Obama wins a Grammy for 'Hope' book
February 22, 2010 15:29
Presidential candidate Barack Obama beat both former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter to win best spoken word album.
Barack Obama topped a Clinton in another contest on Sunday - the Grammys. The presidential candidate beat both former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter to win best spoken word album for his audio version of his book The Audacity Of Hope: Thoughts On Reclaiming The American Dream.
Clinton was nominated for his book Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World and Carter for Sunday Mornings in Plains: Bringing Peace to a Changing World. Also nominated were Maya Angelou and Alan Alda.
Obama won the same award in 2006 for the audio version of his 1995 memoir, Dreams from My Father.
Though Clinton and Carter lost, they both have won the category before (Clinton, twice). And Hillary Rodham Clinton took home a Grammy in 1996 for her audio version of the book It Takes A Village.
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