Michelle Obama Wins ‘Best Spoken Word Album’ at the 2020 GRAMMY Awards

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)

On Sunday during the 62nd annual GRAMMY awards, Michelle Obama won ‘Best Spoken Word Album’ for her book “Becoming”. This is her first GRAMMY but not the first for the Obama family.

Her husband, Barack Obama, has won two GRAMMYS for the audiobook recording “Dreams of my Father” in 2006 and “The Audacity of Hope” in 2008. 

Unfortunately the former first lady did not attend the GRAMMY ceremony in Los Angeles Sunday, but was still recognized for her book. “Becoming” has sold millions of copies since it was released in 2019.

She made an appearance last year at the 2019 GRAMMY ceremony, when she stepped on the stage alongside Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Lady Gaga. “Music has always helped me tell my story” she said.

A year later, she now has a GRAMMY of her own. This award will bring her a step closer to EGOT status; an achievement where a person is the receipient of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and a Tony award. 

After her highly anticipated memoir was released, Michelle began her book tour last November. She is still touring to select cities in 2020. Michelle is scheduled to interview with Oprah Winfrey in New York in February at the Barclays Center.

The novel is a recollection of her life from early years on the south side of Chicago to her time at the White House as First Lady of the United States.