- Michelle Obama has won a Grammy for the 1st time for her book Becoming which came out in November 2018
- Since Becoming hit the market, it has been translated into 46 languages, selling 12 million units in different formats
- This counts as the 2nd time the former 1st lady has been nominated
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Wife of Barack Obama, the former president of the United States has won a Grammy for the first time for her best-selling book Becoming.
Blackenterprise.com reports that the book won the highly coveted award after successfully outdoing the likes of Beastie Boys, Eric Alexandrakis, John Waters, and Sekou Andrews & The String Theory on Sunday, January 26, 2020.
This counts as the second time the former president's wife was nominated and the first time she has won.
She was previously nominated for 2013’s American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America.
It is reported that since the book Becoming came out in November 2018, it has been translated into 46 different languages and has sold more than 12 million units worldwide across print, digital, and audio formats.
As a sequel to the highly successful Becoming, Michelle launched another book recently which was in the form of a journal. She calls it Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice.
Speaking about the new release, Michelle indicates the kind of impact she hopes the book would make on those who patronize it.
In her own words, the former first lady said she hopes the public would use it “to write down your experiences, thoughts, and feelings, in all their imperfections, and without judgment.”
She continued, “We don’t have to remember everything. But everything we remember has value.”
On the subject of books and their translations into different languages, a Nigerian university has reportedly translated physics, chemistry and maths textbooks into Hausa.
Professor Liyu Mu’azu, who led the translation team, said that they translated eight textbooks in the field of science and technology.
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