Michelle Obama won her first-ever Grammy at the 62 Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles. The former First Lady of the United States won the award in the category best-spoken word album, reported Los Angeles Times. She beat the albums of Beastie Boys, Erik Alexandrakis, John Waters’ and Sekou Andrews in this category.

The memoir, Becoming was also the bestselling hardcover novel of 2018, it surpassed two million books sold in the US and Canada. On the first day itself, more than 725,000 copies were bought.

Key Takeaways

  • Michelle Obama, the former first lady of the US won her first Grammy on Sunday for her memoir Becoming.
  • She won the award under the audiobook category. 
  • Becoming focuses on the life experiences of Michelle Obama ranging from her academic -professional career, marriage to Barack Obama, her time as the First Lady and bringing up her daughters.
  • The former first lady wasn’t there to collect the award at the Staples Center, Los Angeles. 

Becoming covers various aspects of Michelle’s life. It focuses on her childhood along with her time as the first lady. It talks about her life on the South Side of Chicago, Michelle’s academic and professional careers, her married life with Barack Obama, and the 2008 presidential campaign and election night that resulted in Barack being elected the 44th president of the United States. In addition, it also talks about her experience as a mother of two daughters Sasha and Malia Obama.

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Michelle Obama Bags A Grammy

The 2020 Grammys began on a sad note after the news of the demise of Kobe Bryant. His sudden and tragic death led to a lot of performers dedicating their performances to the NBA star.

The award won by Michelle Obama was announced before the show and would not be aired. Michelle was not in attendance at Staples Center, Los Angeles to accept her award.

Esperanza Spalding presented the award and collected it for her. “I will gladly accept on her behalf,” said Esperanza who later won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal. A few months ago, Michelle Obama, had herself announced her Grammy nomination for Becoming on Instagram.

She was recently in the news because of Pheobe WallerBridg’s shout out to her husband during the Golden Globes.

The memoir, Becoming was also the bestselling hardcover novel of 2018, it surpassed two million books sold in the US and Canada. On the first day itself, more than 725,000 copies were bought.

However, Obama is not the First Lady to win a Grammy award. Back in 1997, Hillary Clinton won in the same category for the audiobook version of It Takes a Village. In addition, Barack Obama, the former president of the US won twice. He won in 2006 and 2008, for his books Dreams from My Father and The Audacity of Hope.

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Gaurika Taneja is an intern with SheThePeople.Tv

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