Michelle Obama: Former First Lady, Future… Grammy Winner?

Our forever FLOTUS just scored her first Grammy nom for narrating her record-breaking memoir, "Becoming."

Nominations for the 2020 Grammy Awards have been announced and… well, whatever. But one name in particular stood out among the nominees: Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama. The former First Lady was nominated for Best Spoken Word Album for her memoir, Becoming, the biggest-selling book of 2018 and what could eventually become the best-selling memoir ever.

Mrs. Obama’s husband, Barack, already has two Grammys for his audiobook performances—2006’s Dreams of My Father and 2008’s The Audacity of Hope. In fact, former residents of the White House tend to be a shoo-in for this category: Hillary Clinton won in 1997, Bill Clinton won in 2005, and Jimmy Carter is the Beyoncé of the Best Spoken Word Album Grammy, with three wins in 2007, 2016, and 2019.

While MObama will probably walk away with the trophy come January’s ceremony, she’ll face tough competition from the Beastie Boys and gay filth elder John Waters. But considering that Michelle could declare her run for the presidency tomorrow and be elected by Friday, we think she’s got a good shot.

Lester Fabian Brathwaite is an LA-based writer, editor, bon vivant, and all-around sassbag. He's formerly Senior Editor of Out Magazine and is currently hungry. Insta: @lefabrat