Michelle Obama Matches Husband’s Grammy Record With Latest Win
Legendary former First Lady Michelle Obama got her second career Grammy Award on Sunday, equaling the tally of her similarly acclaimed husband, Barack Obama. She claimed the Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling Recording prize for eloquently narrating her recent memoir “The Light We Carry.”
Compelling Memoir Edges Out Heavyweight Competition
Beating out fellow nominees like Meryl Streep and Bernie Sanders, Mrs. Obama enchanted awards judges with her intimate yet inspiring reflections in “The Light We Carry.” The audiobook shares uplifting life lessons learned through her unique personal journey.
Her Grammy victory comes hot on the heels of an Emmy nomination for the Netflix special of the same name with media mogul Oprah Winfrey. These accolades showcase the universal appeal of the former First Lady’s resonant storytelling.
Two-Time Grammy Winner Now on Par With President Obama
This marks the narrator, author, and advocate’s second career Grammy. She first tasted victory in 2020 for reading her record-shattering memoir “Becoming.”
That initial win placed the phrase “Grammy Award-winner Michelle Obama” into popular consciousness. Now with two Grammys to her name, the inspirational icon ties husband Barack, himself a two-time Audio Book victor.
As the only couple with multiple Grammy wins for their authored audiobooks, their collective artistic and oratory prowess is unmatched.
“The Light We Carry” orates lessons from uncertain times
Published in late 2022, Mrs. Obama’s latest literary offering packs reflections and coping strategies from pandemic-era upheaval.
Mixing personal memoir with self-help prerequisites, “The Light We Carry” resonated widely upon release and ascended the bestseller charts.
In winning this Grammy prize, Michelle Obama and her empowering opus have been honored for condensing hope and wisdom into an accessible audio format during uncertain times.
Having now matched her presidential partner’s Grammy room count, could 2024 be the year the former FLOTUS surpasses Mr. Obama’s golden tally?