Michelle Obama: First Lady, activist, lawyer, writer, and now Grammy winner! During the 2020 Grammy Awards, Obama was awarded ‘Best Spoken Word Album’ for the audiobook of her memoir Becoming. While Obama wasn’t present to receive the award, presenter and bassist Esperanza Spalding accepted the award on her behalf.
Becoming details Obama’s upbringing on the South Side of Chicago, how she found her voice, and her experience in the White House. Published in 2018, the book became the number one best-seller of the year. In addition to the award-winning audiobook, the memoir was also adapted into a guided journal, so all of us can become our best selves!
Becoming beat out other nominees Beastie Boys Book, Eric Alexandrakis’ I.V. Catatonia: 20-years as a Two-Time Cancer Survivor, John Water’s Mr. Know-It-All, and Sekou Andrew’s Sekou Andrews & The String Theory.
This Grammy is the third to join the White House; President Barack Obama has won twice in the same category for the audiobooks of his memoirs The Audacity of Hope and Dreams From My Father. That’s quite the mantelpiece!
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