Michelle Obama scored her first nomination from the Recording Academy on Wednesday, earning a nod in the Best Spoken Word Album category for her Becoming audiobook -- following in the footsteps of her husband, former President Barack Obama, who has twice won the award in that same category, for Dreams from My Father in 2006 and The Audacity of Hope in 2008. Becoming is a memoir that chronicles Obama's upbringing on the South Side of Chicago, as well as her law career and time spent in the White House.
"I can't believe it's already been a year since I published my memoir," Obama told fans in a social media video this week. "And I hope you know how meaningful it's been for me to connect with all of you -- the little girls who hug me in line at a bookstore, the teenagers who opened up their hearts to me. I've noticed that so many of us face a common challenge: that too often we think our stories don't matter."
"I've learned a different truth," she shared. "The quietest, mundane moments lay bare the most powerful truths in our lives. So as we head into this next year, I want to encourage you all to embrace those tiny moments and write them down. And maybe, if you want, share them with your friends. That's how we can keep becoming."
The 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020