Michelle Obama Gets Grammy Nomination for the Audio Version of Her 'Becoming' Memoir
Former first lady Michelle Obama's audio version for her 2018 memoir "Becoming" snags a nomination slot in the upcoming Grammy Awards.
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"
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 pic.twitter.com/mvBb4W4od6— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) November 20, 2019
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.
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.
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.
The "World's Most Admired Woman" must be living in the clouds, especially after it became public knowledge that Oprah Winfrey loved her book.
"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."
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.