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Michelle Obama Gets Grammy Nomination for the Audio Version of Her 'Becoming' Memoir

Olowokandi Fiyin
Nov 21, 2019
11:32 A.M.
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Former first lady Michelle Obama's audio version for her 2018 memoir "Becoming" snags a nomination slot in the upcoming Grammy Awards.


CBS News reports that Michelle Obama's resume is growing longer after she shared a Twitter post to announce her latest achievement.

Former first lady Michelle Obama speaks to guests at the Obama Foundation Summit at Illinois Institute of Technology | Photo: Getty Images


The 55-year-old tweeted:

"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"



The news, which was initially announced by CBS This Morning on Twitter, caused a ripple of excitement on social media.

Many fans congratulated the former first lady with claims that she deserved "all the blessings" she is getting while others took the time to appreciate her for leading by example and always encouraging people, especially women.

Michelle Obama speaks onstage during the 2019 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola at Louisiana Superdome | Photo: Getty Images


CBS News


that the mother-of-two's audio version of her memoir "Becoming" is nominated for "Best Spoken Word Album" for the forthcoming Grammy Awards.

This nomination is one of many milestones Michelle's memoir has marked.

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.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama attends 'Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama' at State Farm Arena | Photo: Getty Images


Things became more interesting after Daily Mail


that the Grammy's Spoken Word category has a long history of political winners and nominees, including Michelle's husband, Barack Obama.

Barack ended up winning the trophy both in 2006 and 2008.

Meanwhile, Michelle will be competing with members of the Beastie Boys, actor-director John Waters, poet Sekou Andrews, and musician Eric Alexandrakis for the award.

Former U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle close the Obama Foundation Summit together on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology | Photo: Getty Images


The "World's Most Admired Woman" must be living in the clouds, especially after it became public knowledge that Oprah Winfrey loved her book.

According to Oprah Magazine, the TV personality chose "Becoming" as her Book Club Pick as she claimed that the book is a:

"Tour de force. I laughed, and I cried. It is exquisitely written. She just opens up herself. It's so vulnerable, and I'd say that even if I didn't know her. I want the whole world to read this...It is Michelle Obama's story, of course, but I know it's going to spark within you the desire to think about your own becoming."

Michelle Obama held a conversation with Phoebe Robinson about her book "Becoming" at Oslo Spektrum | Photo: Getty Images

After explaining why she loved Michelle's book so much, Oprah encouraged readers to list one struggle, failure, and success, and contemplate what they learned from each.