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Michelle Obama wins Grammy for best spoken word album

AFP
Published Jan 27, 2020, 9:15 am IST
Updated Jan 27, 2020, 9:15 am IST
Former U.S. first lady emulates husband, who won two Grammys in the same category
File photo taken on November 18, 2019 of former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama at a book signing on the first anniversary of the launch of her memoir Becoming at the Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington, DC. (AFP)
 File photo taken on November 18, 2019 of former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama at a book signing on the first anniversary of the launch of her memoir Becoming at the Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington, DC. (AFP)

LOS ANGELES: Lil Nas X, Lady Gaga, Beyonce and... Michelle Obama?

Yep.

 

The former first lady can now add Grammy winner to her resume, after snagging the award on music's biggest night for Best Spoken Word Album, for the audiobook of her memoir Becoming.

Her win on Sunday gives the Obama household its third Grammy: former president Barack Obama has already snagged two Grammys in the same category for his books.

She faced an eccentric group of rivals that included Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys for Beastie Boys Book and John Waters, the director-performer known for his transgressive cult films, for Mr. Know-It-All.

 Released in late 2018, Becoming saw the former first lady slam U.S. president Donald Trump for questioning her husband's citizenship and promoting the notion that he was born abroad.

"The whole [birther] thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed," Obama wrote.

America's first black first lady also dug into her personal life in her book, expounding on issues including a miscarriage, using in-vitro fertilization to conceive her daughters and marriage counseling.

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