On Wednesday, former first lady Michelle Obama has been nominated for a Grammy. Obama was nominated for the best-spoken word album for the audio version of her memoir “Becoming.”
“Becoming” could soon become the best-selling memoir ever. The book, which was published by Penguin Random House surpassed 10 million copies sold back in March.
“I’m not aware, in my personal experience with Penguin Random House, that we ever sold 10 million units of a memoir,” chief executive Markus Dohle stated back in March.
Obama’s memoir follows her journey from her childhood in the South Side of Chicago to life after the White House. In the memoir, she criticizes Donald Trump and makes it clear that she will never forgive him for creating the birther conspiracy against her husband. She writes that the conspiracy put her family’s safety at risk.
Obama has accomplished so much since leaving the White House. Besides becoming a successful author, in 2018 she was named the “Most Admired Woman in the World,” and she and her husband, former President Barack Obama become producers. Their first project with Netflix, “American Factory,” was a huge success. The Obama’s own Higher Ground Productions and have a contract with Netflix to produce more content for the popular streaming service.
Obama will have to wait until the end of January to see if she can add a Grammy to her long list of achievements. If Michelle wins the Grammy it will be her first, but her family’s third.