Michelle Obama Earns Second Win for Best Audio Book: Since its inception in 1959, the GRAMMY for Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling Recording (formerly known as Best Spoken Word Album) has recognized outstanding audio versions of some of the most impactful books and authors in modern history.
In the 66th annual ceremony held on Sunday night (February 4), a historic moment unfolded as former First Lady Michelle Obama secured her second win in the category with her 2022 best-seller, ‘The Light We Carry.’ This victory propels her into an elite group, joining only three other individuals who have earned multiple wins in this prestigious category.
Notably, Michelle Obama triumphed over esteemed figures such as Meryl Streep, William Shatner, Rick Rubin, and Bernie Sanders to claim the coveted award. Her previous win in 2020 for ‘Becoming’ marked the beginning of her legacy in this category.
Michelle Obama’s achievement as a two-time winner in the Best Audio Book category makes her only the second woman in GRAMMY history to accomplish this feat. The first was the renowned poet and Civil Rights activist Maya Angelou, who remains the most-decorated female in this category with three wins in 1994, 1996, and 1998.
Joining the ranks of notable figures with multiple wins, former President Jimmy Carter boasts three victories, while Michelle’s husband, former President Barack Obama, has secured two. The accomplished actor-director-writer Orson Welles also holds two wins in this esteemed category.
Michelle Obama’s continued success in the Best Audio Book category underscores her enduring impact as a storyteller and cultural figure. As the GRAMMYs celebrate excellence in audio narration, her contributions stand out, further solidifying her place in the annals of GRAMMY history.