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Congratulations to Michelle Obama, as the former First Lady is now the proud owner of a Grammy!
Is there anything she can’t do?
Michelle Obama won the accolade in the ‘Spoken Word Album’ category for the audio recording of her bestselling memoir, Becoming. (It was the best-selling hardcover book of 2018, so we’re not really surprised by this victory!)
In the 2018 memoir, Michelle Obama talks about her childhood, growing up in Chicago, and her life leading up to the 2008 election which saw husband Barack Obama become the first black President of the United States.
She is the second First Lady in history to win a Grammy. Hillary Clinton was the first, when she won the ‘Best Spoken Word Album’ award in 1997 for her book, It Takes A Village.
The Obama trophy cabinet now has a total of three Grammys, as Barack Obama has also won two Grammys – one in 2006 for Dreams From My Father, and another in 2008, for his book The Audacity of Hope.
Despite attending last year’s ceremony, Michelle Obama did not attend Sunday night’s Grammys. However, Esperanza Spalding, who won a Grammy for ‘Best Jazz Vocal album’, accepted the award on her behalf.