Michelle Obama is a Grammy Winner!

Michelle Obama is a Grammy Winner!

Michelle Obama has received a grammy this past Sunday at the 62nd Grammy Awards. She was nominated in the “Best Spoken Word Album” and won for the audiobook of her memoir, Becoming. This is the third Grammy win for the Obamas, with Former President Barack Obama winning for the first grammy in the same category for the audiobook of his memoir, Dreams of my Father.   Image via Amazon Barack Obama also won another grammy back in 2008 for another memoir, The Audacity of Hope. This is Michelle’s first win for her bestselling memoir, which has sold millions of copies. …

Icon Carrie Fisher Posthumously Wins Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album

Icon Carrie Fisher Posthumously Wins Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album

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Even despite her passing just over a year ago, Carrie Fisher has still managed to steal our hearts and posthumously win a Grammy in addition to it.     According to Entertainment Weekly, it was on Sunday that the late and great actress’ audiobook memoir The Princess Diarist won a Grammy for the best spoken word album.    Image Via Amazon   The album covered her time shooting Star Wars and playing the famous Princess Leia. She even reveals her stories of life on-set and her hidden affair with co-star Harrison Ford. It had been published and released only five weeks …

Hillary Clinton, Cardi B, Cher Bring Heat With ‘Fire and Fury’ Excerpts

Hillary Clinton, Cardi B, Cher Bring Heat With ‘Fire and Fury’ Excerpts

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Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury made an appearance at this year’s Grammys because, apparently, audiobooks are eligible to win in the spoken word album category. In an effort to snag next year’s Best Spoken Word Album, host James Corden brought out potential celebrity readers to audition for the job.   On the hunt for a GRAMMY Award of his own, James Corden auditions celebrities for the spoken word version of Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury.” pic.twitter.com/SjTobAbv2N — The Late Late Show with James Corden (@latelateshow) January 29, 2018   In the bit, Hillary Clinton, DJ Khaled, Cardi B, John Legend, …

‘Game of Thrones’ Composer Ramin Djawadi Finally Scoops Grammy Nomination!

‘Game of Thrones’ Composer Ramin Djawadi Finally Scoops Grammy Nomination!

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Game of Thrones has received a lot of different nominations throughout the years but never a Grammy. Until now. The 2018 Grammy nominations list was released yesterday and Ramin Djawadi has finally been recognized for his compositions on season seven.    Game of Thrones has swooped the Emmy’s for some time now, except in 2017 because of scheduling. Djawadi also earned a creative arts Emmy nomination for his work on season four, episode, “The Mountain and the Viper.” As for the Grammy’s, Djawadi has a good chance at winning this one.    The Grammy Nominations in the score category for visual media are as …

Books the Big Winner at the Grammys

Books the Big Winner at the Grammys

The 57th Grammy Awards took place on Sunday, February 8, 2015. Among the usual nominees – Beyonce, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran to name a few – were a few less usual contenders.   A recording of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning autobiography I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education and Changed the World by Malala Yousafzai, took home the Grammy for Best Children’s Album. The story of enormous courage and conviction is recorded by Neela Vaswani.  And, a recording by the late Joan Rivers of her autobiography Diary of a Mad Diva, won Best Spoken Word Album. Funny, witty …