Former US First Lady Michelle Obama won a Grammy for the best spoken word album for Becoming, her best-selling memoir, during the awards ceremony's pre-show.
Becoming was read by Obama in the audiobook. She was nominated alongside artistes including Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz, reports Hollywood Reporter.
It was Obama's first Grammy win. She she was previously nominated for "American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America in 2013. Obama has joined a list of political winners in the Grammy category including Hillary Clinton, a fellow former first lady, as well as three US Presidents -- Jimmy Carter (who won the award three times), Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, along with spoken recordings of John F. Kennedy and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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.
The Obamas' production company, Higher Ground Productions, just scored an Oscar nomination for the documentary American Factory, and Michelle generated Emmy buzz back in 2015 for her appearance in an episode of Billy on the Street.
It seems to be a possibility that one or both of the Obamas are destined for EGOT glory (a.k.a. the 30 Rock-popularized phenomenon of winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony)
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