Forever FLOTUS Michelle Obama Has Been Nominated For A Grammy

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - MAY 11:  Former First Lady Michelle Obama attends 'Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama' at State Farm Arena on May 11, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

Forever FLOTUS Michelle Obama Has Been Nominated For A Grammy

Michelle reacted to the news on Twitter, where she graciously thanked her fans “for every ounce of [their] love and support.”

Published November 21, 2019

Our forever FLOTUS, Michelle Obama, can now add a new title her resume: Grammy nominee.

  1. On Wednesday (Nov. 20), the Recording Academy announced the full list of Grammy nominees where Mrs. Obama found out that she has been nominated for Best Spoken Word Album for her work on the audio book of her acclaimed best-selling memoir, Becoming

  2. She took to Twitter to celebrate the exciting news on Wednesday (Nov. 21) where she graciously thanked her longtime fans and readers for their outpouring of support for her memoir.

    According to the Washington Post, Becoming has sold over 10 million copies globablly since it was released in November 2018 as of earlier this year, in March.

    RELATED: Michelle Obama's 'Becoming' On Track To Be Most Successful Memoir Ever


  3. “So thrilled to receive a [Grammy] nomination!” Michelle gushed on the social platform to her 13 million followers. “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.”

  4. This is Michelle’s first time being nominated for a Grammy. She is up against Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys (Beastie Boys), Eric Alexandrakis (I.V. Catatonia: 20 Years as a Two-Time Cancer Survivor), John Waters (Mr. Know-It-All) and Sekou Andrews and The String Theory (Sekou Andrews & The String Theory) in the same category. 


  5. Past winners of the award include civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr., renowned poet and novelist Maya Angelou as well Hillary Clinton and former president Bill Clinton. Fittingly enough, former president Barack Obama has also been nominated, and won, the same award twice for his books, Dreams From My Father (2006) and The Audacity of Hope (2008). 

    Michelle won’t find out if she’s won her first-ever Grammy until January 26, 2020, when the 62nd annual Grammy Awards ceremony airs live on CBS.


Written by BET Staff

(Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)


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