Man those Obamas are constantly winning awards, aren’t they?
Courtesy of Vogue:
In addition to being the former First Lady of the United States, a bestselling author, and a woman with the world’s most enthusiastic Instagram husband, Michelle Obama can officially add “Grammy winner” to her resume.
Obama received the award for best spoken word album at the 2020 Grammys, beating out John Waters and two of the Beastie Boys for the audiobook version of her 2018 memoir Becoming. It’s not surprising that the memoir won out, considering that it was the best-selling hardcover book of 2018; Becoming surpassed 2 million books sold in the U.S. and Canada, selling more than 725,000 copies alone on its first day out.
Obama isn’t the only former first lady with a Grammy; Hillary Clinton won in the same category for the audiobook version of It Takes a Village in 1997. Barack Obama is no slouch in the Grammys department, either; the former president won twice, in 2006 and 2008, for his books Dreams From My Father and The Audacity of Hope, respectively.
With all that is going on these days, it is just nice to take a break and reminisce about this extremely talented couple who once were the face of America to the rest of the world.
Those were the days weren’t they?
P.S. By the way, could you even imagine the current first lady getting a grammy for reading ANYTHING?