBS News, Michelle Obama — former first lady, best-selling author and “world’s most admired woman” — can now add a new accolade to her resume: Grammy nominee. That’s right, the Grammy nominations were announced on “CBS This Morning” Wednesday, and Mrs. Obama is nominated for best spoken word album for the audio version of her memoir “Becoming.”
Fellow nominees in the category include members of the Beastie Boys and actor-director John Waters.
“Becoming” is on track to be the best-selling memoir ever. According to Bertelsmann SE, the German conglomerate that has a controlling stake in publisher Penguin Random House, the book surpassed 10 million copies sold in March.
“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 told The Wall Street Journal at the time.
The memoir follows her journey from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to life after the White House. She also criticizes President Trump in the book, saying she could “never forgive” him for the birther conspiracy claims against her husband, and for putting her family’s safety at risk.
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