Michelle Obama wins Grammy award for audio recordi
Michelle Obama is now a Grammy winner. The former first lady took home the trophy i
Michelle Obama is now a Grammy winner. The former first lady took home the trophy in the Spoken Word Album category for the audio recording of her bestselling 2018 memoir “Becoming.”
The Grammys’ Best Spoken Word Album award honors achievements in poetry readings, audiobooks and storytelling. In addition to Obama, nominees included members of the Beastie Boys, actor John Waters, producer Eric Alexandrakis and poet Sekou Andrews.
Obama wasn’t at Sunday’s ceremony to collect her award, but Esperanza Spalding, who won this year’s Grammy for best Best Jazz Vocal album, accepted it on her behalf.
A representative for the Obamas did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment.
In “Becoming,” Obama tells the story of her childhood and life leading up to the 2008 election. The memoir quickly became the bestselling book of the year following its release in November 2018 with millions of copies sold around the world.
Congratulations to @michelleobama on her Best Spoken Word Album GRAMMY Award win for her narration of the BECOMING #audiobook! #[email protected]#IAmBecominghttps://t.co/kKaKtniP1Npic.twitter.com/e9iS2IA73a— Penguin Random House Audio