Michelle Obama’s Book ‘Becoming’ Is Amazon’s Longest No. 1 Best Seller Since ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 19:  Former first lady Michelle Obama discusses her book "Becoming" at Barclays Center on December 19, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Michelle Obama’s Book ‘Becoming’ Is Amazon’s Longest No. 1 Best Seller Since ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’

The former first lady's memoir has stayed at the top of the list for nine weeks.

Published January 18th

Michelle Obama’s new memoir, Becoming, has not only given us insight into her life as Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, but the book has reached astronomical success, topping Amazon’s best-seller list for the ninth week in a row.

Not since Fifty Shades of Grey was released in 2012 has a book remained at the No. 1 spot for this long.

According to CNN, the former first lady’s new book first reached the No. 1 slot on Amazon’s list when it was still only available for pre-order before its publication on Nov. 12.

Amazon released a statement saying Obama’s book was the "most sold on Amazon across all formats for 47 consecutive days.” 

Only seven other books hold the record for having a longer run at the top of Amazon’s list. Four of those books were part of J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series.

Additionally, Michelle Obama’s memoir was named best-selling hardcover book of 2018 by her publisher, Penguin Random House. Just a few weeks after the book was released, it sold over two-million copies.

Penguin Random House also announced the book was the fastest-selling book of the year at retailer Barnes & Noble.

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)


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