Michelle Obama wins Grammy for spoken word album

Michelle Obama wins Grammy for spoken word album
Michelle Obama won an award for Best Spoken Word Album, for the audiobook of her memoir “Becoming.” (AFP)
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Updated 27 January 2020

Michelle Obama wins Grammy for spoken word album

Michelle Obama wins Grammy for spoken word album

LOS ANGELES: Former First Lady Michelle Obama 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 include 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.”